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For Immediate Release - April 19, 2013

Siemon improves thermal efficiency with toolless blanking panels

Toolless Blanking Panel

Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, announces the expansion of its line of airflow solutions for the data centre in EMEA with the launch of new ‘toolless blanking panels’. Designed to help improve thermal efficiency, the blanking panels prevent 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 centre 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 to fit. According to Siemon, the new blanking panels are also ideal for aesthetically concealing openings and reserving rack unit positions for future use, plus are easily removed when necessary.

“In today’s data centre 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 claimed to deliver 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 brush guard panels that allow cables to pass through, whilst still providing thermal protection to maintain isolation.

Learn more about Siemon toolless blanking panels and other airflow and cable management solutions at: http://www.siemon.com/go/toolless

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About Siemon
Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specialising in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance low voltage infrastructure solutions and services for data centres, LANs and intelligent buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning 100 countries, Siemon offers a comprehensive suite of copper and optical fibre cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data centre 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. 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. Siemon provides custom network infrastructure solutions to OEMs, leading manufacturers, value-added resellers and system integrators.
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