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For Immediate Release - April 19, 2013

Siemon Expands Data Center Airflow Solutions with Toolless Blanking Panels

Toolless Blanking Panel

Watertown, CT — Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, is pleased to expand its line of airflow solutions for the data center with new Toolless Blanking Panels that help improve thermal efficiency by preventing airflow through vacant rack-mount spaces within cabinets and enclosures.

By isolating the front airspace of the cabinet and blocking recirculation of hot air, Siemon Toolless Blanking Panels keep cold air directed at the equipment where it is needed, preventing overheating and improving cooling system effectiveness in the data center or other network spaces. These durable, lightweight blank filler panels simply snap into the square holes of vacant rack unit spaces with no tools required. Also ideal for aesthetically concealing openings and reserving rack unit positions for future use, Siemon Toolless Blanking Panels are easily removed when necessary.

"In today's data center environment, it's rare to find every rack-mount space filled with equipment. When rack-mount spaces are left vacant to allow room for growth or reduced power consumption in enclosures, it's important to prevent airflow through those spaces," says Robert Carlson, vice president of global marketing at Siemon. "Siemon Toolless Blanking Panels are the fast, easy and cost-effective way to keep hot air from coming back to the front of the equipment where it can cause overheating."

Offered in a 1U height for maximum flexibility and bulk packaging of 10, the Toolless Blanking Panels are a smart, inexpensive solution for improving thermal efficiency. Siemon also offers a variety of other flat and angled blank filler panels in several rack-unit sizes, including a Brush Guard Panels that allows cables to pass through while still providing thermal protection to maintain isolation.

Learn more about Siemon toolless blanking panels and other airflow and cable management solutions at:


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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