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May 15, 2013 - 3M Networks says its tower dome terminals provide wireless network operators with a simple, scalable and flexible method for managing fiber and power cables at the cell site. The terminals offer solutions for fiber-to-the-antenna (FTTA) cabling configurations commonly used in 3G and LTE/4G networks, including trunked fiber, power and hybrid cables. They are used at the cell site where fiber and power feeder cables connect to the jumper cables leading to remote radio units (RRUs). The plug-n-play external cable assembly module (ECAM) system allows cables to be prepared for installation on the ground at the cell site and/or factory. On the tower, the ECAM plugs containing the cables simply snap into the terminal ports, so the tower hand spends less time in the air performing cumbersome tasks.
April 17, 2013 - TE Connectivity is offering a new application-driven solution for the cabling challenges presented by vertical blade-based core switch systems. The core Vertical Switch Management (VSM) platform routes cables directly from switch ports to patch panels above the switch, providing space, access and maintenance benefits. In this core VSM platform, all patch cables—whether fiber or copper—are managed vertically, and just one length of patch cord is required to patch within a frame, simplifying the build process and ongoing logistics. The design consists of a cable management guide that fits above the switch, and copper or fiber modules that provide connections for blades of either media. The complete core VSM platform can be installed within an 800-mm wide cabinet.
April 16, 2013 - Moxa—a provider of networking, communication and computing solutions—says its INJ-24A Gigabit high-power PoE+ injector overcomes the limitations of PoE+ technology in outdoor applications, such as IP cameras, wireless access points or RF modems, not to mention punishing weather. Along with data, the INJ-24A is capable of transmitting 60W of power to any PD or PoE device, allowing devices on 10/100/1000 networks to safely operate with twice the power of conventional PoE+. By adjusting a DIP switch, you can select different power standard modes, and even which wire pairs to upon which to deliver power. This means the INJ-24A can supply power to nearly any PoE device with minimal compatibility obstacles, boasts Moxa, adding the INJ-24A thrives in conditions experiencing power fluctuations, static electricity and other sources of electromagnetic interference.
April 12, 2013 - Rittal says its RiMatrix S is the world’s first concept for standardized data centre construction. It is based on pre-planned, pre-configured and coordinated data centre modules, which can be used for both new data centres and extensions to existing ones. RiMatrix S can be delivered within six weeks of ordering, says Rittal, and comprises the following standard components: a defined number of TS IT server and network racks, climate control, power supply and back-up, as well as monitoring functions. Together, they form a complete server module. To allow a higher packing density of the server and network components, Rittal has developed a new climate control system (zero-U-space cooling system a.k.a. ZUCS) for the RiMatrix S, completely implemented within a false floor.
April 12, 2013 - StarTech.com, a manufacturer of connectivity parts, has released several new Gigabit networking products that enable users to integrate GbE technology into an existing infrastructure. The ETCHS2U is a 20-slot, 2U rackmount media converter chassis compatible with ET Series 2 media converters, enabling users to consolidate fiber media converters into a network rack or cabinet. The ET1110PSE is an open-SFP Gigabit ethernet fiber media converter that creates an ethernet-fiber link while acting as a power sourcing equipment (PSE) device. The PEX1000SFP is a PCI-Express-based Gigabit fiber network card that lets users connect a PC to a fiber network using the Gigabit SFP of choice. Finally, the ST2000PEXPSE  is a dual-port gigabit network card that adds two PSE-capable PoE (power-over-ethernet) Gigabit ports to a PC through a PCI Express expansion slot.
April 10, 2013 - GE says its latest industrial internet solution—the MDS Orbit MCR-4G—is designed to help owners of private communication networks (e.g. utilities, oil & gas companies and energy-intensive industries), leverage public cellular networks to securely communicate with field crews and industrial equipment, and reduce the cost and time associated with maintaining their infrastructure. Built on the MDS Orbit platform, the MCR-4G addresses the need for a highly secure, industrial-grade wireless communications solution for broad-based applications, says GE, such as substation or oil/gas production, pad device monitoring and video surveillance. It features both ethernet and serial interfaces to provide connectivity to current and previous generations of technology, along with a Wi-Fi radio using the 802.11 b/g/n standard, combined with a Verizon 4G LTE modem. The MCR-4G is equipped with robust security features, such as AES 128 encryption, supports RADIUS and AAA servers, and complies with current NERC CIP and FIPS 140-2 requirements.
March 15, 2013 - Techspray, a manufacturer of precision cleaners for electronics, industrial and electrical applications, is introducing Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) wipe products that claim to save customers money and reduce emissions. The new Flip-Top tubs have a lid that springs closed automatically, which help prevent dry-out due to leaving them open. Techspray is also offering refill packs that fit into both Flip-Top tubs and disposable tubs. The IPA wipes are available in two different grades: 99.8% pure IPA for tape head cleaning, defluxing, fiber optics maintenance, and other light cleaning; and 70% pure IPA has a slower evaporation rate, which allows it to soak into heavy soils. Techspray IPA wipes are made of non-woven polyester material and boast tear and snag resistance.
