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Cabling installer contest Cabling Icon gets streamlined

October 23, 2014 Now just two rounds in duration, the contest to find the best low-voltage cabling insta...

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...

INDUSTRY NEWS

Raritan boosts intelligent data center rack PDU's energy efficiency IQ

Raritan boosts intelligent data center rack PDU's energy efficiency IQ

October 23, 2014 The company's third-generation iPDU product features low-energy-consuming latching rela...
 ManageEngine integrates Intel DCIM plug-in to chart data center PUE, DCIE, plus 3D thermal mapping

To chart data center PUE, DCIE, ManageEngine integrates Intel's DCIM plug-in

October 23, 2014 ManageEngine's real-time, continuous energy monitoring system now works in tandem with ...
Graybar's cable protection systems catalog now available

Graybar's cable protection systems catalog now available

October 22, 2014 New catalog details Checkers' extensive line of high performance cable/hose protection ...
How to strip controls communications wire for building automation systems

How to strip controls communications wire for building automation systems

October 22, 2014 Tutorial video for technicians emphasizes how to properly tape up connections when comp...
5 best practices to improve building management systems' cybersecurity

5 best practices to improve building management systems' cybersecurity

October 22, 2014 Commonsense measures include effective password management and securing open ports and ...
2.5G Ethernet switch drives 'Wave 2' 802.11ac AP backhaul above 1G for enterprise Wi-Fi

2.5G Ethernet switch drives 'Wave 2' 802.11ac AP backhaul above 1G for enterprise Wi-Fi

October 22, 2014 With the turnkey 2.5G Vitesse-Aquantia system, enterprises can cost-effectively and qui...
Choices for optimal data center power density

Choices for optimal data center power density

October 21, 2014 APC-Schneider Electric analysis contends that the choice of IT rack power densities can...
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...

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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, Power and Thermal-Management Technologies in the Data Center

A data center truly is an ecosystem of interrelated and interdependent technologies, the performance of each one affecting the others in some way. ...

Cabling Standards Update

This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, provides insight into some of the current cabling-standards developments ...
October 22, 2014

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

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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