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Solutions for Premises and Campus Communication Systems Worldwide January 2009

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WINS THE RACE


OM4

Smart infrastructures
for video
Essentials of an
802.11y network
Power plus data in
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COVER CONCEPT BY DAN RODD

JANUARY 2009 VOL. 17, NO. 1

ABOUT THE COVER

features
OM4 multimode fiber,
with potential transmission
lengths to 250 meters, is
seen by many as a leading

7
solution for next-generation
Gigabit Ethernet speeds.TO
Using your infrastructure to
LEARN MORE, support video applications
SEE PAGE 23.
Smart applications require smart infrastructure. Is yours up to the
task? VALERIE MAGUIRE

17 Increased efficiency with


unified communications
A Voice over Internet Protocol system anchors the unified-
communications project taking place at Cooper Industries. PATRICK
MCLAUGHLIN

23 Multimode fibers rise to the challenge


An update on the current state of optical fiber in standards, including
the definition of OM4. FIBER OPTICS LAN SECTION (FOLS)

27 Essentials of an 802.11y network


The recently approved standard will allow for high-powered Wi-Fi-
enabled communications at distances of 3 miles or more.
STEVE SMITH

31 INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT departments


■ Barrier cable technology allows for power, low-voltage in 4 Editorial
one conduit ONE DAY VERSUS EVERYDAY
■ Survey: wireless is hottest thing on campus
35 New Products
■ High-speed networking alliances plan to merge

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The Storm has Arrived!

Z-MAX™
Introducing Z-MAX, The Siemon Structured Cabling Revolution

Z-MAX is not merely a collection of components, but an optimized end-to-end category


6A UTP and Shielded system developed from the ground up shattering the limitations
of the RJ45 as we know it today.

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modules, or to see video of the Z-Tool termination process, visit www.siemon.com

CONNECTING THE WORLD TO A HIGHER STANDARD


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Y O U R C O M M U N I C AT I O N S E X P E R T S

YOU’RE SO PREDICTABLE
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www.cablinginstall.com design

Using your infrastructure to


support video applications

T oday’s surveillance and broad-


band video applications are down-
right smart. Consider the following:
Smart applications require smart
infrastructure. Is yours up to the task?

• Surveillance equipment boasting Internet


Protocol (IP)-addressable interfaces and Typical analog CCTV surveillance topologies
remote-control features offer significant- Fixed or PTZ camera
ly more security and flexibility than fi xed Televison Interconnect panel
analog devices; (optional) Camera
Horizontal
• IP-based systems record images in digital cable
format onto servers or hard drives, render- Balun
Patch cord Power cord
ing the use of cumbersome tapes and cas- Telecommunications
settes for video storage obsolete; outlet
• Community antenna television (CATV) DVR
Video distribution hub (balun)
will migrate to virtually interference-free,
100% digital broadcasting in February; PVD Camera (No PTZ)
• Emerging Internet Protocol Television (IP- Horizontal PVD video transceiver
Interconnect panel
TV) technology promises on-demand, inter- Televison cable
(optional) Data
active, high-definition viewing experience. Power
PVD video Camera
These applications are no longer suitably integrator
supported by generic coaxial cabling; they
require smart cabling, too. Twisted-pair
cabling Class II
DVR power
Growing smarter supply
(24 VAC)
The number of design professionals and
building owners choosing to support sur- PVD video receiver
veillance, broadcast, and other video ap- Control Room Wiring Closet
Source: Siemon
plications with their telecommunications
cabling infrastructure is climbing rapid-
ly. For example, according to a report from In a typical analog CCTV surveillance-system topology, the video-distribution
Multimedia Intelligence (www.multimedi-
____________ hub or PVD integrator is located in the TR, and the system has a coaxial back-

aintelligence.com) entitled “Internet Proto- bone. The interconnect patch panel is recommended for system flexibility.
____________
col/Networked Video Surveillance Market:
Equipment, Technology, and Semiconductors,” the mar- the rate of the overall surveillance market.
ket for IP/networked video surveillance cameras grew In addition to replacing coaxial cables with slimmer
nearly 50% in 2007 to approach $500 million worldwide. and more-flexible balanced twisted-pair cables, the ben-
The market segment is growing at more than four times efits provided by using a structured telecommunica-
tions cabling network to support video applications are
VALERIE MAGUIRE is global sales engineer with Siemon (www.siemon. numerous, including:
com).
__ • Digital image quality; ➤

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Juxtaposing surveillance equipment and wireless access-point coverage

I dentifying the exact location of surveillance cameras at any


time during the cabling design phase, as well as develop-
ing a flexible surveillance infrastructure that can accommo-
Ceiling coverage areas
date device moves and upgrades, can be challenging. One Wireless access
point coverage area
way to overcome this challenge is to piggyback surveillance
equipment access points with wireless access points.
TO TO
This approach supports all surveillance topologies and
may be especially convenient for the management of TO TO
installations in which cable sharing is used to support up
rs
to four 1-pair video signals over one Category 7/7A fully- TO 12m TO
shielded channel.
TO TO
TIA TSB-162 Telecommunications Cabling Guidelines
for Wireless Access Points and ISO/IEC 24704 Information
TO TO
Technology—Premises Cabling for Wireless Access Points,
offers guidance on locating wireless access points in ceiling
TO TO
spaces that can be applied to video-equipment access
points. A pattern of circles or grids with coverage areas is
defined, with the intention that work area outlets be cen-
Wall TO Telecommunications outlet
trally located in their coverage area and MUTOAs centrally Source: Siemon
located in their associated coverage area grid.
Although coverage areas may range in size from 3 to 30
meters, 12 meters is generally recommended as an opti- This example of ceiling coverage areas for video equipment and/or
mum size to accommodate most wireless and surveillance wireless access points is based on the TIA’s TSB-162 and the ISO/IEC
applications.—VM 24704 specifications.

• Ability to support high-definition (480i/p SDTV and 720p Planning for video
and 1080 i/p HDTV) applications; If you are not sure you need to support video now, the rec-
• Active surveillance area motion, audio, and ommendation is to include in your cabling plans additional
tamper detection with advanced security alerts; twisted-pair channels specifically targeted for video applica-
• Pan/tilt/zoom and remote-powered devices, eliminating the tions to accommodate future system needs. While you may
need for separate power and control cables; not currently anticipate the need to support surveillance
• End-user ability to communicate and interact with “smart” applications with your infrastructure, you cannot ignore that,
video devices; with increasing safety and security requirements worldwide,
• Compact and highly efficient storage and retrieval the surveillance industry is growing rapidly. According to the
capabilities; RNCOS Industry Research Solutions study, “Global CCTV
• Convergence of voice, data, and video applications over a Market Analysis” (www.rncos.com), the global CCTV mar-
single common infrastructure; ket—including analog and IP-based CCTV—grew at a com-
• Full support of standards-based cabling distances and pound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24.28% in 2007 over
topologies; 2006. The same study forecasts the market to grow at a CAGR
• More-effective infrastructure management, service, and of approximately 23% between 2008 and 2012.
scalability; Planning now for video-applications support makes good
• Simplified troubleshooting; business sense as well. According to a total cost of ownership
• Improved asset management via IP-addressability; analysis recently published by Axis Communications (www. ____
• Neater pathways and improved pathway fi ll-ratios; axis.com),
______ IP-based video systems always have lower imple-
• Ability to upgrade to future applications; mentation costs than analog-based systems if the cabling
• Lower total cost of ownership for many IP-based versus infrastructure is already present.
analog-camera implementations. All surveillance and broadband video applications, ➤

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when appropriate amplification is used capability with structured telecommuni- Know the Network
to boost CATV signal levels at higher- cations cabling. Generic analog devices,
frequency channels, are capable of oper- such as CCTV cameras, monitors, and
ating over lengths of twisted-pair cabling television sets, are typically configured
greater than 100 meters. But maintaining with coaxial BNC or Type F connectors
the TIA/EIA- and ISO/IEC-specified ge- and require the use of video baluns to
neric maximum 100-meter, 4-connector enable transmission over twisted-pair
horizontal channel topology has numer- cabling.
ous benefits and is strongly recommended Video baluns are used in pairs to con-
for video-applications support. In par- vert a 75-Ω unbalanced (i.e., coaxial) sig-
nal at the video-equipment interface to
a 100-Ω balanced (i.e., twisted-pair) sig-
nal and then back to a 75-Ω unbalanced
signal at the telecommunications room
(TR) or floor distributor (FD). Video bal-
uns are application-specific, such as for
CATV or CCTV, and may be configured
The BNC (l) and Type F are common analog-
as single-port converters for use at the de-
video connector interfaces.
vice interface, as single-port converters
ticular, adhering to the generic topology located in breakout boxes for use at the
ensures that upgrades to future video ap- work area, or in 8- and 16-port video-dis-
plications will occur seamlessly, while tribution hubs for use in the TR. Video
also providing the flexibility that chan- baluns may also be integrated into high-
nels originally designed for high-speed performance Category 7/7A patch cords.
Validator-NT™ Ethernet Speed Certifier NT955
data support can be used for video if nec-
essary, and vice versa. CCTV surveillance applications
Video security can be an effective de-
Pretty simple, actually fense in detecting threats as well as a
Video-deployment planning is sim- deterrent against future threats. CCTV
The Applications AssuranceTester
ple: bring video-ready twisted-pair ca- solutions are simple to deploy; consist-
bling, in addition to data cabling, to each ing of fi xed or remote-controlled cam- Validator-NT documents floor plans, certifies
work area or multi-user telecom- Ethernet speeds with BER testing, ensures
munications outlet assembly IP configuration and connectivity, and verifies
(MUTOA). For support of sur- cable continuity—exactly what you need to get
veillance applications in areas the job done at a price less than you expect.
where wireless coverage is pro- Look for Validator-NT and the entire line of
vided, it may be convenient to network and enterprise test tools through our
juxtapose video access points worldwide distributor network.
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“Juxtaposing surveillance-equip- experience, and value built into every tool.
ment and wireless access-point This one-pair Category 7/7A TERA-to-Type F cord inte-
coverage.”) The advantage to this grates a balun.
approach is that the telecommu-
nications outlet is conveniently located eras, cabling, a recoding device, and a
in the ceiling space where cameras re- monitoring device. While mandatory for
side, and video-equipment positioning highly secure environments, such as gov-
is more flexible. ernment buildings, prisons, and casinos,
________________
IP-enabled video devices are precon- surveillance systems are now also com-
figured to accept the 8-position modular monplace in education, healthcare, indus-
plug interface and offer plug-and-play trial, and financial facilities.

