Register now for IN101: BICSI Installer 1 Training: https://bit.ly/2vYfds0 This course is designed to provide entry-level installers with the background, knowledge and basic skills needed to function safely and effectively as part of a cabling installation team.
In response to the need for higher density in data centers, a couple of new fiber connectors have recently been introduced to the market. Because these connectors are new, test equipment with these interfaces has not yet been introduced, which presents some Tier 1 testing challenges and a shift from the traditional recommended 1-jumper reference method. Let’s take a closer look at these connector types and how to test them.
Designed to make life easier, LC BladePatch jumpers feature an innovative push-pull boot design, enabling easy access and removal in tight-fitting areas.
This standards report from Leviton provides quarterly updates on the latest industry standards.
A multi-tenant data center (MTDC), also known as a colocation data center, is a facility where organizations can rent space to host their data. MTDCs provide the space and networking equipment to connect an organization to service providers at a minimal cost. Businesses can rent to meet varying needs—from a server rack to a complete purpose-built module. The scalability of usage provides the business benefits of a data center without the high price.A future-ready MTDC will offer scalability, flexibility, modularity, and stringent SLAs.
White Paper: Optimizing High Power PoE explains the benefits of PoE, the evolution of Standards, real world testing, and how to optimize high power PoE.
Not long ago, buildings were simply dumb boxes containing isolated systems with limited abilities to communicate information or status. Until recently, there’s been a disconnect as to how –or if– HVAC, lighting or plumbing should engage with more commonly used technology systems, sensors, or building occupants.
Installers must consider more than just the cable in order to comply with bend-radius requirements. Support hardware, connectivity, and other equipment matter too.The requirement for maintaining proper bend radius is defined in the Generic Telecommunications Cabling for Customer Premises standard, ANSI/TIA-568.0-D. The standard’s “D” revision was published in 2015 and specifies that the minimum inside bend radius for balanced unshielded twisted-pair cable is four times the overall cable diameter.
Cisco and Dimension Data have announced a new co-innovation agreement that will allow them “to develop a deeper collaboration environment and framework to jointly solve clients’ business needs by utilizing Cisco’s global network of Co-Innovation Centers to drive collaboration in key areas such as 5G, Internet of Things, and Blockchain technologies.
The Cable Ferret Company has introduced the Ferret WiFi, a multipurpose tool that is a combination wireless inspection camera and cable-pulling tool which enables faster, easier, and more-accurate visual inspections and installations for several industries, including cabling, electrical, plumbing, lighting and others.