CablingInstall's Weekly Top 5: New Cat 8 plug details; Fiber-optic challenges for broadcast, AV installs

Aug. 5, 2016
Plus: 5 reasons why Category 6A is your cable of choice; Legrand's new website geared for professional customers  

Here are the top 5 trending stories at CablingInstall.com from the past week:

New Category 8 plug has integral circuit board technology
Optical Cable Corporation (OCC) launched its new Category 8 RJ45 plug with integral circuit board technology that provides advanced control of crosstalk, return loss and other impediments, ensuring consistent performance at higher frequencies up to 2000 MHz.

Fiber-optic cables meet increasing demands for broadcast and AV installations
The wide use of HD video, the emergence of 4K and 8K ultra-high broadcast standards, and increasing popularity in the audio-video (AV) sector is placing greater demands on fiber-optic data transmission systems.

5 reasons why Category 6A is your cable of choice
Panduit's 5-point tip sheet is aimed at enterprise users.

TIA Category 8 cabling standard approved
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) TR-42 Telecommunications Cabling Systems Engineering Committee has approved the ANSI/TIA-568-C.2-1 specifications for Category 8 cabling systems.

Legrand's new website geared for professional customers
According to the company, the website now "provides a new level of personalization, delivering dynamic content, resources and practical solutions specific to the visitor and what's relevant to them."

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