Some mistakes were made: This week's top stories

Feb. 24, 2017
3 mistakes some electricians made installing data cables at our jobsite; Check out this start-to-finish walkthrough of a VoIP network cable and Cat 6 wiring installation job

Here are the cabling, wireless, and data center infrastructure industry's top trending news stories from the past week, as compiled by Cabling Installation & Maintenance and CablingInstall.com.

1.) 3 mistakes some electricians made installing data cables at our jobsite

A recent Youtube video from HSM IT Services (Edmonton, AB) notes how "electricians are often contracted to run data cable (Cat5e, Cat6) while installing electrical wire. Many times, they do a bad job and we have to clean up the mess," opines the Canadian structured cabling installer firm. (We highlight this video with a certain awareness that this assertion is tantamount to "fighting words" for many skilled electricians who are also proficient in network drops, of whom there are of course many.)

2.) Check out this start-to-finish walkthrough of a VoIP network cable and Cat 6 wiring installation job

In video from a recent jobsite, Philadelphia's Bridge Cable touts the talents of its cabling installation team.3.) Is 100W 4PPoE just a mini- blowtorch for RJ45 panels?
What effect will 100W 4-pair PoE have on RJ45 connectivity?

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.) Drool over this Cat 6 dressing and termination job

A cabling installer named Eddy Rodriguez posted this 2-minute video appreciating the "amazing dressing and termination" technique for this large-scale deployment of Cat 6 media.

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