Category Archives: Cable & Connectivity

Physical Layer Management in 10/40/100-Gigabit Ethernet Migration

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By Pat Thompson, Director Business Development – Managed Connectivity
 
The ability to migrate from 10- to 40- or 100-Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) hinges on knowing the nature and length of the backbone cable. The problem is, if you don’t know the … Read More »

Corning Releases EDGE8™ Solution

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This July, Corning announced it’s latest optical cabling innovation for data centers and storage area networks, the new EDGE8™. Corning’s EDGE8™ solutions are preterminated optical cabling systems specifically designed for the data center environment. They combine the best-in-class density, speed of installation, and modular components of EDGE™ solutions with the superior network scalability, improved link performance, and 100 percent fiber utilization in the … Read More »

BICSI Accredited Expert Webinar on July 31

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Join WESCO and Panduit for the next BICSI accredited Expert Webinar on July 31st, 10 AM Central. In this installment we will explore 40/100 Gigabit migration, the impacts on the cabling infrastructure, and the market drivers pushing data centers to astonishing speeds.
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“Fast, Faster, Astonishingly Fast – 40G and Beyond” is presented by Nat Bassett, Technical … Read More »

Optical Connectivity Trends in the Data Center

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Migration from 10G to 40G and 100G with OM3/OM4 Multimode Fiber
 
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Written By:
Doug Coleman, Manager Technology and Standards, Corning Cable Systems; 
David Kozischek, Marketing Manager Enterprise Networks, Corning Cable Systems; 
Carol Sparks, Manager Transmission & Application, Corning Cable Systems
 
Why is OM3/OM4 connectivity … Read More »

The Smartest Lighting, Supporting the Brightest Companies

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Extra Sensory Perception, Intelligent Lighting for Intelligent Buildings
BICSI accredited webinar presented by CommScope and Cree – Register Here
Are you the type who chases your kids around the house turning lights off as they leave every room? Or perhaps you’re like me, the one who never learned to turn lights off. Do you also close vents based on which … Read More »

Earn BICSI Credits on Sept 16 with the Expert Webinar Series

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WESCO CSC’s Expert Webinar Series is the perfect opportunity for Data Communications professionals to earn BICSI credits, while enhancing their knowledge in the latest technologies. WESCO is the only data communications and security distributor that offers the chance to earn BICSI credits through a webinar format.
The next course, “The Future of Power over Ethernet (PoE) and Network Design … Read More »

Earn BICSI Credits: Expert Webinar Series on Aug 21

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WESCO CSC’s BICSI accredited Expert Webinar Series continues with another course for Data Communications professionals who want to enhance their knowledge in the latest technologies. WESCO is the only data communications and security distributor that provides opportunity to earn BICSI credits through a webinar format.
The next course, “Breaking New Ground in High-Density Data Centers: The Very Latest on … Read More »

Berk-Tek Webinar: 40G Data Center Infrastructure Secrets

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With increased focus being placed on data center productivity, choosing the right tactics to drive optimal performance has become more important than ever.
Berk-Tek’s Mike Connaughton will present a free webinar: “40G Data Center Infrastructure Secrets” on June 3rd, 2014 at 12p.m. CDT. Learn the best cabling practices and tips of the trade to get the most out of your 40G … Read More »

Berk-Tek Introduces New LANmark-XTP CAT 6A UTP Cable

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Last Friday Berk-Tek, a Nexans Company, issued a press release introducing a new enhanced Category 6A cable featuring a small 0.275″ cable diameter and industry leading alien crosstalk resistance.
“LANmark-XTP features a unique noise cancelling crosstalk prevention (XTP) technology that virtually eliminates alien crosstalk, providing the highest alien crosstalk (AXT) margin available in a  CAT 6A UTP cable,” explains Brian Simmons, … Read More »

Category 8 Copper Cabling Systems: More Than a Rumor!

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It seems like just yesterday that we went from wiring only 2-pair of an RJ-45 connector for 10BASE-T, to actually wiring all 4-pairs. And the thought of transmitting data at 100Mbps using these connectors seemed completely out of reach. But at the end of last week, CommScope announced that they successfully demonstrated the technical feasibility of Category 8 cabling for enterprise … Read More »