ADC announced that it has joined Altima Technologies Inc.'s Manufacturer Certified Stencil (MCS) program. The program allows ADC to offer stencils of its entire TrueNet line of enterprise connectivity and structured cabling products, as well as other ADC products. Customers and consultants may download stencils of ADC's products and platforms for use in network designs and diagrams, free, via the company's Web site. The stencils are compatible with Visio, AutoCAD, and a variety of other applications.
ADC says the MCS program also serves to bolster its Professional Architects, Consultants and Engineers (PACE) program, which the company says provides enterprise infrastructure designers with easily accessible design and proposal tools to simplify and aid in overall network specification and design work. The program also offers information on emerging technologies, standards, and industry trends. Members are provided with direct personal support and access, private briefings, and a single point of contact, according to ADC.
"Altima's MCS program allows our customers, partners, and PACE members to access Visio stencils and CAD shapes of ADC equipment in a straight-forward, hassle-free way," says Jaxon Lang, director of product management and structured cabling at ADC. "Not only are we making it easier to incorporate ADC products into the network, we're providing designers with the industry-standard format that speeds up and simplifies their work."
"The goal of PACE is to consistently deliver valuable, non-sales/marketing information on a broad scope of technologies and industry topics to strengthen our relationships with professional architects, consultants, and engineers," adds David Yanish, senior manager of partner programs for ADC. "The MCS program is one additional way we're enhancing our interactions with those who directly impact our success."
All ADC partners, especially those involved in the design and implementation of enterprise-level data centers, will have access to the company's TrueNet stencils. The stencils are currently available to the company's registered partners. For more information, go to www.adc.com/partners/overview.