Mayflex, the cabling infrastructure, networking and physical security solutions distributor and RiT Technologies have announced a strategic partnership agreement that sees Mayflex, add RiT’s recently-launched EPV Cabling Management Solution to its Excel range of copper and optical fibre cabling systems. Through this agreement, the EPV solution will be available to Excel customers in the U.K. and Ireland.
EPV is RiT’s most recent addition to its industry-leading portfolio of Enterprise cabling management solutions. Designed for easy deployment in existing cabling networks, EPV is intended for organisations looking to take a first, risk-free step into cabling management, thereby gaining an accurate, real-time picture of the cabling infrastructure. As a standalone solution designed to work straight from the box EPV requires no installation of additional software or servers and is extremely simple to operate.
“The EPV concept is a winner, and we are excited to introduce it to the Excel installer base,” commented Andrew Percival, Managing Director, Mayflex. “After deciding to add a cable management solution to our offering, it was natural for us to turn to RiT, the industry’s clear leader, for the most advanced and innovative solution in the Cable Management space. We look forward to working together to bring this practical, user-friendly solution to a market in need of better control.”
Simon Robinson, Excel Product Manager continued ‘Positioning wise, the sweet spot for EPV is the top end of the SME market, and the bottom end of the enterprise market, and any organization with remote facilities. We see great scope for this solution in retail, local government, dispersed office environments, and manufacturing/campus sites. Ease of set up and use, mean that cost of ownership is low, and return on investment can be genuinely be made in just a matter of months’.
EPV consists of a number of hardware components, including an EPV Central and EPV Scout or an EPV Controller, depending upon the topology of the network, which are connected easily to the panels in a company’s existing communication racks. Once this hardware is connected to the network, EPV automatically collects up-to-date information regarding connections throughout the panels and communications racks. Delivered via a user-friendly, permission-based GUI on Internet web browsers, this information is accessible wherever there is Internet connectivity. In addition, since all connectivity changes are detected immediately, the system is able to send notifications and real-time alerts the moment a change occurs, both to the system GUI and to the IT staff via email.
Avi Kovarsky, President and CEO of RiT Technologies, concluded, “We are very excited by the strong positive reception that the market has given our EPV concept and look forward to introducing it to markets throughout the world. We are gratified that a brand as prestigious and far-reaching as Excel will include our solution and believe the relationship will help us make a strong penetration into the Enterprise marketplace throughout the UK and beyond.”
EPV will be available with Excel from April 2010 onwards.