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AFL says OSP MicroCore cable now accommodates up to 432 fibers

AFL says OSP MicroCore cable now accommodates up to 432 fibers

October 20, 2014 With a 12.6-mm outer diameter, the 432-fiber OSP MicroCore is among the industry's smal...
Report: Mobile operators eye SDN/NFV, Ethernet on fiber for backhaul networks

Report: SDN/NFV, Ethernet on fiber on deck for mobile backhaul networks

October 16, 2014 The mobile backhaul network is becoming increasingly complex, finds new survey by Infon...

TIA moving forward with wideband multimode fiber standard

October 15, 2014 The fiber being specified will accommodate wave-division multiplexing that will enable ...

AFL's Spider Web Ribbon technology shrinks diameter of latest MPO/MTP plenum-rated fiber-optic cable

October 8, 2014

AFL has introduced its Interconnect Premise MicroCore cables with SWR technology.

White House sparks $200 million photonics manufacturing initiative

White House sparks $200M photonics manufacturing initiative

October 6, 2014 President Barack Obama has launched a competition to award more than $200 million in pu...
Light Brigade expanding fiber-optic training in Canada for 2015

Light Brigade expanding fiber-optic training in Canada for 2015

October 3, 2014 Light Brigade, the education and training unit of AFL, will increase its slate of fiber...
Prysmian's new OM4 multimode fiber supports multi-wavelength applications

Prysmian's new OM4 multimode fiber supports multi-wavelength data center applications

October 2, 2014 Prysmian Group has unveiled its WideCap-OM4 multimode fiber, a new fiber optimized for ...
Fluke Networks unveils cloud-based certification tool for fiber, copper cable

Fluke Networks introduces cloud-based cabling-test-result-management platform

October 1, 2014 LinkWare Live is a free service for users of the company’s Versiv portfolio of certific...

INDUSTRY NEWS

Graybar's cable protection systems catalog now available

Graybar's cable protection systems catalog now available

October 22, 2014 New catalog details Checkers' extensive line of high performance cable/hose protection ...
How to strip controls communications wire for building automation systems

How to strip controls communications wire for building automation systems

October 22, 2014 Tutorial video for technicians emphasizes how to properly tape up connections when comp...
5 best practices to improve building management systems' cybersecurity

5 best practices to improve building management systems' cybersecurity

October 22, 2014 Commonsense measures include effective password management and securing open ports and ...
2.5G Ethernet switch drives 'Wave 2' 802.11ac AP backhaul above 1G for enterprise Wi-Fi

2.5G Ethernet switch drives 'Wave 2' 802.11ac AP backhaul above 1G for enterprise Wi-Fi

October 22, 2014 With the turnkey 2.5G Vitesse-Aquantia system, enterprises can cost-effectively and qui...
Choices for optimal data center power density

Choices for optimal data center power density

October 21, 2014 APC-Schneider Electric analysis contends that the choice of IT rack power densities can...
Belden boosts fiber-optic network installation efficiency with new splice cassette

Belden boosts fiber-optic network installation efficiency with new splice cassette

October 21, 2014 Belden says its FiberExpress UHD (FX UHD) splice cassette reduces fiber network install...
 Light Brigade issues 2015 fiber-optic training catalog

Light Brigade issues 2015 fiber-optic training catalog

October 21, 2014 New 30-page brochure details Light Brigade’s training courses, DVDs and fiber-optic too...
Qatar's Ooredoo picks CommScope's intelligent LED lighting, infrastructure for smart data center

Qatar's Ooredoo picks CommScope's intelligent LED lighting, infrastructure for smart data center

October 21, 2014 CommScope was recently chosen to partner with telecommunications provider Ooredoo in Me...

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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

WEBCASTS

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. ...

Cabling Standards Update

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

How a Passive Optical LAN can solve Tomorrow’s Connectivity Challenges

 In this session, Patrick McLaughlin, will moderate a discussion with Dave Cunningham, Director of Business Development, Optical LAN at Tellab...
October 9, 2014

EDITORIAL GUIDES

Connectivity in High-Speed Twisted-Pair Networks

For twisted-pair copper-based networks to fully support the throughput capacity demanded by today’s leading-edge applications, performance of the n...
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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 aerial fiber optic storage and pr...

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—wireless access points (WAPs), secu...
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OTDR Event Analysis

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Advances in Multi-Fiber Connectivity

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Category 8 Cabling Standards Update

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