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The Wire | March 2017 Proper Protocol

March 2017   Who knows better than a skilled field technician that “necessity is the mother of invention” – especially when it comes to terminating network cables. Historically, standards required that we terminate all network cables onto a modular jack, and then use an equipment cord to connect the device. This can become a real…

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The Internet of Things and Manufacturing

Looking back on our 2016 Cablepedia posts, the Internet of Things (IoT) was probably mentioned as much as “wire” and “cable.” That should come as no surprise to anyone. The IoT is growing up quickly and dictating the future of information sharing. Of course, I also need to point out that wire and cable are…

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The Wire | November 2016 | Industry Connection

November 2016 At the heart of things, what something is called isn’t as important as why a name is needed. This is particularly true for wideband multimode fiber (WBMMF). Just a snapshot of the last few decades tells the story: Thanks to WBMMF, channel capacity has blown up by a whopping factor of 40,000 –…

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Welcome to the Digital Age

Welcome to the Digital Age

There’s a bit of a trend happening in and around our industry: big-name companies are joining forces. While this is nothing new in the business world, these mergers are notable because the motivation is different. Sure, the same ground rules for more customers and market share still apply, but the latest unions are creating a…

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Trending in 2016

In past Cablepedia posts, we’ve highlighted emerging technologies such as IoT, HDBaseT, and PoE. These are just a handful of examples that show how the tools we use to generate, maintain, and share information are expanding in ways that seemed unimaginable only a few years ago. Let’s pause and consider the amount of time that…

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