Panels disappear in the raised floor

Space-saving tML® Cube housings implement server close connection technology in raised floors

Online PR News – 15-September-2011 – – Dortmund, 15. September 2011. tde - trans data elektronik, a leading manufacturer, distributor and system provider of network technology and a pioneer in the field of fibre optic multi-fibre technology complement their modular Plug&Play cabling system tML®-tde Modular Link with Cube housings for server environments. In the data center the cube-shaped housings can be mounted right below the rack at the pedestals in the raised floor - this saves space in the rack while still providing an optimal server connection to the structured cabling.

If you want to use both the area in the data center as well as the space in the rack to full capacity, spatial concepts that arrange the installation of passive components in the raised floors are beneficial.

Cube - Compact cabling inside the raised floor
Additionally to the in-house cabling system tML®, Dortmund based tde-trans data elektronik offer a cubic casing for the installation of modules right below the server rack. In doing so, the connection technology needs no space in the server rack but still achieves highest packing density with 24 ports per rack unit. Starting from the cube, the patching runs right to the server ports. Due to the proximity to the server, the patch cords can be kept very short, which results in a consistently structured cabling image.

"The new tML® Cube housing is ideal for large server installations, which leave no more room within the server cabinet for the installation of patch panels. The installation in the raised floor is a space-saving solution, which also provides a maximum packing density," says André Engel, CEO of tde-trans data elektronik.

Fast installation with Plug&Play
Modular and prefabricated cabling systems such as tde’s tML® system are particularly convenient to handle. The system is completely pre-assembled by the manufacturer and the cable designs are very compact therewith reducing the installation costs to a minimum. After laying the cables in the raised floor blanks and installing the cubes to the pedestals of the double floor, the modules are assembled. Then, all you have to do is to connect the trunk’s connectors at the reverse side of the modules and the network cabling is ready for use. The cube cabinet takes four twisted pairs or fiber optic tML® modules. A special drawer-technology safely protects the patch area from mechanical influences.

The tML® – tde Modular Link System
tML® is a patented modular cable system that comprises three core components: Modules, trunk cable and rack mount enclosure. All system components are prepared and tested in the factory before going out to data centres, where they are predominantly installed. The plug & play installation ensures that systems can be up and running in the shortest amount of time. There are fibre optic and twisted-pair modules, which can be used together in a single rack mount enclosure achieving a very high port density. The heart of the system is formed by the rear-mounted MTP®/MPO and telco connectors, which enable the connection of at least 6 ports at once using 10 GbE or GbE performance. At 40/100 GbE, the modules are replaced by front panels with MPO adapters. Using 48 MPO-connectors, 1152 fibres can be implemented in a single rack unit.

About tde – trans data elektronik GmbH
As an internationally successful company in the field of data and communications systems tde – trans data elektronik GmbH – specialised in the manufacture, distribution and installation of networking components. With an extremely high-quality range of copper and fibre optic cable products, including matching connection and splicing systems, tde is an experienced networking expert providing full-service solutions for industry and the telecommunications sector in fields such as LAN, SAN and WAN. In addition to manufacturing and distributing tde, as a full-system provider, offers the full range of services from planning to installation from one source. For further information see

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