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Historically, CCTV systems were stat-


ic and deployed as analog systems sup-
ported by coaxial cabling. Enhancements,

Premise Wiring such as the availability of cost-effective


baluns and IP-addressable devices, now
make surveillance solutions the perfect ap-
CAT 6 • CAT 6a • CAT 7a plication for operation over twisted-pair
Modular Plugs & Jacks Adjusting the focus, angle,
and field of view without
being present at the
camera site are all benefits
of a PTZ-enabled system.
cabling. IP-based surveillance systems have
the added advantage that they are signifi-
cantly more flexible and “intelligent” than
traditional analog CCTV systems. A wide
range of structured cabling solutions sup-
ports video surveillance applications.
The simplest analog video CCTV con-
figuration is a static system consisting of a
fi xed camera, twisted-pair cable, a pair of
video baluns, and a recording device such
as a digital video recorder (DVR). The
video baluns are BNC/RJ-45 connectorized
devices that transmit black-and-white or
color images over one pair (the pair ter-
minated on pins 7-8) of the twisted-pair
cable. Optional PTZ capability supports
Stewart Connector understands that specifying and sourcing quality the remote-controlled operation of the
modular connectors for premise and campuswide communications camera and offers more flexibility than
systems can be a tough job. Especially as technology, standards, fi xed camera systems.
and products continue to evolve. That is why we’ve engineered our
plugs and jacks to ensure your networks’ superior performance... PTZ in focus
today and tomorrow. Adjusting the focus, angle, and field of view
without being present at the camera site
PLUGS-CAT 3 to 7a JACKS-CAT 3 to 7a are all benefits of a PTZ-enabled system.
• Shielded and Unshielded • Shielded and Unshielded Structured cabling that includes PTZ-en-
• For Solid & Stranded Cable • Horizontal, Vertical, and Angled
abled baluns, which use only the 7-8 pair to
• Polished Contacts for High Mounting Options
transmit video and PTZ commands, easily
Insertion Life • Single and Multi-Port Designs
• Multiple Keying and Wire supports this functionality. Because these
Management Options
• PCB and Cable Mounted Designs
solutions operate over only one pair of a
4-pair cable, they represent an excellent
opportunity to take advantage of the
Stewart Connector cable sharing capability of Category
7/7A fully-shielded solutions. (For
www.stewartconnector.com • 717/235 -7512 more information on cable sharing, see

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Know the Network


Typical IP-addressable CCTV surveillance topology

Camera recording,
Telecommunications
playback and optional
outlet or MuTOA
controller software
Interconnect panel
(Optional)
Horizontal cable

Patch panel
Camera

PoE switch
Video server
Source: Siemon

In a cabling infrastructure supporting IP-based video surveillance, it is best to install a full cross-
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introduced into the surveillance infrastructure. With struc- surveillance solutions being increasingly integrated into the
tured solutions, cameras can easily be added or moved as structured cabling network by companies with geographi-
the system grows and needs change; however, this tech- cally dispersed locations, building access control systems,
nology is not intelligent, meaning that while substantial and point-of-sale applications.
data is recorded, it is unlikely that the video is being actively Network intelligence can also be built into the IP-based sur-
monitored. Events can be missed
and suspicious behavior can go The advantage of an IP-based surveillance system is that
unnoticed when monitoring per-
sonnel are distracted or otherwise the camera acts like any other device on the IT LAN.
occupied.
It is also important to remem-
Images are transmitted via Ethernet or wireless networks
ber that images collected over an- and can even be accessed through the Internet.
alog surveillance camera systems
are recorded on bulky cassettes or tapes that must be period- veillance system. Events can be monitored and alerts can be
ically changed and will wear out over time. Image quality can delivered to report suspicious behavior that would otherwise
also be impacted by the limitations of the recording device. IP- go unnoticed. For example, the activation of a motion detec-
addressable surveillance solutions overcome these hurdles. tor, audio sensor, or anti-tampering mechanism could auto-
matically result in a short message service (SMS) text or e-mail
IP-based surveillance systems being sent to the security operator.
IP-cameras and IP-based systems represent the fu- Instead of relying on external recording devices, IP-cam-
ture of video surveillance. These solutions deliver era images are recorded in digital format directly onto serv-
superior image quality, intelligent monitoring capabil- ers or hard drives. Video data can be stored indefinitely locally
ity, remote accessibility, and infrastructure scalability. Today’s or transported to a remote location via the LAN or the Inter-
fixed IP-cameras are all re-motely powered, and the use of an net. Real-time video transmission is highly compressed and
IEEE 802.3af-enabled PoE switch is required. IP-cameras may several compression options are available to maximize the trade-
be fixed or PTZ-enabled. Further enhancements, such as more off involving image quality, bandwidth, and storage capacity.
powerful PTZ capability, will become possible when the IEEE Commonly used compression techniques include MJPEG,
802.3at standard is ratified. MPEG-4, and the emerging H.264 format.
The advantage of an IP-based surveillance system is that
the camera acts like any other device on the IT LAN. Im- Interoperability efforts
ages are transmitted via Ethernet or wireless networks and In what will be another advance for the IP-based surveil-
can even be accessed through the Internet. This means that lance market, three leading manufacturers of IP devices
video feeds from multiple areas at multiple locations can be (Axis Communications, Bosch Security Systems, and Sony)
monitored from one supervisory site. Furthermore, because have created the framework for a forum whose purpose will
transmission is digital, the picture quality of an IP-camera be to develop a standard that will specify interoperability
is superior to that of an analog camera. Audio transmis- requirements for video devices. Once the framework was
sion is also supported. These capabilities result in IP-based established in late 2008, the manufacturers opened the

Comparison of common video compression schemes


Pros Cons
MJPEG 1. Each frame is a complete JPEG image 1. Bandwidth and disk space required for storage are high
2. Very high picture quality 2. Maximum image capture rate: 30 frames per second
MPEG-4 1. Bandwidth and disk space required for 1. Only a fraction of video frames are sent as complete images; when possible,
storage are low only information differences between frames is transmitted
2. Lower picture quality than MJPEG and H.264
H.264 1. Also known as MPEG-4 Part 10 1. Lower picture quality than MJPEG
2. Uses MPEG technology with more sophisticated
between frame difference detection
3. Likely to be the next widely adopted standard for
video compression
4. Big Internet players (e.g., Google/YouTube,
Adobe, Apple iTunes) are backing the format

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process to all interested parties. This step


will go far in removing barriers, such as
the perceived custom nature of IP-based
surveillance and concern regarding spe-
cialized knowledge required to install
these systems that have been a hindrance
to the adoption of the technology.
In most cases, an IP-based surveillance
system is more cost-effective than an
analog system. Furthermore, IP-enabled
equipment is expected to decrease in
price faster than analog equipment. The
previously referenced total cost of own-
ership analysis prepared by Axis Com-
munications concludes that IP-based
solutions of 40 cameras or more have a
lower cost to acquire, install, and oper-
ate than same-size analog-based solu-
tions. In fact, while 32-camera systems
are the break-even cost point between
the two systems, the analysis finds that
even 16- to 32-camera analog solutions
are only “slightly lower” in cost than
IP based systems.
The typical structured cabling im-
plementation topology for an IP-
based surveillance system is shown
on page 13. For maximum infrastruc-
ture flexibility and to facilitate adds,
moves, and changes, it is recommend-
ed that a full crossconnect be pro-
vided in the TR. A side benefit of IP-based
surveillance technology operating over
structured cabling is that cameras can
receive centralized backup power from
the server room, so they will continue to
operate in the event of a power failure.

