High Speed Cabling


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...

EXFO’s iCERT capability enables automated, intelligent fiber certification

December 11, 2014 The iCERT capability for singlemode and multimode fiber, part of EXFO’s iOLM applicatio...

Website validates consultants’, auditors’ expertise in TIA-942 standards

December 11, 2014 The TIA collaborated with training and consulting agency EPI to compile a repository of...

Geist upgrades DCIM with asset, facility modules

December 9, 2014 Environet Asset and Environet Facility were unveiled as new DCIM capabilities at the Ga...

CommScope’s Kolesar updates WBMMF progress

December 9, 2014 In a blog post, the CommScope Enterprise Solutions engineering fellow reports on the wo...

DCIM solution from Schneider Electric integrates with HP OneView

December 4, 2014 Schneider’s StruxureWare for Data Centers DCIM now offers visibility into an organizati...

Facebook hiring cabling infrastructure foreman for its Altoona, IA data center

November 20, 2014 Company strongly desires candidates with training and certification in copper and fiber...


How to strip and terminate coaxial cable

How to strip and terminate coaxial cable

December 18, 2014 Recent instructional video from Klein Tools succinctly demonstrates the basic steps for...
The difference between RG59 and RG6 coax cables

The difference between RG59 and RG6 coax cables

December 18, 2014

Video tutorial and technical brief describe differences.

Cable labeling maker Epson acquires K-Sun

December 18, 2014 The two companies enjoyed an OEM relationship for 20 years before merging their cable l...
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...
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 combiners.
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.


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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 th...
Conan O'Brien: Cable installer

Conan O'Brien: Cable installer

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


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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


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


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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