New enhancements to the CableLinks cable-management system include 12-inch plastic straight troughs and junctions designed to protect and route large amounts of cable in the parameter of network fiber systems
Troughs and junctions
New enhancements to the CableLinks cable-management system include 12-inch plastic straight troughs and junctions designed to protect and route large amounts of cable in the parameter of network fiber systems. All coupling and mounting hardware is positioned on the outside of the trough, leaving the fiber on the inside protected and unhampered. The 5-ft-long trough is suitable for straight runs with no articulation, a common occur-rence in many installations. The 12-inch junction, which links a trough to another trough or a transition piece, is a key component in the system. Bolts on the outside are used to create a viselike grip when tightened, yet the bolts do not penetrate into the trough. Pictured is a 12-inch raceway.
LIBERTY LAKE, WA
The WireMap D620 three-way local-area-network tester is used by installers and technicians who support 10/100 Ethernet systems to trace cables, verify termination, and view link and traffic activity. The device automatically scans shielded and unshielded twisted-pair cable for its remote unit (included) and displays a wiremap on its liquid crystal display. The tester checks for opens, shorts, swapped wires, split pairs, and shield. Straight-through and crossover Ethernet cables are easily verified and identified, according to company claims. Telco and Token Ring cables can also be tested. An audible beeper alerts the user to cable faults. If the unit is plugged into a hub or switch, it will automatically establish link and display a traffic bar graph. The tester lists for $399.
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN
The Giga-Channel Mini-Jack TX-6 modular jack features the Giga-Tx termination method, which speeds installation and reduces conductor untwist to provide performance that exceeds 250 MHz. The device meets FCC Part 68 Subpart F specifications and exceeds all proposed Category 6 specifications. The Giga-TX termination style uses a forward-motion termination method that reduces stress on critical subcomponents for added reliability. The jack can be terminated without the use of a punchdown tool.
TINLEY PARK, IL
Upgrades for cabling components
Changes to the eXtreme Category 6 cabling components improve ease of use and propel the system's performance statistics beyond current industry standards, according to com pany claims. eXtreme has been internally tested to 350 MHz. With the addition of QuickPort patch panels and blocks, the system exceeds proposed TIA/EIA Category 6 specifications for channel, link, and component, delivering more than 8 dB of headroom over proposed 200-MHz Category 6 specifications. Redesigned Snap-in connectors feature a redesigned body with a rear termination field and come in 13 colors for color-coding and organization. Patch cords have no-risk, high-end performance and are available in seven colors and six lengths. They offer a gray protective strain-relief boot for added durability.