Panduit intros converged building automation system

April 4, 2007 -- The company's Connected Building Solutions system includes support for Power over Ethernet (PoE), zone cabling, and copper/fiber cabling, in order to monitor and control a building's security and communications functions.

Apr 4th, 2007

April 4, 2007 -- At last week's ISC West in Las Vegas, Panduit featured its Connected Building Solutions system, via an interactive display that demonstrated the deployment and convergence of a building automation system within an IT infrastructure.

According to the company, the end-to-end system includes support for Power over Ethernet (PoE), zone cabling, and copper/fiber cabling, in order to monitor and control all building functions (e.g. security and communications), while resulting in significant operational efficiencies.

The system incorporates the company's DPoE Compact 8 Midspan, which is designed to enable scalability and manageability for PoE deployment in space-constrained locations. The company's PANZONE enclosures act as the system's main point of horizontal cable distribution in open office environments, enabling easy moves, adds and changes.

The show display also featured the Panduit NET-ACCESS cabinet, which the company says combines the aesthetics and security of a cabinet with the accessibility of an open rack. The cabinet is designed for switching and patching applications with specific features for optimal thermal management to ensure high network availability.

Panduit notes that the system has achieved Cisco Compatible status, passing rigorous testing and meeting the guidelines of the Cisco Technology Developer program.

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