Conference tracks aim to address specific needs

Sept. 12, 2003

On the second day of the Cabling Systems Conference-Tuesday, September 23-the conference will break into two tracks, one aimed at cabling-system end users and the other aimed at cabling contractors. The tracks will be held simultaneously between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM.

The end-user track will include the following presentations.
"Voice over IP as a Cabling Revolution" by Andre Mouton, NORDX/CDT
"Technicalities of Power over Ethernet" by Ronen Heldman, PowerDsine
"Hitting a Home Run with an Alternative Design" by Doug Coleman, Corning Cable Systems
"Managing the Cabling Plant" by Tony Beam, Tyco Electronics/AMP Netconnect
"The 606A Administration Standard in Real Life" by Todd Fries, HellermannTyton

The contractor-track will include the following.
"Paging System Installation" by Phil Simpson, Bogen Communications
"Firestopping Cable Tray Penetrations" by Mike Tobias, Unique Firestop Products
"Building Ultra-Fast Line Protection and Restoration for Mission-Critical Ethernet Networks" by Alex Saunders, Metrobility Optical Systems
"Designing and Installing Gigaspeed Fiber" by Bo Conrad, Crossbow Communications
"Aerial Optical Fiber Cabling" by Chandra Verrett, AFL Telecommunications

The goal of splitting the agenda into two tracks for this day is to give attendees information they can put to practical use without having to sit through presentations on topics that do not directly apply to their day-to-day responsibilities.

On Monday, September 22 and Wednesday, September 24 the conference will be presented in plenary format. Monday's topics include standards, codes, and technical updates while Wednesday's sessions cover residential cabling.

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