Panduit Joins Wesco Utility Grade Infrastructure Program
UTG solutions support smart building initiatives
Tinley Park, Ill., April 25, 2022 – Panduit Corp., a leading global provider of network infrastructure solutions, has joined the Wesco Utility Grade Infrastructure program. Utility Grade Infrastructure (UTG) is a technology platform and assurance program that delivers UTG-rated cabling solutions to support specific applications, performance requirements, and life cycle needs for smart buildings.
Through the program, a selection of Panduit copper cables have been third-party tested and verified by UL to meet superior performance attributes. Of main interest to project developers is the extended transmission reach of copper channels: up to 185 meters instead of the industry standard 100-meter channel length. UTG-certified cables are available in North America today.
“As more and more devices are being connected to the network, the role of infrastructure is even more critical,” said Tom Walsh, Vice President of Panduit Enterprise Business. “The Utility Grade Infrastructure program gives project developers peace of mind that the infrastructure they’re installing can deliver the performance needed in smart buildings and other highly-connected spaces. This makes the program a great fit for Panduit, because our solution exceeds standards and are certified to meet those performance requirements.”
In addition to the extended transmission, UTG-certified cabling solutions support higher frequencies, elevated maximum temperatures, advanced AV protocols, next-generation Wi-Fi technology, and HD and 4K UHD video surveillance.
Since 1955, Panduit’s culture of curiosity and passion for problem solving have enabled more meaningful connections between companies’ business goals and their marketplace success. Panduit creates leading-edge physical, electrical, network infrastructure and AV solutions for enterprise-wide environments, from the data center to the telecom room, from the desktop to the plant floor. Headquartered in Tinley Park, Ill., USA and operating in 112 global locations, Panduit’s proven reputation for quality and technology leadership, coupled with a robust partner ecosystem, help support, sustain, and empower business growth in a connected world.