Category: Applications

Ethernet Cable Market to Garner $21.36 Bn, Globally, by 2026 at 13.5% CAGR, Says Allied Market Research

High speed and low latency of the cable, high reliability and low-security threats, and features like easy installation and connectivity have boosted the growth of the global ethernet cable market. However, high installation cost and limited physical availability of devices hamper the market. On the contrary, rise in demand for power over Ethernet in industries is expected to create lucrative opportunities in the near future.

WESCO’s offer for Anixter reaches $100 per share

The bidding war between WESCO and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC (CD&R) to acquire Anixter International Inc. has reached a $100-per-share offer by WESCO. That offer comprises $70 per share in cash, 0.2397 shares of WESCO common stock, and $15.89 per share in face amount of WESCO perpetual preferred stock. In an announcement on January 9, Anixter said its board of directors determined this $100-per-share offer by WESCO is a “superior company proposal”—a term previously defined in the course of the bidding competition.

Smart city technology for a more liveable future

As cities get smarter, they are becoming more livable and more responsive—and today we are seeing only a preview of what technology could eventually do in the urban environment. Now technology is being injected more directly into the lives of residents. Smartphones have become the keys to the city, putting instant information about transit, traffic, health services, safety alerts, and community news into millions of hands.

Ethernet Enables Connected Intelligence in 2020

It’s hard to believe but 10Mb/s Ethernet is becoming a very hot topic in the industry again. I get asked “Why are we going back to the 1980s?” There is a simple answer, and to those of us in the industry at that time, it’s very familiar. In that era before Ethernet became ubiquitous, networking truly was the wild west. Everyone had their own protocols, physical layers, connectors etc. However, since then IT has converged a core set of technologies, with Ethernet leading the way, that provides seamless connectivity to billions of people.

Industry salary survey open for input

For the second consecutive year, Cabling Installation & Maintenance is teaming up with Fluke Networks to administer a salary and compensation survey for professionals in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry in the United States.  The survey will stay open through the end of 2019 and into the first couple weeks of January 2020. All individual data collected in the survey will remain anonymous. You can take the survey here.

Fluke Networks previews single-pair Ethernet testing

Fluke Networks demonstrated a prototype single pair Ethernet (SPE) adapter for its DSX-8000 at the Rockwell Automation Show. SPE is making waves in the industrial-automation world as a potential replacement for fieldbus architectures. The adapter is being made in very limited quantities and is currently only available to industrial automation and cabling manufacturers for their use in labs but has been released with the expectation that SPE will become widely adopted.

Industrial focus: Deploying fiber-optic physical infrastructure within CPwE architectures

A recent technical application guide composed by Cisco, Panduit and Rockwell Automation describes how “Converged Plantwide Ethernet (CPwE) is the underlying architecture that provides standard network services for control and information disciplines, devices, and equipment found in modern industrial automation and control system (IACS) applications.”