Record number of honorees recognized at 2017 Cabling Innovators Awards ceremony

Sept. 26, 2017
Silver, Gold and Platinum level Cabling Innovators Awards honored innovation in product development and use as well as project implementation.

The third annual Cabling Innovators Awards presentation ceremony was held Monday, September 25, 2017 as part of the BICSI Fall Conference and Exhibition. In total 45 awards were distributed. The program was initiated in 2015 to recognize innovative products and systems as well as their uses and applications. The Cabling Innovators Awards program is intended to recognize ingenuity and innovation where it is found in the value chain of cabling-system design, installation and administration.

Participants in the program were invited to self-nominate their products, technologies, systems, programs or projects. A judging panel comprising industry professionals screened the entries and determined their level of innovation.

Cabling Installation & Maintenance’s publisher Alan Bergstein commented, “Our 2017 honorees are an outstanding example of companies who are making an impact in the industry.”

Honorees earned a silver award if their entry demonstrated that their innovation represented marked improvement over previous methods, approaches, or product and system use. Similarly, honorees earning a gold award demonstrated excellent innovation with clear benefits, making substantial improvement over previous methods, approaches, or use. And platinum-level honorees showed a level of innovation that the judging panel characterized as groundbreaking.

Following is a rundown of the products, systems, and projects that were honored at each level.


AFL—Wrapping Tube Cable with Spider Web Ribbons

Belden—FiberExpress Enterprise Closet X Patch Panel System

Budco—SnakeBit Hollow Shaft Drill Bits

CommScope—High Speed Migration Platform

D-Tools Inc.—System Integrator 2017 (SI 2017)

EXFO—Automated Multifiber Inspection Solution

Fluke Networks—DSX-8000 CableAnalyzer

GHMT AG—Adapter for Balanced RF and EMC tests up to 2.5 GHz

Major Custom Cable—MTP cables that don’t break

Milliken Infrastructure Solutions—Vis Divide

Panduit—HD Flex 2.0 Fiber Cabling System

Prysmian Group—FlexTube Cable


Siemon—V-Built Preconfigured Solutions

Southwire Tools and Equipment—M300P Professional VDV Cable Mapper

Tripp Lite—AC Charging Cart for Chromebooks

Viavi Solutions—CERTiFi

Vision Technologies Inc.—Integrated Technology Delivery of a Passive Optical Network

Wirewerks—NextSTEP Technology


AFC Cable Systems—MC Luminary Multizone

AFL—ROGUE OTDR with aeRos Workflow Management

AFL—FOCIS Flex2 Fiber Inspection System

Belden—4K Ultra-High Definition Media Cable

Clearfield Inc.—FieldShield YOURx Platform

Comtran Cable—VITALink CI Free Air Cables

Corning Optical Communications—ALTOS Binderless FastAccess Technology

Corning Optical Communications—EDGE8 Solutions

Corning Optical Communications—ALTOS Light with FastAccess Technology

DINTEK Electronic Ltd.—TechBench Installation Kit

Panduit—Frontera: Mission CEED

Panduit—Angled Termination Solutions

PatchBox GmbH—PatchBox

Siemon—LightBow Fiber Termination System

Specified Technologies Inc.—EZ-Path Retrofit Device

Superior Essex and Platformatics—West Baden Springs Hotel

Tripp Lite—3-Phase Automatic Transfer Switch PDU

Viavi Solutions—SmartClass Fiber MPOLx MPO Optical Loss Test Sets



Chatsworth Products Inc.—Motive Cable Management System

Fluke Networks—FI-500 FiberInspector Micro

Ideal Networks—Test4Less

Paige DataCom Solutions—Game Changer Cable

Panduit—OptiCam 2 Fiber Termination Tool

Patton Electronics Co.—CopperLink 1100 Series PoE Extender

Rittal Corporation—Lefdal Mine Datacenter

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