French industrial group Legrand designed its latest system to ensure high-performance, through structured cabling systems and a high-quality cabling system called Legrand’s Cabling Solutions (LCS3).
This cabling system meets the requirements of Local Area Networks (LANs) and offers modularity through sliding drawers that enable a mix of fibre optic and copper with a fast push-button system for easy maintenance and upgrades. This system meets the demands of rising data volumes exchanged in buildings, the escalation of networks and the need for higher data speeds. It also guaranties continuity of service and electrical and digital solutions for building, through LCS3.
LCS3 new structure in cabling systems aims to address the challenges of performance, scalability and efficiency in communication networks for data transmission. The fibre-optic connectors are installed using a small patented splicer that prepares, cleaves and splices the fibre, also offering heat protection. Copper and fibre-optic systems are suitable for MTP/MPO high-density applications, through new colour-coding systems.
The newly designed fibre-optic panels and drawers are available in versions from 96 connectors per unit to 144 connectors per unit. Copper system patch panels can take on the form of flat or angled versions, with up to 48 ports per unit.
The patch panels design allows for optimised space, allowing easy maintenance and enabling future upgrades. The copper system offers 25 Gb/s and 40 Gb/s (Ethernet applications) and the fibre-optic system, which is the transmission medium enables a larger bandwidth to be used than copper cables, provides transmission speeds of 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s.
The electrical and digital solutions for building infrastructures encompass control and connection interfaces, cable management, energy distribution and data distribution networks. The new rack servers provide greater flexibility and optimum efficiency, ensuring optimisation of energy. Installation and maintenance is simplified by the new connector locking system with an automatic pull-out sliding cassette system.
With this system, it is possible to remove connectors without having to disconnect the cords and can be used with other Legrand solutions. New tool-less RJ 45 connectors ensure a perfect connection within a few seconds, guaranteeing optimum performance of the link from the patch panel to the workstation. In terms of design, the LCS3 is designed in such a manner to efficiently manage lighting, energy, networks and building access through its new cabling system. It has specially designed protection accessories to enable control of the power supply at the outlets, offering protection against over-voltages as part of the design.
It is also designed for simple set-up and system integration. Wall-mounting cabinets can be fitted anywhere where aesthetic quality is important. Legrand’s new cord locking system, which prevents accidental disconnection, is an important safety addition to C13 and C19 sockets.
This cabling system facilitates easy installation, enables increased data transfer speeds in server rooms, data centres, audio visual systems, workstations and small information technology environments. This substantial investment is fully compatible with other Legrand solutions and Power Distribution Units.