This past August, members of the Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI)
Technical Support Team had the opportunity to visit Glenview,
Illinois, corporate home to distributor partner Anixter,
and tour their Infrastructure Solutions Lab - known simply as the
LAB. Check out this quick video tour to get a better idea.
As a cutting edge training, testing and demo site for a variety
of vendor products sold through Anixter, the LAB isn't all that
different from CPI's own
Research, Development and Training (RD&T) Center located in
Georgetown, Texas, and as such, the CPI Technical Team felt right
at home learning more about our partners' capabilities.
Also during our visit to the LAB, where over 600 customers on
average visit per year, we were intrigued to learn that Anixter's
original "Levels" program was developed there, which then evolved
into the well-known Category rating system that Structured Cabling
uses to this day.
In the LAB's demo room, we were proud to see three CPI cabinet
enclosures (two F-Series
TeraFrame® Cabinets and one
GF-Series GlobalFrame®) installed on-site, giving all visiting
customers the chance to compare the quality, features and
aesthetics of CPI solutions to the competition. Likewise, the demo
area allows customers to see a variety of product and application
solutions, and using a handy 70" touchscreen monitor, they can even
access various data center management software interfaces,
including CPI's own
Scalable Enterprise Management Application (SEMA) Software.
All in all, our trip to the Anixter LAB was a rewarding
experience and just one of the many ways in which CPI Technical
Support is constantly striving to better our knowledge and
expertise within the industry. That reminds me - do you have a
question for CPI Technical Support? Give us a call at 800-834-4969
or ask here.