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Secure Keyed Wallplates & Enclosures

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000224956D
Publication Date: 2013-Jan-15
Document File: 2 page(s) / 1M

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Abstract

Description Protect data and other connections in a wallplate with a tamper-resistant/protective cover, which is opened using a keyed token. Provides protection to connections and added security by requiring a special token (key) to access connectors. Another application would be to secure the cover of a rack or surface-mount housing/enclosure. Other products on the market offer tamper resistant wallplates, but the security mechanism consists of a standard screw (i.e. Phillips). This disclosure enables a snap-in locking device that has been color coded to a keyed token. This token would operate not only the tamper wallplate, but the secure RJ or LC connectors (on patch cords) which can also be offered. The same locking insert could be applied to a door of a fiber enclosure to provide a suite of "housings" that operate on the same family of keyed tokens. Features: Wallplate with Protective cover. Locking mechanism requires color-coded keyed token to release cover to access connections. Locking mechanism color-coded to match keyed token. Locking mechanism is an insert which can be applied to wallplate/cover assembly. Different colors can be applied to the same housing (i.e. interchangeable). Keyed token may match “secured keyed” RJ45, “secured LC,” or any other suitable connects such as copper/fiber connectors commonly used on patch cords). This concept may be applied to other housings with covers, such as fiber enclosures, network interface devices, etc.

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Title

Secure Keyed Wallplates & Enclosures

Description

Protect data and other connections in a wallplate with a tamper-resistant/protective cover, which is opened using a keyed token. Provides protection to connections and added security by requiring a special token (key) to access connectors.

Another application would be to secure the cover of a rack or surface-mount housing/enclosure.

Other products on the market offer tamper resistant wallplates, but the security mechanism consists of a standard screw (i.e. Phillips). This disclosure enables a snap-in locking device that has been color coded to a keyed token. This token would operate not only the tamper wallplate, but the secure RJ or LC connectors (on patch cords) which can also be offered. The same locking insert could be applied to a door of a fiber enclosure to provide a suite of "housings" that operate on the same family of keyed tokens.

Features:

Wallplate with Protective cover.

Locking mechanism requires color-coded keyed token to release cover to access connections.

Locking mechanism color-coded to match keyed token.

Locking mechanism is an insert which can be applied to wallplate/cover assembly.

Different colors can be applied to the same housing (i.e. interchangeable).

Keyed token may match “secured keyed” RJ45, “secured LC,” or any other suitable connects such as copper/fiber connectors commonly used on patch cords).

This concept may be applied to other housings with covers, such as fiber enclosures, ne...