AMP/Tyco Electronics, Harrisburg and iTRACS Corp., Chicago, will develop, market and sell an intelligent structured cabling solution combining Tyco Electronics’ AMP NetConnect premises cabling systems with iTRACS’ real-time infrastructure management system. The joint solution will enable enterprise customers to minimize network downtime, reduce IT staff workload, and streamline moves, adds and changes (MACs) by automating the management of the physical layer. It also provides security to the physical layer as well as a complete up-to-date documentation set as the basis for troubleshooting and disaster recovery preparedness. “There is a growing demand in the marketplace for intelligent structured cabling, and aligning with iTRACS Corp. will enable us to meet that demand with a mature sixth-generation network monitoring system that offers more flexibility and functionality than most competitive product,” said Charlie Fox, general manager for the AMP NetConnectgroup of Tyco Electronics. “By allowing us to tap into the retrofit market as well as our installed customer base, iTRACS gives us the ability to reap the maximum business benefits from our entry into the infrastructure management space.”