High Speed Cabling


IEEE 802.3 forms study groups for 25, 50 and 100/200 Gbit/sec Ethernet

November 25, 2015

Approved during the latest IEEE 802.3 meeting, the groups will explore 25GbE over singl...

Web seminar tackles several angles of cabling management

November 23, 2015

Starting with labeling, the online seminar then addresses such complex topics as fiber ...

TIA, Capitoline reach agreement for data center standards training

November 23, 2015

Starting in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Capitoline will takes its TIA-942 data ...

Modules house fiber-optic splitters, WDM components

November 23, 2015

Fiberdyne Labs’ LGX module is available with high-capacity LC/UPC or LC/APC adapters, a...

Preterminated cabling cassettes available with color-coded ports

November 20, 2015

HellermannTyton’s RapidNet UTP Category 6 and Category 6A preterminated cabling system ...

Work begins on TIA-942-B, the revision of the TIA-942-A data center standard

November 20, 2015

TIA-942-B, the next generation of the TIA-942 data center standard set, will keep pace ...

In technical feasibility tests, prestandard 25GbE cabling and equipment show promising results

November 4, 2015

The Ethernet Alliance’s 25GbE cabling and equipment technical feasibility event yielded...

Data centers are right in Siemon’s WheelHouse

October 1, 2015

Siemon’s WheelHouse Advanced Data Center Solutions brand combines the company’s existin...

BSRIA: Hyperscale data centers are changing the cooling landscape

October 1, 2015

Use of CRAC units will drop dramatically as hyperscale data centers lead the way for ot...

Alliance promotes shortwave multiplexing over multimode fiber

September 30, 2015

The Shortwave Wave Division Multiplexing Alliance aims to let data centers extract more...


Report: Facebook is building a proprietary 100-Gigabit Ethernet switch

November 25, 2015 Jordan Novelt of VentureBeat (VB) reports that "Facebook is now working on a new super-...

IBM vs. Intel: Data center competition escalates

November 25, 2015 Nasdaq market analysis notes that IBM used to sell Intel-powered low to mid-range serve...

Report: Samsung might sell off wireless networking gear

November 25, 2015 FierceWireless (FW) reports that Samsung Electronics is considering selling its wi...
Latest digital KVM matrix switch from Black Box enables HD video, audio, USB sharing among 30 control-room users

Latest digital KVM matrix switch from Black Box enables HD video, audio, USB sharing among 30 control-room users

November 25, 2015

The DCX3000 enables easy resource control, content sharing and collaboration for critic...

AFL receives 5 new patents for fiber-optic cable, fusion splicing technologies

AFL receives 5 new patents for fiber-optic cable, fusion splicing technologies

November 24, 2015

AFL has been awarded five patents for new technologies used in the enhancement of the c...

APOLAN adds 5 cabling contractor firms as new members

November 24, 2015

APOLAN has announced 5 new member companies who are all installation contractor firms.

Stud strap eases metal-clad cable installation

November 24, 2015

AFC Cable Systems’ MC SnapIt stud strap includes clips for low-voltage cable; the compa...



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Advanced Fiber-Optic Technologies for Next-Generation Networking

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