The LANmark-6A cabling system is part of the Nexans Cat 6A Zero Risk Solution, based on shielded products that ensure immunity from alien crosstalk and designed to address developing 10 Gb applications. Its release follows the recent ratification of international standards for new copper class category 6A standard (500 MHz) developed to support 10 Gb applications.
The CopperTen 3-port Faceplate has been specifically designed to meet the performance requirements of 10 Gb ethernet applications, by spacing the outlets sufficiently distant from each other to minimise the impact of alien crosstalk at the outlet.
The PowerCat 6A shielded solution is designed to fully support 10 Gb ethernet/10G Base-T/IEEE 802.3an while being backwards compatible for 10 Base-T, 100 Base-T and 1000 Base-T. The system is claimed to offer improved alien crosstalk mitigation and insertion loss over unshielded systems.
The ISN T8-Cat 6 impedance stabilisation network (ISN) from Teseise (formerly Schaffner Test Systems) is designed for measurements on up to four unshielded single balanced pairs of category 6 cables.
Opengear console servers are now configured to incorporate power management software enabling data centre power infrastructure (PDU, UPS and IPMI power devices) from major vendors (including Powerware, MGE, TrippLite, Baytech and APC) to be managed.
The LockIT data outlet lock is a network accessory that protects an RJ45 outlet from the insertion of a patch cord or foreign object, providing physical security by preventing unauthorised or accidental connections and disconnections within a cabling system.
Telstra's non-compliant bid for the National Broadband Network raises plenty of questions about their strategy for this massive project. Telco industry analyst Ovum presents its opinion on what's behind the bid.
The Weed ControlNet EOTec 2C31 single self-healing ring (SHR) and 2C32 dual self-healing ring (DSHR) repeaters provide multiple communication paths between the various elements of the control system using ‘downstream multicasting’ technology.
The ST series of slotted PVC duct is designed for the routing and concealing of cables in a wide range of installation situations including control panels and wire management for voice and data cabling in workstations and communications cabinets.
The Vertical Cable Rack Manager is used in conjunction with the Molex 19" Open Bay Rack to provide a robust and efficient way of managing cables and patch cords, especially in high-density applications, such as data centres or server rooms.