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Essential cabling skills for the zombie apocalypse

Essential cabling skills for the zombie apocalypse

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

Closet cleanup: Before and after photos

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 - Belden Slideshow

11 Steps to Holistic Data Center Design

Designing a data center can be a daunting and complicated process. There are many considerations and decisions that ultimately ...
Gone by in a whirlwind: 20 dangerous years in the cabling industry

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

Recognizing the industry's positive contributors

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

More Tales of Cabling Spaghetti

Cabling spaghetti:  While far from a true natural disaster requiring a response by the federal government, ...

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Fiber-Optic Cabling Technologies and Systems

In networks of all types, fiber-optic technology is taking on greater and more-important roles than ever. Whether the environment is a data center, enterprise, campus, or long-d...

Fiber-Optic Testing Essentials and Latest Technologies

This webcast seminar, presented by Jim Hayes, examines several ways in which fiber testing- both insertion loss and OTDR testing - has evolved. The seminar will begin with ...

Enterprise Network Applications and the Cabling Systems Supporting Them

Enterprise network users require access to a wide variety of applications, which can vary from network to network and even from space to space within a network. The joining toge...

Fiber Termination and Splicing Practices and Tools

This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance and delivered by Fiber Optic Association president and founder Jim Hayes, provides in-depth information ...

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Fiber-Optic Cabling System Installation and Administration

February 6, 2015 A fiber-optic cabling system requires well-thought-out component specification, as well...
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Passive Optical Port Replication in the Data Center

What is port replication? Essentially, port replication is “mirroring” the ports of active fiber optic hardware in a ...

Solving the Workplace Speech Privacy Crisis

When you think of an office building, chances are you picture private offices along the walls and cubicles taking up ...

PON and Blown Fiber: The Optimum Solution for Today’s High Gigabit Speed Enterprise Networks

As enterprise network managers, challenged like never before, seek to keep up with current and future exponential gro...

The Optical Fiber Ribbon Solution for the 10G to 40/100G Migration

The relentless movement and volume of data has today’s data centers of all sizes seeking how to best deploy their net...

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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Data center, enterprise, and FTTx fiber networks present a number of challenges when it comes to locating and measuri...
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