PowerProtect+ and Opticom provide optimum protection for data centres where they need it most
Hawick, Scotland and London, UK, March 21, 2018 – Emtelle, a leading provider of blown fibre and ducted network solutions for the telecoms industry, today announced a new addition to its PowerProtect+ range, completing its data centre portfolio and further reducing the risk of costly damage to areas where cables transition from an external to internal network.
Opticom – which was recently chosen as the new standard duct between manholes and the intake areas of a range of data centres in EMEA – features an IP57 watertight seal to create a dedicated pathway for each cable inside its own sub-duct, protecting it from water and dirt ingress.
When it is combined with Emtelle’s PowerProtect+ it creates a dedicated pathway for communications and power cables. These pathways have exceptional heat resistance, withstanding temperatures as high as 75 degrees centigrade when exposed to heavy loads.
“Traditional ducting without any seals is frequently subjected to ingress from water and dirt but Opticom changes this, protecting data centres at their most vulnerable point,” said Mark Graham, Technical Engineer at Emtelle. “The full PowerProtect+ range is built on the philosophy of reducing costly cable damage through quick and easy installation, with minimal training and tools. Opticom adds to this, allowing us to offer a full end-to-end data centre solution for the first time.”
Opticom has been developed for use in data centres worldwide. Through its rugged design and PVC construction, the Opticom duct is strong enough to withstand the most common causes of damage faced in cable installations. Each individual sub-duct is colour-coded to ensure installation takes place inside the correct pathway, while spare sub-ducts and the outer housing of the Opticom duct can also be sealed at any presentation points, ensuring a clean and clear pathway for future cable installation.
With more than 30 years’ experience within the FTTx industry, Emtelle has a manufacturing footprint in Scotland, Denmark and Germany and its products are used in data centres worldwide, including in the UK, Holland and Scandinavia.
The PowerProtect+ range features a unique and innovative Interference Ring Seal which was designed for easy power cable placement allowing a smooth and safe cable passage. The inner ducts are manufactured in four different colours, ensuring that every duct is attached to the correct sub-duct, enabling smooth and efficient installations. This also allows swift identification between the various types of use for ducts, including FTTx, low voltage, medium voltage, CCTV security lighting and fibre.
For more information, please visit: www.emtelle.com
For a video interview which gives more detail about the new ducted solution please see: https://youtu.be/qbFecD7J81A
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Emtelle, with its Headquarters in Hawick, Scotland, is a global leader in the manufacturing of blown fibre and ducted solutions since its inception in 1980. Over the 35 years it has been operating, Emtelle has assisted all the key players with FTTH roll-outs worldwide. Its emphasis is on listening to customer requirements, and designing innovative and unique products to meet the needs of customer projects. At the same time, it focuses on creating best value, reducing total project costs and minimizing installation time and disruption. Emtelle’s recent investment of more than €30 million in its European factory plants underpins this commitment.
Emtelle’s global market coverage, including operations in the UK, Scandinavia and now Germany as well as sales offices in The Netherlands, Eastern Europe, Australia and Malaysia, allows it to serve more than 50 markets worldwide. Emtelle also has dedicated staff across the globe to provide field support to any customers regardless of location.
Emtelle’s sales and technical teams work together globally to provide the highest standard of excellence throughout all its activities, including in customer service, and to maintain industry leadership in fibre and ducted networks by using the company’s production capacity to develop and perfect the best possible solutions.
For more information about Emtelle, please go to http://www.emtelle.com/.
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