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January 24, 2013 - Berk-Tek (a Nexans Company)—a copper and fiber optic cable technology and solutions player—unveiled its new 1500-ft UTP copper cable package option—smartPAK—at the BICSI Winter Conference this week. This package option will allow more runs out of one box of cable, says Berk-Tek, while substantially cutting the scrap. A standard 1000-ft box of UTP cable allows three 300-ft pulls (the maximum length allowed by the TIA-568-C standards), leaving 100 ft (10%) as leftover scrap, says the company, noting the smartPAK package allows multiple lengths of either 300 ft or 150 ft with no scrap. Because Berk-Tek’s smartPAK box contains 50% more cable, the box construction is made with additional reinforced, multi-layer corrugated cardboard for added strength. This reduces carton sagging and improves stacking, says the company. The smartPAK packaging option will begin shipping to distributors in February, and will include all of Berk-Tek’s four core UTP products, in both plenum and riser versions: LANmark-1000, LANmark-6, LANmark-350, and Hyper Plus 5e.
January 8, 2013 - Vantage has released the Equinox 4 in-wall LCD keypad, which provides a single layer user interface to control lighting scenarios, interior climate, and audio systems. Equinox 4 also provides users with Vantage’s new User Experience Platform, an initiative that strives to unify all control devices in a Vantage system. Additional Equinox models are expected to be announced in the future. VANTAGE
December 6, 2012 - Chatsworth Products Inc. (CPI) has developed the eConnect Power Distribution Units (PDUs) as a “new generation of power management solutions for enterprise data centres”. The eConnect PDUs allow customers to accurately monitor energy usage at the server level and reliably power critical loads in high temperature environments, adds CPI. Offering a low profile design that boasts reduced airflow disruptions, ambient air temperature rating of 65ºC (149ºF) and more than 160 standard configurations, eConnect PDUs are available in Basic, Monitored, Monitored Pro, Switched and Switched Pro units. The units are UL listed in Canada.CHATSWORTH PRODUCTS INC.
November 19, 2012 - Nokia Siemens Networks is working with Ballard Power Systems Inc. to develop mobile networks that can continue to operate during power blackouts. Backup power solutions based on fuel cell technology deliver a number of advantages over conventional batteries and diesel generators, boast Ballard and Nokia, including higher reliability across a range of operating conditions, lower maintenance costs, longer operating life as well as reduced size, weight, installation footprint, noise signature and environmental impact. The fuel cell weight and size are significantly less in comparison to existing lead acid batteries that are typically used in many base stations to provide backup power for extended outages, they add. The base station and fuel cell combination developed by Nokia Siemens Networks with Ballard can provide 4.5 kW of power for about 40 hours on a single tank of fuel.
November 19, 2012 - Fluke Networks has announced the new AirMagnet Enterprise SmartEdge Sensor Series 4, a dedicated sensor for Wi-Fi network monitoring which claims to eliminate the need for Ethernet cabling, and reduces the cost by up to two thirds in situations where cable installation is prohibitive from a time, cost or logistics perspective. With three internal radios and Wireless Connect feature, the SmartEdge Sensor Series 4 for AirMagnet Enterprise extends Wi-Fi security and performance monitoring, providing immediate coverage in the face of explosive wireless LAN (WLAN) growth and the Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) phenomena, says Fluke. The sensor also features increased memory capacity and support for 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet. FLUKE NETWORKS
November 19, 2012 - Eaton has introduced the XC controllers with Controller Development Software (CoDeSys), boasting fast, cost-efficient control for heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC); renewables; and global food packaging applications. According to Eaton, the modular XC programmable logic controllers (PLCs) help reduce costs and are scalable to meet individual and evolving automation system requirements for small and medium-sized systems. Providing customizable control, XC controllers are expandable with high-speed input/output (I/O) modules. Up to 15 XIOC local expansion modules can be connected directly to each controller and are available in a variety of high-density channels, analog, temperature, counter, and communication modules. Additionally, XC controllers have eight digital inputs and six digital outputs as standard.EATON
