Category Archives: Technical References

2012 Standards Watch – Project Review from Berk-Tek


Sometimes I find myself plodding through a lot of technical “mumbo-jumbo” trying to figure out what standards have been passed/approved, which are being considered/reviewed and which are being left in the dust. I was excited to find this “Standards Watch”, published by Berk-Tek (a Nexans Company). It is a brief summary of all the cabling standards projects that were in … Read More »

BICSI Accredited Webinar Sponsored by Axis Communications


I hope you have been taking advantage of CSC’s BICSI accredited webinar series. Register now for the upcoming presentation from Axis Communications entitled “The Path to ESS Credentials & the Top 10 Transformative Technologies for Video Surveillance”. This session offers a comprehensive look at the technologies of greatest impact for both Physical and Cyber Security, with the core topics … Read More »

BICSI Accredited Webinar: Wireless Technology for Backhauling Applications


Register now for the Sept 26, 2012 webinar sponsored by Fluidmesh. This webinar, “Wireless Technology for Backhauling Applications,” offers 2 CEC (RCDD, RITP, WD, Installer 2 Copper/Fiber, Technician, Certified Trainer), 1 CEC (ESS, NTS and OSP).
Thanks to state-of-the-art, software-defined radio technology and to FluidMax patent-pending technology, Fluidmesh provides solutions ranging from the simple point-to-point wireless link, to the large … Read More »

Bonding & Grounding De-Mystified: A Standards Update from Belden


Last month CSC sent out this informative paper from Belden in our Trusted Advisor eNewsletter – the industry newsletter that presents recent & unbiased white papers from industry leading manufacturers on the technological information you crave. Subscribe to the Trusted Advisor now.
TIA recently published a new ANSI/TIA-607-B-2011 “Bonding and Grounding (Earthing) Standard for Customer Premises.” This is a major … Read More »

BICSI Accredited Webinar: Designing Flexibility & Scalability into Network Cabling Systems


Panduit presents the next webinar in CSC’s 2012 BICSI accredited webinar series: “Designing Flexibility & Scalability into Network Cabling Systems”. Register now! You will receive 1 CEC (RCDD, RITP, ITS Installer 2 Copper/Fiber, ITS Technician, Certified Trainer) after you  participate in the Live webinar on Thursday, August 30th at 11:00 Central time.
Presented by Jim Lynch, North American Technical Systems … Read More »

BICSI Accredited Webinar: Planning for a Healthcare Cabling Infrastructure


CSC continues our series of expert webinars sponsored by industry leading manufacturer’s with Berk-Tek & Legrand | Ortronics’ presentation “Planning for a Healthcare Cabling Infrastructure” taking place this Wednesday August 8th from 11-12 central. Don’t delay – register now.
Presented by renowned industry expert, Carol Everett Oliver (RCDD, ESS) of Berk-Tek, this webinar will take a look at the market drivers, … Read More »

The Advisor: New Quarterly Technology Report From CommScope


If you’re looking for a quick resource to help you choose the right technology, leverage the value of network intelligence and manage energy more efficiently, I’ve found it! CommScope has launched the inaugural issue of their new quarterly report, “The Advisor“.  After discussing crucial issues we all face today, CommScope presents you with key questions to consider before making critical decisions.
While the … Read More »

Flip Through the Digital Edition of CSC’s 2012-2013 Catalog


So, you’ve got your printed copy of The Catalog 2012-13 in front of you (don’t have one,  click here), and you want to get more information on a specific product. What to do? It’s simple. Check out the online digital version of the catalog now!
The book includes all the easy to use indexes of our printed copy, plus you … Read More »

FOA’s Fiber Optic “Loss Budget Calculator” iPad App


Next time you are out on a jobsite testing a fiber optic link and you need to know whether your test results are within reason, or better yet, make a pass/fail determination, you can simply whip out your iPad and use the FREE iPad app: FOA LossCalc. The Fiber Optic Association ( a not-for-profit professional society of fiber optics) … Read More »

White Paper Wednesday: The TCP/IP and OSI Model


Last September I wrote a post defining the OSI model, so I was quite intrigued when I came across this white paper from Global Knowledge comparing and contrasting OSI to TCP/IP. Author Paul Simoneau is a senior instructor and course director with Global Knowledge, where he has authored and managed highly successful courses in various formats.
Mr. Simoneau wastes no … Read More »