SOURCE: Methode Electronics, Inc.

Methode Electronics, Inc.

April 09, 2015 08:30 ET

Fast Channel™ Switch Connect Cabling Solution Trademark Filed for Methode Electronics' Data Solutions Group

Unique Data Center Cabling Solution Helps Customers Achieve Optimal Performance

RICHARDSON, TX--(Marketwired - Apr 9, 2015) - Fast Channel™ Switch Connect, an all-inclusive cabling offering for data centers developed by Methode Electronics' Data Solutions Group, a division of Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI), recently filed a trademark application from the U.S. Patent and Trademark office. The solution received a patent (number 8,391,663 B2) on March 5, 2013.

"Cabling can be the source of major headaches in data centers -- often causing unruly and disorganized cabinets that aren't fully utilized," said Tim Hazzard, president of Methode Electronics' Data Solutions Group. "We developed the Fast Channel Switch Connect Cabling Solution to help customers achieve optimal performance through organization and more efficient use of space."

Compact and reliable, Fast Channel™ Switch Connect minimizes part numbers and allows for easy access and trouble shooting, making it highly functional. Additionally, it comes pre-kitted, configured and ready to install, providing a more flexible infrastructure that reduces installation time and minimizes cable slack. The solution is adaptable to both vertical- or horizontal-mounted SFP blade systems and can be mounted in any 19-inch rack.

"By securing the official trademark and patent, Fast Channel Switch Connect stands apart as a unique product offering and the first of its kind for the global data center market," Hazzard added.

To learn more about Fast Channel Switch Connect and other offerings from Methode Electronics' Data Solutions Group, stop by booth 601 at Data Center World Global Conference 2015, April 21-22 in Las Vegas.

About Methode Electronics - Data Solutions Group
Methode Electronics Data Solutions Group supports the telecommunications, data communications and data center industries with versatile data center infrastructure management (DCIM) and physical layer solutions that deliver value from day one. We stand apart through innovation; our ability to provide quality, customized solutions; and a diverse portfolio of products. For additional company and product information, please visit www.methode.com/data and www.methode-datasolutions.co.uk/.

About Methode Electronics, Inc.
Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI) is a global developer of custom-engineered and application-specific products and solutions with manufacturing, design and testing facilities in China, Egypt, Germany, India, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Mexico, the Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. We design, manufacture and market devices employing electrical, electronic, wireless, safety radio remote control, sensing and optical technologies to control and convey signals through sensors, interconnections and controls. Our business is managed on a segment basis, with those segments being Automotive, Interconnect, Power Products and Other. Our components are in the primary end markets of the automobile, computer, information processing and networking equipment, voice and data communication systems, consumer electronics, appliances, aerospace vehicles and industrial equipment industries. Further information can be found on Methode's website, www.methode.com.

Contact Information

  • Methode - Data Solutions Group Contact:
    Karen Dickerson
    Sr. Marketing Manager
    (469) 619-8516
    kdickerson@methode.com