What are the cabling technology highlights for
Unified Physical Infrastructure (UPI)-based solutions.
UPI-based solutions are designed to help enterprise data
centers manage risk within the physical infrastructure by
intelligently converging physical and logical systems.
Leveraging real-time information correlation, UPI can increase
workplace safety and security, manage systems (especially
power and cooling) more efficiently, satisfy regulatory
compliance requirements (like SOX and HIPAA), improve SLA with
minimized downtime, and lower costs through space savings,
cable management flexibility and enhanced operational
A unified input/output (I/O) fabric. The goal of I/O
consolidation with virtualization using emerging standards
like data center Ethernet (DCE) and fiber channel over
Ethernet (FCoE) is to create a data center environment that
provides anytime, anywhere access to content over a single
cabling infrastructure. Enhancements to 10 Gigabit Ethernet
also represent a significant opportunity to improve data
Any new tools to recommend for physical
Panduit PViQ (Intelligent PanView) keeps the design
consistent with regards to operational goals over time while
enabling the better management of moves, adds and changes.
PViQ can be deployed to secure, protect and manage critical
assets by providing the ability to remotely monitor and view
the real time status across all systems and IT assets to help
ensure availability, manageability and security.
What about incorporating temperature and power
usage sensors with unified structured cabling?
Panduit UPI-based solutions already provide the foundation
for adding temperature and power usage sensors or even carry
DC power over a unified structured cabling architecture. For
example, Panduit’s DPoE Power over Ethernet solutions use a
mid-span approach to inject power into existing Cat5e or Cat 6
systems without the need to upgrade to PoE network switches.
Panduit’s mid-span PoE systems also enable better
scalability, change and configuration flexibility, and support
for various PoE-driven devices such as IP cameras, wireless
access points and IP phones without having to worry about
power socket locations.
Which are your best installers in Malaysia,
Singapore and HK?
In Singapore: LanTroVision, EMS Wiring Systems, Comnect
Communications and Xin Networks. In Malaysia: I-Power and PAN
Kinetics. In Hong Kong: LanTroVision.
By Khee Seong Ng
Marketing Manager, Solutions, Panduit APJ
Source: Network World Asia