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Cat 6, 5e cabling can support 5-Gbit/sec transmission thanks to new technology

October 8, 2014 Aquantia offers 2.5- and 5-Gbit/sec PHYs, aimed at supporting 802.11ac and other applic...

Category 8 field-terminable plug is commercially available

October 3, 2014 OCC’s Cat8 Plug meets the latest draft Cat 8 spec and is designed for direct-attach lin...
SFP media converter doubles fiber-optic density via copper switch equipment

SFP media converter doubles fiber-optic density via copper switch equipment

October 3, 2014 Omnitron has introduced the iConverter 2GXT, a four-port Ethernet device that can be us...

Fiber-optic serial data links for utility substations

September 18, 2014 ComNet’s RLFDX line of products can be used in electric-utility substations as well as ...

UL service helps unravel conflict-minerals reporting for cable, connector, other electronics manufacturers

September 17, 2014 Dodd-Frank Section 1502 requires reporting on the presence of conflict minerals, and UL...

Category 8 cabling standard update: Milestones reached, work remains

September 15, 2014 A new document from CommScope reveals information about Cat 8 return loss performance, ...

25GBase-T on Ethernet Alliance’s ‘rate debate’ agenda

September 10, 2014 The one-day Technology Exploration Forum will cover standard and technology development...

Leviton acquires AV-control provider BitWise

September 10, 2014 Company provides automation controllers, including app-based GUIs, for spaces like boar...

INDUSTRY NEWS

Belden boosts fiber-optic network installation efficiency with new splice cassette

Belden boosts fiber-optic network installation efficiency with new splice cassette

October 21, 2014 Belden says its FiberExpress UHD (FX UHD) splice cassette reduces fiber network install...
 Light Brigade issues 2015 fiber-optic training catalog

Light Brigade issues 2015 fiber-optic training catalog

October 21, 2014 New 30-page brochure details Light Brigade’s training courses, DVDs and fiber-optic too...
Qatar's Ooredoo picks CommScope's intelligent LED lighting, infrastructure for smart data center

Qatar's Ooredoo picks CommScope's intelligent LED lighting, infrastructure for smart data center

October 21, 2014 CommScope was recently chosen to partner with telecommunications provider Ooredoo in Me...
AFL says OSP MicroCore cable now accommodates up to 432 fibers

AFL says OSP MicroCore cable now accommodates up to 432 fibers

October 20, 2014 With a 12.6-mm outer diameter, the 432-fiber OSP MicroCore is among the industry's smal...
VSU awarded $3.25M U.S. Department of Labor grant to develop wireless network training

VSU awarded $3.25M U.S. Department of Labor grant to develop wireless network training

October 20, 2014 Administered in partnership with wireless association PCIA, the grant will extend throu...

Graybar boosts connectivity in New York City subway

October 20, 2014 Graybar was recently named in a Wall Street Journal article regarding the rollout of ad...
ABI: In-building wireless elements including DAS/DRS, small cells will comprise 5G core

Analyst: 5G core will rely on in-building wireless elements including DAS/DRS, small cells

October 20, 2014 ABI Research asserts that in-building wireless systems of the future will deliver high ...
10G XG-PON footprint for 1-Gbps FTTH services deployed by Huawei, Telefónica

10G XG-PON footprint for 1-Gbps FTTH services deployed by Huawei, Telefónica

October 20, 2014

New deployment is one of the few publicly announced examples of XG-PON use.

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Essential cabling skills for the coming zombie apocalypse

October 28, 2013 Humanity's imminent zombie nightmare will demand critical ITS deployment expertise.

Closet cleanup: Before and after photos

September 26, 2013 Technician Dan Page sent us these four photos illustrating the state of disarray of a m...

11 Steps to Holistic Data Center Design

August 15, 2013

Gone by in a whirlwind: 20 dangerous years in the cabling industry

May 24, 2013 Folks here in Nashua, NH, home of the head offices of PennWell Technology Group'sCablin...

Recognizing the industry's positive contributors

March 14, 2013 In commemoration of Cabling Installation & Maintenance's 20th anniversary, we asked...

More Tales of Cabling Spaghetti

November 28, 2012

10 tricks, treats and frights for the cabling industry in 2012

October 24, 2012

WEBCASTS

Cabling Standards Update

This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, provides insight into some of the current cabling-standards developments ...

How a Passive Optical LAN can solve Tomorrow’s Connectivity Challenges

 In this session, Patrick McLaughlin, will moderate a discussion with Dave Cunningham, Director of Business Development, Optical LAN at Tellab...
October 9, 2014

40- and 100-Gbit/sec Networks and Cabling

The relentless increase in the amount of information being transferred and stored has prompted the development and use of extremely high-speed data...
September 25, 2014

EDITORIAL GUIDES

Connectivity in High-Speed Twisted-Pair Networks

For twisted-pair copper-based networks to fully support the throughput capacity demanded by today’s leading-edge applications, performance of the n...
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Fiber Storage – Are you doing it wrong?

This white paper discusses the results of using faulty, ineffective means and products that are inappropriate for aerial fiber optic storage and pr...

Laying the groundwork for a new level of Power over Ethernet

Enterprise networks continue to expand, growing more versatile and complex. Devices once considered peripherals—wireless access points (WAPs), secu...
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OTDR Event Analysis

Data center, enterprise, and FTTx fiber networks present a number of challenges when it comes to locating and measuring events and impairments. The...
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Advances in Multi-Fiber Connectivity

Today’s data centers are looking to deploy infrastructures that are ready to support 40- and 100-gigabit Ethernet (GbE) as well as flattened data c...
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Category 8 Cabling Standards Update

In order to be successful, 40G applications must have the proper cabling solutions to back them up and meet their bandwidth requirements. This reso...
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