Panduit Accepts Three 2019 Innovators Awards

Innovation is one of those words that gets tossed around a lot. A. LOT. In fact, an expert just recently included it on a list of words that should never be used to describe yourself. However, for companies like Panduit, where our first focus is on scientific research and the development of new products to solve problems, that word – innovation – is a perfect fit.

Yesterday, Cabling Installation & Maintenance announced the honorees in the 2019 edition of their Cabling Innovators Awards. For five years now, CI&M has been recognizing innovators in the structured cabling space. And, for five years now, we’ve been proud to bring some of those awards home to our trophy case.

Without further ado, presenting Panduit’s 2019 Cabling Innovators Awards:

PoE Extenders – Platinum honoree

PoE Extenders are a new offering from Panduit that extend Power over Ethernet (and data) beyond the 100-meter channel. If you’re looking for a way to connect and power a remote security camera or access gate in a parking lot, or perhaps a suite of devices within a building entrance, this is the solution you’re looking for. PoE Extenders will extend the reach up to 610 meters. This solution solves huge connectivity issues for our customers while being simple and inexpensive to install.

Panduit and Atlona representatives accepted Cabling Innovators Awards during a reception in Las Vegas Tuesday night. Shaun Burnette (left), regional sales manager for Atlona, accepted the Gold award for Lucas Oil Stadium; Panduit Product Line Manager Frank Straka (second from left) accepted the Platinum award for PoE Extenders; and Andres Vicente (right), business development partner with Unitedtec IoT, accepted the Gold award for Codisa Data Center’s intelligent lighting solution by Panduit and Igor. Patrick McLaughlin (second from right), chief editor of Cabling Installation & Maintenance, presented the awards.

Lucas Oil Stadium – Gold honoree

Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts, upgraded their digital signage recently with a solution from Atlona, a Panduit company. OmniStream™, Atlona’s AV over IP solution, is the foundation of that installation. OmniStream delivers the performance and dependability of traditional AV distribution, plus the unrestricted scalability and cost-efficiency of integrating over data networks. The upgrade project is highlighted in the Lucas Oil Plaza, a public congregation area for events and concessions. OmniStream, paired with Velocity™ control, now delivers content to 13 single displays and a 16-screen video wall within the plaza.

Codisa Data Center – Gold honoree

Located in Costa Rica, Codisa is a highly-regarded technology partner throughout Latin America. Last year, Codisa began development of their latest data center, in San Jose, Costa Rica. One of their key drivers was to build an environmentally-friendly and sustainable building. So, Codisa partnered with Igor to introduce a PoE lighting solution throughout the Network Operations Center and office space. Igor’s flagship product, Nexos, is a PoE Internet of Things smart building platform that incorporates hardware, software, and cloud analytics to form a digital building backbone. This system was layered onto Panduit physical infrastructure.

Both of these case study honorees exemplify the great work that our customers and partners do in this space. When Cabling Installation & Maintenance first introduced the Cabling Innovators Awards in 2015, Panduit jumped at the chance to submit stellar projects that we were part of, to shine a spotlight on the great, innovative work that our partners and customers are doing. Since that first round in 2015, we’ve continued down that path, choosing – more often than not – to highlight our partners and customers for their projects.

We know that we can’t do this alone. When we combine our innovative products with the ideas and expertise of others – like Igor – the sum is always greater than working alone.

We’re proud to be called innovators by CI&M. And, we’re not done innovating yet. Some of the industry’s best and most curious minds are already hard at work developing innovative solutions to tomorrow’s problems!

Leading the Way with Innovation

Innovation was on display at last week’s Cabling Innovators Awards, sponsored by Cabling Installation & Maintenance. Panduit was honored to accept three of the awards, recognizing our customers and us for bringing innovation to network design and installation.1504CIMawardBlu

Cisco Canada was honored with a platinum award for its new Canadian Headquarters facility. “The new  Cisco Canada Headquarters is a living example of how we can harness the power of the Internet of Everything to create a smart building that’s truly sustainable and a leader in energy efficiency,” said Rick Huijbregts, Vice President, Industry and Business Transformation, Cisco. The LEED-certified building is considered to be the smartest building in North America and operates on a single, converged IP network, with electricity delivered primarily via Power over Ethernet (PoE). The building features 1,400 PoE LED lighting fixtures and 1,800 PoE controllers for the HVAC system, delivered via Panduit patch cabling. “We are proud to be working with Panduit to support initiatives like this and honored to be sharing this award with them,” Huijbregts added.

Panduit Innovator AwardsWe also accepted a Silver award on behalf of Royal Caribbean for the Quantum of the Seas. Quantum of the Seas was the first of Royal Caribbean’s Quantum Class ships, with a wealth of technology onboard: superfast wireless speeds; RFID luggage tracking; virtual balconies in interior cabins; and even robotic bartenders. The network infrastructure that supports all of this technology is delivered via Panduit QuickNet Copper and Fiber Pre-terminated Cabling Solutions. The pre-terminated solution was selected to speed remote installation and limit installation expenses.

The third award we received recognizes our Turn-Tell Labeling. A network service provider in Japan selected these innovative labels for an application that required labeling on each end of thousands of connections in a high-density network. The labels can be turned after they’ve been applied, without twisting the cabling.

“I would like to congratulate Panduit on their Silver–level honoree status,” said Cabling Installation & Maintenance Group Publisher Alan Bergstein. “This competitive, unbiased program celebrates the most innovative projects in the structured cabling industry. We are pleased to celebrate Panduit‘s Silver status and recognize their contribution to the structured cabling industry.”

The awards were determined by a panel of judges comprised of cabling and communications system specifiers, designers, integrators and managers with vast professional experience.

For 60 years, our customers and partners have trusted Panduit to deliver electrical and networking products that make their business better. From the first panel conduit to the latest in fiber connectivity, Panduit delivers innovation.