IP in focus
Advanced video systems now deliv-
er the highest-levels of system perfor-
mance, image quality, flexibility, and
intelligence; capabilities that can only be
realized with the implementation of IP-
based technology and a structured ca-
bling infrastructure.
Next month, I will have a companion
article discussing the use of structured
twisted-pair cabling infrastructure
to support broadband video and IPTV
applications. ________________

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Increasing efficiency with


unified communications
T he name Cooper Indus-
tries (www.cooperindustries.
com)
___ may look familiar to
A Voice over Internet Protocol system
anchors the unified-communications
many professionals in the
structured cabling industry. project taking place at Cooper Industries.
The company, which derives
most of its revenue from elec-
trical products, also offers the Cooper B-Line brand of ing which time CXtec has provided pre-owned “equal-
products including cable tray and firestopping prod- 2new” equipment as well as its own OEM products, in
ucts. Additionally, Cooper B-Line acquired GS Metals, addition to support services. In this situation, “Cooper
also a provider of cable tray, a little more than a year needed to leverage its global network and embrace the
ago. Cooper Industries’ footprint on the structured age of the new telecommunications in-
cabling industry is not an insignificant one. frastructure,” he says.
As a manufacturing business, Cooper Industries has CXtec recommended flat-
communications-infrastructure needs of its own and, tening, consolidating,
like its clientele, it seeks quality and value when making and simplifying Coo-
purchasing decisions. Currently, Cooper is in the midst per’s phone system
of a communications-system upgrade that is marked by so that core, neces-
the company’s geographical diversity, and geography has sary services could
played a part in several of the company’s decisions. be available at all
of the company’s
A global solution locations. CXtec ad-
The previous telephone system was a traditional dial vised Cooper on a
plan with handsets and standard voice messaging. The single, Internet Pro-
central network interfaced among the companies divi- tocol (IP)-based unified
sions in Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Texas,
Georgia, North Carolina, South Caroli-
na, New York, and the United Kingdom.
Inter-office calling required the dialing of the entire Cooper Industries achieved efficient communication across its
long-distance number, so a critical need for the new global sites thanks to the implementation of a unified communi-
phone system was the ability for 8-digit dialing among cations system.
all its offices.
“Cooper wanted a phone system that would also enable global communications system that comprises best-of-
continued global business growth,” says Jeff Taft, strate- breed technology with centralized management.
gic partnership manager with CXtec (www.cxtec.com), a “When offering a solution to any customer, it ulti-
provider of new and certified pre-owned networking and mately boils down to the solid relationships we have with
technology equipment. Taft adds, Cooper Industries has our partners and their strong product offerings,” Taft
been a CXtec customer for approximately six years, dur- continues. “Our goal is to offer our customers the best
solution for their individual needs without being com-
PATRICK MCLAUGHLIN is chief editor of Cabling Installation & mitted to only one or two vendor offerings.”
Maintenance. Ultimately, Cooper adopted a system that in- ➤

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cludes expertise and equipment from two vendors: Cisco Sys-


tems (www.cisco.com) and Netelligent (www.netelligent.com).
Specifically, the suite of products includes Cisco’s CallManager
5.1 software clustered system with Cisco IPCC and cold-spare
capability, and Netelligent Aware call recording.

The unified big picture


Unified communications as a technology is large and grow-
ing. In December, research firm Dell’Oro Group (www.delloro.
com)
___ published a report stating the unified communications
market surpassed $3 billion during the third quarter of 2008.
According to Dell’Oro, the $3 billion figure was driven in large
part by the market’s top two vendors, Cisco and Avaya (www.____
avaya.com).
_______
The report indicates that unified communications is driv-
ing the enterprise-voice market from its hardware base, such
as private branch exchanges (PBXs), to soft ware.
“Functionality that has historically been confined to the core
PBX hardware is moving into software applications that run on
data servers and phones,” commented Alan Weckel, a direc-
tor at Dell’Oro Group. “Previously unavailable features, such
as graphical corporate directories and Web browsing, are be- The centerpiece of Cooper Industries’ unified communications system is
coming telephony features. At the same time, functionality the Voice over Internet Protocol phone.

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that used to be tied to the phone at a person’s desk, such as from traditional phone service to an IP-based system. “But it
caller ID logs or voicemail indication, is becoming available in does vary by customer. Category 5e is the minimum cabling
cell phones and soft phones. More than ever before, the overall requirement,” he says. “Some already have it installed, but in
enterprise telephony market, from the PBX switch to the desk- most cases they do not—especially in older facilities.”
top phone, is shifting its emphasis toward software.” Throughout the deployment of cabling systems and the uni-
Another research and analyst firm, Gartner (www.gartner. fied-communications equipment, CXtec worked with Cooper
com), identified unified communications as one of the top 10
___ Industries to ensure the project ran smoothly. “We had an
strategic technologies for 2009. (See sidebar, page 20.) on-site presence throughout,” says CXtec’s Duff y, “from
While the implementation of this unified-communications initial pre-sales interactions, we had a team that met with Coo-
system is still rolling out across Coo-
per’s multiple sites, the company has al-
ready realized numerous benefits from
the project’s first phase, including sev-

“Category 5e is the
minimum cabling require-
ment. Some already have
it installed, but in most
More dependability. More efficiency in your infrastructure.
cases, they do not—
especially in older facilities.”

eral that Weckel mentioned in his com-


ments. With the Contact Center platform,
Cooper has been able to considerably im-
prove its call-center efficiency, and the
Netelligent Aware call-recording sys-
tem has enabled employee coaching and
training, which has improved customer
service.

Reducing costs
Additionally, the 8-digit dial plan has
directly reduced the cost to make a call,
and the soft phones from Cisco have Eaton makes selecting Enclosure
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Mobility feature has improved commu- Eaton’s expanded portfolio of power distribution units
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Gartner: Unified communications

RapidNet Pre-terminated Network Cabling System


a top strategic technology for 2009

I n October 2008, Gartner (www.gartner.com) present-


ed the Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2009 at its

𰀻𰁆𰁓𰁐𰀁𰀶𰀏𰀁
Symposium/ITxpo. Included with the likes of virtualization
and green IT was unified communications. The analyst
firm defines a “strategic technology” as one with the
potential for significant impact on the enterprise in the
next three years.
“Strategic technologies affect, run, grow, and transform
the business initiatives of an organization,” explained

𰀵𰁉𰁊𰁏𰁌𰁊𰁏𰁈𰀁
David Cearley, vice president and distinguished analyst at
Gartner. “Companies should look at these opportunities
and evaluate where these technologies can add value to
their business services and solutions, as well as develop
a process for detecting and evaluating the business value
of new technologies as they enter the market.”
Specifically related to unified communications, Gartner

𰀁𰀪𰀯𰀴𰀪𰀥𰀦𰀁𰁕𰁉𰁆𰀁𰁃𰁐𰁙𰀏
said: “During the next five years, the number of different
communications vendors with which a typical organiza-
tion works will be reduced by at least 50%. This change is
driven by increases in the capability of application serv-
ers, and the general shift of communications applications
to common off-the-shelf server and operating systems. As
this occurs, formerly distinct markets—each with distinct
vendors—converge, resulting in massive consolidation in
the communications industry. Organizations must build
careful, detailed plans for when each category of com-
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Partnering for success


* in collaboration with Because of Cooper’s dispersed locations, CXtec partnered with
DAMAC Products Inc.
another service-providing company. Depending on the loca-
tion being upgraded, either CXtec resources or those of its
partner were on site.
Overall, Cooper Industries’ implementation of a unified
communications system has been successful because of the
ability of the technology vendors, CXtec, and Cooper to work
together. A collaboration of Netelligent’s expertise, Cisco’s
equipment and tools, and CXtec’s relationships with both re-
sulted in a smooth implementation. .

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Multimode fibers
rise to the challenge

M ultimode opti-
cal fibers have always offered
users the most cost-effective
An update on the current state of optical fiber
in standards, including the definition of OM4.

choice to achieve the benefits of fiber-optic transmission 40/100-Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) because there is no OM1
in premises applications. The simple reason is that the or OM2 objective at these next-generation speeds.
electronics are less expensive than those used to power
singlemode fibers. While TR-42, the User Premises Tele- The next speed generations
communications Cabling Requirements Engineering The current objectives for both 40 and 100 GbE are to
Committee, has recognized both mul- cover a distance of at least 100 meters on
timode and singlemode optical fiber OM3 fiber. The 100-meter value will al-
for private-network structured cabling, low for extremely low-cost transceivers,
this was because a combined system but is well short of the 300-meter dis-
has always provided the best value for tance allowed by TR-42 in the TIA-942
the end user who might need single- data center standard; and no one seems
mode fiber to support long distances or excited about having to use singlemode
very high data rates. electronics and singlemode fiber for
The good news is that the newest every link in their network that reached
generations of multimode fibers can farther than 100 meters.
support the same high data rates as sin- In a survey presented at the Institute
glemode, including 40 and 100 Gbits/sec, of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
while retaining the cost savings associ- (IEEE; www.ieee.org) 802.3 meeting in
ated with multimode fibers. July 2008, 20 diverse end users were asked to consider
TR-42 initially recognized 62.5-μm multimode fiber in three options. (Note that OM4 is a higher-bandwidth
ANSI/TIA-568, The Commercial Building Cabling Stan- multimode fiber that will be discussed in greater detail
dard. As newer applications and optical sources came later in this article). The three options were:
along, the higher-bandwidth capabilities of 50-μm fi- A) OM3 to 100 meters (requires one optical module);
ber became recognized as well. As transmission speeds B) OM3 to 150 or 200 meters; OM4 to 250 meters
increased, the market shifted from 62.5-μm to 50-μm (requires one optical module);
fiber and, more recently, to 50-μm laser-optimized fiber C) OM3 to 100 meters; OM3 to 150 or 200 meters; OM4
(OM3). This trend will be accelerated with the advent of to 250 meters (requires two optical modules).
The survey results were overwhelmingly (16 or 20) in
This article was developed on behalf of the Telecommunications Industry favor of Option B: OM3 to 150 or 200 meters and OM4
Association’s Fiber Optics LAN Section (www.fols.org) by Sharon Bois, to 250 meters. A minority (4 of 20) favored Option C:
multimode fiber product line manager at Corning Optical Fiber; David OM3 to 100 meters. All survey participants believed the
Mazzarese, technical manager of fiber-systems engineering at OFS; and 100-meter transmission length limit suggested by 802.3
Olaf Storaasli, product manager for optical fiber at Draka Communications.
would increase the cost of data centers at 40/100-Gbit/sec
FOLS members include 3M; Berk-Tek, a Nexans company; CommScope;
Corning; Draka Communications; Fluke Networks; OFS; Ortronics speeds by forcing them to use a more expensive single-
Legrand; Panduit; Sumitomo Electric Lightwave; Superior Essex; and Tyco mode system to meet their link-length requirements.
Electronics. An ad hoc subgroup within 802.3 is studying ➤

