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Transition Networks debuts USB fiber-optic Ethernet adapters at BICSI 2014

Transition Networks debuts USB fiber-optic Ethernet adapters at BICSI 2014

September 29, 2014 Transition Networks to participate in BICSI Fall Show with product introduction, speaki...
Epson demos new datacom and cable labeling mobile app at BICSI 2014

Epson demos new datacom and cable labeling mobile app at BICSI 2014

September 29, 2014 Easy-to-use smartphone and tablet-based solution solves for labeling equipment and cabl...
Dual rate 100G CFP2 LR4 module drives emerging data center applications

Dual rate 100G CFP2 LR4 module drives emerging data center applications

September 29, 2014 The more compact CFP2 LR4 module an attractive option for next-generation 100G client-s...
Report: Bounce-back in Ethernet switch market belies challenges facing vendors

Report: Bounce-back in Ethernet switch market belies challenges facing vendors

September 26, 2014 Revenue growth remains challenged as vendors compete aggressively against each other, r...

Tool carrier backpack expands jobsite storage

September 26, 2014 Hard-molded base allows new tool bag from Milwaukee to stand up and stay dry in harsh j...
 Huawei debuts 400G OTN trial in China

Huawei debuts 400G OTN trial in China

September 26, 2014

Huawei provides two different 400G OTN technologies for China Mobile test.

Eaton's Crouse-Hinds unit updates 2014 NEC digest for hazardous locations per NFPA

Eaton's Crouse-Hinds unit updates 2014 NEC digest for hazardous locations per NFPA

September 25, 2014 Revised 2014 Code Digest provides a compilation of key changes to articles 500 through ...

CommScope, partners developing multimode fiber to support 100G over one pair

September 25, 2014 CommScope is calling the new fiber type WBMMF—wide band multimode fiber—a technology th...

INDUSTRY NEWS

AV alarms for mass notification and emergency communications systems

AV alarms for mass notification and emergency communications systems

September 30, 2014 Learn the basics of Audible Visible (AV) alarms for mass notification (MNS) a...
 TE Connectivity talks public safety DAS

TE Connectivity talks public safety DAS

September 30, 2014 Dedicated DAS supports primary public safety and critical first responder fre...
 Quintech names new business development chief for wireless test and measurement

Quintech names new business development chief for wireless test unit

September 29, 2014 Quintech Electronics and Communications announced the appointment of Mr. Kang...
 Analyst: Accelerating 802.11ac deployments deflate demand for 802.11n Wi-Fi

Analyst: Accelerating 802.11ac deployments deflate demand for 802.11n Wi-Fi

September 26, 2014 802.11ac Wi-Fi CPE shipments to capture 18% of a total 176 million access poi...
Gefen adds long, short range options for HDMI, HDBaseT extension over Cat 5 cabling

Gefen adds long, short range options for HDMI, HDBaseT extension over Cat 5 cabling

September 25, 2014 Among the first companies to be HDBaseT-certified, Gefen has added new cablin...

Milestone brings physical access control partner integrations to security industry events

September 25, 2014 Upcoming industry trade shows in the U.S. and Europe will showcase many new i...

Device enables standard VFLs, OTDRs to test MPO-terminated cables

September 24, 2014 The MPO Switch allows test instruments to examine preterminated and other MPO...

Fiber-optic connector inspection goes mobile

September 24, 2014 Lightel’s DI-1000-WiFi enables users to see live images of fiber endfaces on&...

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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

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...

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

Best Practices for Deploying Preterminated Fiber-Optic Systems

This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance and delivered by Fiber Optic Association president Jim Hayes, describes th...
September 18, 2014

Audio-Video System Technologies, Infrastructure and Design

Planning and implementing the cabling infrastructure for audio-video (AV) systems has both similarities to and differences from Ethernet-based netw...
August 21, 2014

Cabling and Infrastructure for Educational Facilities

Educational buildings and campuses, whether K-12 or higher-education environments, place multiple, significant requirements on communications infra...
July 30, 2014
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Laying the groundwork for a new level of Power over Ethernet

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Advances in Multi-Fiber Connectivity

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The Optical Fiber Ribbon Solution for the 10G to 40G/100G Data Center Migration

As transmission speeds necessary to handle the growing daily network traffic of the data center increase, the migration from existing systems to 40...

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