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Seminar discusses data center design options

July 21, 2014 Siemon’s Carrie Higbie will discuss top-of-rack setups in a fat-tree switch fabrics.

40G systems on the rise and on the forefront

July 16, 2014 Copper-based 40GBase-T continues to make strides toward standard and market reality, wh...

Siemon expands library of data center BIM objects

July 3, 2014 Three sets of cabinets, including the VersaPOD, are added to the company’s BIM library.

Web seminar addresses high-density network installation, management

July 3, 2014 Topics to be covered include connecting with multifiber technology and powering/cooling...

Wisconsin gets its first LEED Gold Certified data center

July 3, 2014

Data Holdings’ one-year-old Milwaukee facility earned the honor from the USGBC.

New fiber-optic product manager at Berk-Tek

July 2, 2014 Raed Samamra spent eight years in engineering and product-management roles at Corning.

Industry consortium introduces 25G, 50G Ethernet standards

July 2, 2014 25 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium has developed fiber- and twinax-based spec for connectio...

CommScope provides 10 reasons to use Category 6A cabling in buildings

June 30, 2014 Blog post points out lower power consumption, bandwidth-hungry WiFi, and of course, 10G...


Google's best practices for data center efficiency, Part 3: Adjust thermostat

July 30, 2014 Raising ambient temperatures in the data center can help to reduce facility energy use.

Panel examines intelligent infrastructure, rise of 'smart cities'

July 30, 2014 What challenges do governments and business leaders face in building the next generatio...

Klein solves hand tool vs. power tool conundrum

July 30, 2014

Klein Tools launches its Switch Drive Handle System.

Report: Need for 'smart city' communications infrastructure growing rapidly

July 30, 2014 Worldwide shipments of communications nodes for smart city networks will grow from 16.3...

Google's best practices for data center efficiency, Part 2: Managing airflow

July 29, 2014

Video also takes a tour around one of Google's corporate data centers.

Connectivity supplier L-com extends call center hours of operation

July 29, 2014 By extending call center operations, the company is able to provide better service to i...

AFL optimizes short-to-midspan aerial fiber-optic cabling

July 29, 2014 AFL announced the expansion of its All-Dielectric Self-Supporting (ADSS) product line w...

FCC says yes to Frontier's buy of AT&T's Connecticut wireline footprint

July 29, 2014 Frontier has promised to offer broadband services with downstream rates of at least 10 ...

Google's best practices for data center efficiency, Part 1: Measuring PUE

July 29, 2014 A recent series of videos takes viewers through the top 5 recommended best practices fo...

Open Data Center Alliance updates usage model to advise on enterprise SDN

July 28, 2014 The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) has published version 2.0 of its master usage mode...

Do U.S. surveillance programs threaten freedom of the press?

July 28, 2014 Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union air large-scale government su...



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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


Audio-Video System Technologies Infrastructure Design

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

Cabling and Infrastructure for Educational Facilities

Educational buildings and campuses, whether K-12 or higher-education environments, place multiple, significant requirements on communications infra...
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Installation and Management Techniques for High-Density Networks

With the “Internet of computers” being joined by the “Internet of things” to result in the “Internet of Everything,” the transmission of data is co...
July 23, 2014


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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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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...

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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Exploring the Benefits of Low Smoke Zero Halogen: Eco-friendly Cabling with No Performance Loss

“Green consciousness” is a trend that is being embraced globally to improve consumer and worker safety and to protect the environment. One initiati...
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