Siemon Improves Network Visibility, Monitoring and Management with EagleEye™ Connect Software

April 15, 2015. Watertown, CT — Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, is pleased to announce EagleEye™ Connect, an automated infrastructure management (AIM) software solution that automatically monitors and documents physical layer connections and device status for unparalleled network visualization, improved network security, better management of IT assets, reduced downtime and increased staff productivity.

As the central interface for Siemon’s MapIT® G2 Automated Infrastructure Management System, EagleEye™ Connect is a server-based software solution that collects, monitors and stores network intelligence data from innovative MapIT G2 Master Control Panels and Smart Patch Panels available in Category 6 UTP, Category 6A F/UTP and UTP, and Category 7A F/STP for copper patch panels, and in singlemode and multimode MTP-to-LC and LC-to-LC enclosures for fiber.

EagleEye Connect software includes the following user-friendly set of network management features:

  • Navigation tree showing hierarchical relationship of all network assets down to the port and device level
  • Realistic graphical views of floors with device locations and front and back views of racks with patch connections
  • Graphical end-to-end circuit traces from the switch port to the end device
  • Real-time database with auto-discovery to automatically maintain updated inventory
  • 24/7 monitoring and alerts of unauthorized connection/disconnections and movement of IT equipment and devices
  • Efficient work order management for creating, assigning, managing and tracking work orders

“With security a top concern and downtime primarily caused by IT personnel making errors when configuring changes, today’s IT leaders need nonstop monitoring of all IT assets and methods to improve accuracy and productivity,” says Tony Veatch, Siemon’s director of product management. “We have designed EagleEye™ Connect with enhanced security features that prevent loss of data and help to ensure compliance with security regulations like HIPAA and Sarbanes Oxley. That combined with the ability to speed response time and improve accuracy of moves, adds and changes significantly reduces downtime and operating expense. The software’s ability to document network assets in real time also allows our customers to maximize utilization of their switch ports and rack space for reduced capital expense.”

Included in the EagleEye™ Connect Software is a comprehensive reporting function that facilitates planning for growth or changes, including inventory and capacity reports to show available ports and rack space. Accessed remotely from anywhere via a web browser, EagleEye™ Connect can monitor, manage and protect networks across multiple facilities and sites around the world.

For more information on the Siemon’s EagleEye™ Connect Software, visit: www.siemon.com/eagleeye

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Siemon 4U LightStack Optimizes High Density Data Centers

15-04-01-lightstack-4uApril 1, 2015. Watertown, CT — Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, is pleased to announce a 4U version of its LightStack™ Ultra High Density Fiber System to house to 576 LC fibers or 3456 MTP fibers in just four rack units of space while ensuring superior port access, cable management and fast, seamless migration to advanced 40 and 100 gigabit applications.

Part of Siemon’s LightHouse™ Advanced Fiber Optic Cabling Solutions, LightStack 4U is an innovative rack-mount enclosure with revolutionary horizontal cable management that handles both traditional and uni-tube jumpers and features easy-unlatch, swing-open management clips for full access to the jumpers. Swivel trunk cable tie-down points on the rear of the enclosure maintain proper bend radius, while sliding trays offer all-around better access than any other high-density fiber enclosure on the market. Modules are easily inserted or removed from either the front or rear of the enclosure, and the visually appealing easy-open magnetic door eliminates harmful pinch points and offers high-visibility drop-down labeling.

“Our 1U LightStack Ultra High Density Fiber System is extremely popular among today’s high-density data centers that require easy access and management of high density fiber connectivity with the capability to easily migrate from 10 to 40 and 100 gigabit speeds,” says Charlie Maynard, Fiber Optic Product Manager at Siemon’s global headquarters. “Our latest 4U version simplifies installation for high fiber count environments by supporting four times the density in a single enclosure while maintaining the best-in-class LightStack features that help data centers overcome current and future fiber connectivity challenges.”

The LightStack Ultra High Density Fiber System includes ultra-slim LightStack low-loss 0.35dB LC-to-MTP modules, 0.2dB MTP pass-through adapters that are fully ready to support 40 and 100 gigabit applications, and 12-fiber LC pass-through adapter plates for current 10 gigabit Ethernet or Fibre Channel SAN applications. Ideal for backbone and SAN applications, the system also includes trunk cables, including MTP trunk cables and LC-to-MTP hybrid trunk cables available in staggered lengths for connecting a variety of active equipment to interconnects or cross connects.

