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Emtelle expands PowerProtect+ portfolio with new end-to-end solution for data centres

Emtelle has a new addition to its PowerProtect+ range with Opticom, which was recently chosen as the new standard duct between manholes and the intake areas of a range of data centres in EMEA.

Launched at the Data Centre World exhibition, the product 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 combined with the company’s PowerProtect+ it creates a dedicated pathway for communications and power cables. These pathways can withstand temperatures as high as 75 degrees centigrade when exposed to heavy loads.

Opticom has been developed for use in data centres worldwide. Its rugged design and PVC construction provide the strength 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.

The PowerProtect+ range features an 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, making sure 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.

Commenting on the launch, Mark Graham, technical engineer at Emtelle said: ‘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. 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.’


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