If you have shopped for Ethernet data cabling recently, you have probably noticed what appears to be a good value in what is known as Copper Clad Aluminum or CCA cable. But be forewarned. It it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. CCA cable is not approved for Ethernet networking usage by any regulatory body.
Listed here are statements from providers of products and services to the information and communications technology (ICT) industry, about their business-continuity status amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The list is in alphabetical order. We’ll update it as we become aware of changes or additions.
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’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.
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.
Credo’s HiWire CLOS AEC [active electrical cable] line, has been specifically designed for distributed, disaggregated chassis (DDC) implementations in CLOS networks. The company will demonstrate the new product at the OCP Experience Center at the Summit on March 4-5.
Superior Essex’s new website makes it easier for visitors to learn more about all of the company’s various families of copper, fiber and hybrid cabling products designed for specific applications in both the outside plant (OSP) and premises settings.
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.
In its outlook for 2020, R&M has identified 8 key trends spanning across public, data center and local area networks.These include: Convergence, Single Pair Ethernet vs. Field Bus, Leveraging FTTX, WDM and Blown Microfiber, Leveraging 5G, Greater Importance of the Edge, High Density Data Centers, and Automated Infrastructure Management in Data Centers.
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.