ADC Krone has launched TrueNet Physical Layer Management (PLM) at CeBIT 2006, an integrated end-to-end physical lay...
March 10, 2006
ADC Krone has launched TrueNet Physical Layer Management (PLM) at CeBIT 2006, an integrated end-to-end physical layer intelligent system for both copper and fiber enterprise networks.
TrueNet PLM enables network managers to manage the location and connectivity of every PC, printer, server, switch port, Ethernet device and copper or fiber circuit throughout a single or multi-site enterprise.
The system uses LED indicators on its patch panels to show technicians or non-technical personnel exactly which patch cord to unplug and where to insert a new one reducing the risk of any human error. It will also notify the network manager of any changes outside the scope of the original work order.
“The system also interfaces via SMNP into the switches within the network to aggregate all the necessary information into a real-time picture for the network manager,” the company said in a release.
“An optional CAD software module enables floor-plan display of relevant information, all running over a separate backbone so that the Ethernet data networks lose none of the available bandwidth.”