Compiled by Ryan Cliche
Enclosure cooled by air conditioning
APW-Wright Line's Tower of Cool is a computer cabinet design using High Delta T cooling (HDTC). It cools 8 kW of equipment within 42U by incorporating the building air conditioning system and the computer cabinets into one system. By evenly distributing 55° building supply air to the intake of the rack-mounted computer equipment, the enclosure runs at lower temperatures. According to company claims, HDTC reduces the total airflow by 50%, thus reducing 50% of air conditioning units (ACUs) required.
CIRCLE NO. 100
Terminal crimping tool
Thomas & Betts' Sta-Kon ERG-2008 Comfort Grip is Underwriters Laboratories Inc. listed for handling large, tubular non-insulated Sta-Kon terminals ranging from 8 AWG to 1/0 AWG. A shorter, ergonomic frame is designed for mechanical advantage with less force. The rubberized thermoplastic handle is designed to provide improved comfort. Also, a rotating crimp die nest marked for each specific wire size and the Shure-Stake mechanism in the handle let you perform accurate crimps.
THOMAS & BETTS CORP.
CIRCLE NO. 101
Genesis Cable Systems' Audacious Sound cables are manufactured with a high-strand-count for flexibility and increased frequency response, plus feature only oxygen-free conductors. In addition to being available in standard 14 to 16 AWG stranded cable designs with two or four conductors, it is offered in a combination cable (16-/4-high-strand oxygen-free copper combined with 24-/4-pair Category 5e in a Siamese construction) that is designed for home theater sound systems. The loose-tube, jacketed cables come in various colors.
GENESIS CABLE SYSTEMS LLC.
CIRCLE NO. 102
Category 7 tester
Ideal Industries' LANTEK 7 is compliant with emerging Category 7/International Organization for Standard ization (ISO-www.iso.ch) F standards, and capable of certifying installations up to 750 MHz, according to company claims. Snap-in accessories let you test copper and fiber to applicable standards, including Category 5, 5e, 6, and 7 (copper); ISO D, E, and F (copper); TIA 568A, 568B.3 (fiber); and ISO 11801 (fiber). It performs Category 7 tests in 35 seconds, according to company claims, and a PCMCIA slot accepts removable Compact Flash memory cards so that stored tests can be transported back to the office.
IDEAL INDUSTRIES INC.
CIRCLE NO. 103