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Panduit Introduces a New Universal Network Zone System

April 19, 2016, Tinley Park, IL
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Delivering consistent deployment for DIN mount industrial switches with up to 75% faster installation than do-it-yourself options.


Panduit Corp. expands the Network Zone System offering with the launch of its new Universal Network Zone System, providing rapid and reliable deployment of EtherNet/IP* networks between the enterprise and plant floor with maximum design flexibility. Engineered with Panduit best practices and meeting UL 508A, Type 4/12 or 4X, IP66 and CE, the Universal Network Zone System offers improved network safety and reliability.

According to Steve Timian, VP, Business Development, Panduit, “The Universal Network Zone System provides customers with the ability to implement a wide variety of switch and application requirements. Our scalable and flexible building block architecture solution saves installation time by including both copper and fiber connectivity, cable management, grounding, and power with UPS and PoE options in a single enclosure.”

“In a market that is driving towards IT and OT convergence, users seek industrial network zone solutions that are flexible and agile, reduce installation and implementation time, and minimize risks, guesswork and uncertainty”, according to Craig Resnick, Vice President, ARC Advisory Group. “These market drivers are offset by end users and OEMs losing technical expertise to retirement and downsizing, no longer having the in-house technical talent to do the system layout and design, select and purchase components, and install and troubleshoot the system. Panduit’s Universal Network Zone System addresses these market demands by providing scalable, pre-engineered, pre-designed and pre-packaged systems that are suited to a wide variety of switches and cables; are equipped with cable management systems logically designed for quick system connectivity and diagnostics, can be installed and deployed safely, reliably and quickly by less experienced personnel; and address all appropriate power, electrical and safety standards and certifications for a wide range of applications.”

For more information on the Universal Network Zone System, visit www.panduit.com/networkzone.

Panduit Industrial Automation Infrastructure – Simplifying Robust Industrial Network and IoT Deployment Panduit is a world-class developer and provider of physical infrastructure solutions that improve reliability, security, and safety of Industrial Automation Infrastructure systems while reducing deployment and operating costs. Working with industry leaders, Panduit helps bridge the gap between IT and Controls Engineers by providing optimized building-block architectures for connecting enterprises, industrial networks and control systems. (www.panduit.com/ia)

* EtherNet/IP is a trademark of ODVA.