Category: Copper

Fiber is the Backbone of Allegiant Stadium

Allegiant Stadium, the new 65,000-seat home of the Las Vegas Raiders is powered by 227 miles of fiber and more than 1.5 million feet of copper, from CommScope creating the ultimate experience for Raiders fans by supporting over 2,400 screens, 1,700 Wi-Fi 6 access points, and Allegiant Stadium’s Distributed Antenna System (DAS). The 100G fiber backbone and 10G CAT 6A copper will deliver connectivity for critical stadium systems and applications such as high-resolution security cameras, fire and safety, HVAC and lighting controls, wayfinding, ticketing, concessions, merchandise, and parking.

TIA initiates work on new Single Pair Multi-Drop (SPMD) copper cabling, component spec

TIA’s TR-42.7 Engineering Committee on Telecommunications Copper Cabling Systems (568) has issued a call for interest for document ANSI/TIA-568.6, initially titled, “Single Pair Multi-Drop (SPMD) cabling and component specifications.” The standard will address the need to support applications that use a bus topology with multiple branches connecting communication devices.

Reliable Copper Patch Cords: The Missing Link in Your Network?

Despite the fact that they’re often overlooked, patch cords play a crucial role in the transmission quality of your channel – and not all patch cords are created equal. If copper patch cords don’t function as expected, they can decrease transmission rates and network throughput – regardless of how well the rest of your cabling infrastructure works. Investments in high-performance cable and connectivity are lost if unreliable patch cords create the final connection between one device and another.

Webinar: Intelligent Buildings

This webinar examines multiple aspects of building and managing the infrastructure to support systems within an intelligent building including, Overcoming the challenges of Wifi deployments in intelligent buildings; Twisted-pair cabling for intelligent buildings; and testing the infrastructure for intelligent building systems.
 

Quick-disconnect M8 sensor cables and M12 field wireable connectors

New 5-pole M8 (Pico) quick-disconnect cables from AutomationDirect.com are available with axial or right-angle female connectors and pigtail wiring in 1.5, 5 and 10 meter cable lengths. The quick-disconnect cables have a 3, 4 or 5-socket M8 female connector on one end and 3, 4 or 5 open leads on the other end to provide fast and easy connection between field devices and terminal connections. A “lock in place” nickel plated brass or zinc coupling nut resists high levels of shock and vibration.