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NEW PRODUCTS: Platinum Tools launches the Net Chaser
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Xerox new spinoff to be named Conduent

Xerox has announced the names of the new companies that will be created following the completion of its separation into two publicly traded companies. The Business Process Outsourcing company will be named “Conduent, Inc.” and the Document Technology company will continue to be called Xerox Corporation. » Read full article

DragonWave co-founder signs on with Ranzure

DragonWave Inc. a supplier of packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access networks, this week announced that Erik Boch, chief technology officer and vice president of engineering is leaving his position to take on a new role outside of DragonWave. » Read full article

Ethernet Alliance names Chalupsky to its board

The Ethernet Alliance has announced the appointment of David Chalupsky of Intel Corp. to its board of directors. A long-time Ethernet industry veteran, Chalupksy brings with him a wealth of technical and leadership abilities, with particular expertise in BASE-T technologies, the alliance said. » Read full article
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Platinum Tools

Platinum Tools launches the Net Chaser

Platinum Tools recently announced that the Net Chaser Ethernet Speed Certifier and Network Tester is now shipping.
According to the company, it certifies the data-carrying capabilities of Ethernet network cables up to 1 Gb/s by testing for noise in the network, detecting faults in the cable wiring, and ensuring that cables are able to support the speed capabilities of active equipment.
All the information is collected, stored, and ready for reporting Ethernet speed certification (Speed Certification to IEEE standards 802.3ab; Cable testing to TIA568A/B).
To certify Ethernet speed performance of cable runs, the Net Chaser conducts Bit Error Rate (BER) tests by sending data packets down specified cable runs at defined data rates to check for errors at the maximum throughput of the link. » read more
Bosch Tools

Bosch oscillating tools feature 3D interface system

The Starlock oscillating tool interface system from Bosch is built around a three-dimensional interface created for high torque transfer and superior performance in the most challenging applications, the company says.
Recently released were two models. The GOP40-30 oscillating multi-tool is the heavy-duty option in the Bosch line up. It features all of the advantages of the Starlock interface system including snap-in toolless accessory attachment and no-touch blade change with auto-ejection that allows changeout in as little as three seconds, the company says.
The GOP55-36 is the top-end, industrial-grade tool in the Bosch oscillating tool line. With a 5.5 amp rating, reinforced metal gearing and a large 3.6-degree oscillating arc, this is the most powerful tool in the Bosch Starlock tool line. It accepts all Starlock-family accessory ranges: standard Starlock, StarlockPLUS and StarlockMAX extreme-duty blades. » read more

BICSI Fall Conference

Sept. 11-15
Location: San Antonio, Tex. » more info

Microsoft Ignite

Sept. 26-30
Location: Atlanta, Ga. » more info

Canadian Wireless Trade Show

Oct. 26-27
Location: Toronto, Ont. » more info