Westell’s CNS Business Unit Expands its Power Distribution Product Line with Next Generation Fuse Panels

AURORA, Ill., May 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:WSTL), a leading provider of high-performance wireless infrastructure solutions, today announced that its Communication Network Solutions (CNS) business unit is introducing a suite of new low-current (GMT) power distribution fuse panels with the superior performance and functionality required for evolving network applications.

“With 25% more input capacity than standard GMT fuse panels, these new panels are well suited for use in centralized radio access networks (CRAN), densification/small cell deployments, in-building wireless applications, and outside plant installations,” said Eric Swanson, CNS General Manager. 

The new products expand the current 1700 series of temperature-hardened GMT fuse panels that support industry-leading 125-amp input capacity with 20-amp maximum output capacity at each fuse position. These next-generation panels add rear-access convenience and are available in multiple dual-bus configurations for varying applications.

The advanced thermal design of Westell’s 1700 series delivers a wider-than-normal operating temperature range (-40C to +70C) that enables the panels to operate at full capacity in both inside and outside environments, eliminating the need for network operators to stock and install location-specific fuse panels. These new front- and rear-access versions further enable network engineers to optimize cable management in almost any equipment configuration.

“Higher input capacity and higher operating temperature means more power under the most demanding conditions,” added Gene Antles, Westell’s Director of Power Distribution Products. “With these next-generation, high-performance fuse panels, Westell just set the standard for the future.”

Three new rear-access fuse panels are available now: the NPGMT1707 with 10 fuses per side (10x10), the NPGMT1712 (15x15), and the NPGMT1717 (20x20). All Westell 1700 series of fuse panels are made in the USA from foreign and domestic components.

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