February 15, 2008 -- Suttle has developed an online enclosure layout tool, dubbed SOHO Access E.D.I.T. (Enclosure Distribution Interface Tool). Set to go "live" on February 18, the online application allows users to virtually drag and drop Suttle's SOHO Access structured wiring modules and position them in an enclosure of their choosing.
"The intuitive design of this exciting new resource makes it almost effortless for designers or installers to plan and layout their structured wiring system," remarks Jay Kilby, director of marketing for Suttle. "This creates value for the installer by not only saving them time and money, but also simplifying the buying process."
According to the company, in addition to allowing an installer to lay out the interior of the enclosure, SOHO Access E.D.I.T. intelligently monitors the number of drops available, as well as the type and number of required connectors. Additionally, the tool warns of potential resource conflicts, makes suggestions, and estimates the amount of cable needed.
The tool also allows users to print or email a bill of materials (BOM), so they have a record of their enclosure plan, which they can then use for talking to customers, installers, or a distributor for ordering.
The online tool can be found at www.suttlesoho.com.