3M launches intelligent cabling solution in the UK and Ireland
25 November 2011
3M, the diversified technology company, has announced the commercial launch of its intelligent cabling solution in the UK and Ireland. The 3M Volition Intelligent Management System is designed to help network and data centre managers control their structured cabling systems more efficiently, identify problems, optimise capacity and reduce unnecessary power consumption. www.3M.co.uk/Intelligentcabling
Target customers are typically large installations or mission-critical networks - including data and storage networks, financial services and the education sector – where the volume of network traffic is expanding rapidly.
Large or complex cable systems may typically have hundreds or even thousands of cable connections, supporting both voice and data communications. The 3M solution replaces the need for manual records and intervention by providing ‘real-time’ information about the configuration of cable connections. The risk of manual error and time involved is reduced, while helping network and data centre managers to identify any parts of the cable network that are not running at full capacity or, conversely, are being overloaded.
As well as providing more efficient record keeping, the 3M Volition Intelligent Management System is aimed at organisations concerned about power consumption in the data centre. Features include continual power consumption monitoring, policy-based power planning, and identifying and managing power peaks.
Other features include an alert function – which can be delivered via SMS – that gives the network or data centre manager an early warning of any problems, such as an unplanned disconnection.
Comprising both software and hardware elements, the 3M system is designed to accommodate even the most complex of networks and includes a broad range of options for every component, including UTP and STP copper cable, and LC and SC fibre optic cable connectors. A suite of management tools can be used to tailor the interface to the individual customer’s requirements.
The 3M Volition Intelligent Management System is available from appointed 3M distributors in the UK and Ireland with immediate effect. For further information, please contact: www.3M.co.uk/Intelligentcabling
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