Siemon completes upgrade of MapIT infrastructure manager

August 4, 2009--Siemon's MapIT G2 is a complete upgrade of its MapIT intelligent infrastructure management (IIM) solution, introduced in 2005. MapIT G2 integrates a combination of smart patch panels, user-friendly master control panels, and MapIT software to provide real-time tracking and reporting of network-wide physical layer activity.

August 4, 2009--Siemon's MapIT G2 is a complete upgrade of its MapIT intelligent infrastructure management (IIM) solution, introduced in 2005. MapIT G2 integrates a combination of smart patch panels, user-friendly master control panels, and MapIT software to provide real-time tracking and reporting of network-wide physical layer activity.

MapIT G2 patch panels and fiber enclosures feature an on-board LCD screen that provides connection status, diagnostics, and dynamic label information. The ability to monitor and display copper and fiber patching fields in real time and perform diagnostics through the interface can help reduce troubleshooting time and speed completion of work orders.

The master control panel (MCP) collects all network infrastructure data provided by the smart patch panels and fiber enclosures, monitoring up to 2,880 ports in 1U. The MCP features an integrated LCD display and keypad, which provide technicians access to key network architecture and diagnostic information, and can eliminate the need for technicians to carry PDAs or directly access the MapIT software server. The MCP interface allows full end-to-end graphic circuit traces for any channel in the system and can perform extensive diagnostic tasks on any component or port.

The combination of MapIT G2 patching and MCP, says the company, enables 80% higher density than comparable systems, providing a reduction in the amount of critical data center rack/cabinet and floor space. MapIT G2 also uses 75% less power than other comparable systems, reducing heat generation and energy consumed by thermal management systems.

Available in Category 6A shielded and unshielded and Category 6 unshielded as well as singlemode and multimode 10Gbits/sec optical fiber, the MapIT G2 system is scalable and can handle networks from 24 ports to 65,000 ports in a single patching field.

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