Break-aways, defining BASE-T, and Claire Danes: The week's top 5 stories

May 13, 2016
Plus: TIA hosting day-long cabling infrastructure workshop; Planning for the future of data centers

This week's top 5 trending stories at are as follows:

Panduit unveils Cat 6a/6/5e break-away adapter
New adapter is especially designed to prevent damage to network infrastructure in medical, education and commercial applications.

Defining today’s BASE-T application space
The diversity in the BASE-T world represents a healthy market segmentation that moves beyond the previous conventional wisdom of 10x exponential speed steps to serve each market segment.

Dress made of optical fiber turns heads at Met Gala
When the terms “optical fiber” and “New York City” are used in the same sentence, fashion images may not immediately come to mind.

Claire Danes' hollow fiber optic dress has 30 battery packs inside it: (photo via @ZacPosen)

— Fast Company (@FastCompany) May 3, 2016

TIA hosting day-long cabling infrastructure workshop June 6
Held as part of the TIA’s "Network of the Future" conference and exhibition, this full-day program invites the audience to interact and share knowledge with the companies and volunteers who are establishing the cabling industry norms for installation in the network.

Planning for the future of data centers
Existential angst over the data center is no different from what philosophers have been pondering for millennia – “Who am I? Where am I going? What does it all mean?”


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