HellermannTyton unveils preterminated plug-and-play system

Feb. 3, 2005 - Called RapidNet, the system is available in Category 6 and multimode fiber versions, is pretested, and promises to reduce installation time as much as 75%.

HellermannTyton (www.hellermann.tyton.com) recently announced the launch of RapidNet, a new concept in preterminated network cabling. RapidNet is a preterminated "plug-and-play" system that does not require on-site termination or certification testing, and allows copper and fiber to be used in the same panel. Installation time is drastically reduced, by an estimated 75% compared to traditional cabling systems. RapidNet is offered in high-performance Category 6 and multimode fiber solutions that are ideal for many mission-critical data centers, enterprise data centers, storage area networks, disaster recovery, and redundancy planning, HellermannTyton says.

RapidNet Category 6 is an ideal solution for high-performance cabling requirements, such as Gigabit Ethernet and proposed 10 Gigabit Ethernet, HT adds. The system uses a unique bundled cable design, cut to customer-specified lengths, and is supplied preterminated at both ends to HellermannTyton's patented 6-way cassettes with a standard 8-pin modular interface. The RapidNet Category 6 solution has been independently tested by ETL and far exceeds the TIA/EIA-568B.2-1 specifications. Each copper link is 100% tested to TIA specifications at the factory, and certification test reports are supplied with the product.

The RapidNet Fiber Solution is available with 62.5-micron, 50-micron, or laser-optimized 50-micron multimode fiber-optic cable, and HT says it is an excellent solution for extremely high-bandwidth needs or extended distances. The 12-fiber single-unit cable is cut to customer-specified lengths and is supplied preterminated at both ends to the company's patented 12-fiber cassettes with an LC connector interface. RapidNet Fiber is a high-density solution that will hold up to 48 fibers in 1 unit of rack space. Each fiber link is 100% tested to TIA specifications at the factory and certification test reports are supplied with the product.

RapidNet's patented cassettes and modular panel make installation extremely quick. Each prelabeled cassette snaps easily into the modular panel. Removal of a cassette is just as easy; the user simply slides the latch forward and the cassette comes out of the panel's rear. HellermannTyton guarantees dependable installation and maximum performance for its structured cabling products, with the 25-year network sciences warranty, which covers copper and fiber connectivity products as well as cable, ensuring system performance in accordance with current TIA standards.

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