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October 30, 2013 - Schneider Electric has introduced 15 prefabricated data centre modules and 14 prefab data centre reference designs, the latter of which detail complete data centres scalable in 250kW to 2MW increments, and meet Tier II and III uptime standards.
October 22, 2013 - Belden has released its line of FiberExpress Ultra HD fixed shelves, suited for pre-terminated fiber systems in data centres and enterprise LAN installations. The fixed shelves boast a lightweight one-piece design, allowing installation to be easily completed by a single installer, as well as multiple mounting depths and removable doors to ensure fit and usability even in the tightest mounting location.
October 18, 2013 - Exfo’s FIP-400B inspection probe promises crisp, digital images of optical connectors at three levels of magnification. Featuring a patent-pending design based on user feedback, the probe is optimized for handling by both left- and right-handed users.
October 18, 2013 - Platinum Tools has launched the 10G termination kit (90170)—containing Cat6A shielded connectors, Tele-TitanXg Cat6A crimp tool, cable jacket stripper and external ground tab crimper—for terminating Cat6E, Cat6A and Cat7 cable.
October 18, 2013 - GE has announced its MultiLink ethernet switch—the ML3000—which boasts more flexible network design options and promises to reduce installation time and costs by allowing users to configure the switch for as many as 32 Power of Ethernet (PoE) ports.
October 16, 2013 - With the launch of its latest router—the DIR-868L wireless AC1750 dual-band gigabit router with AC SmartBeam technology—D-Link Canada announced the availability of what it calls the most comprehensive family of wireless 802.11ac network devices.
October 16, 2013 - Extron’s XTP T UWP 302 is a two-input XTP wallplate transmitter that promises the convenience of connecting local source devices at a wall or other locations, including a lectern or floor box.
(UPDATED October 16, 2013, with VIDEO) September 27, 2013 - Belkin says it has simplified the delivery of audio/video connectivity over Cat5e long distance applications with its new HDBaseT HDMI AV extender.
October 10, 2013 - Extron Electronics’ MPS 602 six-input media presentation switcher offers digital video switching with three HDCP-compliant HDMI inputs and one DTP 230 twisted-pair input, and analogue switching with two RGB inputs (which are digitized for distribution to the digital outputs).
September 13, 2013 - The newly redesigned Universal Light from Rittal is a made-for-North America version, sporting both UL recognition and CSA certification.
July 31, 2013 - FSR says its DVS-MFSW-94XT—a multi-format 9x4 scaling matrix switcher—reduces challenges associated with integrating legacy analogue gear with newly installed digital video products. The 94XT offers nine inputs: four HDMI with stereo audio; three HDMI via CatX cable; and two multi-format analogue inputs. On the output side, there are two HDMI outputs and two HDMI over CatX outputs—each scaled to match the resolution of the display. The 94XT incorporates intelligent EDID and HDCP management, says FSR, adding that the unit has two additional balanced stereo audio inputs, one unbalanced stereo audio output, and SPDIF outputs for each video output for additional flexibility. It can be controlled from the front panel, remotely via RS-232 or TCP/IP, or through the built-in web server.
July 27, 2013 - Extron Electronics’ PC 101 is a one input, one output AC power controller for providing remote power management for AV devices. When paired with a controller or control processor equipped with relays, the PC 101 can be configured to turn a device ON or OFF at scheduled times for security and energy-saving purposes. It features a contact closure control input and tally output, which can be used for visual feedback. The slim, compact form factor and IEC connectors on pigtails enable inline use with other devices and discrete mounting behind displays or other equipment. The PC 101 has a power rating of 100-240vac, 50/60Hz, allowing for universal compatibility.
July 24, 2013 - BICSI—an association supporting the information technology systems (ITS) industry—announced the release of its latest standard, ANSI/BICSI 005-2013, “Electronic Safety and Security (ESS) System Design and Implementation Best Practices”. BICSI 005 provides security professionals with the requirements and recommendations for a structured cabling infrastructure needed to support today’s security systems, while providing the cabling design professional information on different elements within safety and security systems affecting the design.
July 23, 2013 - Omega’s new OM-ESW-100 series is a range of IEEE 802.3 layer two network unmanaged industrial ethernet switches with automatic speed, duplex and cable sensing. The series features construction capable of withstanding environmental extremes, says Omega, adding these Class I, Division 2 switches feature redundant power inputs, hardened metal enclosures, and 16kV port protection. Each switch is capable of auto negotiating 10/100 Mbps and half/full duplex communications.
July 17, 2013 - Signamax Connectivity Systems says it has improved the design of its RMF-series rackmount optical fiber adapter-plate panels to include an integrated mechanism for mounting cable management bar for routing and strain relief. Two types of optional cable management bar are available, and they mount to the back of the panel. RMF-series panels are a range of economy, high-density optical fiber patch panels accepting a variety of Signamax optical fiber adapter plates. They are available in 3- and 6-adapter-plate sizes (1 or 2 RMS), and are suitable where space is limited. These high-density panels provide increased termination density due to more compact adapter population, says the company, and can be supplied unloaded for field configuration or pre-loaded with adapters.

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