For more information on the LightStack Ultra High Density Fiber System, visit:www.siemon.com/us/lightstack

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Are Slow Terminations Killing Your Bottom Line?

As a cabling pro, you know that winning jobs is a balancing act between delivering competitive bids and protecting your profitability. But, have you ever considered how the speed of your individual termination processes can impact that balance?

Siemon’s newest Cabling Contractor Best Practice: ”The Impact of Termination Speed on Your Bottom Line” explores that impact, delivering simple, contractor-focused guidelines on turning faster terminations into winning bids AND improved profits.

Learn more: http://www.siemon.com/us/contractors/termination/#pdf

 

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Siemon Unveils Data Center Showcase

Watertown, CT — Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, is pleased to unveil a new Data Center Showcase to exhibit the company’s comprehensive suite of high quality, high performance infrastructure solutions for the data center, including fiber and copper connectivity, cabinets, cable management, power and cooling systems, and Intelligent Infrastructure Management solutions.

Located at Siemon’s corporate headquarters in Watertown, Conn., the high tech Data Center Showcase houses rows of Siemon’s innovative VersaPOD®, V800 and V600 data center cabinets designed to effectively save space, manage cabling and improve thermal efficiency. The cabinets are populated with Siemon fiber and copper connectivity, cable management, and power and cooling solutions to demonstrate optimal data center utilization and support for a variety of network equipment and servers. Complete with a raised floor and drop down ceiling for airflow and cable routing, the room sits behind sleek glass doors and features a large glass conference table for visitors to congregate.

“We often bring customers in from all over the world to see our manufacturing capabilities also located right here in Watertown, and the new Data Center Showcase is a chance to demonstrate how all of our high performance solutions come together to build the foundation for mission critical data centers,” says Robert Carlson, vice president of global marketing for Siemon. “Maximizing space and ensuring thermal efficiency in today’s high density computing environments is very important to our customers, and we can now show them how our solutions support these needs in a real-life, hands-on setting.”

Siemon recently launched a demonstration video where Siemon Data Center Expert Lyle Menard, RCDD/NTS, provides an overview of the solutions in the Data Center Showcase, including the ultra high-density LightStack™ fiber solution that can support up to 864 fibers in a single 1U enclosure and the Zero-U space-saving capabilities of the VersaPOD® cabinets where space between bayed cabinets can be used for cable management, patching, power distribution and other equipment.

To learn more about the Data Center Showcase and see the video, please visit: www.siemon.com/us/datacenter/video

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Nice to see that Siemon is not the only one stressing the importance of good quality patch cords!

Patch cords prove to be networks’ weakest links
They don’t need to be weak links, but the proliferation of low-quality and counterfeit products makes them so.

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Siemon Announces LightHouse™, an Expanded Portfolio of Advanced Fiber Cabling Solutions

Siemon’s comprehensive line of high-performance fiber optic solutions for data centers LANs and Intelligent Buildings are now aligned under the Siemon LightHouse brand.

Watertown, CT — Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, today announced the launch of its new LightHouse Advanced Fiber Solutions brand. Aligning the company’s established line of end-to-end fiber cable and connectivity systems with a wide array of new product innovations, Siemon’s LightHouse delivers a comprehensive range of high-performance fiber solutions to support nearly any network infrastructure.

LightHouse takes advantage of competitive pricing levels on the most commonly used fiber cable and connectivity systems, combining them with Siemon’s advanced, problem solving products to deliver a fiber portfolio unmatched in terms of total customer value.

