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For Immediate Release - June 2013

New video shows Siemon's innovative LC BladePatch in action

LC Bladepatch

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

According to Siemon, LC BladePatch revolutionises high-density fibre 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 fibre patching: "One of the problems we have with fibre patching in our data centre is when we're patching in high density environments, it can be very difficult to insert the fibres and it can be even harder to remove them. It can be very frustrating and we can also suffer from damaged fibres. 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 fibre connectors in the tightest-fitting fibre 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 fibre reversal often involves a high risk of damaging the fibres or the connectors. With this connector that risk is minimised." 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 fibre 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 centres we are constantly repatching fibres, according to our customers' requirements. This connector makes our life very, very simple."

To view the LC BladePatch video visit www.siemon.com/lcbp.

For more information on LC BladePatch and to order a free demonstration sample, visit www.siemon.com/lcbp

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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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