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Intelligent Connectivity Management

3M Intelligent Management Systems provide continuous monitoring of copper/fiber systems with Volition and dynamic management of fiber systems with AFM.

Automated Fiber Management (FiberZone)

The FiberZone Automated Fiber Management (AFM) product line is one of the first of its kind to deliver the attributes and reliability of a manual connectivity product while offering the benefits of remote control and automation. Based on FiberZone's Latched Optical Coupling technology, the AFM delivers excellent optical performance and complete traffic protection in a carrier-class platform.

The AFM system transforms the manual fiber infrastructure into a fully automated and managed layer, enabling remote provisioning of a data center's fiber network, avoiding the operational costs and downtime associated with manual operation of traditional patch panels. This allows data center operators to dynamically manage fiber connectivity based on load requirements and customer needs, while providing the reliability, flexibility, fault tolerance and automated record keeping for the fiber infrastructure that manual patching cannot offer.

See how FiberZone's Automated Fiber Management can improve data center network efficiency and flexibility (PDF 365KB)
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3M™ Volition™ Intelligent Management Systems (VIMS)

Volition Intelligent Management Systems (VIMS) helps data centers to provide continuous, high-quality network performance and to help protect the security of data and equipment with a cost-effective solution. Volition Intelligent Management System is a data center infrastructure management solution delivering quality, reliability, and ease of installation even for large and complex projects. The system includes a broad range of options for every component – shielded and unshielded copper cabling, as well as fibre optic cabling supporting LC and MPO connectors.

Volition Intelligent Management System features:

  • Tracks, monitors, and documents changes to the patching field enabling documentation accuracy, improved connectivity tracing, and lower operational costs
  • Sends real-time alerts to improve network security and uptime
  • Allows for remote administration and monitoring
  • Provides asset managment
  • Minimizes planning, installation and maintenance time
  • Provides reliable documentation

Visit the 3M Network Solutions Europe website for more information