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For Immediate Release - August 14, 2012

Siemon Adds Angled Patch Panels to its MapIT G2 Line of Intelligent Infrastructure Management (IIM) Solutions

New Smart Patch Panel combines onboard infrastructure monitoring intelligence with an angled configuration designed to facilitate high-density patch cord routing without the need for additional rack-mount cable management.

Watertown, CT — Siemon adds new angled Smart Patch Panels (SPP) to their full MapIT G2 intelligent infrastructure management (IIM) solution. Designed to help network and data center professionals manage, monitor and secure their physical IT infrastructures, the MapIT G2 system integrates a powerful combination of innovative intelligent connectivity, user-friendly Master Control Panels and MapIT software to provide real-time tracking and reporting of network-wide physical layer activity.

Designed with a higher degree of intelligence, all MapIT G2 SPPs, including the new angled versions, feature an onboard LCD screen that provides connection status, diagnostics and dynamic label information. The LCD display provides more detailed instructions to technicians versus simple LEDs or traditional non-intelligent panels. The ability to monitor and display patching fields in real time and perform diagnostics through this onboard interface reduces troubleshooting time and speeds the completion of work orders.

In addition to its intelligent features and functionality, the 24-port, 1 rack-mount space (U) angled design of the new SPP allows patch cords to be routed directly into vertical cable managers, eliminating the need for additional horizontal cable managers and saving valuable rack space and maximizing data center density.

In fact, Siemon's MapIT G2 system enables 80% higher density than competing IIM systems, providing a huge reduction in the amount of critical and expensive data center rack/cabinet and floor space dedicated to physical layer infrastructure management. For example, common IIM systems can require up to 60U of equipment to manage 20,000 ports. MapIT G2 can manage the same 20,000 ports in just 7U!

In addition to improved density, MapIT G2 dramatically reduces power consumption, using 75% less power than other IIM systems for a decided "green" advantage. This lower power consumption also significantly cuts heat generation, improving the energy efficiency of data center thermal management systems.

Available in Category 6A (Class EA) shielded and unshielded and Category 6 (Class E) unshielded configurations, the new MapIT G2 angled Smart Patch Panel is offered as both a fully functional SPP with integrated electronics and an "Intelligence-Ready" configuration. Designed specifically for users planning future deployment of IIM systems, these field-upgradable Intelligence-Ready panels can be installed day one as standard patch panels and later upgraded as needed to fully intelligent SPPs with the simple addition of MapIT G2 electronics. This capability provides a simple and cost-effective IIM migration path. Electronics can be easily added to Intelligence-Ready panels without disrupting horizontal cabling and patch cords already connected to the panels.

For more information on Siemon's MapIT G2 intelligent infrastructure management solution, visit http://www.siemon.com/us/MapITG2/

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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 low voltage infrastructure solutions and services for Data Centers, LANs and Intelligent Buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning over 100 countries, Siemon offers the most comprehensive suite of copper and optical fiber cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data center power and cooling systems and Intelligent Infrastructure Management solutions. With over 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. We provide custom network infrastructure solutions to: OEM's, Leading Manufacturers, Value-Added Resellers and System Integrators.
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