Physical Network Security These lock-in and blockout devices for RJ-45 and fiber LC ports prevent unauthorized network access, securing connections and helping prevent vandalism and other threats.
Pre-Configured Zone Enclosure Zone Enclosures are a key element of an effective Zone Architecture. Panduit has created pre-configured zone enclosures that combine essential elements into a single product.
Data Center Grounding and Bonding is All in the Details Grounding an electrical system is critical in any facility to protect
both people and property against lightning strikes and other dangerous
events. Data centers, though, also have operational concerns that make
grounding designs critical to their performance. In addition to
the catastrophic damage a sudden surge can cause, lower-level events can
create electrical noise resulting in faulty data signals and dropped
data packets (“packets” are the chunks of data transmitted over a
What are TIA/EIA Standards? TIA/EIA Standards are requirements for building telecommunications
equipment. They can be thought of as the code equivalent to the National
Electrical Code but for telecommunications. Although the electrical
inspectors are not usually enforcing the installation of data networks
to TIA/EIA Standards, many customer specifications and contracts require
compliance. TIA is short for Telecommunications Industry
Association. TIA is a leading trade organization for manufacturers of
Making Bonding Easier One of the most essential steps in designing a data center’s bonding and
grounding plan is assuring that bonding remains continuous, from
equipment to racks and all the way back to the electrical panel. (These
same requirements must be met in telecommunications equipment
installations, per the Telecommunications Industry Association’s
TIA-607-B standard.) This can require careful attention to all points
where a connection might be overlooked, or come loose over time.