Lime-green OM5 fiber and some spectacular DC cabling: The week's top stories

March 10, 2017
Also: Cloud-based estimating, takeoff software for low-voltage and electrical contractors; Omega Strip organizes work area cords and other desktop cabling. 

The company says its lime-green OM5 fiber-optic cabling supports duplex transmission up to future 200G bandwidths, "thereby removing all the cabling complexity that comes with MPO polarity management."

2. Spectacular data center cabling.

Esticom recently introduced a new cloud-based estimating and takeoff software that the company says is purpose-built for mid- to large-size low-voltage and electrical contractors.

4.) Watch what happens when a counterfeit cable undergoes a burn test

The Communications Cable and Connectivity Association (CCCA) recently produced a video that includes footage of counterfeit cable being subjected to a burn test, with drastic results.

5.) Omega Strip organizes work area cords and other desktop cabling

The Omega Strip is a patented wire and cable organization and management product, whose creator Jim McKane says he came up with the idea for the product when he had to set up a number of desktop computers after moving from California to Illinois in 2007.

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