Siemon’s LightHouse Advanced Fiber Solutions portfolio includes:

  • Configurable end-to-end plug and play systems – Pre-terminated MTP, LC and SC cable assemblies and modules in Singlemode and Multimode supporting up to 40/100Gb/s, as well as feature-rich fiber management solutions, including the innovative LightStack™ ultra high-density plug and play system.
  • Expanded fiber cable offering – Siemon’s comprehensive fiber cable line provides cost effective and readily available options across a full range of fiber types and performance levels, strand counts, jacket types, and constructions.
  • Extensive fiber jumper and pigtail line – LC, SC, and ST assemblies in Singlemode OS1/OS2 and Multimode, ranging from OM1 to OM4.
  • Innovative ultra high-density LC jumper – Siemon’s new LC BladePatch® jumper features an innovative push-pull latch and quick and easy field polarity changes designed for ultra high-density patching.
  • Time-saving field-terminated connectors – High-performance epoxy-polish and mechanical splice field-terminated LC and SC connectors
  • Easier fiber management – Expanded rack and wall-mount fiber enclosure options simplify high-density fiber cable and connectivity management and are enhanced by Siemon’s data center cabinet and cable management products
  • Ruggedized fiber options – Siemon’s ruggedized LC fiber connectivity provides an IP66/67-rated seal for harsh environments
  • Quick splicing – Siemon fusion splice system interfaces between bulk cable and LC duplex jumpers connected directly to active equipment
  • High performance fiber solutions for POL/PON Systems including: Splitters, enclosures, cable, connectors and cable assemblies.

To learn more about Siemon’s LightHouse portfolio of advanced fiber cabling solutions, visit:http://www.siemon.com/LightHouse

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Siemon Keeps Customers Connected with New Mobile App

Siemon Mobile App

Siemon Mobile App

Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, is pleased to announce the launch of its free mobile app for both Apple iOS and Android devices. The new app has been developed by Siemon to provide quick and easy access to all of their most popular resources on the go, such as white papers, product spec sheets and details of new product launches.

Through the Siemon Mobile App, customers can gain instant access to INNOVATE: Cabling for the Future, Siemon’s interactive digital magazine, as well as case studies from around the world, and Siemon’s popular Standards Informant and Infrastructure blogs, featuring industry facts and opinions from Siemon experts. The app is also a must-have for keeping up with Siemon’s latest innovations, including easy mobile access to product data, spec sheets and installation instructions for Siemon’s full range of copper and fiber optic cabling and connectivity, cabinets, racks and cable management. Also available via the app is instant access to Siemon’s comprehensive library of video tutorials and demonstrations as well as Siemon’s Shielded Cabling Resource Center.

“Because a high-performance, reliable cabling system is critical to today’s data center, LAN and intelligent building networks, we always strive to keep our customers up to date with the latest information on industry standards, trends, best practices and our comprehensive suite of products,” says Robert Carlson, Siemon’s vice president of global marketing. “With the new Siemon Mobile App, we now give our customers quick and easy access to the information they need from one location – right in the palm of their hand from their smartphone or tablet.”

In addition to Siemon’s updates on Facebook, Twitter and other social media channels, the new app makes it easy to locate Siemon offices and installation partners around the world. From the app, Siemon partners can login to access the Partner Support Center and other collaboration resources. The Siemon Mobile App is now available to download for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play. The new app can also be downloaded from the Siemon website at www.siemon.com/app.

 

About Siemon

Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specializing in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance low voltage infrastructure solutions and services for Data Centers, LANs and Intelligent Buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning 100 countries, Siemon offers the most comprehensive suite of copper and optical fiber cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data center power and cooling systems and Intelligent Infrastructure Management solutions. With more than 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of Industry Standards, underlining the company’s long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry.  Siemon Interconnect Solutions (SIS) is a Siemon business unit comprised of a team of dedicated technical sales professionals supported by Siemon Labs, mechanical, electrical and signal integrity engineers committed to solving industry and customer driven interconnect challenges. We provide custom network infrastructure solutions to: OEM’s, Leading Manufacturers, Value-Added Resellers and System Integrators.

 

 

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Tackling Challenges in the Networking Market with Siemon

We’re excited to conclude 2014 with Siemon being featured in a cover story in the latest edition of Processor Magazine.

Processor Magazine is ‘Products, News and Information Data Centers can trust’ and the cover story is about Siemon’s trusted data center capabilities that have resulted in Siemon being named one of the most promising Cisco solution providers. As a Cisco Solutions Provider, all of our products are 100% compatible with Cisco equipment.

