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Leviton to offer hands-on experience at GITEX

Company will show two new network cabling systems

Nassif: Atlas-X1 connectors improve data centre management.
Nassif: Atlas-X1 connectors improve data centre management.

Leviton announced it will be showing two new network cabling systems for mission-critical and AV networks at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK 2015. These new systems will enable copper migration to higher bandwidths in mission-critical networks, and allow contractors to increase their business with commercial audio-visual applications in classrooms and conference rooms.

Many CIOs and IT managers are currently evaluating ways that affordable category-rated copper can handle future network demands, and in February 2015 Leviton launched the Atlas-X1 System to address their needs. Atlas-X1 offers a scalable data centre solution for network migration up to Category 8 and 40GBASE-T.

The system includes the industry’s first connector to support shielded applications from Category 8 to 5e and UTP applications from Category 6A to 5e, all from one unified form factor. Visitors to the Leviton booth can see how Atlas-X1 connectors simplify installations and terminations.

“Atlas-X1 is designed to ensure the highest levels of performance and reliability for demanding data centre and enterprise networks," said Ramzi Nassif, managing director for Leviton Middle East & Africa. "It provides additional headroom above industry standards in both short- and long-channels, which gives IT managers extra flexibility and system longevity."

The increasing convergence of AV and data networks on category cable has positioned low-voltage datacom contractors as the next generation of AV installers, according to Leviton. Its IT/AV systems help these contractors be the AV experts for their customers by using a solution that runs over category cable, requires no programming, and little or no training.

Booth attendees will get a hands-on look at the new IT/AV systems, which include signal extenders for HDBASE-T, HDMI, USB and VGA links, as well as supporting components such as wallplates, brackets, connectors, patch cords and category-rated cable.