Molex moves into Cat 6 monitoring

With Category 6 cabling standards ratified in recent months, Molex Premise Networks is releasing a Cat 6 version of its Real Time Patching System, which enables users to monitor and manage the physical network layer and associated IT hardware.

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By  Zoe Moleshead Published  October 28, 2002

With Category 6 cabling standards ratified in recent months, Molex Premise Networks is releasing a Cat 6 version of its Real Time Patching System, which enables users to monitor and manage the physical network layer and associated IT hardware.

The Real Time System can be used for new installations and retrofitted to existing legacy cabling solutions, facilitating management of the entire cabling infrastructure, irrespective of age and tenure.

The systems includes intelligent patch panels, patch cords, cable and physical layer management hardware and software, which enables network administrators to moves, adds and changes their infrastructure easily and quickly. The Real Time solution also assists automated network mapping and work orders.

According to the Molex, the patching system, which is also available for Cat 5e cables, is extremely scalable and easy to configure.

“Configuration of the system is simple and integral self-learning port identification reduces set up time. Scalability of the system is unlimited and can be managed locally, remotely or via a web connection,” says a statement by the vendor.

The solution also supports multimedia connectivity for copper, fibre, cross connect and coaxial connections.

Users can also install additional management modules that provide diagnostics and mapping for MAC addresses, support Network Asset Management and enable the use of AutoCAD and Visio packages for planning and documentation.

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