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Laurence steps down as CEO of Rogers

Rogers Communications today announced that president and CEO Guy Laurence will step down effective immediately. It also announced that it is Rogers intention to hire Joseph Natale as his replacement as soon as he is in a position to join Rogers. During the interim, Alan Horn will act as president and CEO. » Read More

Bulk of businesses not ready for digital platforms: Accenture

Research released by Accenture reveals that despite the potential for small and traditional businesses to become successful digital platform companies, as few as 10% of new start-ups focused on digital platform business models will become profitable independent entities in the coming years. » Read More
 
 
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Superior Essex

Indoor/outdoor configurations added to Superior Essex cable line

Superior Essex recently launched Indoor/Outdoor CMR/CMX configurations of its PowerWise 1 Gigabit 4-pair Power-over Ethernet (4PPoE) cable, which the company says are designed to meet the high power and data demands of Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) applications.
Utilizing 22 AWG copper conductors, PowerWise 1G 4PPoE cable delivers 60 Watts of power to PoE-enabled devices with 97% power efficiency and 100 Watts of power at 88% power efficiency, while also supporting 1 Gigabit data transmission.
According to the company, in spaces with hundreds of PoE devices, this unparalleled power efficiency can yield an energy savings of thousands of kilowatt hours per year, which translates to thousands of dollars in saved utility costs. Additionally, PowerWise 1G 4PPoE cable maintains the lowest temperature rise in large cable bundles, ensuring reliable power and data transmission in high-density installations and further improving system energy efficiency. » Read More
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Platinum Tools’ Tor cable jacket stripper and slitter now shipping

Platinum Tools recently launched the Tor Cable Jacket Stripper and Slitter, an adjustable heavy-duty cable stripping and slitting tool for all insulation types used in today’s cables. Features include tool-less interchangeable cable clamps, giving it a cable capacity up to 1.5 in. / 40mm. Tor has been tested to more than 100,000 cycles, the company says.
Easy to use, Tor has positive locking positions for circular, lengthways and spiral (apple peel) strips. Its blade automatically returns to its starting position at the end of a strip, reducing the possibility of broken blades.
With a suggested list price of US$90, additional features and specifications include:
• Ergonomic: well-balanced design to ease raising the cable clamp
• Eyelet built in base of tool for attaching a lanyard
• Size (L x W x H): 6.57 in x 1.46 in. x 1.2 in (167 mm x 37 mm x 30.5 mm)
• Weight: 0.26lb. / 116 gr. » Read More
 
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Canadian Wireless Trade Show

Oct. 26-27
Location: Toronto, Ont. » Read More

iTech

Nov. 17
Location: Toronto, Ont. » Read More

BICSI Winter Conference 2017

Jan. 22-26
Location: Tampa, Fla. » Read More