CablingInstall's Weekly Top 5: Emerson splits off Network Power; AT&T buffs up on Ethernet

Aug. 12, 2016
Also: CommScope's WBMMF testing certified by Intertek; Nest 're-invents' outdoor security cameras.

Happy Friday! The top 5 trending stories at from the past week are as follows:

Emerson sells Network Power division to private equity for $4 billion
The sale of Network Power is expected to close by December 31, 2016, subject to customary regulatory approvals. “This agreement marks a major milestone in the strategic portfolio repositioning we announced last June,” said David N. Farr, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Emerson.

AT&T automates Ethernet qualification process
AT&T is launching a tool it says will "change the game" for partners as they qualify Ethernet-based services.

CommScope's WBMMF testing certified by Intertek
Intertek witnessed CommScope’s differential mode delay (DMD) testing of WBMMF at 850, 880, 910 and 953 nm. This marks what CommScope believes to be the industry’s first confirmed successful test of fiber-optic wavelengths beyond 850 nm.

Nest 're-invents' outdoor security cameras
Nest Labs, Inc. (Palo Alto, CA) recently announced sweeping changes to its security camera portfolio with the introduction of its Nest Cam outdoor security camera, as well as additional features to its Nest Aware service.

Old Time (?) Rack 'n' Roll
Key rack products from WESCO, Dell, Cisco and other vendors are featured in this engagingly produced (if slightly evergreen) video documenting the installation of physical server infrastructure from cloud data analytics specialist WolframAlpha.

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