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extended reach, and working on extending Multimode fiber capabilities


the multimode distance from the current “at Core Effective modal OFL bandwidth 10G link 40G/100G
least 100 meters on OM3” to somewhere be- diameter bandwidth @ 850 nm (@850/1300 nm) length link length
tween 150 and 250 meters. Technical feasi- OM1 50 μm or n/a 200/500 MHz.km 33 m n/a
bility for these extended distances has been 62.5 μm
shown. What remains is to identify the dis-
OM2 50 μm or n/a 500/500 MHz.km 82 m n/a
tance and technical path that will provide the
62.5 μm
best, lowest-cost solution. The goal is to en-
OM3 50 μm 2000 MHz.km 1500/500 MHz. 300 m 100 m**
sure that multimode fiber customers contin-
km
ue to get the best bang for their buck.
* Fiber type is per ISO/IEC 11801
One possible path to achieve the extended ** 100 m on OM3 is the current objective in IEEE 802.3ba
distance would be through the use of a high-
er-bandwidth fiber. Unfortunately, the transceiver specifica- This set of standards increases speeds by a factor of 2 with each
tions that are currently proposed for the 40/100-GbE standards generation. Standards are currently in place for 8-Gbit FC, with
are such that a higher-bandwidth fiber, on its own, doesn’t pro- discussions around creating a 16-Gbit standard on the hori-
vide much benefit. The sources have such broad spectral widths zon. In a Fibre Channel meeting last year, participants agreed
that the effects of higher bandwidth may only extend the dis- that a multimode fiber with significantly higher bandwidth
tance by a few percent. But a higher-bandwidth fiber, combined should be developed/characterized to support 16-Gbit/sec
with tighter transceiver specifications or a chip added to the serial transmission over 150 meters.
host board, could support link lengths of at least 250 meters
on multimode fiber. OM4 fiber standardization
Developers of standards using the Fibre Channel (FC) pro- Standardization activities of OM4 multimode fiber are active in
tocol also have started talking about next-generation speeds. two fiber standards groups: TIA and IEC (International Elec-

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trotechnical Commission; www.iec.ch). Both the IEEE 802.3


(Ethernet) and Fibre Channel application standards groups
have expressed interest in a higher-data-rate multimode fiber
above and beyond the performance currently offered by OM3
fiber. This has prompted the ISO/IEC premises wiring cable Patent
committee to request the development of a new high-data-rate Pending
multimode fiber standard.
OM3 and OM4 are referred to as “laser-optimized” multi-
mode fibers because they are specifically designed for use with
high-performance, low-cost vertical-cavity surface-emitting
lasers (VCSELs). Careful processing to precisely control the
fiber’s refractive index profi le is paramount to minimize
modal dispersion—or, differential mode delay (DMD).
By limiting DMD, all modes (light paths) in the fiber arrive
at the transceiver at the same time, minimizing pulse spread-
ing and thus maximizing bandwidth. Bandwidth is ensured by
thorough DMD testing after the fiber is manufactured. Thus,
these higher-bandwidth fibers provide a combination of lon-
ger reach and lower system implementation cost for current
(e.g., 10-Gbit/sec) and more importantly, future higher-data-
rate multimode fiber systems.
Standardized in 2002, OM3 fiber has a minimum effective
modal bandwidth (EMB) of 2,000 Mhz∙km at 850 nm using
VCSEL transceivers. This is sufficient bandwidth to operate a Save Energy, Save Money...Our new aisle
10-Gbit/sec Ethernet system up to 300 meters. An OM4 fiber
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850 nm—more than twice the bandwidth of OM3.
OM3 fibers are backward-compatible and can support leg- return air can immediately generate a monthly
acy applications that use LED transmitters operating at either cost savings and increase equipment efficiencies.
850 or 1,300 nm. There is a general consensus among the fiber - modular design for easy installation
manufacturers that OM4 will also be backward-compatible; - transparent thermal panels for light dispersion
however, the standard is still in the early stages of development - installs to any type of cabinet environment
and the exact specifications have not been finalized. - raised floor or slab environment ready
TIA standards committee TR-42.12, Optical Fibers and - any aisle width and height
Cables, is developing the specification to be named TIA/EIA- - self-shutting aisle door
492AAAD “Detail specification for OM4 850-nm laser-opti- - accommodates fire codes
mized, 50-μm core diameter/125-μm cladding diameter class
1a graded-index multimode optical fibers.” This standard is
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scheduled to be ratified in mid-2009. In parallel, IEC SC 86A Security Cages
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ization in April 2008. The A1 MMF standard 60793-20-10 will custom cage systems.
be revised to include a higher grade A1a.3 (OM4) fiber. - modular design
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For 40- and 100-Gbit/sec transmission, they will support at - multiple lock options
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www.cablinginstall.com wireless

Essentials of an
802.11y network

I n late September of last


year, the IEEE (www.ieee.
org)
___ approved for publica-
The recently approved standard will allow for
high-powered Wi-Fi-enabled communications
at distances of 3 miles or more.
tion the 802.11y wireless
standard, enabling high-powered Wi-Fi equipment to dustry association of more than 300 member companies
operate in and “cooperative use” of the mostly vacant devoted to promoting the growth of WLANs, recently
3650 to 3700 MHz band. In essence, the amendment published a discussion paper on the 802.11y standard, “A
to the 802.11-2007 standard, in conjunction with the New Regulatory and Technical Environment for Wire-
less Broadband.” In its report,
802.11 network overview the Alliance notes that the key
intentions of the FCC order in-
Enabling beacon
clude “to lower the cost of entry
and compliance while allowing
Enabling station (Access point) market forces to derive maxi-
LAT 37 23518 / LON 122 02.625 Dependent station mum value from the available
Internet
75’ above the ground
spectrum through shared use.”
Enabling Dependent
beacon station The Order requires robust co-
Enabling (Client) existence capabilities, and the
beacon
Dependent
station In a typical 802.11y deployment, a
(Client) licensed operator installs a few
Dependent enabling stations over a geo-
Clients station graphically large oil field, then uses
(Access point) Enabling
beacon dependent stations at each truck or
rig. The enabling stations man-
Dependent Enabling station (Access point)
age the regulatory aspects of the
station LAT 37 23518 / LON 122 02.625
(Client) 75’ above the ground network, with oversight from the
Source: Wi-Fi Alliance operator’s IT department.

FCC’s (www.fcc.gov) 3650 MHz Order established in Alliance says that “Wi-Fi technology is especially well
2005, allows for increased wireless operation for more suited to meet the requirements for avoiding interfer-
users at a much higher power than via traditional Wi-Fi ence…Because the contention-based protocol used by
equipment—up to 3 miles or more—and, according to Wi-Fi technology senses and responds to a broad range
the FCC will “create a spectrum environment that will of potential technologies, 100% of the 3650 MHz band is
encourage multiple entrants and stimulate the expan- available to networks using the 802.11y protocol.”
sion of broadband service,” especially in rural areas. The 3650 MHz band has been largely vacant due to
The Wi-Fi Alliance (www.wi-fi .org), a non-profit in-
__________ the range limitations of radio waves and intentional fre-
quency spacing to avoid interference, but the Alliance
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deployment of [the Wi-Fi] model in the 3650 MHz band can Together, these new elements support three significant new
and should lead to a much broader allocation of spectrum for mechanisms defined in 802.11y:
lightly licensed networks utilizing a contention-based pro- • Dynamic Station Enablement (DSE). [This is] the process
tocol mechanism—eventually including most of the known by which an enabling station grants permission and dic-
unused or underused radio spectrum.” tates operational procedures to dependent stations. The light-
Light licensing means that licensees pay a small fee for a ly-licensed structure of the FCC regulations for 3650 MHz
nationwide, non-exclusive license, and then pay an additional calls for the creation of procedures to govern the use of the
nominal fee for each deployed high-powered base station. band and treatment of violations. DSE supports the light-
Potential installations include industrial automation and ly-licensed regulatory model by empowering the network
control, campus and enterprise networks, and public safety operator to ensure appropriate operation of base stations
and security networks. In one scenario of a potential 802.11y and the dependent stations they enable. Beyond addressing
installation, a fi re station locates an enabling station (see the regulatory requirements for the 3650 MHz Order, DSE
description below) on its communications tower, and uses offers the promise of other channel management and coor-
dependent stations on each fi re truck and
laptop. The incident commander controls The improved quality of service (QoS) made pos-
the enabling station using a Public Safety
band radio. sible by higher power levels will make Wi-Fi tech-
Wi-Fi Alliance discussion paper excerpt nology more attractive for intensive applications like
Through the courtesy of the Alliance, the fol-
lowing excerpts from their white paper de- Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
scribe the major elements and operation
overview of an 802.11y network: dination benefits.1 For example, since the enabling station
• Enabling stations. An enabling station is a high-powered is not required to serve as the access point for each of its de-
fi xed station with authority to control when and how a pendent stations, DSE can reduce the likelihood of a depen-
dependent station can operate. An enabling station commu- dent station contributing to radio interference by allowing
nicates an initial enabling signal to its dependents over the the dependent station to complete the enablement process via
air. The enabling station may then direct supporting enable- a geographically closer access point and ultimately through
ment messages to be exchanged over the air, over another a channel other than the air (e.g., the Internet).1
dependent station, or by mechanisms that rely on transport • Contention-based protocol incorporating regulatory class
via higher layers. As with all high-powered stations, GPS co- information. 802.11y devices can sense both 802.11 and non-
ordinates and altitude information of enabling stations are 802.11 devices and identify available spectrum as small as
registered in a public database to enable stations experienc- 5MHz. 802.11y access point beacons identify the country
ing interference to locate interfering stations and seek inter- and the regulatory domain for their physical location. By
ference mitigation. Enabling stations must include location incorporating both channel use and regulatory class infor-
information in every beacon. mation, 802.11y devices can identify available channels and
• Dependent stations. Dependent stations are devices in the adjust operating parameters to the laws of the country in
network that are not registered, but instead receive authori- which the access point resides.
zation to transmit from a registered enabling station over the • Extended Channel Switch Announcement (ECSA). A meth-
air. Failure to receive the enabling beacon at regular, defined odology to coordinate a move from one channel to anoth-
intervals requires a dependent station to suspend transmis- er with less contention or to change channel bandwidth.1
sion until it is re-enabled. A dependent station may be fi xed Specifically, an enabling station can identify the channel
or mobile. with the least aggregate interference to all of the stations
• Regulatory class information. Each device in a network that are connected to it on a completely dynamic basis. Th is
must be able to operate within regulatory requirements of capability ensures the best signal-to-noise ratio and lowest
any channel available to it. Prior to 802.11y, channel switch- power levels possible. ECSA also incorporates regulatory
ing only occurred within a particular band, where only trans- class information—if a channel switch moves the network
mit power limits may have changed. Future implementations to a new regulatory domain, the station shifts to the approved
will be able to move outside of the original band, comply- frequencies and channels for the new domain. ECSA orig-
ing with the regulatory requirements specified by the regula- inates in 802.11y, and is now being applied retroactively to
tory class octet in every beacon. 802.11n and the other proposed concepts across 802.11.

