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TE Connectivity launches ‘QUAREO’ product line

TE Connectivity Ltd., formerly Tyco Electronics, this week unveiled QUAREO, a patented connection point technology that the company says delivers the capability to electronically trace, monitor and authenticate every connection from the data...


April 20, 2011  


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TE Connectivity Ltd., formerly Tyco Electronics, this week unveiled QUAREO, a patented connection point technology that the company says delivers the capability to electronically trace, monitor and authenticate every connection from the data center to the desktop. The name QUAREO is based on a Latin term meaning ‘to see or to know.’

“QUAREO connectors have an advanced chip technology that provides a connection point identification that records the real-time status of each fiber and copper connection point and its entire cabling pathway into a global database for access by upstream network management systems,” the company said in a release.

“This information is critical for today’s computing and networking environment.”

The QUAREO end-to-end network ecosystem manages configuration, information security, change management, physical security, asset management, performance, IT service continuity, risk management, and disaster recovery.

From an installation and maintenance perspective, QUAREO technology also eliminates the need to manually “tone” or “tag” millions of miles of cables from large data centres to users’ desktops, saving untold thousands of man-hours inside data centers, server barns, hosting hotels, and offices worldwide, the company said.

“Today, if a cable or connector somewhere throughout the network goes bad, technicians have to manually trace handmade tags or labels on the cables to track it throughout an entire network before it can be replaced,” said Stephen Mitchell, head of TE’s Enterprise Networks business. “Or they might run a tone or light through individual cables just to try to find the cable or connector that needs to be repaired or replaced.

“The number one fear of network managers is downtime in their data centres. Nearly 60%t of unplanned network downtime occurs in the physical layer, and 70% of network failures are the result of network cabling.

Mitchell said ADC Telecommunications, which was acquired by TE Connectivity late last year, began developing QUAREO technology in June 2009.