Upcoming Webcasts

Fiber-Optic Cabling Technologies and Systems

April 23, 2015

In networks of all types, fiber-optic technology is taking on greater and more-important roles than ever. Whether the environment is a data center, enterprise, campus, or long-distance network, the fiber-optic cabling systems enabling connectivity are critical. This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, describes several of the fiber-optic cabling technologies being put to use in today’s mission-critical networks. It covers component and system performance, as well as the planning and best practices that can ensure a fiber-optic network is performing optimally.

Please join us for this webcast sponsored by CABLExpress, STICKLERS®, and OFS.


Fiber-Optic Testing Essentials and Latest Technologies

April 9, 2015

This webcast seminar, presented by Jim Hayes, examines several ways in which fiber testing- both insertion loss and OTDR testing - has evolved. The seminar will begin with a basic tutorial of fiber-transmission principles and test fundamentals. It will then discuss the uncertainties of each fiber-optic measurement method. The seminar will then address some of the developments that have served to improve the certainty of test results, as well as how technicians can use their instruments more effectively to reduce measurement errors.

Please join us for this webcast sponsored by Exfo, Yokogawa, and Black Box.


On Demand Webcasts

Enterprise Network Applications and the Cabling Systems Supporting Them

March 25, 2015

Enterprise network users require access to a wide variety of applications, which can vary from network to network and even from space to space within a network. The joining together of more and more building systems via the data network requires that the supporting layer-one infrastructure is up to the task. This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, examines a number of applications commonly used in today’s enterprise networks, paying specific attention to the cabling infrastructure needed to support them.

Please join us for this webcast sponsored by Cambridge Sound Management, Inc., Sumitomo Electric Lightwave, and Oberon, Inc.


Fiber Termination and Splicing Practices and Tools

March 11, 2015

This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance and delivered by Fiber Optic Association president and founder Jim Hayes, provides in-depth information on both the tools and the practices involved in fiber splicing and termination. It covers the spectrum of connector-termination styles and techniques, including critical “dos” and “don’ts” for installers in the field. The seminar also details the procedures and equipment used during the fiber splicing process, similarly addressing best practices and those to avoid.Please join us for this webcast sponsored by SENKO Advanced Components, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave, and VeEX Inc.


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.

Please join us for this webcast sponsored by  EtherWAN Systems Inc., Lapp USA, and Metz Connect USA.


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.

Please join us for this webcast sponsored by Axis Technology Partner, Fluke Networks, and Microsemi Corporation.


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.




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