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Network operation overview Low-cost chipsets and the capability to effectively man-
The first requirement for establishing an IEEE 802.11y network age interference through contention-based protocols make
is determining if the area to be covered is in an exclusion zone. Wi-Fi technology an excellent fit for applications in this spec-
If it is outside of the protected regions, the network operator trum. The improved quality of service (QoS) made possible by
must file for a license, pay a small fee, and regis-
ter the location of the enabling station in a public
database. Dependent stations, fi xed and mobile,
Potential installations include industrial automa-
may then be added to the network based on their tion and control, campus and enterprise net-
ability to receive and decode the enabling beacon.
Once enabled, each dependent station continually works, and public safety and security networks.
tests its ability to receive and decode an enabling
beacon. Failing this test, the dependent station at-
tempts to reacquire the beacon, with a finite number of attempts higher power levels will make Wi-Fi technology more
before ceasing trying for a predetermined amount of time. attractive for intensive applications like Voice over Internet
This requirement prevents congestion caused by stations that Protocol (VoIP).
may be truly out of range of an enabling beacon. Enabling
stations continually test for interference. If interference is de- Ed. note—The complete discussion paper may be viewed at:
tected, the enabling station must silence the network and http://wi-fi.org/files/kc/WFA_11y_Primer_final.pdf
_________________________________
search for a clear channel. When a new channel is identified,
ECSA directs all of the devices in the network to move to the References
new channel, which may include a change in regulatory class, 1. Blue, Scott. 2008. The Sensible Guide to 802.11y. Sensible Ra-
as specified by the regulatory class octet. dio Corp. (www.sensibleradio.com/11y.pdf)

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Compiled by Steve Smith

Barrier cable technology allows for


power, low-voltage in one conduit
W hen Miami, FL-based Concord
Electric Contractors was tasked
to upgrade the computer and media in-
Power outlets for each stu-
dent computer were posi-
tioned next to each desk, but
frastructure for the Immaculata-LaSalle there was not space available
High School, the limited room for cable for multiple conduit runs. By
runs presented an installation challenge. using SIMTRA power ca-
Concord found the solution in Isotec’s bles, however, Concord Elec-
(www.isotec.com) new SIMTRA Ferrite- tric Contractors was able to
Barrier power cables, which are designed pull the projector wiring, TV
to be both a space and time saver. cable, speaker wire, data
“The Immaculata-LaSalle installa- cable, and AC power all in
tion posed significant design issues be- one conduit into the room,
cause of the lack of space to run wires,” breaking out Category 5 Eth-
says David Linenfelser, electrical su- ernet cable and AC for the
pervisor at Concord Electric Contrac- individual student stations. Proprietary design of Isotec Inc.’s SIMTRA wire allows for
tors. “The Isotec SIMTRA power cables Also, since the cable could be multi-format media and low-voltage cabling to co-exist
became the only solution for the instal- run through the small space without interference in the same conduit as a 120 volt AC
lation because the unique design of the in the floor, installers were power cable.
SIMTRA wire allows for multi-format able to eliminate the extra
media and low-voltage cabling to co-ex- step of supporting the cables every four requires a whole new set of rules. What’s
ist in the same conduit as the 120 volt AC feet— required when running low-volt- beneficial with SIMTRA is that we actu-
power cable without interference, while age cable through ceilings. ally run one large conduit from the class-
only having to run one cable.” “A big benefit of the SIMTRA cable is rooms to the main room where the high
SIMTRA cables conform with NEC time savings on a job and streamlining voltage and low voltage all converge,
specification sections 725.136, 760.136, the installation to meet code,” explains eliminating the need for multiple pene-
770.133, 800.133, 800.179, 820.133 and Linenfelser. “Also, whenever you go trations of the firewalls. [For] Immacu-
830.133, and are designed to elimi- through a classroom wall, the building lata-LaSalle, SIMTRA cable actually
nate transients and interference. Each codes consider it a firewall, and that made this installation possible.”
conductor of the power cable is sur-
rounded by a proprietary ferrite bar-
rier that provides shielding within the
Survey: wireless is hottest thing on campus
cable itself, thereby attenuating surges and
minimizing interference that can corrupt
the signal in adjacent low-voltage cables.
A recent survey indicates that near-
ly three out of four colleges and
universities plan to expand their wire-
tify the most significant change in their
cabling and wiring infrastructure over
the last several years. Sixty percent said
The Immaculata-LaSalle project re- less networks over the next two years. that change was deployment of wireless
quired several different types of cable That is one of the key findings in the lat- networks, compared with 13% pointing
to be run to each classroom. For in- est member survey by ACUTA (www ___ to installation of fiber-optic cable and
stance, each classroom has cables run- acuta.org),
______ the Association for Informa- another 13% citing rewiring projects for
ning to the teacher’s desk that provide tion Communications Technology Pro- technology upgrades.
interconnections for the video projec- fessionals in Higher Education, which Two out of three survey respon-
tor, DVD, audio amplifier and comput- surveyed members at its 2008 Fall Sem- dents said it was the demand for
er networking, in addition to power for inar in Boston. “connectivity anywhere” that drove their
each student desk. The survey asked members to iden- key networking change, while 40% ➤

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said the evolution of communication wireless access points needed for cover- the highest impact issues are ever-tight-
styles was a major factor. Meeting grow- age was their biggest hurdle. ening budgets, a greater need for long-
ing capacity needs and migration to Voice Asked about the next significant step range planning, the need to learn new
over IP and Unified Communications in their campus networking, 71% said technology skills, the fact that growing
campuses mean more responsibility for
“While wireless networks do make communications their departments, and the challenge of
finding employees with the right mix of
and computing far more convenient on campuses, skills.
“The fact that wireless network-
they do have their challenges in terms of cost and ing is the biggest change for our mem-
management.” bers and their schools isn’t surprising in
itself,” says Jeri Semer, executive director
were other drivers cited, at 33% and 23% expansion of their wireless network—or of ACUTA. “But this survey shows the
respectively. installation of one if they haven’t done so impact that wireless networks, as well as
The single greatest benefit of their already—is in their plans. Another 19% other forms of technology evolution, are
change, said responding ACUTA mem- pointed to additional rewiring projects having on information communications
bers, was network access anywhere and as information communications tech- technology departments.”
anytime (42%); user convenience (23%); nology evolves. As far as the timeframe Semer adds, “While wireless net-
network efficiencies (17%); and greater for their next big steps, 73% of respon- works do make communications and
bandwidth (10%). dents expect to take those steps within computing far more convenient on cam-
On the downside, 56% of respondents one year. puses, they do have their challenges in
said the cost of their change was their Finally, asked to identify how their terms of cost and management. The
greatest challenge, while another 21% ongoing changes affect both them and same is true for other advancing tech-
said locating and installing the many their departments, respondents said nologies as well.”

Short runs…
ARLINGTON, VA—The Telecommunications Industry Association network, including its wide deployment, and the willingness of
(www.tiaonline.org) has updated the 568-C.3 Optical Fiber Ethernet’s vendors to work together to ensure that the technology
Cabling Components standard, which specifies cable and is compatible, regardless of brand or origin. For a complimentary
component transmission performance requirements for premises copy of the full report, visit: www.currentanalysis.com/f/2008/
optical-fiber cabling. Significant technical changes include: onenetwork/
_______
incorporating the performance specifications for 850nm laser-
LITTLE NECK, NY—In February, Leviton (www.leviton.com) will
optimized 50/125-μm multimode cables previously found in
open a new 450,000-square-foot distribution center in Lebanon,
ASNI/TIA/EIA-568-B.3-1; specifications for indoor-outdoor cable,
TN. The fully automated facility will serve as one of the company’s
including minimum bend radius and maximum pulling tensions;
two state-of-the-art domestic warehouse and distribution
and array connector specifications. Copies of the document are
hubs. The Tennessee center will service customers east of the
available at: www.global.ihs.com
Mississippi River, and feature the company’s commercial-grade
STERLING, VA— As the data center continues to evolve and occupancy sensors, light switches, outlets, and commercial
mature, business-oriented goals are driving the adoption of networking devices.
Ethernet as the single network technology, according to a new
ANAHEIM, CA—To help facilities managers and engineers
Current Analysis Advisory Report, “One Love, One Data Center,
address power issues, Electrorack (www.electrorack.com)
One Network.” According to the report’s
has designed a downloadable Power Distribution Catalog that
author, Steven Schuchart, Current Analysis principal analyst/
highlights a wide selection of Power Distribution Units (PDUs),
data center, “For there to be truly agile, cost optimized, and
power consumption monitoring solutions, and mounting methods.
efficient data centers, the network must be transitioned to a
Electrorack’s PDU options are designed to give facilities managers
single technology. That technology is Ethernet. There is significant
the ability to closely monitor current draw, and determine where
opportunity to break the old networking paradigms and advocate
and how to distribute power via a selection of current, voltage,
one network technology for the data center.” In the report,
mounting options and plug types. Voltage ranges are 120, 208,
Schuchart looks at why Ethernet is the natural choice for a single
208/3-Phase), and amperage ranges are 15, 20, 30, 50 and 60.

