Here's a round-up of the cabling, wireless, and data center infrastructure industry's top 7 trending stories from the past week, as compiled each Friday by Cabling Installation & Maintenance magazine and CablingInstall.com.
Through the IEEE Get program, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has made IEEE 802.3bq, the standard for 2.5GBase-T and 5GBase-T, available for free download. The standard’s official title is IEEE 802.3bz – 2016: IEEE Standard for Ethernet Amendment 7: Media Access Control Parameters, Physical Layers, and Management Parameters for 2.5 Gb/s and 5 Gb/s Operation, Types 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T.
Per the mega-data center provider's press announcement, "Tier 5 not only encompasses the resiliency and redundancy in other data center ratings systems, but also evaluates more than 30 additional key elements, such as long-term power system capabilities, the number of available carriers, zero roof penetrations, the location of cooling system lines in or above the data center, physical and network security and 100-percent use of renewable energy."
CommScope has formed the Multi-Tenant Data Center (MTDC) Alliance, as part of the company's PartnerPRO Network. Per a company statement, "MTDC infrastructure makes advanced technologies such as cloud computing and virtualized data centers available to companies of all shapes and sizes; from small- and mid-sized business to large enterprises, while also allowing flexible and easy expandability as the business grows."
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has revised the NEMA RV 4-2016 Application Guidelines for Service-Entrance Cable and NEMA RV 1-2016 Application and Installation Guidelines for Armored Cable and Metal-Clad Cable standards to comply with the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC).