Corning’s Thunderbolt optical cables available in Europe

August 27, 2014

The cables are now being sold in lengths of 5.5, 10, 30 and 60 meters.

IP67 circular connectors support data, signal, and power

August 27, 2014 Phoenix Contact’s M23 connectors and cordsets are engineered for servo-drive and encode...

Fiber-optic specialist Valdor moves into Mexico under joint FTTx, FTTH installation pact

August 27, 2014 Through a proposed joint venture with Inteligencia (Mexico City), Valdor hopes to becom...

BICSI’s professional development program renamed BICSI Learning Academy

August 27, 2014 The Academy includes three facets: BICSI World Headquarters, online learning through BI...

Paper examines how PoE, converged applications stress twisted-pair cable

August 27, 2014 Document lays out what it takes for cables to support IP voice, video and data as well ...

Anixter: Cable handling do's and don'ts

August 27, 2014 Fundamental cable handling best practices as listed and explained by the distributor.

C Spire, Ole Miss tackle stadium Wi-Fi in time for 2014 college football season opener

August 26, 2014 C Spire and the school’s athletic department are installing a new state-of-the-art Wi-F...

Aruba Networks deploys wide-area 802.11ac Wi-Fi for Black Hat USA 2014

August 26, 2014 130 Aruba 802.11ac wireless access points were securely deployed over nearly one millio...

Comcast Business expands New York fiber-optic network

August 26, 2014 The business services unit of the cable MSO is now offering its Ethernet services to 10...

Vectoring and bonding: Extending copper cabling lifecycle while boosting bandwidth

August 26, 2014 by Shibu Vahid, Reichle & De-Massari The technology enables network operators in th...

TE Connectivity orients FlexWave, InterReach DAS products for 4G upgrade deployments

August 25, 2014 TE Connectivity announced that its FlexWave Prism and InterReach Spectrum distributed a...

Wi-Fi Innovation Act would expand use of unlicensed 5-GHz spectrum

August 25, 2014 Bipartisan bill introduced by Senators Booker and Rubio would open up the 5850-5925-MHz...

AFL unveils FOCIS Flex fiber-optic connector inspection probe

August 25, 2014 AFL has expanded its connector inspection product line with the launch of its FOCIS Fle...

Heavy-duty wrench is used on core-barrel inner tubes

August 25, 2014 Tool from Ridgid enables one-handed ratcheting in extreme drilling/coring operations.


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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Best Practices for Deploying Preterminated Fiber-Optic Systems

This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance and delivered by Fiber Optic Association president Jim Hayes, describes the requirements and best practi...
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Audio-Video System Technologies, Infrastructure and Design

Planning and implementing the cabling infrastructure for audio-video (AV) systems has both similarities to and differences from Ethernet-based network project planning and deplo...
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Cabling and Infrastructure for Educational Facilities

Educational buildings and campuses, whether K-12 or higher-education environments, place multiple, significant requirements on communications infrastructures. User expectations ...
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Installation and Management Techniques for High-Density Networks

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OTDR Event Analysis

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

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Category 8 Cabling Standards Update

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Exploring the Benefits of Low Smoke Zero Halogen: Eco-friendly Cabling with No Performance Loss

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The New Normal: Multi-Everything

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