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Cat 6-compliant hybrid

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The GoldLAN family of hybrid cables has been expanded to include what the manufacturer says is the industry's first Category 6 hybrid cables approved for use in CMR/FT4 riser-rated applications. Available configurations include three 4-pair cables and six 4-pair cables covered by an overall thermoplastic jacket. The cables are component-compliant to hybrid requirements specified in the Category 6 standard, and have been certified for conformance by a third-party test laboratory.
HITACHI CABLE MANCHESTER
www.hcm.hitachi.com CIRCLE NO. 100

Converter provides multiple network access

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The QuickSwitch Model 4189 four-way optical-fiber switch/converter lets users access any one of four separate optical-fiber networks via ports A/B/C/D from a computer connected to the common 100Base-TX port. Ports A and B are 850 nm, 10 Mbits/sec, dual ST multimode optical-fiber ports; C and D are 1300 nm, 100 Mbits/sec, SC duplex multimode optical-fiber ports. Based upon the selected port, the common port will automatically convert to the proper 10Base-T or 100Base-T speed. QuickSwitch is controlled by a front-panel pushbutton. It retains the current switch position in memory, and in the event of power loss, the switch will be in the retained position upon restart. Remote switching management is available through an RS-232 port.
ELECTRO STANDARDS LABORATORIES
www.ElectroStandards.com CIRCLE NO. 101

Ethernet jack for industrial installations

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The Industrial PCB Jack features a patent-pending bayonet-style mating and outer housing designed to protect connections from dust, moisture, vibration, temperature extremes, and chemicals. The printed circuit board-mounted outlet lets you use the jack in a variety of I/O devices, including wireless nodes, switches, and hubs. The Category 6/5e outlet with eight-pin modular connectivity is especially designed for running high performance industrial applications. The company says its interface has been standardized in the Ethernet Industrial Protocol physical layer specification as the recognized industrial-sealed eight-pin modular connector.
THE SIEMON COMPANY
www.siemon.com CIRCLE NO. 102

Cabinets for multiple uses

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Although designed primarily to house electrical controls and instruments, Hoffman's new series of telephone cabinets can also be used for data cable termination. Surface or flush covers feature removable trim, and a continuous hinge ..holds the cabinet door open up to 180° for easier access. Rated for UL, NEMA, and CUL Type 1 approval, the cabinets have a pre-mounted wood back panel, and a lockable three-point latch handle for models 37 inches and over. (Cabinets 36 inches and smaller feature a flush-locking latch system.)
HOFFMAN
www.hoffmanonline.com CIRCLE NO. 103

More equipment in less space

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Featuring a patented open cabinet structure without a traditional four-post design, the Access Cabinet Systems can accommodate up to 50% more equipment in the floor space occupied by two conventional cabinets. Combining a tubular structure in the top and base with a stout, extruded aluminum center post system, the cabinets' corner-free construction is designed to provide increased cable management accessibility.
COOPER B-LINE
www.cooperbline.com CIRCLE NO. 104

Spring clip design for audio installation

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The IC107 spring clip speaker connector module, designed for residential and ..office applications, engages all strands of multi-stranded copper audio cable. The snap-in module uses common binding posts and banana jacks, and its crimp-and-push termination provides a solderless connection to in-wall cabling.
ICC
www.icc.com CIRCLE NO. 105

MAC-friendly wiring duct

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A dual-sided hinged cover on the Type H Wiring Duct is designed to route, protect and manage cabling where moves, adds, and changes (MACs) are commonplace. The hinging cover can be opened up to 100° on either side of the duct, or be removed completely for installation and maintenance. The cover is designed to snap and close on the base, and will not slide when mounted in the vertical position or during vibration. The Type H Wiring Duct is especially suited for frequent equipment modifications or repairs in telecommunications closets due to MACs.
PANDUIT
www.panduit.com CIRCLE NO. 106

Open access raceway

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The lay-in Type 3R wireway is designed to offer faster, more efficient installation, plus environmental protection for indoor ..or outdoor applications. Its open access design, says the manufacturer, eliminates the need to pull cables through, reducing potential damage during installation. The wireway system,available in 4×4, 6×6, and 8×8-inch sections, features quick-release cover latches for easy access to internal cables.
HOFFMAN
www.hoffmanonline.com CIRCLE NO. 107

Welcome home;take off your coat

For home installations, Banana Peel composite cables have a patent-pending design that affixes the individual cables to a center spline, eliminating the need for an outer jacket. With no outer jacket to strip off, there can be instant identification of individual data, coax, and fiber cables. Once the cables are peeled off the spline, they are ready for termination. The Banana Peel is smaller than comparable composite cables, which the manufacturer says makes it easier to handle and improves overall bend radius. Cabling is available in two configurations: two 2×2 versions with two Category 5e and two coaxial cables; and two 2×2×2 versions feature two optical-fiber cables added to the 2×2 design.
BELDEN ELECTRONICS DIVISION
www.belden.com CIRCLE NO.108

Two-in-one cable restraint

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Designed for simplified and organized data center installations, the KIT-CABLERES-01 universal cable restraint system provides two functions in one device, replacing more costly plug/connector restraint devices and cable management trays. Plugs and cables are supported by the system's tray, and secured with a nylon permanent locking tie wrap that must be cut for removal. The tray design increases the number of connectors that can be restrained on one side of a power distribution unit, which the manufacturer says makes the high-density solution ideal where rack space is limited.
PULIZZI ENGINEERING INC.
www.pulizzi.com CIRCLE NO. 109

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