Leverage zone architectures to increase enterprise agility.
Key to a converged physical infrastructure is the use of a zone cabling architecture. As part of this approach, all system networks are converged within a common pathway from telecommunications rooms to consolidation points. The final termination occurs within the zone enclosures that are distributed throughout the building, allowing cables to be managed and patched in a single enclosure.
Under a zone architecture, cabling is easier to locate, manage and maintain because connections to each building system are routed within the same pathways and enclosures. Zone cabling makes it easier to extend current and new technologies because moves, adds and changes are handled at the zone enclosure and device endpoint. This eliminates time-consuming changes in areas such as telecommunications rooms and reduces the need to replace or abandon cabling.
Panduit provides a complete zone and wireless enclosure offering, including:
- PanZone® Zone Cabling Systems — zone enclosures for in-ceiling, underfloor, raised floor, wireless, and building automation system applications and wall mount consolidation points are the main distribution points for an open office architecture
- GridRunner™ Underfloor Cable Routing System — wire basket pathways are designed to route and manage network data and power cabling beneath the raised floor
- PanWay® Raceway Systems — surface raceway products provide maximum flexibility for routing, protecting and concealing high performance copper, voice, video, fiber optic and electrical wiring within the enterprise
- PanZone® Wireless Enclosures — wireless enclosures provide an additional level of security for your wireless LAN by protecting wireless access points from tampering, vandalism, theft and harsh environments