At the BICSI Winter Conference and Exhibition 2023 in Tampa, Florida, electrical and digital building infrastructure specialist Legrand and Superior Essex Communications, a top manufacturer of communications cables in North America, jointly unveiled and launched the partners' new nCompass Systems Extended Distance cabling system.
As stated by the companies:
"This innovative and dynamic product exceeds current industry benchmarks for deploying high-power Power over Ethernet (Hi-PoE) on an IP network. The Extended Distance solution represents the next generation of cable connectivity for commercial customers. It is the latest product to result from over a decade of cooperation between Legrand and Superior Essex."
As further noted in a press release, IoT and 5G technologies, plus the increasing number of connected devices deployed in commercial buildings today, have created a demand for upgraded communications cabling systems that offer enhanced, multifunctional capabilities.
According to the companies, the nCompass Extended Distance platform fits that bill, enabling data and power transport over distances that exceed TIA standards. Positioned as a premium solution for enabling cutting-edge network installations for nCompass customers, including some of the world's largest commercial operators, per Legrand and Superior Essex, benefits of the Extended Distance Hi-PoE platform include the following:
- Exceeds 100 M (current TIA standard)
- Device agnostic
- Can deploy PoE and IP
- No special components
- Cost savings
- Warranty backed
- UL tested and certified
Kristen Poulos, VP/General Manager at Legrand Data Infrastructure, commented:
"PoE solves many challenges for today's forward-looking commercial building operators. By using a single cable for transporting electrical power and data, commercial building operators can reduce overall infrastructure costs, optimize network efficiency, speed the deployment of vital IT and OT equipment and even improve sustainability. We're proud to partner with Superior Essex on this new nCompass system and believe it will play an immediate, critical role in helping commercial building operators reimagine their networks for the future."
As stated by the companies, Legrand will include the nCompass Extended Distance solution in its Clarity performance line, which consists of a suite of high-density jack and multi-contact cords, as well as Superior Essex PowerWise 1G and 10G 4PPoE cables and field term plugs.
Brian Ensign, VP of Marketing for Superior Essex Communications, remarked:
"People and businesses demand more converged networks as they add smart devices to their daily activities. This innovative PoE solution allows them to interconnect more devices with greater efficiency and increased control over their entire network. This Extended Distance cabling system is a real merging of innovation from both Legrand and Superior Essex, and we're excited to release yet another cutting-edge solution into the market with our partners."
BICSI Winter attendees had ample opportunities to learn about the nCompass Extended Distance product and how "a Hi-PoE strategy" maximizes the ROI of technology and power distribution deployment. At the conference Legrand and Superior Essex Communications co-presented a talk entitled, "The Real Impact of High-Power PoE on Your IP Network," on Tuesday, February 7. Additionally, the two companies are exhibiting at exhibition booth #401 throughout the event in the Tampa Convention Center until February 9.