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Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, is pleased to announce that it was recently named one of the 20 Most Promising Cisco Solutions Providers for 2014. Selected by a distinguished panel of CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, and analysts that includes … Continue reading
The ANSI/TIA-606-B “Administration Standard for Telecommunications Infrastructure” published June, 2012. This Standard specifies four classes of administration within buildings and between buildings based upon the complexity of the infrastructure being administered. Administration requirements for commercial, industrial, residential, and data center … Continue reading
A New Work Item Proposal (NWIP) to develop requirements for balanced twisted-pair cabling capable of supporting 40 GBit/s data transmission was initiated by ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 25/WG 3 in October, 2011 at the Working Group’s Melbourne, Australia meeting. This proposal affirms the international … Continue reading
The TIA TR-42.7 Copper Cabling Subcommittee confirmed industry interest in a greater than 10 Gb/s copper-based Ethernet application when the following new cabling project was initiated in February, 2011: Project Title: Specifications for 100Ω Next Generation Cabling Scope: Develop a … Continue reading
Cisco announced new switches for the data center. For those that wonder when the newer models are coming out that support 10GBASE-T, check out the video on our website. In the meantime, here is a link to the new switch … Continue reading
In a welcome nod to keeping things simple, the 2012 edition of IEEE Std 802.3 will feature a new and succinct title. The unwieldy name of IEEE Std 802.3-2008 is: IEEE Standard for Information technology –Telecommunications and information exchange between … Continue reading
The ANSI/TIA-607-B “Generic Telecommunications Bonding and Grounding (Earthing) for Customer Premises” published August, 2011. This Standard specifies a grounding and bonding infrastructure that will ensure reliable operation of all telecommunications equipment and systems independent of cabling media type. The grounding … Continue reading
Cabling Installation and Maintenance just published some details on an interesting report from LightCounting. Although the report’s title indicates a focus on Fibre Channel, it includes a detailed look at the 10Gb Ethernet market as well, indicating that 10GbE will … Continue reading
New IEEE 802.3 Study Group formed to investigate lower power, lower cost, and higher-density 100 Gb/s Ethernet interfaces for optical fiber modules
This Study Group will investigate: Multimode optical fiber (MMF): Reducing the number of MMF fibers from 20 to 8 per channel Reducing transceiver power consumption Specifying a narrow form-factor array MMF interface Reach on OM3 and OM4 fiber Singlemode optical fiber (SMF): … Continue reading