Category Archives: Fiber Optic Cable

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


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: Expert Webinar Series on Aug 21

Expert Webinar Series Blog

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 »

Stay Compliant! Upgrade Your Fiber Testers with Fluke Networks

Fluke Networks Versiv Fiber Tester

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 »

“Glass-less” Fiber Increases Data Transmission Speeds


We are all familiar with copper and glass fiber optic cable, but how intriguing is the thought of fiber cable without the glass? Made with an air core, researchers from the University of Southampton in England say they have created fiber cables that can move data at 99.7% of the speed of light! In an information technology article on Read More »

Corning’s ALTOS® Cable with FastAccess™ Technology: “It’s the cable with a peel!”


Over the years I have heard many a woe from installers about the time and hazard involved in outside plant cable installation. And with fiber cable, issues of “fiber damage” come in to play, which can be costly on the job-site.  ALTOS® Cable with FastAccess™ Technology will forever change how you think about cable installation. Thanks to the innovative engineering … Read More »

General Cable’s Green Initiative and Halogen Free Cables, A Webinar Follow-up


Hopefully you caught the last LIVE webinar in our 2012 Expert Webinar series, sponsored by General Cable. If not, you can always catch the recorded versions here (recorded versions are not BICSI accredited).
In addition to the overview of halogens and information on the “Greening” of physical and intelligent infrastructure contained in the presentation, General Cable provides a plethora of … Read More »

Corning Receives IEEE Milestone Award for Invention of First Low-Loss Optical Fiber

CORNING, N.Y., May 1, 2012 — Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced today that it has received a Milestone Award in Electrical Engineering and Computing from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for the invention of low-loss optical fiber, which played a pivotal role in changing the way the world communicates. The IEEE Milestone Award recognizes … 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 »

You’ve GOT to check this out: General Cable Interactive Catalog


If you’re like me, that is born before Al Gore invented the Internet. . . well, I get frustrated by websites that are . . . shall we say less than user friendly? Especially when I’m looking for product information and I need it FAST!
Well, from now on General Cable will be added to MY list of “Favorites”, that’s for … Read More »

New Data Rate Speed Record: 26 Terabits per second


I remember when we first started running data over UTP cabling – and categories were developed to distinguish what data rates copper cable could handle (Cat 1 for voice, Cat 2 for data transfer of 4 mbps or less, etc).  The move to fiber optic cable, and higher data rates in telecommunications technologies over past years has been significant. So, … Read More »