Intelligent Infrastructure Management (IIM) is a term to mean the use of active patch panels to monitor patch connections and auto-record links in a database.
With the addition of the IIM management software (which optionally uses SNMP protocol to map the physical links onto computer and network devices), IIM systems offer powerful infrastructure management facilities.
Benefits include increased security, auto-tracking of moves and changes, accurate patching, faster fault fixing, asset tracking and many other features.
Most of the cabling manufacturers offer IIM options on both their copper and fibre products.
Able can install, configure and support a number of different IIM systems including iPatch (SYSTIMAX), SmartPatch (Brand-Rex) and iTRACS (Siemon, Nexans, Tyco, Ortronics & Corning).
Able is a SYSTIMAX iPatch Solution Business Partner and an iTRACS iPSP.