Building Integrated Network Solutions With Legrand / by James Beukelman

Legrand Data Center

Constantly evolving technologies are driving connectivity expectations and moving interactions to an entirely new level within the building network’s environment. This evolution of the “Internet of Things,” along with expanding Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) policies are disrupting the traditional fabric of a building network by increasing the number of connected devices. A growing need to process this data at a more efficient rate, new open office layouts, and the convergence of data, voice, power and A/V are all contributing to a more flexible and intelligent building.

A modern network infrastructure must provide a modular and flexible approach to meet the evolving needs of a building and help reduce future costs. It is essential that all the elements of the building network work together seamlessly and efficiently, beyond the physical infrastructure.

At DataStrait Networks, we only partner with the leaders in developing network infrastructure solutions.  Legrand is a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructure whose approach is aligned with critical building network trends.

 

 

Building A Network Solution Using Legrand Products

DataStrait Networks is the Upper Midwest leader in voice, data, and security infrastructure.  By establishing a working alliance between manufacturers, engineers, architects, and contractors, DataStrait provides the products, services, expertise, and creativity necessary for constructing a reliable, high performance, communications network infrastructure in a fast and cost-efficient manner.

As a distribtor of Legrand products, DataStrait can develop a complete end-to-end solution with a range of connectivity, physical infrastructure, cable management, pathways and power and cooling solutions for the data center to maximize network performance, energy efficiency, and capacity for today and tomorrow’s demands.

Legrand has helped DataStrait become a leader in network infrastructure solutions, with their products designed to support data center, commercial buildings, or audio/video applications.

Racks and Cabinets

Legrand racks and cabinets, designed to support server and networking needs, are manufactured with cable management and installation efficiency in mind. These racks and cabinets range from standard EIA open racks and wall-mounted to your most advanced open rack and cabinet system on the market. Legrand racks and cabinets can meet the unique needs of almost any installation, whether it is a network closet or on the edge of your network.

Mighty Mi Channel Racks, GX Cabinets, Q-Series Cabinets, Mighty Mo 20 4-Post Racks, Wall Mount Cabinets, Overfloor Raceway, Wiremold Floor Boxes, Double-Sided Horizontal Managers

Mighty Mi Channel Racks, GX Cabinets, Q-Series Cabinets, Mighty Mo 20 4-Post Racks, Wall Mount Cabinets, Overfloor Raceway, Wiremold Floor Boxes, Double-Sided Horizontal Managers

 

Power and Thermal Management

Legrand offers a large selection of airflow management and power distribution solutions with efficient monitoring and management. Legrand power solutions include colored power cables and universal mounting brackets to ensure maximum flexibility in the design and functionality of the space. The integrated airflow management at rack level, including airflow baffles and filler panels, ensure proper airflow to maximize cooling efficiency.

Power Distribution Unites (PDU), Power Accessories

Power Distribution Unites (PDU), Power Accessories

Airflow Baffles, Tool-Less Snap-In Filter Panels

Airflow Baffles, Tool-Less Snap-In Filter Panels

 

Pathways

Legrand has designed cable pathways for both copper and fiber to adapt to each twist and turn cables must make, while ensuring proper bend radius and network performance. With the Ortronics and Cablofil product lines, Legrand provides exceptional solutions, seamlessly integrated with physical infrastructure for easy installation and superior flexibility and scalability.

Mighty Mo Fiber Raceway, Cablofil Wire Mesh Cable Tray, Tubular Runway

Mighty Mo Fiber Raceway, Cablofil Wire Mesh Cable Tray, Tubular Runway

 

Connectivity and Cabling

Legrand copper and fiber connectivity can supports mission critical applications and deliver maximum performance in the telecom room. Copper jacks, panels and patch cords, wall plates, copper and fiber cable assemblies, fiber connectors, cassettes and adapters, fiber enclosures, and pre-terminated solutions are designed to integrate seamlessly with Legrand’s physical infrastructure and pathway.

Copper and Fiber Pre-Terminated Solutions, Clarity Copper Connectivity, Infinium Fiber Connectivity, A/V Solutions

Copper and Fiber Pre-Terminated Solutions, Clarity Copper Connectivity, Infinium Fiber Connectivity, A/V Solutions

 

nCOMPASS Cabling Systems

nCompass is a suite of high performing copper and fiber optic structured cabling systems. nCompass cabling systems are backed by an extended performance, application, product and labor limited lifetime warranty on certified horizontal and backbone systems, assuring maximum uptime and performance from the network.

AV Solutions

With Legrand, DataStrait provides the ability for users to connect, collaborate, present and manage within the spaces they occupy. These solutions are designed to blend with the décor of any space, combining functionality and aesthetics to make any room simply work.
Legrand solutions span adapters, converters and cabling for the latest standards, including HDMI, DisplayPort, USB 3.0 and RapidRun Modular Cabling.

Cable Management

DataStrait offers a full portfolio of Legrand cable management solutions for managing network cabling in the telecom room, to floor boxes, table boxes, raceways and more. These cable management solutions help protect and route power, data, and A/V cables from within the building infrastructure to the point-of-use.