June 19, 2019

EIN CS 26 Anixter logo 400Utility Grade Infrastructure by Anixter, also known as UTG, is a new technology platform, assurance program and design approach that redefines the infrastructure layer to support building subsystems, technologies and applications.

Developed alongside the leading network infrastructure manufacturers, Belden, CommScope and Fluke Networks, and third-party tested and verified by UL, Anixter’s UTG program will offer UTG-rated cabling solutions and provide the foundation that will unlock the potential of the next generation of buildings to maximize ROI and enhance user experience.

“Connectivity issues impact employee productivity, business profitability and user experience, and these variables are some of the key factors in attracting premium tenants and employees,” says Bill Geary, executive vice president, Network & Security Solutions at Anixter. “According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the number of connected buildings across the globe is projected to double by 2060, and IHS Markit predicts connected devices will reach 75 billion in the next 6 years, meaning these spaces must transform to keep up with our reliance on technology.”

Anixter highlights the Smart Building Revolution that is driving the demand to improve the use of building spaces, making them more productive, flexible and efficient. Andrew Jimenez, Anixter’s vice president of technology, also points out, “Success depends on taking advantage of advancements in convergence, with a cabling infrastructure that can bridge gaps between information and operational technology to solve the problem of managing multiple systems that require more bandwidth and lower latency.”

Anixter’s UTG program provides specifications for interoperable and future-ready solutions that exceed current standards of category rated cabling, including extended transmission distances, higher bandwidth capabilities, 4k streaming, increased bundling sizes for Power over Ethernet (PoE) applications and support for next-generation Wi-Fi technologies.

UTG-rated cabling solutions will be available for specification on July 15.

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