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Numerous customers have already made use of our products and services. To this day, many customers from the areas enterprise, industrial, carrier and data centre have decided to utilize TKM materials in their networks. Furthermore, many customers distribute our products and services through numerous partners and traders.


All modern networks, no matter if small or large, local or global, in the office, group, education or hospital, are characterized by continuous changes.


  • Deutsche Bank AG
  • Dexia S.A. Luxembourg
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Microsoft
  • Novell
  • Kaufhof AG

Case study city of Reutlingen

In 2008, the city of Reutlingen has had a new network infrastructure installed. App. 4800 data ports are operated in more than 17 network wiring closets in three buildings.

The IT Managers of the city of Reutlingen decided to install an additional automated Patch Cable Management System (PMS) in 2008. The goal was to simplify the administration of patch orders and to document switched or cancelled patch connections in real-time in the case of staff relocations.

The city of Reutlingen decided in favour of the RFID based FUTURE-PATCH® PMS of TKM GmbH, Mönchengladbach.


If used correctly, good and intelligent PMS amortize after a short time.

In the FUTURE-PATCH® system, RFID transponders attached to patch cables are read by Panel Control Units. PCUs can be attached to copper panels, FO patch panels or switches directly, even subsequently. Changes in the patch condition are detected and shown over LEDs or displays. Parallely, the patch condition will be transferred to a management console. A mouse click on building, floor or room plans directly navigates you to the panel or switch ports in a rack view. Time-controlled administration of the desired patch connection can be made directly in tables/lists or in rack views. The FUTURE-PATCH® system automatically documents all patch changes in real-time.

A RoI calculation on the basis of the investment needed for the FUTURE-PATCH® system has shown a RoI of app. 13 months.

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Data Center

In computer centres, internal and external technicians run tens of thousands of highly complex network circuits. The high availability desired in this safety relevant environment can only be assured by detailed and exact documentation.


  • Deutsche Bank AG
  • Dexia S.A. Luxembourg
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Microsoft
  • Novell
  • Kaufhof AG




TKM products like FUTURE-PATCH® create an overall view of the whole network and thus allow accurate planning of network circuits in the exact time, based on the actual state recorded in real-time. Through visual patch management and automated display of faulty patch procedures on-site, downtimes can be reduced to a minimum and costs for network operation can be lowered significantly.


  • ZDF Mainz
  • Bundesanstalt für Arbeit
  • Finanzämter NRW
  • Deutsche Bahn AG
  • Deutsche Telekom AG
  • T-Mobile, T-Systems, DeTe Immobilien
  • Vodafone
  • P&T Luxembourg
  • Telcos/Carrier
  • Viag Intercom
  • Belgacom
  • PTT Netherland


Documenting the whole production network through to machines is a complex task in industrial enterprises. TKM products provide an unprecedented documentation quality, as they furnish all relevant data of the network circuit in real-time. At the same time, the permanent monitoring of the network involves an increased operating reliability and thus a higher availability of the machines.


  • Siemens AG
  • Bayer BBS
  • Schering AG
  • Merck
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • VW/Audi
  • ABB
  • Nexans
  • Tenovis