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We are planning to go wireless but due to the costs involved we are still using cables in our conference rooms. Does anyone know of a company who sells long retractable utp-cables (5m will do fine). This would help a lot as the cable mess is a complete disaster. It would be nice if this company sells in europe. I am located in Belgium.

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I have one of these (ziplinq.com/products/Prod_Individual3.aspx?groupcode=S3104) but it's only 5 foot, not 5m sorry. –  Chopper3 Dec 7 '10 at 13:56
    
Thanks but not really what I'm looking after. Maybe some kind of management system would be great as well... We have a small switch in each conference room but then about 5 to 7 utp's makes a big mess. –  Dries De Wachter Dec 7 '10 at 18:37

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http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/search.asp?keywords=retractable+network+cable&searchbtn.x=0&searchbtn.y=0

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I found similar cables, but longest is 8 feet = 2.4384 m, which is still a bit too short for all rooms... –  Dries De Wachter Jul 13 '11 at 6:59

I guess the best is to use a meeting room unit which include power sockets and ethernet switch. You can look at the Legrand product : http://www.ecataleg.be/fr/#fr/product/7996/reference/053575

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nice product but in my opinion a bit too pricy for "what it is": 7ports 10/100 mbit switch + 1 powerblock –  Dries De Wachter Jul 13 '11 at 6:59

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