Panduit Launches Industrial Automation Zone System

Enables seamless communications between control rooms and the manufacturing floors within industrial facilities

March 5, 2013, TINLEY PARK, IL


Panduit Corp., a global leader in Unified Physical InfrastructureSM (UPI)-based solutions, launches a ground-breaking approach to the deployment of a manufacturing network that reduces installation time and saves operational costs.

The Integrated Network Zone System enables seamless communications between control rooms and the manufacturing floors within industrial facilities. Available in three configurations, the System includes an Allen-Bradley Stratix Industrial Switch for faster deployment and superior management and diagnostics. The Switch is pre-assembled into a NEMA rated 4/12 enclosure with structured cabling and cable management integrated together using proven design and installation best practices. The UL certified system also includes Allen-Bradley uninterruptible power supplies installed behind a touch-safe protective cover.

"The Integrated Network Zone System significantly reduces the costs and complications associated with integrating the plant floor and enterprise networks," said Steve Timian, Director of Industrial Automation Solutions, Panduit Corp. "This robust system will provide our customers with the ability to manage and improve manufacturing processes and productivity."

The Integrated Network Zone System:

*Delivers up to 75% reduction in deployment time

*Localizes network traffic to improve resiliency

*Is engineered, tested and validated for optimal performance

*Enables safe access and protection from electrical shock

Log on to www.panduit.com/iamobi to download our Integrated Network Zone System Product Bulletin and Industrial Switch Deployment Popular Configuration Drawing.

Panduit and Rockwell Automation formed a strategic alliance to deliver integrated solutions to market and accelerate adoption of EtherNet/IP networks in October 2012. Together, the two companies are focused on providing optimized physical infrastructure solutions, effective collaboration between automation and IT, and integrated solutions and services for customers globally.

About Panduit:
Panduit is a world-class developer and provider of leading-edge solutions that connect, manage and automate the physical infrastructure. Panduit Unified Physical Infrastructure℠ (UPI) based solutions help customers integrate core business systems for a smarter, unified business foundation. Our robust partner ecosystem, global staff, and unmatched service and support make Panduit a valuable and trusted partner. (www.panduit.com)

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