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  • 06.15.2020

Paige Releases GameChanger™ Cable for Hazardous Locations, Extends Cable Reach in Locations Designated as Class I, Division 1

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ, June xx, 2020 – Paige DataCom Solutions, the developer of the GameChanger™ Cable, a cable designed to significantly exceed the reach of traditional category cable, announced a new version of the cable to support the special requirements of hazardous locations. These locations are defined in Article 500 of the National Electrical Code (NEC), where explosive or ignitable gases or vapors are present under normal operating conditions.

"This brings a new, important and much more affordable option to installations typically requiring very expensive solutions," said David Coleman, VP of business development for Paige. “For those applications classified as Hazardous, this really is a game changer. With the CI/D1 rating this armored cable allows installers to skip the expensive and time consuming installation of rigid pipeand with a reach that goes well over two times traditional cable, this can save a significant amount of time and money,"   Additionally, this version of GameChanger is ordered cut by the foot and can even be factory terminated, eliminating the potential need to purchase a standard cable length that is far lengthier than the installation requires.

Paige’s GameChanger cable delivers 1Gb/s Ethernet and PoE+ up to 656 feet (200 meters) and 10Mb/s Ethernet and PoE+ up to 850 feet making it an ideal pairing for explosion proof cameras, WAPs and other edge devices. This cable eliminates intermediate IDF requirements and the need to install repeaters, power supplies and other equipment, which are costly and introduce additional points of failure.

This new GameChanger cable for Hazardous locations can support a broad range of industrial applications, including petroleum refineries, aircraft hangers with fuel servicing, gasoline storage and dispensing areas, paint shops and facilities, utility gas plants, chemical plants, and alcohol/cannabis production facilities.

An independent performance evaluation completed by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) evaluated GameChanger cable technology and verified that it delivers 1 Gbps performance and PoE+ over 200 meters. GameChanger cable is also supported by the field performance testing solutions of leading vendors, including AEM, Fluke, Ideal, Netscout, Softing and Viavi.

 

For more information on GameChanger cable from Paige DataCom Solutions, visit https://www.paigedatacom.com/gamechanger.

 

About Paige 

Paige, formerly known as Paige Electric, boasts over 10,000 customers from 10 offices across the globe. Paige manufactures and distributes a diversified set of electrical wire & wireless products, connectorized cable and accessories to the Asset Protection, Datacom, Illuminated Sign, Industrial OEM, Irrigation, Landscape Lighting, Precision Agriculture, and Submersible Pump markets. Paige is employee-owned, from factory worker to CEO, and has more than 200 employees. Visit Paige at www.paigeconnected.com.

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  • 08.22.2017

Paige DataCom Warranty News

For Immediate Release

UNION, August 21 /PRNewswire/ - Paige DataCom Solutions, the newest division of Paige Electric a manufacturer of low voltage and communications products, is announcing its endorsement and intent to allow CNETs Certified Network Cabling Installer program recipients to install Paige DataCom cabling solutions and offer Paige’s full 25-year solution warranty. Paige DataCom is a direct sell manufacturer of copper and fiber cabling products for intelligent buildings, networks and data centers. Located in Union, NJ with worldwide offices, Paige Electric has been supporting a variety of wire and fiber needs across its entire portfolio of divisions from Precision Ag to its newest Paige DataCom Solutions Division.

According to David Coleman, VP of Business Development for the Paige suite of companies, “Our newest DataCom division is a natural progression of our low voltage division and adds to our diverse offering, allowing us to support entire campus environments from electrical to electronic - aluminum, copper and optics for intelligent buildings and data centers. Teaming with CNet allows us to attract some of the best trained talent in the industry. This is particularly important for our international customers where other programs are not available.” Paige DataCom already accepts BICSI certified installers to offer full warranty.

Carrie Goetz, global director of technology at Paige states that the CNET classes were particularly attractive as they off a full day of troubleshooting and spend a week individually on copper and fiber solutions. The class is particularly in depth. “Including CNET in our warranty program was an easy progression.” CNCI is specifically for those wishing to demonstrate the highest levels of knowledge, skills and expertise in network infrastructure. The program provides successful learners with 2 x BTEC Level 3 qualifications plus official CNCI certification as well as the Fluke Versiv™ CCTT certification.

According to Andrew Stevens, CEO of CNET Training, “The Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCI®) program and certification is helping to shape the future of the network cabling infrastructure industry by introducing professional and industry recognized certification to cable installers.“

The CNCI® program is comprehensive and blends a perfect mix of theoretical study and practical installation, testing and survey exercises providing the right level of knowledge and skills for both copper and fiber cable installation practices. Official CNCI® certification proves that an individual is qualified to undertake cable installation projects to the highest possible caliber while working to the current industry standards including BS EN, TIA and ISO, while following the latest codes of best practice.

Paige DataCom Solution’s mission is to bring complete communications solutions with value added services direct to the end user, integrator and installer. For more information on our product lines or to become a channel partner you can visit www.paigedatacom.com or email cgoetz@paigeelectric.com. Follow us for product information on Twitter, LinkedIN, or to subscribe to their bi-weekly blog.

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