New structured cabling association forms

Jan. 21, 2008
January 21, 2008 -- The Communications Cable and Connectivity Association (CCCA) has been formed to bring together leaders of cable and connectivity companies, including manufacturing, distribution and suppliers, to become a collaborative resource on technologies and products to meet emerging network applications.

January 21, 2008 -- The Communications Cable and Connectivity Association (CCCA) has been formed to bring together leaders of cable and connectivity companies, including manufacturing, distribution and suppliers, to become a collaborative resource on technologies and products to meet emerging network applications.

The announcement of the group's formation was made on January 15 by chairman Kevin St. Cyr. St. Cyr, who is also the president of Berk-Tek (New Holland, PA), a Nexans company.

"The market for communications cable, components, and materials has grown into a worldwide, multibillion dollar industry," said St. Cyr. "With the wide variety of products, systems, and applications now available, many leading manufacturers, distributors, and material suppliers recognized the need for an unbiased, industry-based resource to better inform and educate users and codes and standards bodies. The initiative to form CCCA was based on a collective desire to meet the performance, safety, and environmental demands of the marketplace by offering recommended best practices."

The organization says it will also be proactive at codes and standards bodies and other trade, industry, and governmental organizations in communicating and influencing policy and decisions affecting the quality, performance, and societal needs of the structured cabling infrastructure.

St. Cyr added, "CCCA is expected to flourish as an organization attracting new members that represent the vast majority of manufacturers and distributors of communications cables, connectivity, materials, and related components. That also means we want to work closely with other trade and industry organizations to share information and advance technologies to improve safety, performance, and environmental impact."

For more information, e-mail Frank Peri, executive director of CCCA.

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