Compiled by Ryan Cliche
Fiber distribution panel
Americable's 144-port F23 uses six inches of rack space for patch-only off-frame splicing applications, and eight inches of rack space for patch-and-splice off-frame splicing applications, delivering the highest density fiber distribution solution in the 23-inch chassis size, according to company claims. The platform supports ultra-polish (UPC) and angle-polish (APC) SC, FC, and LC connectors, plus multimode MT-RJ connectors. Its standard 7-foot frame can support 1,728 fiber distribution ports.
CIRCLE NO. 100
Available in both CMP and CMR versions, Belden Electronics Division's DataTwist 600e unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) cable performs to 600 MHz, as well as delivers 8 dB of headroom over Category 6, nearly 5 dB of return loss improvement at 100 MHz, an attenuation margin, and positive power-sum atten uation-to-crosstalk ratio (ACR) to 460 MHz, according to company claims. Bonded-pair technology ensures that the twisted pairs will not loosen during installation, and features uniform conductor-to-conductor spacing, uniform tension on the conductors within the pair, and a uniform twisting of the insulated conductors into pairs. Its e-Spline design is designed to provide for a consistent spacing of the pairs in their individual "chambers" within the cable sheath and orientation of the four pairs, minimizing conductor length differences and improving attenuation performance.
BELDEN ELECTRONICS DIVISION
CIRCLE NO. 101
Cable pulling tool
West Industries' LaserLine is designed to install a pull line up to 120 feet through most web trusses, across suspended ceiling systems, over hard-to-move objects, under subflooring, or in limited access areas. Aim the laser sight at the proposed path for your install and pull the trigger. Attach your cable or a pull line and pull your cables across. Supports can be placed (typically at 5-foot intervals) with the point-to-point routes determined and the cable supports in place.
WEST INDUSTRIES INC.
CIRCLE NO. 102
Redundant data center architecture
American Power Conversion's (APC) PowerStruXure is a data center architecture that lets you purchase and install additional capacity when needed, via "building blocks," therefore reducing upfront capital investment. The three initial core solutions are a modular, scalable, N+1 redundant uninterruptible power supply (UPS); zoned, intelligent power distribution; and an enclosure. In addition to build-outs, PowerStruXure can be integrated into existing data centers. An Information Controller creates a private network within the architecture, letting you manage from a single interface.
AMERICAN POWER CONVERSION
CIRCLE NO. 103