TE Launches Universal Connectivity Platform for Maximized Data Center Flexibility
Modular, multimedia design delivers increased rack efficiency and space savings
GREENSBORO, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- TE Connectivity today announced a new addition to its diverse range of infrastructure management solutions for the data center or local area network environment. The new universal connectivity platform (UCP) is an advanced modular cabling concept designed for speed and flexibility, facilitating data center migration from 1 to 100 GbE. Supporting both copper and fiber component cabling, TE's UCP delivers superior rack efficiency and is ideal for rapidly changing network communications infrastructure environments where space is at a premium.
"Rack space is always an issue in the data center or telecommunications closet. The universal connectivity platform helps alleviate space challenges through its modular design and impressive feature set," said Brian Davis, senior product manager, fiber and copper connectivity solutions, at TE Enterprise Networks.
The UCP concept includes a broad range of TE components including: patch panels, subfloor panel and overhead panel mounts, preterminated links and adaptor modules. One common patch panel is used to accommodate both copper and fiber and can be installed within or outside the 19-inch envelope. Side-mounting brackets maximize usable space along the vertical posts of the rack system, while adaptive mounting brackets can be used strategically above and below the racks.
The UCP solution includes:
UCP patch panels
UCP drawer-style enclosures
Preterminated fiber and copper quick-fit cassettes: MPO and MRJ21 cabling system
UCP fiber quick-fit modules: LC fiber modules and MPO coupler
UCP copper quick-fit modules: SL series modules and blank modules
Zero rack unit accessories: quick-fit brackets, vertical patch panel brackets, raised floor panel mount kit and wire mesh cable tray panel mount kit
"While we do see a continued migration to fiber connectivity, most data centers today combine fiber and copper to some degree" Davis added. "The universal connectivity platform helps our customers manage the two media in a cost-effective way, while strategically adding flexibility and scalability to their networks. It just makes sense."Additional information about the UCP can be found at: www.TE.com/UCP
About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity (NYS: TEL) is a $13 billion world leader in connectivity. The company designs and manufactures products at the heart of electronic connections for the world's leading industries including automotive, energy and industrial, broadband communications, consumer devices, healthcare, and aerospace and defense. TE Connectivity's long-standing commitment to innovation and engineering excellence helps its customers solve the need for more energy efficiency, always-on communications and ever-increasing productivity. With nearly 90,000 employees in over 50 countries, TE Connectivity makes connections the world relies on to work flawlessly every day. To connect with the company, visit: http://www.te.com/enterprisenetworks.
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