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Panduit Projects Receive Top Cabling Innovator Awards by Cabling Installation & Maintenance

September 29, 2015, Tinley Park, Illinois

Panduit Corp., the leading global provider of network infrastructure solutions, announced today that three of its projects were recognized among the best in the industry by the judges of the Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2015 Innovators Awards program. The judging panel consisted of cabling and communications system specifiers, designers, integrators and managers with vast professional experience.


The Cisco Canada Headquarters was recognized as a Platinum honoree. Royal Caribbean International was recognized as a Silver honoree for its Quantum of the Seas project. The third award was for network labeling for a high-density installment for a network service provider, which also was a Silver honoree.


“On behalf of the Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovator Awards, I would like to congratulate Cisco Canada on their Platinum-level honoree status,” said Cabling Installation & Maintenance Group Publisher Alan Bergstein. “This competitive, unbiased program celebrates the most innovative projects in the structured cabling industry. We are pleased to celebrate Cisco Canada‘s Platinum status and recognize their contribution to the structured cabling industry.” Bergstein offered similar accolades to Royal Caribbean and Panduit as silver honorees.


The Cisco Canadian Headquarters is a LEED-certified building, considered to be the smartest building in North America. It operates on a single, converged IP network, with electricity delivered primarily via Power over Ethernet (PoE). The building features 1,400 PoE LED lighting fixtures and 1,800 PoE controllers for the HVAC system. “The new Cisco Canada Headquarters is a living example of how we can harness the power of the Internet of Everything to create a smart building that’s truly sustainable and a leader in energy efficiency,” said Rick Huijbregts, Vice President, Industry and Business Transformation, Cisco. “We are proud to be working with Panduit to support initiatives like this and honored to be sharing this award with them.”


Royal Caribbean offers a technology-driven cruising experience on Quantum of the Seas. They relied on Panduit’s QuickNet Copper and Fiber Pre-terminated Cabling Solutions to speed remote installation and limit installation expenses. The Japan project that was recognized utilized Panduit Turn-Tell Labels to label each end of thousands of connections in a high-density network.


Panduit is proud to be recognized as a cabling innovator by Cabling Installation & Maintenance,” said Dennis Renaud, vice president of Panduit Enterprise Business. “Companies like Cisco and Royal Caribbean are leaders in innovation and it is an honor to be working with them on projects that are so forward-looking. We appreciate their leadership and look forward to furthering our long-standing partnerships with them.” Additional information on the awards can be found here.

About Cabling Installation & Maintenance
Published since 1993, Cabling Installation & Maintenance has provided practical information to professionals responsible for the specification, design, installation and management of structured cabling systems in enterprises, data centers and campuses. Cabling Installation & Maintenance's magazine, website (, email newsletters and webcasts help cabling professionals improve day-to-day operations and enable strategic planning for their networks’ optimum long-term performance

About the Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2015 Innovators Awards Program
The Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2015 Innovators Awards program reviews and recognizes the most-innovative applications of cabling and communications technology products and systems within the structured cabling industry. Platinum, Gold and Silver Honorees were announced at BICSI's 2015 Fall Conference in Las Vegas on Monday, September 21, 2015. Criteria used in the Innovators Awards ranking included: innovation, value, sustainability, collaboration, and impact.

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