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Connections+

HPE extends 'composability' to its cloud, hyper-converged offerings

Hewlett Packard Enterprise today announced an expansion of its composable initiative with the addition of a new hybrid cloud offering and technology extensions to HPE hyper-converged systems. » Read More

Schneider Electric launches its 'next-generation' EcoStruxure platform

Schneider Electric today announced the launch of its “next generation” EcoStruxure architecture and platform it said is designed to deliver IoT-enabled offerings at scale for building, grid, industry and data centre customers. » Read More

Ghiz becomes second former premier to head up CWTA

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) today announced the appointment of Robert Ghiz as the organization's new president and CEO effective January 1, 2017. » Read More
 
 
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Transition Networks Inc.

Extender simplifies analog to IP surveillance system upgrades

Transition Networks Inc. has announced the availability of its Ethernet Over Coax Extender with PoE+, which the company said reduces cost and accelerates time to service by utilizing existing coax cabling infrastructure to upgrade from analog to IP-based surveillance cameras or connect other IP devices to the Ethernet network.
The new extender conforms to the IEEE 802.3 af/at standard for compliance with other PoE / PoE+ powered devices, allowing edge devices to be quickly and easily located in places where power was previously not available and helping to avoid unnecessary and costly electrical installations, the company said.
The Ethernet Over Coax Extenders are used in pairs, with a local (EOCPSE4020-110) and remote (EOCPD4020-110) device placed at opposite ends of a 75-ohm coax cable and is capable of delivering a full 25 Watts of power to the edge device at near Gigabit speed. » Read More
Optical Cable Corp.

OCC RJ-45 plug designed for Cat 8 cable adoption

Category 8 Ethernet cable will play a major role in meeting today’s burgeoning needs for high-speed communications, whether in the data centre, voice, video or other high bandwidth applications that run on copper cable for distances up to 30 meters, according to Optical Cable Corp. (OCC)
To ensure that Category 8 adopters will effectively reach data speeds of up to 40 Gb/s – four times the speeds of many of today’s users, the company recently announced that it had launched a new RJ-45 plug with integral circuit board technology that provides advanced control of crosstalk, return loss, and other impediments, ensuring consistent performance at higher frequencies up to 2000 MHz.
Prior to the introduction of the product cable engineers viewed the challenge of transmitting data at rates of up to four times faster over a standard RJ-45 connector as a major concern.
The new RJ-45 plug model is fully backward compatible with existing RJ-45 infrastructure used by a majority of Ethernet connection ports, including Cat 6A, Cat 6 and Cat 5e cabling. It is field installable, and should be familiar to many cable installers. OCC said. » Read More
 
Events 
 

CES 2017

Jan. 5-8
Location: Las Vegas » Read More

BICSI Winter Conference 2017

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

Mobile World Congress 2017

Feb. 27-March 2
Location: Barcelona, Spain » Read More