January 22, 2008 -- At last week's 2008 BICSI Winter Conference in Orlando, FL, ADC featured products and solutions to support data center implementation and to help with "green" initiatives. The BICSI show was the first stop for the 2008 "ADC Road Show," a national tour featuring the company's mobile semi-trailer exhibit.
With data center infrastructure requiring specialized design, greater reliability and manageability, and higher density than other applications, ADC says it offers products and solutions that support modern data center implementation while also helping resolve environmental and power issues that affect the modern enterprise.
"A well-planned infrastructure can make a tremendous difference in creating data centers that are environmentally efficient while still ensuring optimal network uptime," observe Jaxon Lang, vice president, global connectivity solutions, Americas, for ADC. "ADC supports green data centers and environmental efficiency by designing and manufacturing space-saving solutions that can improve airflow and reduce costs associated with power and cooling."
ADC's Modular Switch Panel was previewed at the BICSI conference. The high-density modular fiber solution has 96 terminations in each RU compared to ADC's traditional TFP solution, which has half the terminations in the same amount of space. The new product is geared toward storage area networks or for use with switch and fiber racks of active gear.
Other products for data centers featured by the ADC Road Show trailer included:
-- The company's size-reduced Augmented Category 6 Cable, which uses a patented AirES design and is billed as being 22 percent smaller than a typical Category 6A cable. The cable is designed to improve airflow while permitting more cable to be installed in pathways and spaces.
-- The company's Angled CopperTen (10Gig) Patch Panel, whose installation-friendly design allows for wire termination in a flat orientation, contends ADC. A quick and simple adjustment to angle left/right promotes superior cable management and increases density while eliminating horizontal cable managers.
-- The FiberGuide Raceway System, billed as a simple and effective means of improving cooling in removing air dams or blockages under the raised floor. The system establishes clearly defined cable routing paths and keeps cables organized, using less space and avoiding congested pathways that can restrict airflow, according to the company.
The "ADC Road Show" is a national, mobile exhibit with stops planned in more than 100 cities. The exhibit will complete its tour in October 2008. The 48-foot-long semi-trailer features ADC's latest equipment solutions and services, including the company's TrueNet Structured Cabling Solutions, OmniReach Fiber-to-the-X Equipment, Carrier-Class Fiber and Copper Core Solutions, and Inbuilding and Outdoor Wireless Solutions.