CablingInstall's Weekly Top 5: Certifying for Category 8; Fiber cabling glut annoys Georgia residents

Sept. 16, 2016
Also: BICSI Fall 2016 news; Sumitomo launches high-fiber count ribbon cables.

Here are the top 5 trending stories at from the past week:

1.) Certifying Category 8: Last things first
By MIKE BUNNING, Softing -- It is a sign of how sophisticated structured cabling technology has become that a new systems standard can be drafted three or more years before it can be built. Put another way, the bar for Category 8 was set pretty high.

2.) Georgia municipality cracks down on fiber cabling glut, launches active work map
The city of Sandy Springs, GA is cracking down on fiber-optic cable installations that are drawing complaints, and has launched an online map to show active fiber work in the city.

3.) Leviton tapped for 3 cabling technology presentations at 2016 BICSI Fall Conference
Conference attendees heared from Leviton experts on PoE cabling and connectivity, while also getting a comprehensive look at the company's HDBaseT solutions, and gaining an understanding of simple methods for conducting multifiber testing.

4.) Cabling Innovators Awards ceremony honors products, systems and applications
The second annual Cabling Innovators Awards presentation ceremony was held September 12 at the BICSI Fall Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio, TX. In total 18 Silver Level Awards, 8 Gold Level Awards, and 4 Platinum Level Awards were distributed.

5.) Sumitomo unveils ultra- high fiber count ribbon cables for high-density data centers
New cables are available in fiber counts of 1152, 1728, and 3456 and feature a slotted configuration for easy handling and quick fiber identification.

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