Leviton has released its Overhead Infrastructure Platform (OIP), a floor-mounted frame that provides support for cabling pathways, power, lighting, and other data center infrastructure. It is designed to increase the amount of available rack space by adding patching above cabinets or racks, which also allows for quick cabinet rack-n-roll deployment. The OIP is designed to reduce installation time by 40% when compared to installing overhead-suspended ladder trays and threading cable from high ceilings.

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The floor-mounted OIP supports heavy loads and eliminates the need to work around overhead obstructions and it allows for swap-out and staging by eliminating the attachment of wire baskets and raceway to the overhead infrastructure. This allows users to quickly decommission and replace an entire cabinet by disconnecting cabling and power from the cabinet without removing hardware, thus minimizing downtime and the potential for human error.