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Siemon Launches Overhead Patching Solution for Data Centres

by david.nunes

Siemon Launches Overhead Patching Solution for Data Centres


August 2011– Global network infrastructure specialist Siemon, has added a new cable-tray mounted rack for overhead patch panels to its line of data centre cable management solutions.  Designed to mount directly to overhead ladder rack or cable tray, Siemon’s cable tray rack delivers 4U of easily installed and accessible 19” rack mount space above cabinets and racks without consuming floor or cabinet space, making it ideal for use within Zone Distribution Areas (ZDAs) or Equipment Distribution Areas (EDAs) in data centres.


Used with copper patch panels or fibre enclosures, the cable tray rack can increase cabling density without sacrificing orderly cable management.  By moving patching fields out of the cabinet itself and into easily accessed overhead spaces, ongoing moves, adds and changes are simplified.  This flexibility can also help speed the deployment of new data centre equipment, allowing pre-cabled connectivity to be installed in overhead spaces and simply connected via patch cords as new cabinets and/or equipment is added.


The new product’s unique design allows it to be easily attached to all common overhead cable tray and ladder rack systems and can be mounted below, flush or above cable tray in both parallel and perpendicular configurations.  The product includes Siemon’s high capacity quarter-turn twist-lock cable managers, which lock into place quickly without use of screws or mounting tools and can be easily located to provide customised cable management.


Siemon’s cable tray rack provides 4U of standard CEA-310-E 19 inch (480mm) mounting space and offers a 27kg load rating to easily accommodate a wide range of panel types.  Supplied with M6 cage nuts, this RoHS and cULus 1863 compliant rack is constructed using a durable 12 gauge cold-rolled steel frame with a smooth black powder coat finish for a clean appearance within data centre environments.


For more information on Siemon’s cable tray rack as well as other Siemon network cabling and connectivity innovations, visit www.siemon.com/uk

About Siemon

Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specialising in the manufacture and innovation of high quality, high-performance copper and optical fibre network cabling solutions. With offices and partners throughout the world, Siemon offers a global service and has a reputation for delivering market leading performance with systems that maximise efficiency and return on investment.

Siemon’s products include the most comprehensive suite of copper available, in both unshielded and shielded twisted-pair, for category 5e, category 6 (Class E), category 6A (Class EA) and category 7/7A (Class F/FA) standards performance.  The company’s optical fibre range includes both multimode and singlemode cabling systems.  In addition to cabling systems, the company has developed specific and specialised products for network provision in both enterprise and hosted data centre environments, often partnering with other global industry leaders in delivery of complete solutions for these markets.  With over 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and development of industry standards, underlining the company’s long-term commitment to its customers and the industry.



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