November 5, 2012 - Platinum Tools has launched its Hi-Performance Cat5e and Cat6 standard modular plugs, which claim to isolate each conductor at the point of termination, thanks to its Hi-Lo stagger design. According to the company, this allows air to surround each conductor and eliminate NEXT, FEXT and AXT, resulting in performance beyond certification requirements. The round-solid three-prong plug is UL rated (RoHS), FCC compliant, utilizes gold-plated contacts (50u), and is also available in round-stranded.PLATINUM TOOLS
October 15, 2012 - Molex has introduced its Brad Micro-Change M12 Cat6A connector system, designed for vision systems and other high-speed data transfer applications in harsh environments. According to the company, the high-pin-density Micro-Change connector system features an innovative x-coding cross-shielding design (conforms to IEC 61076-2-109) for superior performance and transmission reliability in frequency bandwidths up to 500Mhz. The system conforms to TIA and ISO/IEC Cat 6A specifications for high-speed Ethernet signal integrity up to 10Gbps. MOLEX
October 15, 2012 - Piton Engineering has introduced the Piton Rack Handle for handling and securing 19-in. rack mounted equipment. The Piton Rack Handle has a molded design with integrated screws to help secure an enclosure to an equipment rack. The handle mounts outboard of the front panel space with supplied hardware. According to the company, the high-strength, practical design makes for an ergonomic handle capable of moving heavy, awkward equipment through production, shipping and installation.PITON ENGINEERING
October 15, 2012 - Brady has launched seven new label brands, grouped by their specific performance features, which claim to make it easier for customers to choose the product best suited for their application needs. The brands include: WorkHorse Series Harsh Environment Labels; MetaLabel Series Metalized Labels; ToughBond Series Aggressive Adhesive Labels; Defender Series Tamper Evident Labels; UltraTemp Series High Heat Labels; CleanLift Series Removable Labels; and VisAlert Series Indicating Labels. Alongside the new label brands, Brady has debuted a series of icons to provide customers with at-a-glance information on performance attributes for each of the label materials, including chemical, abrasion, temperature, and indicating features.BRADY
October 15, 2012 - CommScope has introduced a pre-terminated copper connectivity solution which it says will provide quick and easy deployment of large-scale cabling infrastructures in data centres, as well as provide a future migration path to higher performance systems. InstaPatch Quattro is a plug-and-play 10GBase-T and 1GBase-T cassette and trunk-based connectivity solution, which includes panels, modular cassettes, trunk and breakout cables. According to CommScope, the solutions enables customers to deploy pods and/or data centre modules, while also having the ability to evolve their platform to accommodate enhanced technologies.COMMSCOPE
September 14, 2012 - MuxLab has introduced its CCTV IP Econo PoE Extender (500111) for the IP surveillance market. The CCTV IP Econo PoE Extender allows one IP PoE camera (up to 14W) to be connected via coax up to 330ft (100m) to a 100BaseT PoE network switch. Used in pairs, the product allows legacy coax CCTV cabling systems to be preserved while migrating to IP camera systems, says Muxlab. The product is suitable for short and medium range IP PoE camera systems that connect to PoE LAN switches and may also be used for inter-network connections between two LAN devices where existing coax cable is present. MUXLAB
September 13, 2012 - HAI by Leviton has announced its new Bluetooth Remote Input Module (RIM) for the Hi-Fi 2 distributed audio system. The Bluetooth RIM enables wireless devices, such as laptops, tablets and smartphones equipped with Bluetooth, to wirelessly broadcast stored and streaming music throughout a home or business. The device also has an input module for wired devices like radio tuners and DVD changers. Up to eight Bluetooth devices may be used in a single installation to play music from the devices’ Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, iTunes, Google Music or YouTube playlists.HAI
September 13, 2012 - CommScope says its new product offering provides IT managers with an accurate live view of their global network, while also preparing them for future network demands. Featuring the new web-based imVision System Manager 7.0 software platform and the new imVision Controller, the imVision solution enables users to view real-time, end-to-end circuit information during moves, adds and changes using a visual “trace while you patch” feature. According to CommScope, technicians and IT managers can now improve speed and accuracy of connectivity changes to various end devices, such as computers and servers, wireless access points, IP cameras, network printers, managed switches and PDUs, globally from one location.COMMSCOPE
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