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16 February 2010RuggedCom Inc. introduced the RuggedBackbone MX5000 and RuggedEnclosure, both of which are MIL-STD hardened for harsh environments, like military operations. The MX5000 supports high port density routing and switching, and withstands high levels of electromagnetic and radio frequency interference. The enclosure, meantime, is a hard-mount enclosure built to house RuggedCom networking products to enhance their MIL-STD ratings for shock and vibration, emissions, immunity, temperature and humidity.RUGGEDCOM
16 February 2010Legrand Ortronics introduced a self-terminating Cat 6A FTP/shielded cable jack for workstation applications that boasts a tool-less termination process to reduce installation time. An “installer-friendly” wire lacing feature includes a wiring diagram, maintains pair geometry and limits the untwisting of pairs. Closing the jack housing fully seats the lacing cap onto the jack insulation displacement contacts (IDCs), terminating all four cable pairs simultaneously. The die-cast metal construction creates an integral shield that provides 360º coverage, while a supplied cable clamp provides a reliable shield/ground wire connection. These shielded keystone jacks mount into all TechChoice faceplates, frames and bezels.LEGRAND ORTRONICS
16 February 2010Legrand Ortronics says its new Lumen pre-polished fiber connectors bring “an unprecedented level of ease and reliability to fiber field installations by reducing installation time to two minutes or less on a prepared optical fiber, without the need for special installation tools or equipment”. The reusable pre-polished connectors feature a built-in window in the connector body that allows a visible fault locator (VFL) to be used to verify proper installation during assembly. The connector may also be reapplied up to five times simply by deactivating the fiber locking feature, re-cleaving the fiber and reinstalling the connector. Lumen LC connectors are available in 50 micron LOMF, single-mode, and 62.5 versions. SC and ST versions will be introduced later this year.LEGRAND ORTRONICS
16 February 2010Intended for the commercial and consumer audio-video markets, MuxLab’s Active VGA/audio balun kit (500145, 500146, 500147) finds application in boardroom systems, classroom training, auditoriums, custom home installations. The kit allows VGA and stereo or digital audio to be transmitted via unshielded copper twisted cable in a point-to-point configuration. The product also supports RS232, is DDC-compliant and works in conjunction with MuxLab’s IR-Emitter (500998) and IR Sensor (500999) to support IR source control. Tx and Rx also sold separately. The product supports up to 1920 x 1200 resolution and features manual brightness, sharpness and skew adjustments.MUXLAB
24 January 2010Chloride North America is now offering a multi-page, full-colour brochure entitled “Connectivity Solutions” detailing its UPS management software packages. Intended for engineers, network technicians and supervisors, the brochure is segmented into three environments: data centres; education, healthcare, manufacturing, research and office campuses; and remote branch locations, such as retail outlets and hotels. Each segment features a Needs Assessment questionnaire to help customers better understand and select the best product for the application.CHLORIDE
Rockwell Automation launched a line of signal conditioners designed, says the company, to help maximize the efficiency and performance of process applications by helping users isolate, convert and amplify analogue signals in applications involving batch or continuous processes. Comprising 29 distinct products, the Allen-Bradley Bulletin 931 analogue signal conditioners mark the first Rockwell Automation components specifically designed for process applications. The signal conditioners isolate multiple signals on the same power source, reducing ground loop and common mode noise. Users can convert a range of signals from field devices into a standard 4 to 20 milliamp signal.ROCKWELL AUTOMATION
22 January 2010MuxLab’s new HDMI Econo Plus extender kit (500401) is intended for AV specialists, installers, consultants, resellers, integrators and similar professionals. The kit allows HDMI equipment to be connected up to 150 ft (45m) via two Cat 5e unshielded twisted-pair cables in a point-to-point configuration at 1080p resolution. The product also supports 1080p Deep Colour up to 90 ft (27m) via Cat 6. The kit come with one transmitter, one receiver and one power supply. Applications include boardroom systems, classroom training, auditoriums, custom home installations and intercom systems.CLICK HERE for Muxlab.
