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SIEMON LAUNCHES MAPIT IM INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGER.



Siemon, Watertown, Conn., has launched MapIT IM (Infrastructure Manager) software. Combined with Siemon's MapIT enabled copper and fiber-optic network cabling systems, the new MapIT IM software provides robust new network infrastructure management capabilities and features.

Launched in 2005, Siemon's end-to-end MapIT solution was designed to help IT professionals manage their networks, improve documentation, enhance security, improve productivity and reduce downtime The time during which a computer is not functioning due to hardware, operating system or application program failure. . The solution utilizes a powerful combination of software and specially designed connecting hardware to track any changes made to the physical layer and provides location information for any IP enabled device connected to the network.

In order to help simplify the setup See BIOS setup and install program.  and administration of the MapIT system, a new version of the software was developed, streamlining its capabilities to provide the most critical management features in an enhanced user interface.

Siemon MapIT IM software continues to offer the ability to monitor and record mission-critical connections in data centers and wiring closets The central distribution or servicing point for cables in a network. See MDF and wire center.  in real time, 24/7; detect unauthorized moves, adds and changes; detect unauthorized devices and provide alerts when such actions occur.

The new software also enhances MapIT's unique ability to offer complete and flexible control of IT infrastructure records, network documentation and auditable event logs. MapIT IM software features 60 easy to use reports that can provide useful information on the network resource availability or potential security threats. Plus, its advanced work order module tracks changes as they are made and ensuring that the infrastructure documentation is updated automatically once the work order is signed-off.

In addition to the streamlined interface and capabilities, the price of the MapIT IM software has been significantly reduced versus earlier versions. "With a software price reduction of approximately 60%, MapIT IM brings an intelligent infrastructure management system within the price range of many more customers," said Frank Velleca, Siemon Market Manager, "Plus, the focused feature set and usability improvements significantly simplify the implementation of a MapIT system."

By offering the MapIT IM software, Siemon provides the advantage of a single source for the complete infrastructure management system. Beyond simplifying the purchasing process Purchasing Purchasing is the formal process of buying goods and services.

The Purchasing Process can vary from one organization to another but there are some key elements that are common throughout

The process usually starts with a 'Demand' or requirements
, Siemon has developed a network of MapIT Certified See certification.  Installers who can provide a turnkey See turnkey system.  solution for our customers. The same comprehensive MapIT hardware and software training program for qualified Siemon Certified Installers is available to end-users who wish to maximize MapIT functionality.

The software includes 1 year of support, which covers updates to the software and database libraries. Additional support periods may be purchased for a small fee.

Siemon will also offer a full-featured version of the software for customers who require extensive customization and integration with other software applications.

About Siemon

Established in 1903, Siemon (http://www.siemon.com/) is an industry leader specializing in the manufacture and innovation of high quality, high- performance network cabling solutions. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global offices and partners throughout the world, Siemon offers the most comprehensive suite of copper (unshielded Adj. 1. unshielded - (used especially of machinery) not protected by a shield
unprotected - lacking protection or defense
 and shielded twisted-pair) category 5e, category 6, augmented category 6 and category 7, and fibre cabling systems available. With over 400 active patents specific to structured cabling Structured Cabling is defined as building or campus telecommunications cabling infrastructure that consists of a number of standardized smaller elements (hence structured) called subsystems. , from patch cords A specific length of cable terminated at each end with a plug or socket. Patch cords or "patch cables" are typically short, but may come in lengths up to 100 feet or more. Any short cable of any type (telephone, audio, video, LAN, etc.  to patch panels A group of sockets used to connect incoming and outgoing lines in communications and electronic systems. Patch panels allow for manually wiring the connections with small cables (patch cords), rather than automatic switching. , Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and development of industry standards, underlining un·der·lin·ing  
n.
1. The act of drawing a line under; underscoring.

2. Emphasis or stress, as in instruction or argument.
 the company's long-term commitment to its customers and the industry.

For more information, visit http://www.siemon.com or call 860/945-4380
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