The AMP Netconnect Business Unit of Tyco Electronics has developed the Hi-D (High-Density) cable management system for data centres. This new system can increase patch densities by, on average, 30% with improved cable management and access compared to traditional techniques.
As designers push to increase the density of the cabling infrastructure design, they are realising the current limitations of traditional approaches to both individual products and system design. The new Hi-D cable management system addresses the challenge of how data-centre and building distributor capacity can be grown without increasing costly real estate space. In particular, increasing the port density while maintaining, or decreasing, the required floor space requires a different design approach to traditional cable management systems.
The current design restriction for port capacity on a 42-unit cabinet is 480 ports, while providing a minimum cable management provision of one per third cabinet unit. The Hi-D cable management system can increase capacity by up to 1020 ports per frame.
The Hi-D cable management system is designed in such a way that all patch-cable bend radii are controlled from ports on the angled patch panel through the complete management system.