DATA CENTER NEWS & PRODUCTS

Custom optical enclosures from Molex aim to simplify complex fiber-optic mapping issues

Custom optical enclosures from Molex aim to simplify complex fiber-optic mapping issues

December 17, 2014 “Advanced network architectures are driving complex fiber-optic interconnection topolog...
Ethernet Alliance recounts eventful year, looks ahead to 2015

Ethernet Alliance recounts eventful year, looks ahead to 2015

December 17, 2014 Consortium says its positive influence in the Ethernet ecosystem is punctuated by its s...
Rackstuds' new version now Chatsworth, Great Lakes compliant

Rackstuds' new version now Chatsworth, Great Lakes -compliant

December 17, 2014 The new ‘blue’ Rackstud is especially designed to suit racks with thicker vertical rails.
Analyst: Increased data center deployments feed active optical cable market

Analyst: Increased data center deployments feed active optical cable market

December 16, 2014 Data center Ethernet connectivity via AOCs has been the "next big thing" for ...
Graybar's longtime SVP-operations to retire; incoming SVP-supply chain is named

Graybar's longtime SVP-operations to retire; incoming SVP-supply chain is named

December 15, 2014

Graybar’s Larry Giglio will retire after more than 36 years with the company.

Dark fiber link monitoring eases mobile backhaul, business services

Dark fiber link monitoring eases mobile backhaul, business services

December 15, 2014 ADVA Optical Networking has taken the wraps off its FSP 3000 Access Link Monitoring (AL...

tde: Our 24-fiber MPO trunks ease migration, protect investment

December 12, 2014 The company’s modular tML cabling system is now based on the 24-fiber MPO connector, al...

INDUSTRY NEWS

Cable labeling maker Epson acquires K-Sun

December 18, 2014 The two companies enjoyed an OEM relationship for 20 years before merging the...
RF power combiners support broadband applications up to 6 GHz

RF power combiners support broadband applications up to 6 GHz

December 17, 2014 Pasternack Enterprises has unveiled its 2-way and 4-way broadband RF power co...
Cat 5e vs. Cat 6 vs. Cat 6A - which should you choose?

Cat 5e vs. Cat 6 vs. Cat 6A - which should you choose?

December 16, 2014 By Steven deSteuben, Nashua Data Solutions -- Arguably this is one of the mos...

Light Brigade offering 9 fiber-optic technical training courses in Denver, CO

December 16, 2014 Forthcoming fiber-optic technical training sessions in Colorado to be hosted ...

RJ45, USB ports are waterproof

December 15, 2014 ASI recently expanded its panel-mount RJ45 and USB connectors; the newest wat...

Corning acquiring interconnect, assembly maker TR Manufacturing

December 15, 2014 The acquisition will add to the Corning portfolio a California-based maker of...
Pulse Electronics adds HDBaseT transformers

Pulse Electronics adds HDBaseT transformers

December 11, 2014 New silicon provides isolation and common mode noise reduction for HDBaseT ap...

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Cat 5e vs. Cat 6 vs. Cat 6A - which should you choose?

Cat 5e vs. Cat 6 vs. Cat 6A - which should you choose?

By Steven deSteuben, Nashua Data Solutions -- Arguably this is...
Conan O'Brien: Cable installer

Conan O'Brien: Cable installer

Late night television host Conan O'Brien recently decided to v...

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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

Fiber-Optic Cable and Connectivity Trends and Best Practices

A fiber-optic cabling system is an enabling technology for today’s as well as tomorrow’s most-advanced communications systems. A fiber infrastructu...
December 18, 2014

Capabilities of and Applications for Twisted-Pair Copper Cabling Systems

Twisted-pair copper cabling is practically ubiquitous in networks around the world, thanks in large part to its stellar history of supporting voice...
December 4, 2014

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. ...
November 13, 2014

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

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Connectivity in High-Speed Twisted-Pair Networks

For twisted-pair copper-based networks to fully support the throughput capaci...
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