Customers of Cormant, a global information, communication and technology infrastructure management company are benefitting from its association with labelling solutions specialist, Silver Fox. In particular, Silver Fox’s wrap-around self-laminating cable labels are popular with Cormant, Inc.
Cormant, a US-British-Australian information, communication and technology infrastructure management company, focuses on providing DCIM and connectivity infrastructure management systems for medium to very large organisations spanning all industries across the globe. Cormant’s key customers include multinationals from the banking, consulting, IT, travel, hotel, government, manufacturing, health and telecommunications industries.
Its constant search for the most efficient and cost-effective products to support its data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) solution led Cormant to Silver Fox, the Hertfordshire-based leader in UK-manufactured, independently tested, durable labelling solutions which are designed to turn time into profit.
According to Paul Goodison, the co-founder and CEO of Cormant, the company needed to find a specific sized ‘self-laminating’ label on which it could print barcodes to supply to its customers. He explained: “The label is applied to cables to support auto-identification of these cables using the Cormant-CS DCIM mobile computer and barcode scanner.
“Silver Fox was able to make a custom-sized wrap-around, self-laminating label to optimise the label readability once it was applied to a cable,” said Paul. “All the ‘standard’ sized labels that we’d looked at before we discovered Silver Fox and its products were either too small, making identification problematic, or too big – meaning that there was an additional cost to apply them and, potentially, they still resulted in lower readability.
“Silver Fox’s solution was ‘just right’ for Cormant.”
Available in laser or thermal printer options, Silver Fox’s wrap-around cable labels – known as the Prolab® range – self-laminate to protect the ident (ID) on the label. Unusually for wrap-around self-laminating labels, the Prolab range includes labels up to 50mm wide, to accommodate longer cable IDs.
“In addition, with environmental considerations becoming more prominent these days, it’s important to remember that all Silver Fox Prolab thermally printable labels are made of polyethylene. This is more environmentally friendly than the PVC traditionally used for such labels,” said Silver Fox’s CEO, Nick Michaelson.
Paul Goodison commented: “The Silver Fox labels allow us to supply our customers with the optimal label for the task – and, crucially, this ensures a very high identification rate. This means that our customers can manage all aspects of their data centres – which can cost tens of millions of pounds to build and operate.
“With standard labels, the time to identify a cable could be longer and this leads to lower staff productivity and the potential for processes not being followed,” added Paul, who has more than two decades of experience managing major IT projects across the globe.
“We’ve always found Silver Fox to be responsive to our needs,” said Paul. “We operate globally and it’s great to see that, while Silver Fox – a UK company – has a worldwide reach and can support our needs anywhere in the world. As a consequence, there should be the opportunity to expand the range of labels Silver Fox will be supplying to Cormant. We see the opportunity to have Silver Fox supply pre-printed labels as a possible step in the future.”