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Deadline extended for entering BICSI’s Cabling Skills Challenge to January 16

The deadline for entering BICSI’s 2020 Cabling Skills challenge has been extended to January 16. Race against the clock and your peers to complete industry tasks and emerge victorious. All current BICSI Installers and Technicians are eligible to enter, and selected competitors will receive a complimentary registration to the 2020 BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition. Prizes for the Cabling Skills Challenge will be awarded and the grand champion will walk away with $5,000.

Will the Fiber Work?

For decades, fiber optics have been inspected and cleaned to ensure the proper passage of light. While fiber optics inspection and cleaning fiber connectors is not new, it is growing in importance as links with increasingly higher data rates are driving decreasingly small loss budgets. With less tolerance for overall light loss, the attenuation through adapters must be lower than ever before. This can be achieved by properly inspecting and cleaning fiber optic cables when they are installed or while making moves, or changes. During this one-hour session, Jim Davis from Fluke Network will introduce us to the basic requirements to support our applications. Participants will earn one BICSI CEC.

BICSI names John H. Daniels new executive director and CEO

BICSI’s board of directors has named John H. Daniels as its new executive director and chief executive officer. Daniels will assume the new role on January 1, 2020. Daniels currently serves as global vice president in the analytics department of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), which is an association with more than 80,000 members and 650 corporate organizations.

BICSI signs healthcare industry MOU with Facility Guidelines Institute

BICSI has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI), an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing guidance for the planning, design, and construction of hospitals, outpatient facilities, and residential health, care, and support facilities. The organization oversees the FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction revision process and publication, fund research, and offer resources that support the development of safe, effective health and residential care built environments.

Learn more about ANSI/BICSI 004-2018 for Healthcare Institutions and Facilities

While smart hospitals, the fusion intelligent building, IoT, and big data are still few and far between, today’s health care facility is increasingly digitized, from health records, diagnostic and monitoring equipment, environmental controls far beyond the thermostat – even the routing office visit may be a remote interaction spanning thousands of miles. As more systems connect to the network, ICT infrastructure is required to meet both today’s needs and those of tomorrow with minimal to no effect on the overall health care mission.To address this need, ANSI/BICSI 004-2018 has been revised and expanded.

Berk-Tek launches uLAN™ Extender Series at 2019 BICSI Fall

Berk-Tek launched two new solutions that extend the network beyond the standard 100-meter distance limitation as part of the company’s uLANTM (utility LAN) Extender Series. EXT-100 is a PoE extender system, allowing data transmission of up to 100 Mbps and PoE up to 30 Watts to be transmitted up to 1,200 feet (365 meters). PowerGIG-OAC is a fully managed hardened switch that comes pre-assembled in a NEMA 4X/IP66 enclosure.