High Speed Cabling


TIA moving forward with wideband multimode fiber standard

October 15, 2014 The fiber being specified will accommodate wave-division multiplexing that will enable ...

Cabling experts suggest FAA fire is the tip of the sabotage iceberg

October 3, 2014 A six-month-old blog post and a recent conference presentation discussed the perils of ...

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...

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, ...

Cabinet offers density, accessibility, and thermal efficiency

September 11, 2014 Siemon’s V800 offers 16U of additional mounting space and is available in multiple heig...

25GBase-T on Ethernet Alliance’s ‘rate debate’ agenda

September 10, 2014 The one-day Technology Exploration Forum will cover standard and technology development...

Universal boot enables faster fiber connections

September 9, 2014 Belden says its FiberExpress Brilliance Universal 250-micron connector boot allows dire...

28-AWG Category 6 patch cable is 0.145-inches in diameter

September 8, 2014 Comtran says its newest patch cable is nearly 50-percent smaller than standard Cat 6 op...


Verizon expects flat capex for next year; wireline spending continues decline

Verizon expects flat capex for next year amid continued wireline spending decline

October 24, 2014 CFO Fran Shammo said he expects the company to hold 2015 capex to near 2014 levels.
Security is top concern for enterprise access networks, finds Infonetics

Security is top concern for enterprise access networks, finds Infonetics

October 23, 2014 Latest survey from Infonetics Research takes an in-depth look at how medium and large o...

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...
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 ...


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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


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


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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