Tyler VanderPloeg (second from L), product line manager with Viavi Solutions, and John Kalfa (second from R), the company's VP of sales, test & certification solutions, receive the company's 2017 Cabling Innovators award from Cabling Installation & Maintenance chief editor Patrick McLaughlin (L) and publisher Alan Bergstein (R).
Viavi Solutions announced that its SmartClass Fiber MPOLx MPO optical loss test sets and CERTiFi cloud-based enterprise workflow were recognized by the judges of the annual Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovators Awards program. Viavi's SmartClass product was awarded with the program's Gold-level honors; the CERTiFi system, with Silver-level honors. The awards were presented on September 25 at the 2017 BICSI Fall Conference (Sep. 24-28) in Las Vegas.
Kevin Oliver, vice president and general manager, converged instruments and virtual test, Viavi Solutions, commented, "VIAVI is proud to be recognized by Cabling Installation & Maintenance. As enterprises and data centers strive to keep up with bandwidth upgrades, and especially as they supplement their in-house technician teams with contractors, they need get-it-done tools coupled with advanced workflow management. We continue to grow our MPO characterization and certification offerings for our customers, and CERTiFi leverages VIAVI's extensive experience in cloud-based workflow management in a platform tailored for enterprise test and certification."
Chosen by a panel of cabling and communications system specifiers, designers, integrators and managers, the Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovators Awards program recognizes the most-innovative applications of cabling and communications technology products and systems within the structured cabling industry. Company and product entrants to the program were judged based on key criteria including: innovation; value to the user; sustainability; meeting a defined need; collaboration; and impact on the industy.
"The judging panel consisted of cabling and communications system specifiers, designers, integrators and managers with vast professional experience," said Alan Bergstein, publisher of Cabling Installation & Maintenance. Bergstein added, “This prestigious program allows Cabling Installation & Maintenance to celebrate and recognize the most innovative products and services in the structured cabling industry. Our 2017 Honorees are an outstanding example of companies who are making an impact in the industry.”