BICSI Fall 2019: What You’ll See from Panduit and General Cable

BICSI’s annual Fall Conference and Exhibition is less than a week away and we’re packing our bags, double-checking our travel plans and brushing up on our card and dice skills. We have a lot in store for Las Vegas, and have many, many reasons for you to stop by the PanGen booth to see us!

Get to Know PanGen

As always, Panduit and General Cable will be sharing a booth and sharing our expertise on all things copper related. The PanGen partnership is 15 years in the making, providing contractors and end users with an end-to-end cabling and connectivity solution, featuring the industry’s smallest Category 6A copper cable (0.250” diameter). That cable is recognized in the industry as having the best thermal properties to manage the heat rise from Power over Ethernet. Devices like security cameras and wireless access points are already on the network, so using PoE to power them via the same copper cable just makes sense. One of our most popular demonstrations at every BICSI shows the temperature rise that occurs in cable that is running PoE, and how this cable manages temperature rise.

From the Panduit side of the partnership, look for a myriad of connectivity choices on display. Everything from standard, shuttered, and angled jacks to the ever-popular Field Term Plug, along with patching solutions will be on display.

Going the Distance

Among the newer products that Panduit will be demonstrating is the PoE Extender, which delivers data and PoE beyond the 100-meter channel. This innovative solution extends PoE up to 600 meters! This solution is ideal for applications like remote security cameras or building entrances that are more than 100 meters from the nearest TR. Check it out first hand in the booth.

A New Fix for CyberSecurity

Panduit will also be introducing SmartKeeper, a simple solution to a big problem. SmartKeeper block-out devices block open USB and RJ45 ports to prevent unauthorized access. A single tool is used with all devices, making it easier for the right personnel to have access to the tool when it’s needed. Stop by the booth for a demo.

Check out the AV Solutions

Taking center stage in the booth will be Panduit’s new end-to-end AV solution, featuring active devices from Atlona, a Panduit company, built on a Panduit infrastructure. We’ll be ready to demo and answer questions about the Atlona OmniStream AV over IP system, Velocity Control, and Atlona’s SW-510W, a BYOD switcher that allows wireless connection from any presentation device, including phones, tablets, and laptops, with no dongles, apps, or connectors needed! Infrastructure components like cabling, wall-mount cabinets, Above Floor Raceway, table boxes and wall boxes round out the AV demo.

Cable Management Dreams

If you haven’t seen Panduit’s newest vertical cable managers, you will want to stop by the booth just to see them! We’ll be showing both our standard and enhanced PatchRunner Vertical Managers, which both feature integrated push-to-close doors, optimized manager fingers, and more space. Lightweight and easy to install, the doors are quickly gaining popularity in the market. The enhanced version features options that allow for zero RU patching to be mounted within the cable manager, for the ultimate in space optimization within the telecom room. These cable managers will transform your TR nightmares!

A Powerful Power Solution

We will also be demonstrating our expanding line of Power Distribution Units and accessories. The SmartZone PDUs have features that go beyond power distribution, to provide local and remote monitoring of aggregate power and environmental and physical access data.

The Full Network Infrastructure Suite

Rounding out the display will be components for connecting the factory floor and data center solutions, showcasing the portfolio breadth that makes Panduit the partner of choice for so many contractors and end users.

Beyond what you want to see from us, we want to see YOU! Conversations with so many of you give us insight into what types of issues you face on a daily basis and helps stoke the innovation fires, to figure out new solutions. We love hearing first-hand about what people are struggling with, the successes they’ve had, and the ways they’re using our products.

Learning Opportunities

If you’re still trying to decide what presentations to attend during your time at BICSI, we have a couple of recommendations. On Wednesday, October 2, Panduit Product Line Manager Frank Straka will be participating in two presentations:

  • 9-10 a.m. – An Illuminating Discussion on Digital Lighting Design & Cabling Challenges, presented by Frank Straka and Harry Aller of Innovative Lighting
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m. – IoT Takes a Village: Building the Single-Pair Ethernet Ecosystem, where Frank will be part of a panel looking at Single-Pair Ethernet