Category Archives: Fiber Connectivity

New Video Showcases Belden Innovations for Harsh Environments


I may have mentioned before (at least a few times) that I am a “visual” person. So I just love this product intro from Belden. Produced as a “silent film”, it reminded me of one of my favorite childhood movies, Mel Brook’s “Silent Movie”.  This product is so well represented without the use of words, you will have a full … Read More »

NetKey Cabling System – A Complete, Standards-Compliant Cabling Infrastructure


Panduit describes the design of their NetKey Modules as having a “keystone design”. I couldn’t help but relate this to my passion for building architecture. The keystone is the central, and often most decorated stone in an archway. Without the keystone, the arch would simply fall into a pile of rubble. What Panduit is actually referencing with “keystone” is the … Read More »

Terminology Tuesday: MPO & MTP – What’s the Difference?


Speed and efficiency are of ever increasing importance, and hence came into play a myriad of pre-terminated fiber solutions. I realized recently, that I was confused by a fact – I thought that MPO connections and MTP connections were identical, just different abbreviated call-outs by various manufacturers for the same product. Happens often enough, but I wasn’t sure if it was actually correct in … Read More »

Corning Announces Specifications for the New CCH Design


Click here for specifications on the new CCH design.
Corning Cable Systems introduced the Closet Connector Housing (CCH-01U, CCH-02U, CCH-03U, and CCH-04U) in 1996.  At the time, it was one of the first fiber optic hardware designed specifically for the wants and needs of the Enterprise market.  For the last 15 years, the CCH has remained relatively unchanged while becoming … Read More »

CSC Releases The Security Catalog 2011-2012


I am pleased to announce the release of the 2011-2012 volume of The Security Catalog!
In the security industry, manufacturers launch their newest and most exciting innovations during ISC West every March. So when our Security team went to this year’s show, they recommended that we include many of  these new products, along with the core items you need every day, in the latest … Read More »

Leviton Secure Keyed LC and Secure RJ Systems


I read an interesting article awhile back – that noted that 60% of network “hacking” is from internal sources – often from a disgruntled employee. This is one reason that it is critical to prevent unauthorized, or inadvertent changes to your network configuration. Leviton offers great solutions to secure both fiber and copper systems:
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The Leviton Secure Keyed LC Fiber System … Read More »