Category: Copper

Belden intros Single Pair Ethernet connectivity line to enable IIoT, Industry 4.0

Global network and digitization solutions supplier Belden on Jan. 13 announced the introduction of its new Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) line of connectivity products.
The new Belden SPE portfolio includes: IP20-rated PCB jack, patch cords and cordsets for clean-area connections. IP65/IP67-rated circular M8/M12 patch cords, cordsets and receptacles for reliable field device industrial Ethernet connections.
The products are designed to optimize Ethernet connection possibilities in harsh environments, including industrial and transportation operations.

CI&M parent EBM unveils ‘Market Moves Infrastructure’ newsletter

Each week this month, CI&M parent company Endeavor Business Media (EBM) will be launching 5 new cross-market “Market Moves” newsletters, covering key industry sectors which transect the breadth of EBM’s publications.
As the first installment of the 5 new cross-market “Market Moves” newsletters, EBM has today officially launched its Market Moves Infrastructure newsletter.

PODCAST: CWA District 9’s Fiber Training Apprenticeship Program

ICommunications Workers of America District 9 has been awarded a $5.8 million grant to expand an apprenticeship training program for fiber technicians. The new program designation for fiber splicing technicians is intended to support the state’s federally funded fiber broadband rollout expansion, as part of the BEAD Program. The grant will offer an employer boot camp program as a recruiting tool, where prospective employers can experience the apprenticeship program. CWA is also pursuing funding to reimburse employers for apprentice wages and benefits, and is assisting with providing tools and PPE for program participants.
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Going the distance: What you need to know about breaking the 100-meter distance limitation

with the adoption of smart building technologies, more devices than ever are being connected to and powered by the network. Today’s LAN environments commonly encounter situations in which a connected end device is located too far from the nearest TR to maintain the 100m distance limitation.
It has long been known that twisted-pair copper cabling is one standards-based option for connecting devices beyond 100m, but there is confusion in the industry about the distances that twisted-pair copper cables can reliably support at various transmission speeds and remote powering levels. To strategically address scenarios where a device is located beyond 100m with reduced risk, information and communications technology (ICT) professionals need to understand the pros and cons of the various options, technical factors involved, and key considerations surrounding testing to help them identify reality and navigate claims.