Upcoming Webcasts

Cabling Standards Update

October 29, 2015

Standards governing the design, installation, verification and management of structured cabling systems set the benchmark for performance and are the basis upon which most of these cabling systems are built. The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) produces numerous standards specifying the manufacture and use of cabling systems in North America. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO/IEC) similarly produces standards that are applied in many other parts of the globe. Often these standards-making bodies work in concert to harmonize their specifications, to the extent possible. This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, provides insight into some of the current cabling-standards developments within the TIA, with references to the activities of the ISO/IEC. 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.

  • Presentation 1: Standardizing the Physical Security of Network Cabling
  • Presentation 2: Supporting Multiple Gigabits over Category 5e and Category 6 Cabling

Please join us for this webcast sponsored by Berk-Tek and CommScope.


Structured Cabling Trends in Fiber Testing, Certification, and Troubleshooting

October 21, 2015

Fiber standards and infrastructure for enterprise and data center networks have rapidly evolved in recent years. From ribbon fiber with MPO connections for 10/40/100G connection, to encircled flux for multimode, to passive optical LANs—many new technologies are being deployed in the enterprise and data center. Standards and best practices used in the field often are a step or two behind these rapid changes.

This webcast covers fundamental test terminology and procedures as defined by standards. It then focuses on the most up-to-date tools and techniques used for fiber endface inspection, cleaning, and Tier 1 certification. It goes into necessary detail on the options and correct procedures for setting reference as part of the Tier 1 certification process.

Please join us for this webcast sponsored by Viavi Solutions.


Installation and Management of Customer-Owned Outside Plant Cabling

October 15, 2015

This web seminar hosted by Cabling Installation & Maintenance addresses several aspects of customer-owned outside plant cabling administration, emphasizing the capabilities and physical requirements of products and systems deployed in these environments.


On Demand Webcasts

Managing Change in Data Center Cabling and Systems

September 17, 2015

As the vital central nervous system of business operations, a data center must deliver solid, consistent performance from every system—network cabling, supporting infrastructure, climate control, monitoring and others. Yet at the same time, data centers are subject to frequent change and reconfiguration. As such, these environments must be both solid and dependable, while also being flexible to update or upgrade. This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, examines technologies and product characteristics that enable data centers to remain both dependable and flexible.

Please join us for this webcast sponsored by Chatsworth, Panduit, and OFS.


UL, the NEC, and Power over LAN Cable

September 15, 2015

Underwriters Laboratories plays an integral role in analyzing the science that influences safety specifications for many industries, including cabling. Frequently, tests carried out at UL facilities are used as the basis for decisions about specifications contained within the National Electrical Code. This webcast seminar, delivered by representatives of UL, will discuss results of recent testing to determine twisted-pair cables’ ability to safely support the transmission of direct current (DC) power via Power over Ethernet and similar power-delivery technologies.


Cabling for Next-Generation Power over Ethernet

September 10, 2015

Power over Ethernet has been a widely used enabling technology in networks for more than a decade. As its functionality became realized and capitalized upon, users desired the ability to power more network devices via PoE. The “PoE Plus” standard, IEEE 802.3at-2009, increased the amount of power that could be delivered via PoE. Now a more-capable version, 802.3bt, is under development. Along with PoE’s increased capability have come a wider range of network devices that PoE can power, and also a need for closer examination of the cabling infrastructure in place for these PoE-powered devices. This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, examines several of the technological issues associated with next-generation PoE.

Please join us for this webcast sponsored by Belden, CommScope, and Fluke Networks.


Enterprise Distributed Antenna Systems

August 27, 2015

Distributed antenna systems (DAS) meet critical connectivity needs for users in many enterprise environments. And with wireless carriers decreasing their investments in DAS, increasing numbers of enterprises are taking on complete responsibility for the design and installation of these networks. This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, addresses several aspects of specifying and deploying a DAS in an enterprise.

Please join us for this webcast sponsored by Anixter, EXFO, and Vision Technologies.


