Category Archives: Industry News

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 »

Sony Names WESCO Distributor of the Year

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WESCO is proud to announce that Sony has named WESCO its 2014 Distributor of the Year. According to Miguel Lazatin, Director Marketing & National Distribution Sales for Sony’s Security Systems Division, the award is more than just an affirmation of WESCO’s tremendous sales performance in fiscal year 2014. “WESCO is an extremely valuable partner for Sony, and our award recognizes … Read More »

DAS Special Report from Cabling Installation & Maintenance


In a world saturated with mobile devices, being connected 24/7/365 has become essential to everyday life. But what happens when we get into an elevator or find ourselves in the stairwell of a high-rise building? Simply put, we often get cut off from the outside world and have no connectivity.  The June issue of Cabling Installation & Maintenance magazine explores this in … 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 »

IP Video Surveillance Market Forecasted at $57 Billion in 2020


I am always looking for uplifting stories when I watch the news. I am waiting for the economy to take an upturn (and would like for there to be world peace). Perhaps I can’t get everything I am looking for, but I was thrilled when I read the new report published on SDM magazine’s website yesterday with forecast numbers for … Read More »

BICSI releases new Electronic Safety & Security System Design Best Practices


The ANSI/BICSI-005-2013 was released recently to address the increasing complexity that cabling infrastructure has to address with both communication and security requirements. Essentially, the best practices provides security professionals with the requirements and recommendations of a structured cabling infrastructure needed to support today’s security systems. To learn more and stay up-to-date with today’s standards explore the new standards here!

Tellabs® Optical LAN Solution To Be Distributed by WESCO


Tellabs issued a press release this morning about its agreement with WESCO to distribute Tellabs’ Optical LAN solution in the U.S. through CSC. Tellabs’ Optical LAN is a high-tech replacement for conventional copper-based Ethernet LANs. It can save businesses up to 70% in the cost of ownership, lower energy consumption by up to 80%, and reduce space needs by up … Read More »

WESCO Publishes Inaugural Sustainability Report


WESCO released its first Corporate Sustainability Report outlining key programs and achievements across five areas of focus: Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Energy Efficiency, Fleet Fuel Use, Waste and Recycling, and Green Buildings. Over the past three years, WESCO improved its energy efficiency, increased recycling, reduced waste generation, and reduced both greenhouse gas intensity and emissions. In 2012, WESCO surpassed … Read More »

WESCO International and ESFI Bring National Electrical Safety Month to the Workplace


Pittsburgh, PA — May is National Electrical Safety Month and WESCO International is doing its part to raise awareness about the workplace electrical safety hazards that claim the lives of more than 350 workers each year. WESCO’s Electrical Safety Guide, produced in collaboration with the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), is a comprehensive collection of case … Read More »

Tune in to ESPN Saturday, May 4, at 3 p.m., for Ty Dillon’s Second Race in the WESCO’s #33 Camaro


Ty Dillon gets his second start in the WESCO #33 Chevrolet Camaro this Saturday, May 4, at 3 p.m. The NASCAR Nationwide Series race, which will be broadcast live on ESPN, takes place at the Talladega Superspeedway.
The #33 car should be easy to locate. The WESCO logo is prominent on the hood and upper rear quarter panels of the blue … Read More »