March 15, 2013 - Extron Electronics has added the DMS 2000 and DMS 3200 frames and DMS fiber matrix boards to the DMS series of modular DVI matrix switchers. According to Extron, the DMS series combine the simplicity and reliability of a fixed I/O matrix switcher with the convenience and flexibility of a modular solution. The DMS 2000 is available in I/O configurations of 4x4 up to 20x20 in a 3U enclosure, and the DMS 3200 is available in I/O configurations of 4x4 up to 32x32 in a 5U enclosure. Available in 4x4 I/O, 4-input, and 4-output configurations, the fiber optic boards can be mixed-and-matched with available DMS DVI matrix boards.
March 6, 2013 - Panduit says its Integrated Network Zone System enables seamless communications between control rooms and the manufacturing floors within industrial facilities. Available in three configurations, the system includes an Allen-Bradley Stratix industrial switch that is pre-assembled into a NEMA-rated 4/12 enclosure with integrated structured cabling and cable management. The UL-certified system also includes Allen-Bradley UPSs installed behind a protective cover. The system promises to deliver up to a 75% reduction in deployment time.
March 4, 2013 - AFL has incorporated a non-toxic, anti-rodent concentrate into the plastic pellets used in moulding its aerial closures, saying the new additive will not harm animals or the environment, but its unpleasant taste will deter them from chewing on closures. AFL says its family of aerial weathertight splice closures is designed to provide a cost-effective solution for aerial splicing in a variety of outside plant applications. All aerial closures have been designed to be installed without the need for special tools, heat, adhesives, drills or any powered equipment.
February 18, 2013 - TE Connectivity unveiled a new 10Gbps optical transport product called the Serial Link Combiner (SLC) that reduces the amount of fiber needed in a small cell network. TE’s SLC is a CPRI-rate muxponder that can support up to 225MHz of spectrum over a single fiber pair. The SLC combines up to three 3.072Gbps fiber links to a single 9.8304Gbps (10Gbps) single- or multi-mode fiber pair. Each SLC chassis supports four 10Gbps links for a combined 900MHz of available transport capacity. The four composite 10Gbps fiber links can also be multiplexed by utilizing WDM, CWDM and DWDM to further reduce the amount of fiber needed. SLC works with any solution that transports at the 3.072Gbps data rate, including TE’s digital DAS solutions or remote radio heads, and small-form pluggable (SFP) and SFP+ optical transceivers.
February 13, 2013 - Extron’s Video Data Rate & Timing Calculator is an online tool designed to assist you during the system design phase, as well as the installation and setup phases. This calculator allows you to generate a printable diagram showing the timing parameters, video data rate and aspect ratio based on a selected standard, refresh rate, resolution and colour depth. Information is displayed as both a diagram and a table. In the design phase, the calculator helps you to determine the aspect ratio required by a source or display. It can also be used to identify the maximum digital data rate that must be supported by cables, scalers or other system components. During installation and setup, the generated diagram is a handy reference for configuring a scaler, as it provides the timing details of many popular video formats.
February 13, 2013 - Siemens launched a new Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Solution called Datacenter Clarity LC that, says Siemens, “bridges the gap between IT and facility management”. With Datacenter Clarity LC, Siemens merges two of its strengths: integration and management capabilities across a portfolio of technologies within an enterprise with a data centre-specific software suite built upon Siemens Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software. Clarity LC provides: IT/building/fire & safety/security asset lifecycle management; asset visualization in HD4D; real-time monitoring, alarm and event notification; capacity planning; linking of IT, mechanical and electrical assets, and more. Datacenter Clarity LC is a trademark owned and licensed by Maya Heat Transfer Technologies Ltd.
February 5, 2013 - MuxLab Inc. has unveiled a “new and improved” website to provide its customers with an increasingly customized and “interactive experience”. The site boasts enhancements such as better search features, embedded videos, company event and news updates, etc. MuxLab Inc. is a designer and manufacturer of connectivity solutions that allow CCTV and audio-video equipment to be connected via Cat 5e/6 copper twisted pair in the structured cabling environment.
January 24, 2013 - Berk-Tek (a Nexans Company)—a copper and fiber optic cable technology and solutions player—unveiled its new 1500-ft UTP copper cable package option—smartPAK—at the BICSI Winter Conference this week. This package option will allow more runs out of one box of cable, says Berk-Tek, while substantially cutting the scrap. A standard 1000-ft box of UTP cable allows three 300-ft pulls (the maximum length allowed by the TIA-568-C standards), leaving 100 ft (10%) as leftover scrap, says the company, noting the smartPAK package allows multiple lengths of either 300 ft or 150 ft with no scrap. Because Berk-Tek’s smartPAK box contains 50% more cable, the box construction is made with additional reinforced, multi-layer corrugated cardboard for added strength. This reduces carton sagging and improves stacking, says the company. The smartPAK packaging option will begin shipping to distributors in February, and will include all of  Berk-Tek’s four core UTP products, in both plenum and riser versions: LANmark-1000, LANmark-6, LANmark-350, and Hyper Plus 5e.

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