RapidID is Software Enabled Network Mapping
Press Release by Panduit Data Centre Infrastructure Thu 21 Jul 2022
Panduit’s new RapidID™ creates a network map using patch cord scanning techniques. The software enabled network mapping system supports smart, scalable, and efficient connectivity solutions.
The RapidID Network Mapping System is designed to reduce the time and cost of patch cord documentation by up to 50%*. Using prelabelled Panduit patch cords and the RapidID Bluetooth-enabled handheld scanner, network engineers can place, trace, and replace cables to create a comprehensive network map far more effectively.
The network mapping capability automates the labour-intensive and often error-prone cable documentation process to reduce the risk of a network outage and costly downtime. RapidID is a practical alternative to traditional manual approaches and is suited to building a new telecom room, locating installed cables, or replacing a network switch.
Each prelabelled patch cord has a unique barcode and using the handheld scanner the engineer can automate labelling, tracing, and troubleshooting in three easy steps:
- Install Panduit cables that feature the barcode labels
- Download the mobile app from iOS or Android app stores to a tablet device
- Scan barcodes using the Bluetooth-enabled handheld scanner
Stuart McKay, Senior Business Development Manager, Panduit EMEA, stated “We believe RapidID is a game-changer for any network engineer. It provides an innovative way to eliminate the pain points around patch cord labelling and documentation for network systems. Documenting physical infrastructure is extremely time-intensive and can be over-looked and become quickly out-of-date in business network environments. RapidID enables a fast, effective way to document patch cables and eliminate the manual data entry of network documentation.”
More information can be found here.
*Panduit internal time study, May 2021
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