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High-speed networking alliances plan to merge

T he Ethernet Alliance (www.


ethernetalliance.org)
______________ and the
____

Road
to 100G Alliance plan to transition as
for the Ethernet Alliance, notes, “The last fall, the task force completed review
demand for bandwidth is growing in ev- of the first draft of IEEE P802.3ba, which
ery market segment—from consumer to keeps the task force on track for standard
one organization under the Ethernet enterprise to service and content provid- ratification by mid-2010.
Alliance. Both industry organizations ers. The Ethernet Alliance praises the The Ethernet Alliance has also
promote the advancement of high-per- Road to 100G Alliance and its members announced an internship program as
formance Ethernet networking. on highlighting the challenges of 100G part of its Ethernet Alliance Univer-
The non-profit Road to 100G Alliance
seeks to provide seamless interopera-
bility among the disparate, standards-
based components required to build “The demand for bandwidth is growing in every
high-capacity network elements. The
Ethernet Alliance seeks to promote
market segment—from consumer to enterprise to
industry awareness, acceptance, and
advancement of technology and prod-
service and content providers.”
ucts based on existing and emerging
IEEE 802 Ethernet standards.
“The Road to 100G Alliance has met and is honored they believe the Ether- sity Program (EAUP). The program
and exceeded its expectations in terms net Alliance is the organization to fur- promotes internship opportunities by
of exposing the challenges of develop- ther their goal.” connecting corporate members with cur-
ing 100G platforms,” says Bill Weisinger, Booth adds, “Given the alignment of rently enrolled student of EAUP aca-
chairman of the Road to 100G Alliance. our visions and strategies, the combina- demic members. The Alliance accepts
“With the challenges well understood, it tion of our two organizations will greatly student resumes and makes them avail-
is the right time for us to join with the advance the development of the high- able to corporate members via its online
Ethernet Alliance and fulfill the balance speed Ethernet ecosystem, benefiting database.
of our goal—to establish a comprehen- customers worldwide.” “As someone who graduated from a co-
sive ecosystem of suppliers and users In November 2007, the IEEE 802.3 operative engineering program, I know
to accelerate the adoption and ongoing working group authorized the forma- that today’s university students will have
development of high-performance net- tion of the IEEE P802.3ba task force to a direct influence on helping shape Eth-
working solutions.” begin work on a draft standard for 40 ernet technologies in the years to come,”
Brad Booth, chairman of the board Gigabit and 100 Gigabit Ethernet. Late says Booth.

Short runs…
TAMPA, FL—This month, BICSI (www.bicsi.org) will inaugurate campus, so we were receiving feedback from members that it was
five new board members elected to serve 2-year terms on the difficult for them to get to the annual conference in the summer
board of directors. Members approved: Christine Klauch, RCDD, months,” says executive director Jeri Semer. The conference and
NTS as secretary; Mel Lesperance, RCDD, as U.S. Southeast 13th annual forum will emphasize technology and management
Region director; Michael Collins, RCDD, U.S. South-Central education, information sharing, and networking among peers.
Region director (incumbent); Todd Strand, RCDD, NTS, OSP,
BEAVERTON, OR—The International Telecommunication Union’s
U.S. Western Region director; Richard Smith, RCDD, NTS, OSP,
Standardization Sector (ITU-T) has consented the PHY and
Canadian Region director (incumbent).
architecture portions of the ITU-T G.hn specification, as part
LEXINGTON, KY—ACUTA, the Association for Information of standardization efforts for next-generation home networking.
Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education According to HomeGrid Forum (www.homegridforum.org), the
(www.acuta.org) has moved its annual conference from consent demonstrates momentum for G.hn as a worldwide
summertime to April 19-22 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, GA. standard that will unify the networking of content and devices over
“Summer is a very busy season for major technology projects on any wire—coax cable, phone, and power lines.

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High-def signal extender inverter power modules, extended life ditions. It features 10x optical zoom
The AT-HDRS is a HDMI over hot-swap batteries, a large touch-screen and 12x digital zoom paired with auto
CAT5/5e/6 receiver unit designed to graphical user interface, and a side- focus. The AXIS Q1755 includes video
work with the AT-HD19SS, Atlona’s new mounted maintenance bypass panel intelligence, such as enhanced video
HD video distribution system. This unit with subfeed distribution. It also offers motion detection, audio detection, and
lets users deploy additional HD moni- maximum data center configuration detection of camera tampering (such
flexibility, allowing the unit to fit in the as blocking or spray-painting). In addi-
same row as IT equipment, or against tion, it incorporates a Gatekeeper func-
a wall to save floor space. In the future, tionality, which automatically zooms in
APC says the Symmetra PX 250/500kW when there is activity in the scene and
will be capable of being paralleled up to then zooms out after a preset time inter-
2 MW. The system also features auto- val. The camera offers an advanced suite
tors as their AV system expands. The mated predictive diagnostic capabili- of security and network management
AT-HD19SS, when combined with the ties, increased overload capacity, and capabilities, including HTTPS encryp-
AT-HDRS, is designed to form a flexi- on-the-fly firmware upgrades, which are tion, IEEE 802.1X authentication, IPv4/
ble, expandable solution by which high designed for highly redundant, efficient, IPv6 and Quality of Service.
defi nition video and audio can be rout- and simplified UPS architecture. AXIS COMMUNICATIONS
ed to multiple remote displays. These APC/SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC www.axis.com
units take HD video at resolutions up www.apcc.com
to 1080p over a HDMI 1.2a connection, Passive cooling exhaust duct
and then extend that signal over a sin- HDTV network camera Configurable heights and a collapsible
gle CAT5/5e/6 cable up to 200 feet. At The AXIS Q1755 Network Camera is de- design are now offered in the Vertical
each display end, the cable is connected signed for securing areas where greater Exhaust Duct, a passive cool-
to the AT-HDRS receiver units that fea- image detail is required, such as airports, ing solution used with the
ture an adjustable equalizer, which the passport controls, and casinos. It is built company’s F-Series Tera-
company claims “ensures perfect sig- for HDTV 1080i or 720 resolution, 16:9 Frame cabinet system. It
nal quality with no degradation.” The aspect ratio, and supports both H.264 and isolates and guides hot ex-
AT-HD19SS and AT-HDRS HD vid- Motion JPEG in full frame rate. With day haust air from the back
eo distribution system can be cas- and night functionality and progressive of the cabinet to the
caded, allowing for an infinite output, this camera is designed to pro- drop ceiling plenum,
number of display locations. These vide exceptional quality images even of creating a closed hot
units are suitable for in-store fast moving objects in all lighting con- air return path to
video displays, digital signage, as well as the cooling system.
education and worship facility installa- Airflow is not lim-
tions. Expected MSRP is $149 each. ited to fan capacity,
ATLONA TECHNOLOGIES and there are no ad-
www.atlona.com ditional power costs,
fan replacements, or
Data center UPS power redundancy
APC’s Symmetra PX 250/500kW Th ree- requirements. With a
Phase uninterruptible power sup- 2-piece telescoping design, the Ver-
ply (UPS) system for the data center tical Exhaust Duct meets varying ceil-
is designed for ultra-high efficiency, ing height requirements; it is available
nearly silent operation and N+1 redun- in a short version, extending from 20 to
dancy. Th is modular power solution is 34 inches for low ceilings, and a tall ver-
built for growth-oriented high density sion reaching 34 to 60 inches. A flexible
and higher power installations look- gasket creates a seal around the opening
ing to maximize virtualization efforts in the drop ceiling, eliminating the need
in the data center. The APC Symmetra for ceiling grid alterations.
PX 250/500kW offers 25kW ultra-high CHATSWORTH PRODUCTS
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IBC™ Cabling distribution system
Brand Cleaners For high performance and flexible copper or fiber-optic cabling
in server rooms and data centers, this modular distribution sys-
tem is available in
1U and 3U heights,
in stainless steel or
with black lacquer-
ing, and equipped
with distribution
boxes to terminate
the thin trunk cables.
Copper distribution
boxes provide RJ-45 ports at the front and a Telco adapter or
LSAplus contacts at the rear. Fiber-optic boxes provide an MPO
adapter as rear input and an internal fiber duct to the front side
fiber-optic ports. This system lets you complete up to 48 pre-ter-
minated fiber-optic or copper ports per height unit. The copper
solution allows a 10 Gbit/sec data transfer a maximum distance
of 60 meters, while the fiber solution lets you transfer up to
10 Gbits/sec with a maximum permanent link length of 90
meters. By using pre-connected, thin trunk cables, this distribu-
• Cost effective dry cleaning solutions for connectors
tion subsystem allows for simplified changes or extensions that
residing in bulkhead adapters and unmated on cable
assemblies can be performed without interruption of operations.
DAETWYLER CABLES
• Highly effective for removal of oil, dust, solvent residue and
a host of other common contaminants encountered during www.daetwyler-cables.com
installations
• IBC™ Brand Cleaner SC for 2.5mm connectors is Hardened, bend-insensitive fiber
designed for SC, ST, FC and E2000 with UPC & APC Draka Communications has developed advanced connectorized
polishes cables through the combination of the company’s BendBright-
• IBC™ Brand Cleaner LC for 1.25mm connectors is XS bend-insensitive fiber cable and Megladon’s Hardened Lens
designed for standard LC and MU with UPC & APC polishes Connector (HLC) ScratchGuard connector technology. Avail-
• IBC™ Brand Cleaner MPO is designed for male and able immediately in patch cord products, the solution is de-
female MPO compatible connectors including MTP®
signed as a high performance, scratch-resistant, bend-insensitive
Brand connectors
fiber-optic cable assembly. Riser, plenum, and low-smoke zero
halogen (LSZH) cables are available with ultra or angle polish
US Conec offers standards based and contract manufactured
products for all of your high density optical connectivity needs.
hardened lens connectors.
As leaders in multi-fiber connector technology, we are constantly DRAKA COMMUNICATIONS
expanding our product offerings using over 15 years of www.drakaamericas.com
experience in materials, precision molding and advanced
metrology.
Wall-mount boxes
OWB-X outdoor wall
boxes are designed for
customerservice@usconec.com audio/visual, IT and con-
trol installations. Covers
800 769 0944 have “flip up” cable entry
doors so that the main
www.usconec.com cover door can be locked
once the cables are con-
nected. Two box styles
are available that will

