Anixter unveils infrastructure assurance program for next-gen buildings

| June 17, 2019

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Anixter Inc. (NYSE:AXE) unveiled its new Utility Grade INFRASTRUCTURE platform at the IBCON and INFOCOMM conferences last week. Per the distributor, "Utility 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." Anixter adds that its 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.

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