Chatsworth Products (CPI) received three awards for innovation–two Gold and one Silver–across multiple categories from the annual Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovators Awards, the company said.
CPI´s Clik-NutÂ® Hardware Kit is the 2018 Gold Honoree in the Distribution and Routing Equipment category. Clik-Nut is a new concept for tool-less rack installation hardware. The simple yet sturdy squeeze-and-release design makes Clik-Nut 70 percent faster to install and safer than traditional cage nuts.
CPI is the 2018 Gold Honoree in the Project category for helping Anthem transform its legacy data center of 1,000 cabinets into a model of efficiency. CPI provided improvements in airflow containment at the cabinet and aisle level, as well as other strategic recommendations, allowing Anthem to reduce cooling costs by 50 percent.
Lastly, CPI´s eConnectÂ® Electronic Access Control (EAC) is the 2018 Silver Honoree in the Cable Protection and Management category. eConnect EAC addresses the market´s renewed focus on regulatory compliance and simplified white space management. eConnect EAC simplifies electronic access control by integrating the lock with CPI´s new-generation eConnect PDUs. This supports the three key elements of remote management at the cabinet level: power management, environmental monitoring and physical access control.
The Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2018 Innovators Awards program reviews and recognizes the most-innovative applications of cabling and communications technology products and systems within the structured cabling industry. Platinum, Gold, and Silver Honorees were announced at BICSI´s 2018 Fall Conference in San Antonio, TX, on Monday, September 10, 2018. Criteria used in the Innovators Awards ranking included: innovation, value, sustainability, collaboration, and impact.
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).