CablingInstall's Weekly Top 5: Cabling Innovators Awards re-cap; Upgrade your Cat 5e cable effortlessly

Sept. 23, 2016
Plus: R&M launches antibacterial hospital cabling line; 3 reasons to outsource project management  

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

1.) Cisco Blog: 'How to upgrade your Cat 5e cable without ever touching a wall'
As noted by Cisco blogger Bart Peluso, "With 802.11ac Wave 2, wireless has now exceeded the capacity of the wired infrastructure. It did this by breaking the Cat5e barrier of 1 gigabit. So now, it’s the wire that becomes the bottleneck in a growing network."

2.) R&M launches antibacterial hospital cabling line
In India, R&M is launching a special line of cables and outlets to reduce the risk of infection in hospitals and health institutions. The new outlets and patch cords have antibacterial properties.

3.) 3 reasons to outsource project management
Concert Technologies has made the case for companies to outsource their project management functions, citing research data and applying its own experiences in the process.

4.) Cabling Innovators Awards ceremony honors products, systems and applications
The second annual Cabling Innovators Awards presentation ceremony was held September 12 at the BICSI Fall Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio, TX. In total 18 Silver Level Awards, 8 Gold Level Awards, and 4 Platinum Level Awards were distributed.

5.) Certifying Category 8: Last things first
The parameters for Category 8 were dictated by simple economics. When you look at the total cost of ownership (TCO), 6A balanced twisted-pair is less costly to install and run on than fiber.

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