Legrand unveils Mighty Mo 20 rack system

Legrand, a provider of network infrastructure hardware, has introduced a new upgraded rack system for any size LAN, SAN, or data center network. The Mighty Mo 20 rack system – so named to mark the 20th anniversary of the Mighty Mo product family – is designed to accommodate both copper and fiber cabling and to support any network equipment.

Legrand, a provider of network infrastructure hardware, has introduced a new upgraded rack system for any size LAN, SAN, or data center network. The Mighty Mo 20 rack system – so named to mark the 20th anniversary of the Mighty Mo product family – is designed to accommodate both copper and fiber cable and to support any network equipment.

In what Legrand claims is an industry first, the Mighty Mo 20 rack system is available with an all-white rack and matching cable management parts, as well as the standard black.

Like all product that fall under Legrand’s Ortronics brand, the Mighty Mo 20 features flexibility, efficiency, and superior design, the company claims. The Mighty Mo 20 rack system includes over 120 different innovations, many of which were suggested by end-users.

“The design of the physical support infrastructure maximizes network performance by minimizing signal loss caused by improper cable support,” said Lars Larsen, director, physical support products for the data communications division of Legrand. “What’s more, this design guarantees the flexibility necessary for future technology and growth and increases cooling efficiency through proper airflow management.”

Legrand says the Mighty Mo 20 system features a wide selection of products that provide complete flexibility for data centers and enterprise networks, including any size, any media and any equipment. Each rack is designed to protect permanent installations where cables have been pulled, terminated, and tested in the back while the front provides easy access to connections that need to be changed regularly. There are 26 new racks, including 12 channel racks with hex perforations and 14 four-post racks. There are also 20 new vertical finger managers – 11 with slam latch doors and nine with split covers – 18 new lightweight airflow baffles, and four economy managers with latches. Some 50 new accessories round out the Mighty Mo 20 line.

In terms of installation efficiency, the Mighty Mo 20 system outperforms its competitors, Legrand claims. Deeper vertical managers with up to 40% more room and channel rack depths up to 30 inches provide improved capacity. Two-inch-deeper fingers support higher-density networks while bend limiting clips provide 180-degree protection. Mounting brackets accommodate both Cablofil cable tray and ladder style cable runway. An enhanced hex pattern on all channel racks increases airflow and simplifies cable installation. Larger vertical managers increase efficiency by reducing patch cord congestion. A universal cable trough, zero-U horizontal managers, speednuts, washerless components, and improved rack spacer bars also contribute to installation efficiency.

“We believe the Mighty Mo 20 meets the needs of IT managers, designers and consultants who want to know that it will perform today and over the long term,” Larsen asserts.

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