Leviton's Press release introducing their Overhead Infrastructure Platform (OIP). Continue reading to find out how their Overhead Infrastructure Platform can benefit variables including time and labor, overhead space and access, and swap-out staging.
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Leviton today announced the release of the Overhead Infrastructure Platform (OIP), a floor-mounted frame that provides support for cabling pathways, power, lighting and other data center infrastructure. It is designed to increase the amount of available rack space by adding patching above cabinets or racks, which also allows for quick cabinet rack-n-roll deployment.
The OIP solves several major infrastructure challenges in data centers:
- Time and labor: The OIP reduces installation time by 40 percent when compared to installing overhead-suspended ladder trays and threading cable from high ceilings.
- Overhead space and access: Suspending ladder trays and cable pathways from the ceiling is not always possible due to blockage by utility ducting and pipes, or because the roof structure may not allow the added weight. The floor-mounted OIP supports heavy loads and eliminates the need to work around overhead obstructions.
- Swap-out and staging: With the OIP, racks and cabinets are not attached to the overhead infrastructure like wire baskets and raceway. This allows users to quickly decommission and replace an entire cabinet by disconnecting cabling and power from the cabinet without removing hardware, thus minimizing downtime and the potential for human error.
“The Overhead Infrastructure Platform is truly a breakthrough in pathway support and cable routing,” said Riley Lehecka, product manager for Leviton Network Solutions. “It not only provides complete support for overhead cabling, ladder trays and raceway, it allows for patching above the cabinet, freeing up valuable rack space.”
The Overhead Infrastructure Platform can be purchased through Leviton's extensive distribution network. For more information, visit www.leviton.com/OIP or call 800.722.2082.
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