Watch Cabling Icon finalist termination videos

December 22, 2014 Six contestants times two-minute speed trials equals 12 minutes of cable terminations a...

BICSI and workforce-management firm Field Nation form collaborative agreement

December 22, 2014 The agreement promotes interactivity and information sharing, as well as cultivation of...

Datwyler updates data center cabling system

December 22, 2014 The company offers new fiber-optic connection options, as well as new colors and constr...

RJ45 UTP jacks

December 22, 2014 3M’s Category 5e and Category 6 RJ45 UTP jacks are key components of the company’s copp...

Protip: Making Cat 6 patch cables and crimps with load bars

December 22, 2014 Remember to always crimp into or onto the jacket of the actual cable, as this allows th...
Data center expert RiT instructs on Cat 6a keystone jack installation

Data center expert RiT instructs on Cat 6a keystone jack installation

December 22, 2014

Instructional video demos Cat 6a jack installation.

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...


Essential cabling skills for the coming zombie apocalypse

Humanity's imminent zombie nightmare will demand critical ITS deployment expertise.

Closet cleanup: Before and after photos

Technician Dan Page sent us these four photos illustrating the state of disarray of a main crossconnect that served two floors ...

11 Steps to Holistic Data Center Design

Gone by in a whirlwind: 20 dangerous years in the cabling industry

Folks here in Nashua, NH, home of the head offices of PennWell Technology Group'sCabling Installation & Maintenance, have f...

Recognizing the industry's positive contributors

In commemoration of Cabling Installation & Maintenance's 20th anniversary, we asked our audience to nominate individuals th...


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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 this is...
Conan O'Brien: Cable installer

Conan O'Brien: Cable installer

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


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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 infrastructure allows network owners to co...
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 and data communications withi...
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. Professionals administering th...
November 13, 2014

Cabling Standards Update

This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, provides insight into some of the current cabling-standards developments within the TIA, with reference...
October 22, 2014


Connectivity in High-Speed Twisted-Pair Networks

September 25, 2014 For twisted-pair copper-based networks to fully support the throughput capacity demande...
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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 aer...

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—wirel...
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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 measuri...
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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 (Gb...
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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 ban...
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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...
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The New Normal: Multi-Everything

Today’s IT discussions are filled with terms like Cloud, Virtualization, SANs, BYOD, SaaS, and SLAs. Rarely is the ph...
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