Data Center Management and Cabling

July 30, 2015

The cabling infrastructure supporting a data center’s information technology network is an essential system to the facility’s proper functioning, but it is just one of many such essential systems. This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, examines some of the technologies that keep a data center operating as efficiently as possible.


Bringing Category 6A into the Enterprise

July 16, 2015

Historically, Category 6A was seen as a future-proofing solution for enterprise cabling.  With applications like Wi-Fi and PoE continuing to demand higher bandwidth and power, the time for Category 6A in the enterprise is now.  This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, explores the latest standards, applications, and recommendations for installing Category 6A cabling in the office, classroom, or healthcare facility.

Join us for this webcast sponsored by Panduit.


Taking Copper To Greater Heights With Pair Bonding and Vectoring

June 25, 2015

As the demand for higher bandwidth for Triple Play Services (voice, data, and video) continues to increase, the deployment of bonding continues to be an essential practice for today’s service providers, allowing them to increase the available capacity of their copper networks.  Similarly through the deployment of vectoring, technicians are able to mitigate crosstalk, which increases the rate and reach allowing operators to extend service to more customers. Reacting to the immediate need for greater speed has become a key focus from a cost-efficiency perspective as bonding and vectoring enable faster time-to-market as compared to running fiber all the way to the end customer. Attendees of this webcast, sponsored by Greenlee Communications, will be educated on the key benefits of bonding and vectoring deployment as well as learn tips, techniques, and best practices for testing on these circuits.


Network Advantages with Jetted Fiber Cable Pathway Solutions

June 18, 2015

Dura-Line and AFL have developed a new, innovative approach to enterprise fiber optic structured cabling with eABF Solutions. This is made possible with multi-celled flexible FuturePath conduit  from Dura-Line and eABF cable from AFL, both designed for optimal performance in air-jetting situations. The solution provides a pathway network for installing only the fiber needed to meet current bandwidth requirements, but is scalable to easily accommodate larger fiber demands in the future.  eABF solutions deliver scalable, flexible, and financial advantages!


Applications for 28AWG Twisted Pair Cabling Systems

June 4, 2015

The telecommunications room is housing more and more equipment, driving the need to maximize the space available. One option for creating more space is to shrink the size of the network cabling, while preserving network performance. Is 28 AWG copper cabling an option for your telecom room? This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance and sponsored by Panduit, looks at the space savings that can be realized, as well as other benefits of 28 AWG cabling and the standards trade-offs that accompany using a smaller gauge cable.


Category 8 Cabling Update—Spring 2015

May 21, 2015

Still months away from the completion of Category 8 cabling specifications, the industry nonetheless moves forward as user organizations plan for their future networks, with Category 8 cabling part of the conversation. With general parameters known and standard specifications being firmed up, users are becoming aware of what they will be able to expect from a Category 8 cabling system. This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, provides an update on the progress being made in Category 8 standardization efforts. It also looks at applications for which Category 8 cabling will be an ideal infrastructure.

Please join us for this webcast sponsored by Leviton, Softing, and Commscope.


High-Power PoE Deployment Challenges and Solutions

May 12, 2015

Attendees of this webinar, sponsored by Omnitron Systems, will learn how to design networks that take advantage of developments high-power PoE technology, how to deploy fiber to reach remote PoE devices, and utilize the appropriate PoE technology as appropriate to power devices.


Management and Administration of Cabling Systems and Networks

May 6, 2015

The proper identification of cabling circuits through effective labeling is the foundation of a successful network cabling administration program. Labeling is, however, just one element in a comprehensive system-administration strategy. An effective administration strategy also can be applied to a number of other cabling-system and network operations. This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, examines several approaches to such a strategy. In several places, the seminar focuses on recently developed technologies designed to make cabling-system and network administration a more-efficient undertaking. 

Please join us for this presentation sponsored by Brother Mobile Solutions, Chatsworth Products, and Fluke Corporation.


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