Infrastructure Solutions Seminar

CMS held a seminar for customers on ‘An Insight into Infrastructure Solutions’ at The Belfry in the West Midlands last Thursday 6th October. Customers were invited to listen to speakers from Corning, Eaton and Fluke Networks.

James Dietrich (UK Sales Manager) and Tony Robinson (EMEA Marketing Manager) spoke about Corning’s leading expertise in Fibre, and how they are intent on innovation to keep their Fibre to the highest specification. In particular, emphasis was put on Corning’s EDGE and EDGE8 solutions, demonstrating to the attendees the benefits in high density fibre optic cabling, especially for data centre solutions.

Customers were also made aware about Corning’s shielded Copper solution, specifically for Cat 5e, 6 and 6a in the LAN & Data Centre environment. Corning Copper cable is flame retardant, easy to deploy, and needs no tools to unwind. The Corning Copper solution is available at CMS for extremely good prices, click here to be taken to the solution page.

Eaton based their presentation on their Power Management and Racks. Gary Bowdler (Business Development Manager) began by speaking about Eaton’s Power Management solutions for small and medium Datacentres. When speaking about the Rack Mounted 5PX UPS, Gary drew attention to the performance and efficiency of the UPS which boasts up to 99% efficiency. The ranges of UPS’ are specifically designed for Virtualized IT environments and with new virtual environments and cloud computing, IT managers are facing new challenges. With unmatched ‘evolution’ capabilities, the 9PX UPS is already future-proof.

In reference to the RE Series Racks, Gary highlighted the main features and accessibility of the racks. The RE Series accommodates both vertical and horizontal cable management giving the customer the option to manage their Data Centre in the most efficient way possible. Eaton brought along a RE Series 27U rack to show customers just how accessible the rack is, and how it is made specifically to make the installers life easier. To see the full range of Eaton products please click here.

Nigel Hedges (Distributor Account Manager) from Fluke Networks held a live demo of the Fluke Versiv Unit. Showing the customers how Copper and Fibre can be tested live using LinkWare Live. LinkWare Live is a Software as a Service from Fluke Networks for cabling professionals managing multiple projects that quickly, easily and affordably provides unmatched job visibility and superior project control from anywhere at anytime

LinkWare Live provides an easy to read dashboard that shows an overview of the project status and a project activity to ensure projects are completed on time. It removes the hurdles in data management by giving the ability to directly upload and consolidate test results from multiple testers. Nigel managed to demonstrate how quickly you can validate projects and test results in real-time with browser based ease to avoid any future rework due to incorrect testing or missing test results. To find out more on the Versiv range, click here.

A very big thank you to all of the attendee’s, we hope you enjoyed the seminar and found it of interest.

Eaton Presentation - Gary Bowdler