Rittal , providers of enclosure technologies, have expanded their range of high-density patching accessories with the launch of two cable ducts for 1000 and 2000mm high enclosures.
In addition, Rittal have launched new cable-shunting elements, which can handle excess lengths of cable and be applied as radius reducers when redirecting cables.
These solutions help accommodate large volumes of cable within the network distribution system and can reduce the amount of space used for cabling in data centres.
Rittal’s solution works by guiding cables through special cable ducts for each height unit on the side of the distribution level. Users can work on the 19" level without any additional elements due to the height-unit-related cable routing to the connection port integrated network switches or the stated distributor level. This results in maximum possible use of the available height units in the network distributor for connecting purposes.
At the same time, due to this approach, the density of the connection points can be increased by up to 50% to a maximum of 1008 ports per rack, which helps to significantly cut the total investment required.
Rittal's high-density patching solutions can be attached to mounting angles, to 19" mounting frames and on the side of the IT rack framework. Back-to-back mounting is also possible whereby the openings already integrated in the duct are used for routing cables between the levels. In addition, a continuous system of punchings integrated within the cable duct allows the continuous assembly of more cable management elements and structuring aids within the duct.
“A lack of space and high property prices are forcing businesses to use existing resources as efficiently as possible. This is why it is even more important now to deal the right way with the volumes of cable used in data centres. Our high-density patching solutions help IT departments increase their port density by up to 50 per cent, and result in both space and cost savings,” said Mark Roberts, IT Business Development Manager, Rittal.