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allow for either flush “in wall” or sur- a single mounting solution for a wide disc on top of the fir tree covers the in-
face “on wall” mounting. The back box range of cable and wire bundling appli- sertion hole, reducing the ingress of dust,
is currently available with four differ- cations, specifically mounting wire har- dirt, and water. The outside serrated tie,
ent connector mounting configurations. nesses in oval and rectangular 7x12-mm with 50-pound tensile strength, comes in
The internal connector mounting styles panel holes and blind assembly holes. The two strap lengths to accommodate bun-
handle standard gang plates, the compa- fir tree base locks and secures the bun- dle sizes from 6.5 to 8.5 inches.
ny’s assortment of IPS inserts, and XLR- dle onto the panel by latching onto the HELLERMANNTYTON
type connectors. A blank plate is supplied opposite side of the panel surface. The www.hellermann.tyton.com
for custom fabricating. The enclosures are
constructed in NEMA-4 style and with
the integral door will meet the NEMA-3
and 3R ratings providing protection
against falling dirt, rain, sleet and snow.
Locking doors in brushed aluminum
are standard, with other color and style
options available upon request.
FSR
www.fsrinc.com

Visible fault locator


This handheld visible fault locator (GAO
811) is designed to find faults in fiber
jumpers, patch panels, enclosures, con-
nectors and couplers. The fault location
is made visible from a macro bend point,
break, problem coupler or connector, or a
mechanical splice that is not well aligned.
GAO 811 handheld laser source is able to
remedy the limitation of the dead zone of
an OTDR and detect fiber fault positions
accurately. It is suitable for optical net-
work installation and maintenance.
GAO TEK INC.
www.gaotek.com

Panel-mount cable tie


The 7x12-mm Fir Tree Push Mount Tie
Get your network up to
features a fir tree design that provides speed with LaserWave fiber. ®

OFS’ LaserWave fiber exceeds the OM3 standard for


today’s high-speed networks — and tomorrow’s. And
since LaserWave fiber delivers DMD specified in the
0 – 5 micron range, you get up to twice the bandwidth for
lasers that launch power in the fiber’s center. Enjoy fast,
reliable transmission and easier connectivity. To learn more,
ask your cabler about OFS or visit ofsoptics.com/fiber.

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Rack cooling solution patible with such connectors as SC, ST, Aruba Networks’ AP-60, 70, 120 and 124
Hewlett Packard’s HP 10K G2 Air Duct and FC; a 1.25-mm adapter enables con- access points with detachable antennas.
rack cooling solution is designed to nection to LC and MU connectors. These The 1052-AN door also has mounting lo-
eliminate ex- VFLs can also be used to perform end-to- cations for AP-ANT-13B antennas. Mod-
isting hot spots end continuity tests and fiber tracing and el 1055-AN is designed for the AP-65, 121,
and optimize identification. and 125 access points with non-detach-
air cooling in JDSU
the data cen- www.jdsu.com
ter, and mini-
mize hot and Unified camera solution
cold air mixing Maestro is a two-module unified cam-
together. This era solution designed for simplified secu-
rack cool- rity installation and setup. The P800 mas-
ing solution ter controller interfaces with encoders
suits racks us- and I/O, and provides microsecond syn-
ing 5 to 14 kW chronization, power, and safety on Cat- able antennas. The 1055-AN features an
power. The air egory 5e cables for up to eight or more impact resistant, RF transparent ABS
duct is adjust- cameras and light sources—all from a dome through which the non-detach-
able for differ- single power supply. The P800 handles able antennas can transmit. Both models
ent top ceiling all timing, triggering, synchroniza- have locking doors and are UL-listed.
plenum heights tion, sorting, and reject activations. The OBERON INC.
and has no fans C12 connecting module is a camera and www.oberonwireless.com
or moving parts. light controller, connected to the P800
It uses pressure with a 100-meter (maximum) Category Cable identifier, organizer
from the com- 5e cable. This module powers and trig- PatchSee is a cable identifier system that
puter room air gers any camera while providing syn- is also designed to solve disorganized
conditioning (CRAC) unit to extract air chronized configurable high current cable rack conditions. The design incor-
from the rack. The unit can be retrofitted porates two plastic optical fibers built in
to existing problem racks and can work to standard Category 5, 6 and 6A patch
with single or multiple racks. cords, along with LED light injection.
HEWLETT PACKARD Users can identify and secure both ends
www.hp.com/go/infrastructure of a patch cord without tracing cables
or disconnections. PatchSee also helps
FTTx visual fault locators define various cable line functions by
The pocket-sized FFL-050 fiber fault pulses for LEDs or lasers. Maestro mod-
locator and FFL-100 visual fault loca- ules are compatible with all cameras, light
tors are designed for simplified trouble- sources, I/O, and machine vision soft-
shooting of fiber-optic cabling, espe- ware libraries, and suited for single
cially for FTTx installations. The tools camera to multi-camera Web inspec-
are de-signed to quickly locate such tion systems.
problems as sharp bends, breaks, bad LMI TECHNOLOGIES
splices, lack of continuity, and fiber www.LMItechnologies.com
damage. These fault locators emit a vis-
ible laser light into the fiber, and as the WAP ceiling enclosures
light escapes from the damaged points Two new plenum-rated ceiling enclosures
along the fiber in a continuous or flash- are designed specifically for Aruba Net-
ing illumination, technicians can quickly works’ wireless enterprise deployments,
diagnose, troubleshoot, and fi x a prob- and are designed to provide a secure, and
lem. The FFL-050 and FFL-100 VFL are aesthetic means to mount the access point.
equipped with a 2.5-mm interface, com- Model 1052-AN (pictured) is designed for

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providing 16 color-coded, removable 100Base-T, and 1000Base-T. This end-to- the angled panel provides enhanced port
clips that snap on to the RJ-45 connec- end solution consists of straight and an- access, minimizing patch cord bend radi-
tors. The clips negate the need for main- gled Category 6A shielded patch panels, us while eliminating the need for horizon-
taining varied color patch cord lengths, cable, patch cords, and the new die-cast tal cable rack managers. The die-cast zinc
reduce inventories, and eliminate the need Datagate shielded 6A jack. The 24- and alloy body housing of the Datagate jack
for cable labels. Suited for data process- 48-port 6A shielded patch panels are sup- protects against EMI and features a pro-
ing, networking, office automation, in- plied with rear cable management trays for prietary spring-loaded shutter that pro-
dustrial control and telecom panels, these cable strain relief and organization, and tects from dust and contaminants as well
cable identifiers meet EIA/TIA stan-
dards and are compatible with computer
cabling equipment and switches. A
25-year product use warranty accom-
panies each PatchSee patch cord. Key
specifications include: Zero-halogen,
PVC sheathed (UTP) types; 11 standard
lengths, 2 to 16 ft. (0.6 to 4.9 m) plus a
long-length direct cable 20.1 to 165 ft.
(6.1 to 50 m); operations to 10-Gbits/sec
bandwidth (Cat 6A). A free demon-
stration kit explores the light identifier
function, as well as a sample operating
“starter kit.”
MITSUBISHI INTERNATIONAL
OPTICAL PRODUCTS
www.patchsee-solution.com

Shielded 6A system
The PowerCat 6A shielded solution is
designed to support 10 Gigabit Ether-
net/ 10GBase-T/IEEE 802.3an while be-
ing backward compatible for 10Base-T,

