9/17/2012 8:46:53 AM
If seeing is believing, there’s a good chance that what you’re about to see speaks volumes about CPI Cable Runway and its ability to adapt to unique data center environments.
Commonly referred to as Ladder Rack, CPI Cable Runway supports backbone and horizontal cables between the point of entry and exit into telecom or equipment rooms and cross-connects on racks and cabinets.
As one of CPI’s most popular and versatile products, Cable Runway is also adept at handling a variety of Category 5e/6/6a and fiber cabling with 132 lb/ft (18.25 kg/m) maximum load with runway supported every 5 feet (1.5 meters).
Durable rectangular steel construction also means even the longest, most dense cabling runs are well supported, while additional radii and bends help maintain cable signal integrity around turns and drops.
Speaking of turns and drops, feast your eyes on these images from a recent runway project in the United Kingdom, spearheaded by CPI Sales Manager in the UK and Ireland, Ben Parker. Note the unique configurations for the multi-tiered runway brackets, which CPI helped suggest for the client, and see how they illustrate how a variety of runway accessories such as radius drops and runway bends help craft the runway into one cohesive unit.
In this second image above, notice where the end of the runway turns to the left using a CPI runway bend to help change direction and re-route the cabling.
Of course, if you're in the UK or Ireland and would like sales assistance, be sure to send Ben Parker a note, and like always, CPI Technical Support is standing by at 800-834-4969 or via email to help configure your next cable pathway project. Get in touch today!
7/25/2012 1:03:01 PM
It’s been four years in the making, but the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games have finally arrived. And while we’ve already told you about the impressive tech behind this year’s event, it’s now time to witness the spectacle of the Opening Ceremonies and watch the Olympic flame burn bright for the next two weeks.
In the midst of all this hoopla, we can’t help but wonder… just how would Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI) fare in a competition to determine the world’s best IT infrastructure storage?
In any race to the finish line, you’re going to need a clear path to victory. In the data center, that race is won with a well-planned, well-maintained and highly efficient network of cable pathway support systems.
For those who value speed, CPI Cable Runway and the recently updated OnTrac® Wire Mesh Cable Tray expertly handle high volumes of high bandwidth cabling at the point of entry and exit into any telecom or equipment room… even those spaces with obvious hurdles such as sprinkler systems in the ceiling! Our runway and tray are flexible enough to cut, bend and adjust to any obstacle with a few simple splices.
It takes brains and brawn to successfully hold your own in today’s high tech world. Thankfully, CPI’s complete line of cabinets and enclosure systems are built solid to withstand even the densest of data centers. That includes our TeraFrame® Family of Cabinets, constructed of welded steel and able to hold up to 3,000 lb (1360 kg) static load. Not to be outdone, the GF-Series GlobalFrame® packs a 3,000 lb (1360 kg) load rating too!
Talk about two powerhouses – these cabinet solutions don’t even mind the heat, both sporting the ability to be configured with Vertical Exhaust Ducts when they need to let off some steam – or in this case, the detrimental hot exhaust air from the computer equipment they excel at housing.
In the dog days of summer, a dip in the pool is a great way to keep cool, not to mention a pretty nifty method for earning yourself a record eight gold medals if you’re U.S. swimming superstar Michael Phelps. But everyone knows computer equipment and water just don’t mix, which is why CPI’s Remote Infrastructure Management (RIM-600) System gives you the ability to remotely monitor, record and analyze environmental security and safety conditions in the data center. That includes keeping a close watch on temperature, humidity, smoke, motion, and definitely water.
So how’d we do?! Good enough to medal? Stand atop the podium? Set a few new world records along the way? Tell us what you think of CPI products when the going gets tough and the tough need new data center storage!
7/11/2012 7:25:03 AM
Earlier this summer, we invited you to submit your best photos of CPI products and solutions in the field. Everything from newly installed cabinet enclosures with vertical exhaust ducts to retrofitted installations were encouraged, and so far, every picture's been worth a thousand words (don't worry, we'll keep it much shorter here!).
This month’s photo submission comes to us from the United Kingdom, where Robbie Williams from Impact Data Solutions posted the image you see below to CPI’s Facebook page and said the following:
“This is a triple tier CPI Runway solution, which is supported from the top of the racks. We hit an issue in that two rows required suspension from the ceiling – so we improvised and turned that custom bracket on its head – worked a treat!”
Glad to hear it, Robbie! And while we love hearing directly from our customers on stories just like this, we're also proud of the fact that CPI offers a wide range of standard product support kits (such as threaded ceiling kits) that work well in a number of different configurations and scenarios.
In the shot, you’ll also notice CPI’s Evolution™ Cable Management in its vertical configuration.
What use of CPI products have you recently accomplished? Snap a photo, share it and tell us about it on the Facebook page or via email!
5/21/2012 7:38:34 AM
For an extended holiday weekend in early June, the United Kingdom and our fellow CPI employee owners in the UK will gather together to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, marking 60 years of leadership under Queen Elizabeth II of the British Monarchy.
