Changes brought by intelligent wiring system to users

Intelligent cabling technology is an advanced cabling technology that solves the connection management of the physical layer in the field of network management. The purpose is to apply the network management strategy to the last unmanaged physical layer of the network.

For the normal operation of the network system, the key technical indicators that must be guaranteed are: availability, compliance, operational efficiency and security. The following survey shows the problems and problems caused by ineffective management of the physical layer for these key characteristics.

Availability: 59% of unplanned network downtime occurs at the physical layer (GartnerGroup); 28% of costly data center downtime is due to variability and human error (Symantec 2010 survey); 70% of network failures are attributable to Network Cabling (LANTechnology)

Compliance: 0% of those organisations that do not comply with data standards have adequate methods or policies in place to track unauthorized data access (2010 UK Security Gap Survey Report)

Operational efficiency: 70% of technician time is spent recording network activity (quoted by Fortune50 client)

Security: 75% of data breaches can go undetected and uncontrolled for weeks or months (Verizon Business 2009 Data Breach Investigations Report)

From the above survey results, we can see that during the construction and operation of the network system, a large part of the problems occurred in the disorderly management of the network infrastructure, and how to have a well-managed and operated infrastructure has become a priority before decision-making and investment. primary consideration.

A good network physical layer and its management system will bring rich investment returns to the entire network, and a superior intelligent wiring system will solve most of the problems caused by the physical layer for users and operators.

  Intelligent wiring solution of TE Ampo wiring system

The intelligent wiring system launched by TE can be divided into two types in terms of implementation: Quareo's CPID technology and AMPTRAC's ninth-pin technology. The characteristics and applications of these two technologies are introduced below:

2.1 Connection Point Identification (CPID) Technology

The core of CPID technology is to implant a chip on the connector. The chip contains a unique number applied to the network connection point, so that all physical layer connection points can be automatically discovered and mapped, so that important information can be provided to the upstream network management. system.

As shown in the figure above, the CPID technology of the chip implanted on the connector can be applied to the connector of the RJ45 jumper, the connector of the LC fiber optic cable and the connector of the MPO array fiber optic cable, so that the jumper or the trunk fiber optic cable can have a The same unique identification as the address, and does not affect the size of the component itself and the transmission of data.

In addition to the unique identification, the information in the chip also includes: unique end identification, copper cable/optical fiber, sheath color, type, length, fiber polarity, manufacturer, product number, and so on.

In the patch panel part, a new detection technology is introduced to identify the connection point and provide direct network communication and visual light display.

As part of the CPID intelligent wiring, the patch panel provides information such as a unique MAC address, port identification indicators, three connection states that can be detected, number/name of the patch panel, web server, and port insertion times.

The identification of the chip through the intelligent patch panel and the supporting software effectively manage the network cable as a manageable component.

managed connection

With such effective and detailed description information of connection points, the entire physical layer network can be automatically recorded with 100% accuracy, and the entire network connection can be a set of managed connections.

Just like managed switch ports in your network, managed connectivity means you can manage your physical layer using the same network management standards, tools, and policies that apply to your active components. In this way, the network system we have built has truly achieved a full range of network management, enabling the popularization and application of network security and compliance policies.

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