Upcoming Webcasts

Cabling and Networking Industrial Environments

February 12, 2015

In industrial environments, networking and automation technologies are becoming increasingly essential to business operations and efficiency. As with other communications and networking systems, the supporting infrastructure’s capability is critical. This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, explores several aspects of industrial networking and connectivity, focusing on the role and importance of the physical layer.


On Demand Webcasts

IP Security Systems and Their Impact on Structured Cabling

January 15, 2015

Recent market data, citing 2 million kilometers of data cabling installed to support IP-surveillance systems in 2013, confirms the notion that a structured cabling system’s performance does indeed matter to the operation of IP-based security networks. This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, looks at several different aspects of IP security, examining each one from the perspective of its impact on the cabling system used to support it.


Fiber-Optic Cable and Connectivity Trends and Best Practices

December 18, 2014

A fiber-optic cabling system is an enabling technology for today’s as well as tomorrow’s most-advanced communications systems. A fiber infrastructure allows network owners to combine high speed and long distance in network environments such as data centers, customer-owned outside plant, and others. Fiber-technology development is ongoing, enabling multimode fiber-based systems to accommodate higher and higher data rates. At the same time, the basic but essential physical connectivity of fiber-to-fiber within these systems remains crucial to their ability to support such high-speed transmission. This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, explores some of the latest technological developments being made with optical fiber and fiber connectivity. It also describes the importance of employing practical, hands-on best practices when handling fiber links.

This event sponsored by Black Box, CommScope, and Greenlee Communications.


Capabilities of and Applications for Twisted-Pair Copper Cabling Systems

December 4, 2014

Twisted-pair copper cabling is practically ubiquitous in networks around the world, thanks in large part to its stellar history of supporting voice and data communications within enterprise environments. With such a massive installed base of twisted-pair cabling, and users’ comfort level with the medium, technology developers have set about producing products that can operate, in some fashion, over this type of cabling. This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, explores some of the latest systems and applications that are built on the capabilities of twisted-pair cabling.

This event is sponsored by CommScope, FSR, and Fluke Networks.


Cabling, Power and Thermal-Management Technologies in the Data Center

November 13, 2014

A data center truly is an ecosystem of interrelated and interdependent technologies, the performance of each one affecting the others in some way. Professionals administering these data centers are tasked with the challenge of maintaining balance within this ecosystem. This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, addresses three elements of the data center ecosystem—fiber-optic infrastructure for the network’s computing functions, thermal management within such a computing environment, and the supply of power to network-computing devices throughout a facility.

This webcast is sponsored by Chatsworth Products, OFS, and STARLINE Track Busway.


Cabling Standards Update

October 22, 2014

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.

Please join us for this webcast sponsored by CommScope and Optical Cable Corporation.


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

October 9, 2014

 In this session, Patrick McLaughlin, will moderate a discussion with Dave Cunningham, Director of Business Development, Optical LAN at Tellabs, Todd Christner, Director of Marketing at IBM, &  Jason Greene, Director of Strategic Sales at Corning. They will discuss the new challenges IT organizations are facing to meet the demands of a “Connected Everything” world while also meeting the needs of a scalable, secure Local Area Network. They will explore the current and future state of business communications, the benefits of fiber-based wireless and wireline LAN technologies, and the trends that are driving more businesses to move their LAN systems to a fiber-based network.


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.


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.




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Closet cleanup: Before and after photos

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11 Steps to Holistic Data Center Design

August 15, 2013

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Recognizing the industry's positive contributors

March 14, 2013 In commemoration of Cabling Installation & Maintenance's 20th anniversary, we asked our audience to nominate individuals th...

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