22 January 2010AFL Telecommunications launched a keyed housing for the LC FuseConnect fusion splice connector—the latest addition to its family of FuseConnect products. Featuring just four components, the keyed LC housing employs the current FuseConnect LC design feature, swapping the standard LC housing with the keyed one. With the keyed housing, this product provides a secure network solution, says AFL, suitable for backbone network infrastructure and Fiber-to-the-Desk. The keyed LC housing is available in six different keying configurations, each with its own colour designation. The physical keying feature inside the housing is designed to be compatible only with the same keyed colour adapter configurations. Both LC keyed housings and adapters are designed to be tamperproof, prevent unauthorized connections and will not connect with generic LC connectors or adapters.CLICK HERE for AFL Telecommunications.
22 January 2010Belden unveiled its FiberExpress Brilliance field-installable, fiber optic connectors, boasting that terminations can typically be made in five seconds without termination tools. The process, says Belden, is simple: insert prepared fiber into the connector; slide connector’s switch-like activator toward the fiber to be terminated to bring about the splice/crimp; slide the boot on the connector body. The connector is currently available for 900µm LC (OM1, OM2, OM3 and OS2). Throughout the year, ST-compatible, SC, APC and jacketed versions will be introduced.CLICK HERE for Belden.
22 January 2010MRV’s Fiber Driver EM316-10G-XY is a 10-Gbps media converter for enterprise and carrier applications, and is among the latest additions to the company’s XY family of optical media converters. The compact, hot-swappable, one-slot EM316-10G-XY combines two XFP ports and one SFP+ port. It can be set to act as a redundant converter, a WDM transponder or as a 10Gbps optical link repeater. It provides full 3R functionality for any 10G protocol within the range of 9.9 Gbps and 11.3 Gbps, supporting 10G ethernet, fiber channel, SONET and SDH, in addition to FEC rates for the mentioned protocols.CLICK HERE for MRV Communications Inc.
22 January 2010Siemon launched an angled version of its Z-Max modular patch panel. Designed to support both the shielded and UTP versions of Siemon’s 10 Gb/s Z-Max 6A network cabling solution, says the company, these new panels meet or exceed all 10GBase-T and Cat 6A/class EA performance requirements. In addition, the UTP angled Z-Max panels can be used with Cat 6 UTP Z-Max panel outlets and pre-terminated trunking assemblies. Available in 48-port 1U and 24-port 1U versions, the angled configuration allows patch cords to be routed directly into vertical cable managers, eliminating the need for additional horizontal cable managers.CLICK HERE for Siemon.
22 January 2010MRV Communications debuted its Fiber Driver EM316GSW-XY—a Gigabit/fast ethernet multifunction media converter. This converter is the latest addition to the company’s XY family of optical media converters. The Fiber Driver XY family of media converters offers multiple functions combined with a flexible, multi-rate small form-factor pluggable (SFP) design. The devices feature built-in media conversion, signal repeating and lambda conversion with optional wave division multiplexing (WDM) technology available via SFP interfaces. The EM316GSW-XY combines two 10/100/1000 ethernet copper ports and two 100/1000 SFP ethernet ports with four modes of operation to serve as a dual media converter, redundant converter, signal repeater or a four-port multi-media 100/1000 ethernet switch. It may act as a dual independent copper-to-fiber converter. The device operates in standalone unmanaged mode, or can also be used in a 16-slot Fiber Driver chassis supporting up to 30 converters.CLICK HERE for MRV Communications Inc.
21 January 2010Berkeley Varitronics Systems (BVS) released what it calls “an advanced hand-held cell phone detector” called the “Bloodhound”. The detector will enable security officers to scan in real time for unauthorized cell phone activity in correctional facilities, and detect the precise location of the caller using a direction finding antenna. The mobile Bloodhound has a high-speed scanning multi-band receiver harnessed to a phased-array, dual-band DF antenna, which allows it to trigger on to a cell phone while in use.CLICK HERE for more on the Bloodhound.
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