December 5th webcast - Cabling Pathways and Spaces Management

Dec 5th, 2019

Originally aired on December 5, 2019 and now available for on demand viewing!


Approved for 1 BICSI ITS CEC*

Webcast Description:

Regardless of whether a cable takes a long or short route from Point A to Point B in a network, or the number of connections made along its journey, the pathways and spaces through which the cable travels must be significantly more than an afterthought for the cabling-system design professional. Current and future network applications are changing both the spaces through which cables travel, and the options for end-to-end physical-layer connectivity. This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, provides a detailed examination of current technologies and approaches, upon which system designers can capitalize, to make the most-efficient use of cabling pathways and spaces.

Presentation: Overcoming Acoustics in the Horizontal
Sound transmission between rooms and compartments are an ever-growing concern in today’s commercial and healthcare spaces. Noise pollution is not only annoying, but also has been proven to be a major detriment to patient recovery as well as worker well-being and productivity. Increased demands on horizontal pathway capacity mean larger openings in fire-rated barriers and acoustical partitions, creating more opportunity for acoustical leakage between spaces. This presentation will look into advances in pathway devices and solutions for maintaining fire, smoke, and acoustical seals throughout the horizontal structured cabling pathway.

Presentation: Enclosure and Cabinet Advancements
As more compute and data storage moves to the edge, the need to support additional wireless access points, Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and security monitoring, AV and intelligent building systems is on the rise. That means more network connections. And that means current updates in WiFi and cellular wireless also driving the need to update switches, wireless access points and small cells while higher-wattage Power over Ethernet (PoE) reveals a need for significant cabling updates. Thankfully, telecommunications enclosures, like the ones outlined in TIA-569-E, provide the answer by creating secure spaces for equipment close to users while reducing the amount of new cabling and disruption to busy workspaces. And with recent updates and advancements in equipment and cabling, including those that increase load, simplify ease of access to equipment and reduce exhaust fan noise, now is an opportunity to prepare your network for the oncoming data influx and demand. This presentation explains how.

Get in the Zone—Unlock the value of your network using fiber-deep network design
Communication networks are a key enabler for businesses to achieve successful outcomes. Instead of designing these networks in the same way each time, multiple options are available. See how you can use zone cabling to bring numerous benefits to customers. In many cases implementing a zone-cabling approach enables users to remotely power devices, have switching/routing gear along with structured cabling components, create networks that can be architected differently than current methods while being cost effective and future ready compared to standard home-run cabling networks. This presentation will explain what a “zone” is, the terms TIA-568 uses to describe these areas for local area networks, how they are typically deployed today and how to use zones in various market verticals to help customers design, build and operate networks of the future.                 


Justin Pine
Product Manager for Cabling and Curtain Wall Solutions
Specified Technologies Inc.

Justin Pine has been a member of Specified Technologies’ engineering group for 9-plus years. He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University as well as his RCDD. Justin volunteers on BICSI’s TI&M Committee and contributed to the TDMM 13th Edition as well as the ICT Terminology Handbook.

Duke Robertson
Senior Product Manager of Cabinet & Thermal Solutions
Chatsworth Products

Duke Robertson joined CPI in December 2007 and has more than 20 years of experience in a broad range of disciplines including design, manufacturing, product management and product development. In his current role as Senior Product Manager for Cabinet and Thermal Solutions, Duke manages the life cycle and performance of CPI’s vast array of cabinet and thermal solutions platforms, and is a key contributor to innovation and new product development

Matthew R. Miller
Enterprise Market Development Manager
Corning Optical Communications
Matthew Miller is responsible for leading new product and service development, through deep customer understanding. His goal is to delight customers with innovative and valued solutions. Matthew has been with Corning Optical Communications since 2008, in the commercial organization. He has held positions as Field Engineer, Systems Engineer, Marketing, and currently is serving in the Market Development role. As a Field Engineer, he was deployed to customer sites to manage and support the installation of Corning products in Fiber-to-the-home and Data Center projects. As Systems Engineer, he helped customers design solutions for the LAN and DC applications. While in Marketing, Matthew created the Corning Bill-of-Materials (BOM) tool that made finding spec sheets and building Bill-of-Materials easy.In his current role as Local Area Network (LAN) Market Development manager, Matthew has led the development of new fiber optic hardware such as the Wall Mount Connector Housing (WCH), Single Panel Housing (SPH), Single Cassette Housing (SCH), Industrial Connector Housing (ICH) and the Environmental Distribution Center (EDC), as well as creating Secure Solutions for federal customers. Matthew is based at the Corning Optical Communications HQ in Charlotte, NC. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Mercer University in Macon, GA.

Patrick McLaughlin
Chief Editor
Cabling Installation & Maintenance

*The granting of 1 Continuing Education Credit for this webcast by BICSI does not imply or suggest that BICSI approves or endorses this event.

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