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For Immediate Release - June 3, 2013

New video shows Siemon's Innovative LC BladePatch in action

Video Shows How to Improve Access, Time and Reliability for Fiber Patching and Polarity Reversal in Ultra-High Density Environments, such as the Data Center

LC Bladepatch

May 21, 2013 — Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has launched a video to demonstrate the impact of its new LC BladePatch fiber optic duplex jumper. The short video shows how key features improve access, ease, time and reliability for fiber patching and polarity reversal in ultra-high density environments, such as the data center.

According to Siemon, LC BladePatch revolutionizes high-density fiber patching with the easiest access available in the industry. The connector's patent-pending push-pull boot controls the latch, allowing easy insertion and removal, without the risk of damage.

Security and network manager of Blue Chip, Carl Southern, is featured in the video and he explains the challenge with traditional fiber patching: "One of the problems we have with fiber patching in our data center is when we're patching in high density environments, it can be very difficult to insert the fibers and it can be even harder to remove them. It can be very frustrating and we can also suffer from damaged fibers. When we're patching in blade servers, access can be very limited; it can be very difficult to reach the latch with your fingers."

Siemon's LC BladePatch is claimed to resolve all these issues with its intuitive, ergonomic action, it eliminates the need to access a latch during installation and removal, avoiding any disruption or damage to adjacent fiber connectors in the tightest-fitting fiber patching environments.

Beyond patching, the polarity reversal was also demonstrated using the LC BladePatch's patent pending rotating latch. As is shown, only the latch rotates, not the entire connector, which eliminates potential connector and cable damage during polarity changes, whilst clearly indicating that a polarity change has been made. Carl Southern confirms; "I couldn't believe how easy it was after I was shown; very, very simple, very quick and very safe. Traditional fiber reversal often involves a high risk of damaging the fibers or the connectors. With this connector that risk is minimized." Plus the new jumper has an overall smaller diameter uni-tube cable design that reduces cable pathway congestion for improved airflow, energy efficiency and easy cable management.

"The LC BladePatch is like nothing the industry has seen for high-density fiber patching. Its push-pull action allows easy removal from the finger grip at the end of the strain relief boot rather than trying to access an LC standard latch and potentially disrupting adjacent connectors," says Robert Carlson, vice president of global marketing at Siemon. "The LC BladePatch concept was born from a customer need and as this video demonstrates that it is truly the ideal solution for today's highest density blade server, SAN and switch environments." The final word goes to Carl Southern: "In our data centers we are constantly re-patching fibers, according to our customers' requirements. This connector makes our life very, very simple."

For more information on LC BladePatch and to order a free demonstration sample, visit


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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