Legrand and Superior Essex Launch nCompass Systems, a Groundbreaking Commercial High-Power, Power Over Ethernet Cabling System at BICSI Winter
February 22, 2023
Legrand and Superior Essex Communications, a manufacturer of communications cables in North America, have teamed up at the BICSI Winter Conference and Exhibition to launch the brand new nCompass Systems Extended Distance cabling system. This innovative and dynamic product exceeds current industry benchmarks for deploying high-power power over ethernet (Hi-PoE) on an IP network. The Extended Distance solution represents the next generation of cable connectivity for commercial customers. It is the latest product to result from over a decade of cooperation between Legrand and Superior Essex.
IoT, 5G, and the increasing number of connected devices deployed in commercial buildings today have created a demand for new communications cabling solutions that offer enhanced, multifunctional capabilities. The new nCompass Extended Distance solution does just that – enabling data and power transport over distances that exceed TIA standards. It is a premium solution that will enable cutting-edge network installations for nCompass Systems customers, including some of the world’s largest commercial operators.
nCompass Systems Benefits
Benefits of the nCompass Systems Extended Distance solution include:
• Exceeds 100 M (current TIA standard)
• Device agnostic
• Can deploy PoE and IP
• No special components
• Cost savings
• Warranty backed
• UL tested and certified
“PoE solves many challenges for today’s forward-looking commercial building operators,” said Kristen Poulos, VP/General Manager at Legrand Data Infrastructure. “By using a single cable for transporting electrical power and data, commercial building operators can reduce overall infrastructure costs, optimize network efficiency, speed the deployment of vital IT and OT equipment and even improve sustainability. We’re proud to partner with Superior Essex on this new nCompass system and believe it will play an immediate, critical role in helping commercial building operators reimagine their networks for the future.”
“People and businesses demand more converged networks as they add smart devices to their daily activities. This innovative PoE solution allows them to interconnect more devices with greater efficiency and increased control over their entire network,” explains Brian Ensign, Vice President of Marketing for Superior Essex Communications. “This Extended Distance cabling system is a real merging of innovation from both Legrand and Superior Essex, and we’re excited to release yet another cutting-edge solution into the market with our partners.”
Legrand will include the nCompass Extended Distance solution in its Clarity performance line, which consists of a suite of high-density jack and multi-contact cords as well as Superior Essex PowerWise® 1G and 10G 4PPoE cables and field term plugs.
BICSI Winter attendees have additional opportunities to learn more about the nCompass Extended Distance product and how a Hi-PoE strategy maximizes the ROI of technology and power distribution deployment. First, Legrand and Superior Essex Communications will present “The Real Impact of High-Power PoE on Your IP Network” on Tuesday, February 7, at 11 a.m. in Ballroom D at the Tampa Convention Center. Additionally, the two companies are exhibiting at Booth #401 throughout the event in the Tampa Convention Center until February 9, 2023.