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Future bright for structured cabling sector, new report finds

Typical business requirements and environments have intensified the need for structured and flexible data and voice cabling system, according to a new report released today and conducted by TMR Resarch.

Cato survey finds WAN complexity still major challenge

Cato Networks, provider of Cato Cloud, the world's first secure, global SD-WAN as a service, today released the findings of its enterprise WAN market study. The report, entitled State of WAN 2018: Too Complex to Ignore, predicts SD-WAN will grow 200% year-over-year. At the same time, the additional abstraction layer that is SD-WAN and its impact on the network security architecture significantly increases WAN complexity.

Ethernet's terabit future seen in 2018 Roadmap

The Ethernet Alliance this week released its new 2018 Ethernet Roadmap, which foreshadows the technology’s ongoing growth and deployment from 10 megabits per second (10 Mb/s) to the approaching era of terabit speeds, offers a view of existing and emerging application spaces, and addresses essential specifications, media, and modules.
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Webinar - The Latest in PoE: More Power, Speed and Efficiency

Join Nexans on March 22 at 2:00 PM ET for a webinar on the latest in PoE standards development, subsequent code changes to accommodate higher power levels, and the impact this may have on the type of cable installed. » Register Now.
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Fluke Networks

Fluke Versiv testers now support Legrand, Superior Essex cable lines

Fluke Networks’ Versiv Cabling Certification System now supports Legrand’s line of Clarity cords and jacks and Superior Essex Communications’ LP PowerWise cabling products. The combined PowerWise and Clarity system is designed to provide improved performance for power over Ethernet (PoE), including the IEEE 802.3bt draft 3.0 standard.
“With support built into Fluke Networks Versiv testers, contractors and installers can expand their service offerings immediately – this will be key as the number of PoE installations continues to increase in 2018,” said Will Byran, vice president, marketing and technology, Superior Essex.
802.3bt PoE will provide up to 100 watts of power to an endpoint, allowing it to power monitors, displays, pan and zoom cameras and video security systems, speakers, building alarms and sensors, security and lock systems, and even PC’s– without separate AC cabling for power.
“With the evolving machine-to-machine, internet-of-things, and transcendent PoE technologies, PoE holds a great deal of promise for network systems and the businesses and organizations that depend on them,” Fluke said in a release.
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Microcare enhances its Stickler fiber cleaning portfolio

Sticklers fiber optic products manufacturer MicroCare Corp. has expanded its fiber cleaning portfolio. The three newest additions to their family of cleaning products include a compact end-face cleaning tool, a new type of lint-free wipe that cleans duplex connectors with one pass, and a new package size for their Fiber Optic Splice & Connector Cleaning Fluid.
The CleanClicker 400 is a miniaturized end-face cleaning tool which delivers 400 cleanings per unit. Because of its small size, according to the company, it is perfect for cleaning in tight spaces in data centres, central offices or cable head-ends, for example, near the floor or in the inner-most corners of an equipment rack.
Sticklers Clean Wipes 640 remove fingerprints, oil, polishing compounds, dust and lint. Electrically-dissipative materials used in the construction of the package eliminate static and improve cleaning results.
Finally, the cleaner fluid now comes in new packaging that has been engineered for fiber optic connectors and for use during fusion splicing.
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CommTech East 2018

April 16-18
Location: Mississauga, Ont.
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Internet of Things World

May 14-17
Location: Santa Clara, Calif.
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CommTech West 2018

May 15-17
Location: Calgary, Alta.
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