Upcoming Webcasts

40- and 100-Gbit/sec Networks and Cabling

September 25, 2014

The relentless increase in the amount of information being transferred and stored has prompted the development and use of extremely high-speed data-transmission technologies. Today’s most-demanding networks are deploying 40- and 100-Gbit/sec transmission speeds, setting the stage for wider adoption of these speeds in the future. This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, takes a close look at the 40- and 100-Gbit/sec networks being deployed today, including specific emphasis on the cabling systems supporting these high data rates. It also examines other transmission-speed options currently available or under development.

Please join us for this webcast sponsored by JDSU and Sumitomo Electric Lightwave.


Best Practices for Deploying Preterminated Fiber-Optic Systems

September 18, 2014

This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance and delivered by Fiber Optic Association president Jim Hayes, describes the requirements and best practices of deploying preterminated or “prefabricated” fiber-optic cabling. It covers the necessities of acceptance inspection, cleaning and testing, as well as proper design and installation techniques. The seminar provides up-to-date information on the deployment and use of preterminated cabling systems in a number of environments, including fiber-to-the-antenna and data centers.

Please join us for this webcast sponsored by EXFO, TE Connectivity, and VeEX Inc.


On Demand Webcasts

Audio-Video System Technologies, Infrastructure and Design

August 21, 2014

Planning and implementing the cabling infrastructure for audio-video (AV) systems has both similarities to and differences from Ethernet-based network project planning and deployment. From bandwidth and distance requirements to outlet placement and media options, the same principles apply to both network types but the specifics can vary greatly. This webcast seminar, hosted by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, focuses on AV system infrastructure deployment and the considerations that designers, installers and end-users must make when planning such a project.

Please join us for this webcast sponsored by Hubbell Premise Wiring, FSR Inc., and Corning Optical Communications.


Cabling and Infrastructure for Educational Facilities

July 30, 2014

Educational buildings and campuses, whether K-12 or higher-education environments, place multiple, significant requirements on communications infrastructures. User expectations are extremely high for services ranging from ubiquitous wireless coverage to individual-workstation bandwidth. This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, covers a number of cabling and other infrastructure-related issues directly affecting the user experience in educational facilities.

Please join us for this webcast sponsored by Oberon, Inc. and Legrand | Ortronics.


Installation and Management Techniques for High-Density Networks

July 23, 2014

With the “Internet of computers” being joined by the “Internet of things” to result in the “Internet of Everything,” the transmission of data is constant and the amount of information in storage grows steadily. For the infrastructure systems that support this transfer and storage of information, the sheer number of connections within a space poses deployment and management challenges. This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, addresses some challenges presented by high-density networking systems. These challenges include the requirements placed on the network’s physical-layer cabling infrastructure, as well as the management of the systems that power and cool high-density networks.

Please join us for this webcast sponsored by Berk-Tek Leviton Technologies Alliance and Tripp Lite.


Innovations in Twisted-Pair Copper Cabling

June 19, 2014

Despite several predictions of its demise over many years, twisted-pair copper cabling technology continues to evolve and improve to meet far more communication-system requirements than could have been imagined long ago. The evolution of twisted-pair cabling is the result of innovations within the cable and connectivity hardware components, as well as innovations with applications and systems served by the media. This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, examines some of the most recent developments and innovations involving twisted-pair cabling, including discussions of these innovations’ real-world applications.

This event is sponsored by Microsemi Corp, OCC, and CommScope.


Fiber-Optic Cabling Technologies for Installation and Management

May 22, 2014

Deploying and using fiber-optic cabling systems requires constant upkeep with current technologies related to these systems’ design, installation and management. While fiber-optic cabling provides a stable transmission medium and even an upgrade path for future applications, fiber systems’ capabilities—and the techniques used to install them—evolve as user needs change. This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance and sponsored by Hellermann Tyton, Chemtronics, and Panduit, explores some of the more recent developments made with fiber-optic technologies.


Optimizing Fiber for the Next Generation Network

May 7, 2014

How do you optimize existing fiber infrastructure to deliver more services, increase capacity, extend distances and improve reliability – while reducing equipment costs and operating expenditures? Network technicians, managers and integrators will gain practical fiber networking skills from the concise content and network diagrams in this educational webinar, sponsored by Omnitron Systems.


Cabling and Networking Standards Update, Spring 2014

April 30, 2014

his webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance and sponsored by Berk-Tek, Fluke Networks, and comCables.com, provides insight into some of the current cabling-standards developments within the TIA and the IEEE. The presentations will be delivered by participants in the standards-development process; neither the event nor the elements of it are official reports from any standards-development organization.


Distributed Antenna Systems: Options and Best Practices

April 24, 2014

Distributed antenna systems continue to grow in popularity as the drivers that create demand for them remain strong. Increasing numbers of user organizations are investigating and deploying DAS to support their mobile-connectivity needs. This webcast seminar, hosted by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, examines the mobile-use trends and facility considerations that make distributed antenna systems realistic options for enterprise environments, the components that make up a DAS including the supporting cabling infrastructure, and some practical best practices for accomplishing as DAS deployment as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Please join Cabling Installation & Maintenance and our sponsors, TE Connectivity, WESCO CSC, and Vision Technologies, Inc., for this webcast.


Cabling, Density and Heat Containment in Data Centers

March 27, 2014

The data center environment is an ecosystem of high performance that requires extremely high capabilities in all spheres, including cabling systems, physical architectures and air-management techniques. This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance and sponsored by Belden, Chatsworth Products, and CommScope, explores several areas of data center administration and the high levels of system performance needed to accommodate them.


Cabling Systems for Industrial and Other Demanding Environments

March 19, 2014

Many environments can place tougher physical demands on network infrastructure than those commonly found in typical commercial office-building environments. Whether the environment is a manufacturing shop floor with noise interference, an outdoor network sometimes exposed to the elements, or one with extreme atmospheric conditions, the cabling systems that support signal transmission must exhibit the physical toughness to stand up to rigorous demands. This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance and sponsored by METZ CONNEC and Black Box, looks at the physical characteristics of cabling systems and components that are necessary for success when the transmission environment puts stress on the infrastructure.


How to Lower Cost and Increase Bandwidth with eABF™ Enterprise Blown Fiber

January 23, 2014

This webinar will provide the audience with a detailed breakdown of how the new blown-fiber system approach is not only superior to traditional blown fiber, but also can be a reasonable option for replacing conventional, non-blown-fiber cabling systems in the enterprise space. Sponsored by AFL.


Fiber-Optic Cabling and Testing Innovations

January 16, 2014

This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance and sponsored by EXFO, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave, and OFS, highlights several areas in which fiber-optic cabling not only rises to the occasion of high-speed networking demands, but also provides practical in-the-field benefits for the installers and technicians of cabling systems.




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