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Coronavirus Update from Leviton Network Solutions

We all face an incredibly challenging time around the world due to the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

At Leviton, we continue to monitor the situation closely, considering information from international health agencies, local governments and our own safety and security protocols. We want to assure you that we are committed to being responsive to the needs of our customers and employees as this situation evolves. (more…)

Rittal – The world’s fastest IT rack

With its new VX IT rack system, Rittal is presenting a newly developed modular system for server and network racks. This allows IT infrastructures to be set up with previously unattained speed – ranging from individual network racks to complete data centres. The VX IT offers maximum configuration freedom; configuration is performed easily and quickly using an online tool – fully certified with all components. That is unique. (more…)

Corning launches enhanced cable family to lead response to revised EU CPR fire safety guidance

Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) has launched a new cable product family that further enhances its fire safety leadership and to comply with revised, stricter EU guidelines.

In summer 2019, the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) published revised safety guidance for exposed cables in railway tunnels, urging that all cables should fulfil Construction Products Regulation (CPR) characteristics of low flammability, low fire spread, low toxicity and low smoke density. In January 2020, the B2 classification was reconfirmed as general minimum fire safety requirement for this application. (more…)

Nexans Ultra Low Loss for multimode MTP connectivity

New high speed protocols for multimode resulted in a reduction of optical budgets. With normal off-the-shelve cabling products data centre managers and designers would face limitations when designing new facilities or upgrading existing ones to the next speeds. With the improvements in optical performance LANmark-OF OM4 ENSPACE overcomes these challenges. (more…)

Leviton leads industry with environment-friendly strategies

With the population of the planet currently over seven billion people and expected to reach nine billion by 2030, the strain on natural resources and need for cleaner energy continues to skyrocket. Leviton takes this seriously, and we are making huge strides at identifying the root-cause of environmental impact, implementing new holistic strategies and turning the industry green. Additionally, we have been championing an innovative circular economic model for buildings and products, which bypasses future needs for mining and natural resource exploitation. (more…)

Corning’s RocketRibbon™ Extreme-Density Cable Receives Data Centre Solutions Innovation Award

Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced today that its RocketRibbon™ extreme density cable has been recognized as the “Data Center Physical Connectivity Innovation of the Year” at the Data Center Solutions (DCS) Awards in London. This is the seventh consecutive year that a Corning product has won a DCS award.

Corning’s unique RocketRibbon cabling design, with ribbon sub-units that are easy to manage, identify, and trace, is making a significant impact on cable deployments for large-campus data center interconnects. (more…)

Internet of Things (IoT)

Over the last five years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become a buzzword used to describe the next evolution of wireless connectivity. And while IoT seems to be the acronym on everyone’s lips, it is more than just jargon.

IoT is the network of physical devices capable of collecting and sharing data through integrated sensors and network connectivity. While this level of automated connectivity may seem far off, the truth is it’s already happening. Map applications provide current travel times and updates for common destinations like work or home, and fully automated environments already exist, such as facilities capable of smart metering, energy monitoring, and health detection. (more…)

What you need to know about CPR

CPR regulates construction materials installed within European buildings. For cables, it introduces new fire safety rules and requires that all cables marketed in the European Economic Area (EEA) carry a CE mark along with a formal Declaration of Performance (DOP) verifying compliance. Beginning 1 July 2017, all cables must comply with these requirements.

Brand-Rex expands its Euroclass cable offering

Brandrex have announced new additions to their cable portfolio that are compliant with the EU Construction Products Regulation (CPR). Brand-Rex expanded their range of Euroclass cables to include not only a complete set of Eca, but now Cca and B2ca classification copper and fibre solutions. In compliance with CPR these new higher classification cables resist flame spread and introduce fewer hazardous substances in the event of a fire within a building.