Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




3416 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

# 48502 14-Nov-2009 18:23
Send private message

I just noticed that I see these things all over the place on roadsides. Usually they are covered with mould or some sort of furry growth
Just wondering if they are telephone or power cabinets

They look fairly solid and are triangular shaped - its not the photo making it look that way.





Ray Taylor
Taylor Broadband (rural hawkes bay)
www.ruralkiwi.com

There is no place like localhost
For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here




Create new topic
134 posts

Master Geek


  # 273319 15-Nov-2009 21:32
Send private message

Not sure on that picture but they are all Rectangular shape at least or Square , But Not all Cabinets are the same there are like 5 Different Versions out there now? and there usually have Lettering on them as well First top letters could be Three or Two represents the Telephone Exchange it feeds from and the Bottom represents the cabinets ID 



3416 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 273346 15-Nov-2009 23:58
Send private message

I shall get some more photos as I come across them. I have not been up close to one to check for lettering. They look old enough for the writing or markings to have faded or come off.

I was also thinking they could be geographic survey markers although they are usually yellow posts with a stamped metal plate on them saying its illegal to tamper with them.




Ray Taylor
Taylor Broadband (rural hawkes bay)
www.ruralkiwi.com

There is no place like localhost
For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here




 
 
 
 


93 posts

Master Geek


  # 273349 16-Nov-2009 00:09
Send private message

That looks like either a telephone or electricity junction point where the telephone/power cables from your house connect to the power/telephone lines buried underground.

the adsl2+ cabinets usually look like this:

307 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 273482 16-Nov-2009 12:49
Send private message


this is one of the less common cabinets.




Disclaimer: Comments I make are NOT on behalf of my employer, these comments are mine and mine alone.

341 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 273537 16-Nov-2009 15:33
Send private message

I always think something thing like this, but never get confirmed, it is bigger than the previous poster, are they same?


7090 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 273540 16-Nov-2009 15:34
Send private message

Hi Matt, I have seen a number of those cube cabinets about who normally lives in them, just Krone blocks or active gear (Conklins etc).

Cyril

307 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 273542 16-Nov-2009 15:45
Send private message

They have active switching in them but there is not much room so generally just houses a conklin, they have 2 halfs one side is equipment and the other has quante termination blocks.




Disclaimer: Comments I make are NOT on behalf of my employer, these comments are mine and mine alone.

 
 
 
 


307 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 273545 16-Nov-2009 15:47
Send private message

pstar008: I always think something thing like this, but never get confirmed, it is bigger than the previous poster, are they same?



That photo is very hard to see, but looks like a NZcomms, cell cabinet. If you post a better pic could probably tell you what it is.




Disclaimer: Comments I make are NOT on behalf of my employer, these comments are mine and mine alone.

341 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 273554 16-Nov-2009 16:03
Send private message

Sorry, I know the quality is bad, but I got it from google map. That one is more or less like a smallish room rather than a cabinet to me.



3416 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 273635 16-Nov-2009 19:45
Send private message

I drove past another one today so I got out and took some pictures of the cabinet design I was thinking about. Anyone know whats in these?
It says PCM-?? so I am guessing its a pcm cabinet. Would anything else be likley to be in there?

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Image and video hosting by TinyPic



http://i35.tinypic.com/35i3cck.jpg




Ray Taylor
Taylor Broadband (rural hawkes bay)
www.ruralkiwi.com

There is no place like localhost
For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here




307 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 273638 16-Nov-2009 19:54
Send private message

wow that’s retro!, can't say I’ve seen inside one of them before ... but I would assume that it would just have a 30 channel PCM system. Looks pretty old I would say it’s from the post office days judging by the stencil writing.




Disclaimer: Comments I make are NOT on behalf of my employer, these comments are mine and mine alone.

Create new topic



Switch your broadband provider now - compare prices


Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Samsung Galaxy Fold now available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Dec-2019 00:01


NZ company oDocs awarded US$ 100,000 Dubai World Expo grant
Posted 5-Dec-2019 16:00


New Zealand Rugby Selects AWS-Powered Analytics for Deeper Game Insights
Posted 5-Dec-2019 11:33


IMAGR and Farro bring checkout-less supermarket shopping to New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2019 09:07


Wellington Airport becomes first 5G connected airport in the country
Posted 3-Dec-2019 08:42


MetService secures Al Jazeera as a new weather client
Posted 28-Nov-2019 09:40


NZ a top 10 connected nation with stage one of ultra-fast broadband roll-out completed
Posted 24-Nov-2019 14:15


Microsoft Translator understands te reo Māori
Posted 22-Nov-2019 08:46


Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00


Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08


Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55


Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48


CarbonClick launches into Digital Marketplaces
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:42


Kordia offers Microsoft Azure Peering Service
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.