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NEW PRODUCTS: Platinum Tools launches the Net Chaser
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IP deployment focus of new Frost & Sullivan report

According to Frost & Sullivan, Internet Protocol (IP) has evolved into the foundation of nearly all business applications and networks. Leveraging IP to enable access to network-based data and applications is by far the most popular use case; however, previously segregated solutions such as telephony services or security applications, are also converging on the IP network in most businesses. » Read full article

IDC predicts big things for cloud IT infrastructure market

The latest forecast from the International Data Corporation Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, predicts that total spending on IT infrastructure products (server, enterprise storage, and Ethernet switches) for deployment in cloud environments will increase by 15.5% in 2016 to reach US$37.1 billion. » Read full article

TSOC, Graybar pledge donation to Alberta Fires Appeal

Structured cabling supplier Transglobal Systems of Canada Inc. (TSOC) pledged support for the Alberta Fires Appeal by donating 5% of all its product sales at the Graybar Canada (Edmonton and Calgary) locations between May 16 and August 31. » 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