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October 2019 - Chatsworth Products Wins 2 Gold Awards for Innovations in Edge Applications

Recognition Demonstrates CPI’s Expertise in Customized, Unique Solutions for the Edge

CI-M-award-PR.jpgAGOURA HILLS, Calif., Oct. 1, 2019—The annual Cabling Installation & Maintenance (CI&M) Innovators Awards recently recognized Chatsworth Products (CPI) with two Gold awards for the company’s forward-thinking approach to solving unique challenges in edge networking.
 
In the Applications and Case Studies category, CPI was recognized for demonstrating how an online food services company successfully extended its network to a manufacturing environment without giving up valuable floor space, thanks to a customized and detailed CPI-led project that included collaboration with several stakeholders, multiple configuration options and a final solution that included an industrial enclosure with dual exhaust cooling units for improved airflow—all delivered within an incredibly short turnaround window.
 
“This project was uniquely challenging due to multiple constraints that didn’t allow the use of a traditional floor-mounted enclosures. Luckily, strong collaboration between the site project team and CPI allowed us to develop a very creative solution that took advantage of unused vertical space near the roofline, while meeting the physical, safety, thermal and redundancy requirements for their network,” says Sam Rodriguez, CPI Sr. Product Manager of Industrial Solutions.
Key takeaways of this case study highlight important considerations for deployment in an edge location, including the need to:

  • Engage all subject matter experts on the project team as early as possible
  • Develop a thorough site survey or interview process to identify unique issues and qualify the problem statement
  • Consider that the migration of IT to the edge creates unique challenges that can be addressed with innovative ideas
  • Recognize that expertise in product customization and short lead times are not mutually exclusive
CPI’s second Gold award comes in the Distribution and Routing Equipment category, and recognizes CPI’s role as the exclusive supplier of the UL® Listed Pemsa® Rejiband® Wire Mesh Cable Tray in the United States and Canada, and more specifically, the tray’s availability in an innovative and proprietary BLACK C8® finish that provides high corrosion resistance almost equivalent to that of stainless steel, making it a cost-effective finish to support edge applications.
 
“This award demonstrates how innovation is achieved in a variety of ways. In this instance, it was a partnership between CPI and Pemsa that brought the innovative and exclusive BLACK C8 finish, available on our Pemsa Rejiband Wire Mesh Cable Tray, to the United States and Canadian markets. Its high corrosion resistance and surface conductivity brings a tremendous amount of flexibility and value to a broad range of indoor and outdoor applications. We are honored to be recognized as an innovator by CI&M,” says Duke Robertson, CPI Sr. Product Manager of Cabinet & Thermal Solutions.
 
Pemsa Rejiband Wire Mesh Cable Tray features include:
  • High corrosion resistance
  • Electrical continuity
  • Aesthetic appearance
  • Minimized risk of zinc whiskers

The 2019 Innovators Awards Ceremony will take place on Oct. 1, on-site at the BICSI Fall Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas.

For nearly 30 years, CPI has provided industry-leading infrastructure products that support and protect critical ICT equipment. The company’s commitment to quality and breakthrough designs has granted the company numerous patents and prestigious awards throughout the years. For more information on CPI’s innovative designs, visit the Patents and Awards page.

About Chatsworth Products

Chatsworth Products (CPI) is a global manufacturer of products and solutions that protect your ever-growing investment in information and communications technology for IT and industrial automation applications. We act as your business partner and are uniquely prepared to respond to your specific requirements with global availability and rapid product customization, giving you a competitive advantage. With decades of experience engineering thermal, power and cable management solutions for the data center, enterprise networking and industrial enclosure markets, CPI is well positioned to provide you with unequaled application expertise, customer service and technical support, as well as a global network of industry-leading distributors. CPI has three key focuses: thermal management for equipment secured in racks; site optimization through remote monitoring of power, environmentals and access control; and customization of enclosures, equipment storage and cable management solutions to meet customer and site-specific requirements. CPI’s broad offering includes: Cabinet, Containment and Industrial Enclosure Systems, Cable Management, Cable Runway and Tray, Environmental Monitoring and Security, Grounding and Bonding, Power Management, Rack Systems, Seismic Protection Systems, Wall-Mount Systems and Zone Cabling and Wireless Enclosures. Additionally, CPI provides free apps and online design tools, including BIM and CAD models, Product Designers, technical trainings, free webinars, and much more.

CPI is listed with the General Services Administration (GSA) under Federal Supply Schedule IT 70. Products are also available through GSA Advantage and through Government Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs), including GSA Connections and NITAAC-ECS III (www.chatsworth.com/gov).

©2019 Chatsworth Products, Inc. All rights reserved. Chatsworth Products, Clik-Nut, CPI, CPI Passive Cooling, Secure Array, eConnect, Evolution, GlobalFrame, MegaFrame, QuadraRack, RMR, Saf-T-Grip, SeismicFrame, SlimFrame, Motive, TeraFrame and Velocity are federally registered trademarks of Chatsworth Products. EuroFrame, CUBE-iT and Simply Efficient are trademarks of Chatsworth Products. All other trademarks belong to their respective companies.

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