May 13, 2008 -- CommScope Enterprise Solutions has introduced its SYSTIMAX iPatch System Manager release 6.0 infrastructure operations software in the North America region.
According to the company, designed for enterprises that have mission-critical network needs, the software as combined with the system's intelligent patching hardware technology can help to: reduce network management costs; provide insight into the physical layer; and give real-time results in order to automate change management and prevent downtime.
The updated software extends the iPatch hardware's ability to view the physical layer, detecting connectivity changes in real-time. The infrastructure operations software combines a captured vision of the physical layer with knowledge gathered from sources such as LAN switches, SAN switches and IP endpoints, providing users with the ability to better control their network environment.
The software's benefits include: an increased ability for users to accurately manage network changes; automated documentation updates and electronic work orders to guide technicians in the completion of moves, adds and changes; detailed location information for networked assets, which aids in capacity planning; improved security, with the ability to alert administrators of unplanned changes to critical circuits; and automation of the change management process, for better compliance and reduced downtime.
"The SYSTIMAX iPatch System Manager is like using a GPS navigation system for your network," offers Mark Peterson, senior vice president, global marketing, CommScope Enterprise Solutions. "It helps eliminate the blind spots in your network, guiding you along the most efficient route to your destination. Whether that's moving a single patch cord to add an office phone or determining the optimal connectivity changes required to deploy a dozen new servers in a data center, the iPatch system's increased feedback provides users the control that ultimately helps them work smarter while saving them time, effort and money."
The SYSTIMAX iPatch System Manager includes a Web-based reporting system, multiple language translations, data center features with simplified server deployment, SAN switch support and VLAN discovery, and outside plant features that document the layout of the cable vault and the cable path through the vault.
Customers receive one year of software assurance with purchase. New licensing options are available, offering the choice between standard and enterprise editions. Multiple integration options are also available.
"This is the most feature-rich release of iPatch System Manager we've ever produced, making the intelligent infrastructure a truly complete solution," concludes Peterson. "In addition to a built-in year of software assurance, we offer customers access to our easy-to-use, dedicated InSite web portal which provides access to software upgrades and updates, utilities and an online knowledge base - everything our customers need - to have the control they want."