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TE Connectivity Launches Core Vertical Switch Management Platform
[April 17, 2013]

TE Connectivity Launches Core Vertical Switch Management Platform

GREENSBORO, N.C. --(Business Wire)--

TE Connectivity (News - Alert) (TE) today announced a new application-driven solution for the unique cabling challenges presented by vertical blade-based core switch systems. The core Vertical Switch Management (VSM) platform routes cables directly from switch ports to patch panels above the switch, providing space, access, and maintenance benefits to high-density core switches with vertical blade configurations.

In the new core VSM platform, all patch cables, whether fiber or copper, are managed vertically, and just one length of patch cord is required to patch within a frame, simplifying the build process and ongoing logistics. The design consists of a cable management guide that fits above the switch, and copper or fiber modules that provide connections for blades of either media. The complete core VSM platform can be installed within an 800mm wide cabinet, saving valuable white space in the data center.

"The core VSM solution removes the need for cable management at the side of the frame, bringing a number of benefits to the data center. Space savings, cost reductions, and enhanced efficiency are realized by ensuring clear representation of the switch ports and ease of access," says Ken Hall, national account manager within TE's Enterprise Networks business. "These efficiencies help reduce Day 2 activities. Plus, inventory is reduced by only having to stock a single patch cord length. It all adds up to a powerful return on investment."

Main features and benefits of the core VSM solution include:

  • Cabling routes directly from switch to ports to patch panels above the switch
  • Logical representation of the switch ports and ease of access
  • Single patch cord lengths
  • Simplified blade changeover
  • Supports both copper and fiber cabling and facilitates the migration from one to the other
  • Compatibility with the Universal Connectivity Platform- TE's advanced modular cabling solution

For more information about TE's core VSM solution, visit:

About TE Connectivity

TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $13 billion world leader in connectivity. The company designs and manufactures products at the heart of electronic connections for the world's leading industries including automotive, energy and industrial, broadband communications, consumer devices, healthcare, and aerospace and defense. TE Connectivity's long-standing commitment to innovation and engineering excellence helps its customers solve the need for more energy efficiency, always-on communications and ever-increasing productivity. With nearly 90,000 employees in over 50 countries, TE Connectivity makes connections the world relies on to work flawlessly every day. To connect with the company, visit: To connect with TE Enterprise Networks, go to:

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