Infotech Lead America:
TE Connectivity (TE) has announced that Maritime Communications Partner (MCP) is deploying TE’s InterReach Unison distributed antenna systems (DAS) on nine U.S.-based cruise ships to facilitate passenger and crew communications both in port and at sea. MCP chose TE systems because they are easy to deploy and easy to manage through an SNMP-based network management system.The TE InterReach Unison DAS supports 850 and 1900 MHz UMTS frequencies as well as 1800 MHz service onboard the ships. Because the InterReach Unison DAS uses thin, flexible CAT-5 cabling to connect the electronics, it is much easier to install compared to other DAS that use half-inch or larger coaxial cabling. MCP is also considering upgrading to 3G and LTE services, so the InterReach Unison DAS is a smart choice because its modular nature will make these upgrades easier, requiring changes only to the host unit electronics. Ease of deployment and upgrade is especially critical for ships since their available work hours are extremely limited.
TE Connectivity launches universal connectivity platform for data centers
Earlier this year, TE Connectivity launched its universal connectivity platform (UCP), a modular cabling concept designed for speed and flexibility, facilitating data center migration from 1 to 100 GbE.
Supporting both copper and fiber component cabling, TE’s UCP delivers superior rack efficiency and is ideal for rapidly changing network communications infrastructure environments where space is at a premium.
This is a new addition to its diverse range of infrastructure management solutions for the data center or local area network environment.
TE Connectivity posts net sales of $3.13 billion in fiscal first quarter
TE Connectivity has reported net sales of $3.13 billion in fiscal first quarter ended December 28, 2012 compared to prior year sales of $3.17 billion. For the full year, the company expects net sales of $13.3 to $13.7 billion.