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For Immediate Release - November 6, 2009

Siemon Launches Additional High Density Zero-U Patching Options to its VersaPOD Data Center Cabinet Solution

VersaPOD's innovative Zero-U vertical patching capability now available for end of row

WATERTOWN, CT - Siemon introduces new end of row Zero-U patching and cable management options for its innovative VersaPOD Data Center Cabinet Solution. Previously available as a copper and fiber patching solution that leveraged the vertical space between 2 bayed VersaPOD cabinets, this new product set brings the same high-density, Zero-U capabilities to end of row and stand-alone cabinets.

The end of row vertical panels mount between the VersaPOD cabinet's corner posts and side panels, allowing 4 standard 1U patch panels or fiber enclosures to be mounted vertically. These panels may be mounted on both ends and in the front and rear of the cabinet, providing an additional 16U of mounting space to a stand-alone cabinet, without consuming horizontal mounting space.

Combining VersaPOD's 24U of Zero-U vertical patching space between bayed cabinets with the new end of row capabilities frees up 40 horizontal mounting spaces for every two cabinets. Ultimately, fewer cabinets are needed saving cabinet cost and valuable Data Center floor space..In addition the cable management and patching is located in dedicated Zero-U spaces that eliminate cable obstructions in equipment mounting areas for improved cold aisle, hot aisle air flow and thermal management.

Vertical Zero-U panels also provide ideal patching proximity to active equipment, minimizing patch cord runs and slack congestion. This cord and cable management benefit may be further enhanced by optional cable management fingers that can be mounted alongside each Zero-U panel to facilitate routing of copper patch cords or fiber jumpers between patching fields. Zero-U vertical patching areas can also be used to mount PDU's to service the equipment mounted in the adjacent 45 U of horizontal mounting space.In addition to mounting patch panels and fiber enclosures, VersaPOD's end of row options include new thermal management blanking panels. These panels seal the air gap between the cabinet corner posts and side panels, enhancing the VersaPOD's hot aisle/cold aisle isolation capabilities. Along with provisions for roof mounted cooling fans, brush guards and grommets for cable access points and highly perforated front and rear doors, the VersaPOD offers an innovative approach to maximize data center thermal management efficiency.

VersaPOD Data Center Solution's innovative design offers full accessibility to the Zero-U vertical space from the front and rear of each bayed unit. Dual hinged front doors open from both the left and right and are easily removed.. Split rear doors offer an innovative quad hinge design, allowing each split door to be independently opened in either direction or removed. All doors and side panels are lockable to prevent unauthorized access to critical equipment connections.

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About Siemon
Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specializing in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance IT infrastructure solutions and services for Data Centers, LANs and Intelligent Buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning 100 countries, Siemon offers the most comprehensive suites of copper and optical fiber cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data center power and cooling systems and Intelligent Infrastructure Management solutions. With more than 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of Industry Standards, underlining the company's long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry. Through an ongoing commitment to waste and energy reduction, Siemon's environmental sustainability benchmarks are unparalleled in the industry, including 179% global carbon negativity and zero-landfill status
Siemon Interconnect Solutions (SIS) is a Siemon business unit comprised of a team of dedicated technical sales professionals supported by Siemon Labs, mechanical, electrical and signal integrity engineers committed to solving industry and customer driven interconnect challenges. We provide custom network infrastructure solutions to: OEM's, Leading Manufacturers, Value-Added Resellers and System Integrators.
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