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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...


Overload protection in dual-corded data center environments

August 1, 2014 The key purpose of a dual-corded or dual-path electrical architecture is to ensure cont...

Graybar unveils contractor estimating software

August 1, 2014 Graybar says its new estimating software, GBid, helps small and medium-sized contractor...

Google's best practices for data center efficiency, Part 5: Optimize power distribution

August 1, 2014 Efficient power distribution and efficient hardware can save energy and provide easy co...

Time Warner seeking cabling systems Field Technician 1 in Columbus, OH

August 1, 2014 Time Warner Cable is currently seeking to fil an open position for a Field Technician 1...

OFS rolls out new website

July 31, 2014

Customers can navigate the new site by product, or by industry and application.

Google's best practices for data center efficiency, Part 4: Utilize free cooling

July 31, 2014 Video explains why free cooling is an important consideration for data centers.

Analyst: Smart cities infrastructure to quadruple by 2025

July 31, 2014

IHS Technology says smart cities to rise fourfold in number from 2013 to 2025.

IEEE forms study group to address 25G data centers

July 31, 2014 New IEEE 802.3 group to study standardizing single-lane 25 Gb/s Ethernet interconnect t...

Customer pulls gun on cable installer in payment dispute

July 31, 2014 The Comcast subscriber confiscated technician’s tools and pulled out a handgun over a s...

Analyst sees 10 Gigabit Ethernet peak before 2018; 100 GE 'to become mainstream'

July 30, 2014

Dell'Oro Group expects the Ethernet switch market to approach $25 billion in 2018.

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.


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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...
July 30, 2014
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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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