Network infrastructure specialist Siemon, has added a new cable-tray mounted rack for overhead patch panels to its line of data centre cable management solutions. Designed to mount directly to overhead ladder rack or cable tray, Siemon’s cable tray rack delivers 4U of easily installed and accessible 19” rack mount space above cabinets and racks without consuming floor or cabinet space, making it ideal for use within Zone Distribution Areas (ZDAs) or Equipment Distribution Areas (EDAs) in data centres.
Used with copper patch panels or fibre enclosures, the cable tray rack can increase cabling density without sacrificing orderly cable management. By moving patching fields out of the cabinet itself and into easily accessed overhead spaces, ongoing moves, adds and changes are simplified. This flexibility can also help speed the deployment of new data centre equipment, allowing pre-cabled connectivity to be installed in overhead spaces and simply connected via patch cords as new cabinets and/or equipment is added.