While nationwide festivities will include royal pageants, parades and celebratory concerts, Chatsworth Products is honored to help commemorate this special occasion with a “crowning” display of good cheer – our very own CPI UK website scavenger hunt!
Available to UK residents only, here’s how it works:
- 1.) Grab your best inspector’s magnifying glass and head over to our CPI United Kingdom homepage, which features fully "localised" and translated content in the Queen’s English.
- 2.) Once you’ve arrived, scour the website and search for up to five unique and individual webpages on the .co.uk CPI website containing the official Queen’s Diamond Jubilee emblem hidden somewhere on the page. It will look exactly like this (image at right):
- 5.) Winners will be notified via email
Are you ready to accept the challenge and be crowned a winner? Good luck!
5/2/2012 8:34:17 AM
After great turnout and positive feedback in St. Louis and Houston just a few weeks back, the Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI) Data Center Power and Cooling Efficiency Seminar: 2012 is rolling north to visit three Canadian cities in the span of a week, including:
- Toronto – June 5
- Ottawa – June 7
- Calgary – June 12
These free seminar events offer professional accreditation with BICSI Continuing Education Credits (CECs) and American Institute of Architects (AIA) Learning Units (LUs). Toronto and Ottawa include five BICSI CECs and two AIA LUs. Calgary offers six BICSI CECs and one AIA LU.
Each stop will feature a mix of presentations and discussions on everything from the economics of airflow management, the benefits of overhead power distribution and cabling high port-count switches in the data center, with a contingent of experts led by CPI and featuring some of the most well-respected names in the industry, including:
- Corning Cable Systems
- Universal Electric – Starline
- Interstitial Systems
- Cool IT Systems
To get complete details on presentations, location info and registration, visit our Canada Data Center Power and Cooling Efficiency Seminar: 2012 webpage today.
You can also check out a pair of photo albums from this week’s 2012 BICSI Canadian Conference and Exhibition in Niagara Falls, Ontario. In the exhibit hall, we displayed CPI’s new Cold Aisle Containment at our CPI booth, while Monday night, April 30, we co-hosted a special evening of entertainment with Anixter and Corning Cable Systems entitled the “EDGE® of an Evolution® World Tour Party” that featured CPI's own band, Bent Metal.
4/19/2012 7:09:12 AM
Take this next story with a grain of salt – it is after all the perfect way to describe the contents of the sea water used by a new data center in Helsinki, Finland for its geographically opportunistic method of thermal management.
Owned and operated by an international IT services company, the data center is located in the waterfront Suvilahti district of Helsinki, where it uses water from the nearby Baltic Sea to help cool equipment inside.
According to Janne Puranen, Project Sales Manager at Coromatic (who delivered much of the installation’s IT infrastructure), "this data center uses a new type of hot-aisle technique, which combines a very high energy efficiency and usability. The extra heat created by its servers will be transferred to the district heating network to provide heat and warm water for 4500 new apartments in the city.”
We’re proud to report that the data center (pictured at right) is supported by a series of CPI’s Adjustable QuadraRack™ with Evolution™ Cable Management, marking one of our first infrastructure projects in the Finnish market. This news comes not long after another Nordics-based and CPI-featuring project, that of the Baltic Data Center in Lithuania, which you can read more about here.
Of course, you can always access a variety of helpful information on all of CPI’s Rack Systems, including two- and four-post, and those created specifically for seismically-active regions.
4/16/2012 7:21:29 AM
On May 9-10, Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI) will join alliance partner Corning Cable Systems at the 2012 BICSI Andino Conference and Tradeshow in the capitol city of Bogota, Colombia. This year’s theme, “Breaking Paradigms in the Transport of Information,” highlights the ways in which new advances in cabling and data centers is helping revolutionize the technology infrastructure of Latin America.
In addition to our co-sponsored booth display with Corning (booth #16), CPI will be well represented when Victor Banuelos, CPI’s Technical Manager for Latin America, takes to the BICSI Andino stage at 2:30PM on May 9 to deliver a special presentation entitled “Maximum Efficiency for High Density Applications with Passive Cooling.”
For its highly effective and cost efficient impact on thermal management in the data center, CPI Passive Cooling® Solutions work especially well when paired with CPI’s TeraFrame® or GF-Series GlobalFrame® Cabinet Systems.
Speaking of the TeraFrame family of cabinets, they integrate perfectly with Corning Cable Systems LANscape® Pretium™ Solutions Plug & Play™ Universal System to form the basis of CPI Fiber Management, which supports fiber channel connectivity in storage area networks (SANs) and underscores our close relationship with Corning at BICSI Andino and well beyond.
Now in its seventh year, BICSI Andino moves to a brand new venue this year, one of Bogota’s most modern meeting facilities, known as “El Cubo de Colsubsidio” or The Cube (pictured below).
Those wishing to attend this event should visit this link, while we invite everyone to browse our upcoming events calendar to learn more about our worldwide activity, including U.S. and Canadian data center seminars, BICSI Canada, road shows across China and the IP Expo in Sweden just to name a few.