Siemon data center feature on cover of Processor Magazine December 2014

Data centers managers using Cisco equipment can rely on Siemon for comprehensive complementary data center infrastructure solutions from cabling to cabinets to cable management.

Read “Tackling Challenges in the Networking Market” in Processor Magazine.

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Siemon Offers New E-Book: Advanced Network Infrastructure 2015

Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, is pleased to announce a new E-Book that covers a variety of topics on emerging LAN, data center and intelligent building networking applications and trends. Entitled, “Advanced Network Infrastructure 2015,” this free 64-page E-Book is designed to provide a broad audience of IT decision makers—from the CIO to the network engineer—with new and important information on network infrastructure that will help them strategically plan for 2015.

Networking EBook 2015

Included in the E-Book’s in-depth coverage is everything from unique designs and technologies that can deliver cost savings and improved performance in a variety of environments, to key cabling considerations surrounding upcoming standards and trends.

The free 64-page E-Book includes:

  • Zone Cabling for Cost Savings
  • Killer App Alert: IEEE 802.11ac 5 GHz Wireless Update and Structured Cabling Implications
  • Advantages of Using Siemon Shielded Cabling Systems to Power Remote Network Devices
  • Data Center Storage Evolution: An Update on Storage Network Technologies Including DAS, NAS and SAN
  • The Need for Low-Loss Multifiber Connectivity in Today’s Data Center
  • Considerations for Choosing Top-of-Rack in Today’s Fat-Tree Switch Fabric Configurations
  • Tech Brief: SFP+ Cables and Encryption – Cost-Effective Alternatives Overcome Vendor Locking
  • Getting Smart, Getting Rugged: Extending LANs into Harsher Environments
  • Case Study: L.A. Dodgers Hit a Home Run with Cabling Upgrade from Siemon

To download the free Advanced Network Infrastructure 2015 E-book, visit Siemon.com/NetworkingEBook

 

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Siemon Named One of the Most Promising Cisco Solution Providers

CIO ReviewSiemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, is pleased to announce that it was recently named one of the 20 Most Promising Cisco Solutions Providers for 2014. Selected by a distinguished panel of CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, and analysts that includes the CIO Review editorial board, Siemon joins the ranks of vendors providing solutions and services in partnership with Cisco that have showcased extensive business process knowledge and in-depth integrated and innovative strategies combined with talent base across multiple locations.

As a frontrunner in providing hardware, software and service offerings for today’s IP-based networks, Cisco has driven much of the technological advancements that are helping to create powerful connections and easy access to information. While a myriad of companies partner with Cisco to bring networking advantage to their customers, the companies chosen as most promising Cisco Solutions Providers are those that stand out at the forefront of tackling the challenges of the networking market.

“Structured cabling is critical to building strong IT infrastructures that form the foundation of the IP-based networks vital to the success of any business,” says Carl Siemon, the company’s president and CEO. “As a Cisco Technology Partner, all of our products are 100 percent compatible with Cisco equipment. We work closely with our customers early in the project lifecycle to provide value-added design services and tailored solutions that optimize the infrastructure to best support their long-term networking requirements.”

As a Cisco Technology Partner, Siemon offers a new series of high-speed interconnect cable assemblies specifically designed to be compatible with Cisco switches and servers. Another example is Siemon’s SidePOD™ and Baffle solutions for use with Siemon’s innovative VersaPOD® networking cabinets. This unique accessory is specifically designed to create the necessary clearance for properly routing airflow to and from Cisco’s side-vented Nexus switches.

Additionally, Siemon’s best-in-class delivery system consists of a global network of Siemon Certified Installers who are trained to design, install and administer Siemon cabling systems anywhere in the world, while ensuring standards compliance and providing an extended 20-year warranty that covers products, performance and application assurance. Not only has Siemon’s combination of high-performance solutions and value-added support, along with ongoing R&D investment and state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities, resulted in numerous recognitions such as one of the Most Promising Cisco Solutions Providers, it has also earned the company an impressive customer list spanning finance, healthcare, government and education markets and including more than 200 organizations from Fortune’s Global 500.

To learn more about Siemon and other great resources for CIOs, please visit www.siemon.com/CIO.

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