Cabling standards, sound masking webcasts pop; Fiber optics news trifecta: The week's top stories

Cabling Standards Series Event 4 delves into standards comparison; Cambridge breaks down speech privacy and sound masking systems; Wisconsin city releases permits filed for fiber-optic cabling work done in gas explosion area.

Cabling standards, sound masking webcasts pop; Fiber optics news trifecta: The week's top 5 stories
Cabling standards, sound masking webcasts pop; Fiber optics news trifecta: The week's top 5 stories

Here's our weekly round-up of the top trending news stories and featured articles for ICT and IT industry professionals, as compiled by the editors of Cabling Installation & Maintenance magazine and CablingInstall.com.

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1.)Cabling Standards Series Event 4: Fitting the Pieces Together: TIA Cabling Standards and Other Industry Specifications

Event date: July 26, 2018
Now available for on demand viewing.
Duration:Free to attend. Approximately one hour.
Presented by:Rick Dallmann, Director, Data Center Architecture, CABLExpress; Ed Gastle, Product Line Manager-Structured Cabling Test Solutions, Viavi Solutions (formerly known as JDSU)

The development of cabling standards by the TIA TR-42 Engineering Committee often involves collaboration with other standards-development organizations, including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), which develops Ethernet standards; and the International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC), which develops cabling standards used internationally. These groups’ combined efforts result in an ecosystem of specifications that can guide project design and implementation, ensuring compliance and best-case results for users. This webcast describes the collaborative efforts taking place among these standards-development organizations, including specific information about recently completed and still-under-development standards.

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2.)Speech Privacy and Sound Masking in the Modern Workplace

Event date: July 19, 2018
Now available for on demand viewing.
Duration:Free to attend. Approximately one hour.
Presented by:David "DJ" Wood, Regional Sales Manager, Cambridge Sound Management

The open-office concept has been used widely, in various forms, over decades for workers in a number of enterprise environments. Recent data shows that a worker’s ability to concentrate and focus in such an environment is instrumental to productivity. This webcast, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, focuses on the key role that sound masking technology can play in enabling high levels of worker productivity in open-office space. After briefly summarizing the importance of acoustics in the workplace, the presentation focuses on how a sound-masking system works, layout options, and the cabling infrastructure that supports it.

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3.) City of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin releases permits filed for fiber-optic cabling work done in gas explosion area

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Investigators eye fiber-optics gaffe in deadly Wisconsin explosion

July 16, 2018 - Jeff Yoders of Engineering News-Record reports that "a hole punched into a 4-in.-diameter gas pipeline during fiber-optic line laying is blamed for an explosion that killed a 34-year-old fire captain."

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4.)Get the report: 'Global fiber-optic connectivity market trend evaluation & future forecast, 2017-2026'

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5.) Top 10 global ribbon fiber-optic cable suppliers identified

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How the trade war and tariffs affect cabling professionals

A blog post from Belden’s Dwayne Crawford brings a close-to-home perspective to the ongoing trade war.

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