Category Archives: Copper Solutions

Power over Ethernet: What You Need to Know Today

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Authors: Roy Kusuma, Lead Product Engineer – Communications Products, General Cable & Matt Gentile, Product Manager – Datacom Products, General Cable
Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology has been quietly gaining traction in the market ever since its launch in 2003, especially in Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony & IP Surveillance cameras.
Today’s PoE landscape has effectively split into two broad categories:
The … Read More »

Simplifying 10G to 40G Migrations with Panduit’s PanMPO™ Connector

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Author: Tom Kovanic – Panduit Product Systems Manager, Fiber
The need for increased network bandwidth is growing at an unprecedented pace. Whether it is virtualized networks and cloud computing initiatives (to drive down operating expenses) or Wi-Fi accessibility to on-demand information and video, this unquenchable thirst for more data is challenging data centers to keep up.
These challenges are leading to a … Read More »

Category 5e Becoming Obsolete?

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According to CommScope, a significant change is on the way in how office buildings are cabled.  In a recent blog post by CommScope’s Allan Nielsen and Matias Peluffo, we learned that Category 5e cabling, which is used in many offices around the world, will be considered obsolete for new installations following a decision this month by the ISO/IEC … Read More »

Installing Category 6A: The Future is Now

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Read this article and complete the Brainiac Quiz at the end to enter for a chance to win a $25 VISA Gift Card!
Paul Kish, Belden’s Director of Systems & Standards
 
Category 6A twisted-pair copper received much attention when it first hit the marketplace in 2005. But adoption has been slow, since the 10 gigabit per second (Gb/s) capacity of Category 6A … Read More »

BICSI Accredited Expert Webinar on May 29

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WESCO CSC’s Expert Webinar Series continues with another exciting opportunity for Data Communications professionals to earn BICSI credits, while enhancing their knowledge in the latest technologies.
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The next course, 40GBASE-T: Strategies for a Simple Network Migration, hosted by Berk-Tek Leviton Technologies, will be held on May 29th, 10 – 11 a.m. (Central). Participants … Read More »

Performance, Small OD, and Bend Radius – With Cat 6A, you can’t have it all…or can you?

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Category 6A offers ample bandwidth and PoE heat performance, but when it comes to OD and bend radius, it is a pain. While that may not mean much to the end customer, the installer is left to deal with full pathways and cumbersome turns. Between the 10Gbps performance far exceeding the need of most LAN networks and the increased installation … Read More »

Cabling Contractor Best Practice: The Impact of Termination Speed on Your Bottom Line

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Author: Brian Duval
Channel Marketing and Inside Sales Manager – Siemon
 
Read this article and complete the Brainiac Quiz at the end to enter for a chance to win a $25 VISA Gift Card!
As a network cabling contractor, you need to keep an eye on product costs.  When it comes to the cabling products you choose, you’re balancing your customer’s needs against what works … Read More »

Earn BICSI Credits: WESCO CSC Expert Webinar Series

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The Expert Webinar Series has returned! The newest course, “Killer Applications Require Killer Cabling: The Very Latest on Wi-Fi and Network Design,” will be held June 24, 10 – 11 a.m. (Central).  The presentation will be taught by Valerie Maguire, BSEE, Global Sales Engineer, The Siemon Company.
Attendees will gain a thorough understanding of the structured cabling implications of emerging and … Read More »

Stay Compliant! Upgrade Your Fiber Testers with Fluke Networks

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If your old fiber testers aren’t compliant, Fluke Networks is here to help! For a limited time, Fluke is offering cash when you trade in your old tester and upgrade to a Fluke Networks Versiv fiber tester. If you buy between May 12, 2014 and August 22, 2014, Fluke will pay you up to $1,000 for each old non-compliant cable … Read More »

Request Your Copy of the WESCO CSC 2014-15 Data Communications and Security Catalog

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The new WESCO CSC Data Communications and Security catalog is now available. With over 700 pages, more than 100 manufacturer’s product solutions, emerging technologies (such as DAS, PON and DCIM), and over 13,000 SKU’s, you will quickly see why WESCO CSC is your ONE Source for data communications, security and electrical … Read More »