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as ejects improperly seated patch cords. interchangeable connectors for compati- Fiber for extreme bends
The Datagate shielded jack has been de- bility with the different electrical outlets CasaLight Xtreme bend optimized
signed for high-speed data transmissions, found around the world. The GX/T deliv- fiber is targeted at demanding FTTH
with typical applications including da- ers plug-and-play installation with gigabit applications.
ta centers, storage area networks, server fiber auto-negotiation supporting connec- It is designed
farms, and riser backbones. tivity found in many core fiber devices, for horizontal
MOLEX and manual configuration to support leg- cabling from
www.molexpn.com acy gigabit fiber devices. the riser shaft
OMNITRON SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY to the first point
Mini Ethernet converter www.omnitron-systems.com of presence in-
The miConverter GX/T is a 1000Base-X to the customer
Fiber to 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet Secured connector premises, where
media converter and, according to the Secure Keyed LC Fiber Solutions are the pathway
manufacturer, is the first miniature un- designed to help maintain the integrity would encoun-
managed media converter that supports and security of critical information net- ter bending ra-
Gigabit jumbo frames up to 10,240 bytes. works by preventing inadvertent or un- dii down to
As newer IP networks move towards us- authorized access to optical fiber network 7.5 mm. In the
ing jumbo frames to reduce network over- most demand-
head and to reduce CPU utilization, the ing applica-
miConverter GX/T is designed to pro- tions, CasaLight
vide top performance and affordability Xtreme allows for bending radii down to
for what previously was exclusive to more 5 mm, and has been designed to with-
expensive Ethernet equipment. The mi- stand 90º bends under tension as well as
Converter GX/T supports Small Form installation with staple guns when used
Pluggable (SFP) transceivers for standard in Prysmian specialty MDU cables. It
and CWDM wavelengths, as well as a va- ports. The solutions are built to provide maintains full compatibility with stan-
riety of fixed fiber connectors. It is pow- a simplified way to physically prevent dard equipment, connectors, and fiber
ered by any PC, laptop or other device unauthorized connections by blocking already installed in accordance with ITU
with a high-powered (1.0, 1.1 and 2.0) USB access to specific optical ports, whether at Recommendation G.652.Hi.
port, and is also available with external a workstation outlet or in a telecommu- PRYSMIAN CABLES & SYSTEMS
U.S. and international AC power supplies. nications room or data center. They are www.prysmian.com
The international model features optional built around a core set of secure keyed
duplex LC adapters and connectors, as Fiber cassette enclosures
well as a set of MPO 12-fiber adapters Opticom QuickNet rack-mount fiber
and connectors. The LC duplex and MPO cassette enclosures (FCE-U Series) are
adapters, along with their matching designed to provide a flexible and mod-
secure keyed connectors, have a propri- ular system for managing fiber termina-
etary built-in keying feature designed tions, connections, and patching in data
to prevent tampering and access to re- center and SAN installations. These en-
stricted networks. The keying feature closures are available in 1, 2, and 4U
CLASSIFIED cannot be reproduced inside a standard versions, accommodate up to 96 fibers
LC adapter or connector. These secure
Cabling in Canada? keyed components are especially suited
for sites that have multiple co-located
Call networks that need separate security
access in areas such as office worksta-
tions, telecommunications wiring clos-
ets, and Internet service access facilities.
416-222-0617
ORTRONICS/LEGRAND
www.connectivitywerx.com
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per rack space, and provide patch field 900-μm fiber for analog video appli- form factor. Both provide low optical
access via a slide-out, tilt-down drawer. cations. Specifically designed for cable reflections across temperature extremes.
FCE-U enclosures are compatible with television or fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) These angle fiber splices have metal-
all pre-terminated, field-terminated, and networks, the Fibrlok II Angle Fiber lic splice elements that have been opti-
splicing applications using QuickNet Splice 2529-AS can splice any combi- mized to lock keyed, angle cleave
cassettes and fiber adapter panels. nation of 250- and 900-μm fibers. The fibers in permanent align-
PANDUIT Fibrlok 250μm Angle Fiber Splice 2540- ment. The resulting
www.panduit.com/opt37 AS can splice 250-μm fiber with a smaller angle cleave splice

No-solder coax
The 2EZ SVGA cable is built to elimi-
nate the need for soldering connectors in
the field. This coax cable can be routed
through walls, conduits, and ceilings us-
ing normal installation procedures, with-
out concern over connector damage. It is

equipped with a CMP jacket for installs


involving plenum environments, and
features an XLR designed to provide im-
proved strain relief at 360º to resist dam-
age with a 50-pound pull force (compared
to the original EZ-Pull din connecter,
which was capable of a 15-pound pull
force). The 2EZ is also is built to with-
stand heaving through 3/4-inch conduit
that includes sweep 90º bends, and is rat-
ed at SVGA at 200 ft., XGA at 150 ft., and
XSGA at 100 ft. resolution. High resolu-
tions are available at 50 ft. The 2EZ cables
can be ordered to length, and equipped
with an optional pulling grip/pulling eye
as well as a connector type that can be
equipped with optional wall plates.
RAPCO HORIZON CO.
www.rapcohorizon.com

Angled fiber splices


For restoration or permanent splice ap-
plications, two new Fibrlok products in
the Angle Fiber Splice AS Series are de-
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directs reflections out the fiber side. Each able for both singlemode and multimode services. Removable dividers allow boxes
angle fiber splice has a green end cap to terminations. The basic kit includes to be field-configured or reconfigured to
identify it as the angle splice version adhesives and primers, a fiber scraps accommodate single services or multiple
after installation. The Fibrlok angle splice bin, polishing pads, pre-saturated IPA combinations in one unit.
is tested for premise and fiber-to-the- wipes, lint-free wipes, syringes and nee- WIREMOLD/LEGRAND
premise (FTTP) applications for indoor dles, cleave tool, and polishing puck. The www.wiremold.com
and outdoor locations. Splices are RoHS other two models contain the tools of
compliant. the basic kit plus options such as light Shallow-depth UPS
3M COMMUNICATION MARKETS DIVISION meters and microscopes. Three SmartPro Shallow-Depth Rack-
www.3m.com/telecommunications mount UPS systems are designed to meet
SENKO ADVANCED COMPONENTS
www.senko.com the needs of network/telecom wiring clos-
Fiber termination kits ets requiring a shallower mounting depth,
These fiber-optic field termination kits Round floor box higher load capacity, and longer runtime
are designed to eliminate the need for for raised floors than can be provided by standard-sized
curing ovens, speeding up termination The FloorSource CRFB Series Floor Box rackmount UPS systems. These sys-
time on the job, and reducing overall is a round raised floor box designed for tems feature a mounting depth as small
downtime of networks. The kits are suit- ease of installation and flexible configu- as 17.75 inches, a higher output capacity
ration for power, data, and audio/visual compared to standard-sized rack-mount
applications. The box fits into a standard UPS systems, plus the ability to safely con-
raised floor air diffuser opening, provid-
ing access to recessed devices. In addition
to raised floor applications, this UL-list-
ed floor box is also approved for use in nect a higher wattage equipment load to a
elevated platforms and stages in lecture single UPS system. SMART3000CRMXL
halls, houses of worship, theaters, and con- features a 3000 VA /2880 watt capaci-
cert halls. CRFB Series Floor Boxes have ty, a 4U height and a 17.75 inch depth.
multiple trade size knockouts to feed four SMART2200CRMXL features a 2200
separate compartments that accommodate VA/1900 watt capacity, a 4U height and
power, communication, and audio-visual a 17.75 inch depth. SMART1500CRMXL

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𰀵𰁞𰁡𰀏𰁘𰁝𰁕𰁞𰁡𰁜𰁐𰁣𰁘𰁞𰁝𰀏𰁒𰁐𰁛𰁛𰀏𰀧𰀟𰀟𰀝𰀦𰀧𰀢𰀝𰀥𰀤𰀤𰀥𰀏𰀏𰁫𰀏𰀏𰁒𰁘𰁡𰁒𰁐𰁣𰁔𰁛𰁔𰁒𰁞𰁜𰀝𰁒𰁞𰁜
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New Products

hot products
features a 1500 VA/1440 watt capacity, a 2U height and a Extend T1/E1 over:
19.5 inch depth.
TRIPP LITE
www.tripplite.com
Ethernet
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The Roughneck line of impact-resistant camera domes now
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tially harsh conditions, such as correctional facilities, ware- Fiber
houses, and loading docks, these models feature digital noise Miles of Fiber
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a 3.3 to 12-mm varifocal auto iris lens, and may be positioned Up to Several Miles
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sory kits. Both models may be used within a ViconNet dig-
ital video management system. MSRP for the analog model 800-432-2638
is $594; $1164 for the IP model with heater.
VICON INDUSTRIES
Data Comm for Business, Inc.
www.vicon-cctv.com

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS
COMPANY PAGE PHONE WEB

Bel Stewart Connector 12 717-235-7512 www.stewartconnector.com


Senior Vice President/Group Publishing Director
Christine Shaw
Belden/CDT C3 888-768-6625 www.trapezenetworks.com
Tel: (603) 891-9178; fax: (603) 891-9297
cshaw@pennwell.com
Berk-Tek 16 800-BERK-TEK www.berktek.com
Publisher
BTR, a division of Ria Connect 24 732-380-8145 www.btr-netcom.com Tim Pritchard
Tel: (603) 891-9447
timp@pennwell.com
Byte Brothers 39 800-999-2983 www.bytebrothers.com
Associate Publisher/National Sales Manager
Cablofil Inc. 21 800-658-4641 www.cablofil.com Ed Murphy
PennWell Technology Group
98 Spit Brook Road
Chatsworth Products 1 800-834-4969 www.chatsworth.com Nashua, NH 03062-5737
Tel: (603) 891-9260; fax: (603) 891-9245
Circa Telecom 42 800-783-6556 www.circatelecom.com edm@pennwell.com
Digital Media Account Manager
Connectivitywerx 40 416-222-0617 www.connectivitywerx.com Maureen Christenson
Tel: (603) 891-9423
Corning Cable Systems C2 800-743-2671 www.corning.com/zeux maureenc@pennwell.com
Reprint Sales
Damac Products, Inc. 25 714-228-2900 www.damac.com Diane Troyer
Tel: (603) 891-9385; fax: (603) 891-9245
Datacom For Business 43 800-432-2638 www.textender.com dianet@pennwell.com
List Rental
Diamond Ground Products 43 805-493-3837 www.diamondground.com Bob Dromgoole
Tel: (603) 891-9128
Draka Comteq 18 800-879-9862 www.drakaamericas.com bobd@pennwell.com

Eaton 19 877-785-4994 www.epdu.com INTERNATIONAL SALES


Australia, New Zealand/Glenn Clarke
General Cable Company 22 800-424-5666 www.generalcable.com Fax: +61 3 9 568 4955
glennclarke@build.com.au
Hellerman Tyton 20 www.hellerman.tyton.com/cm3
France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Andora, Greece,
Spain, Portugal, Western Switzerland/Luis Matutano
Hitachi Cable Manchester Inc. 9 800-772-0116 www.hcm.hitachi.com Tel: +33 1 39 66 16 87; fax: +33 1 39 23 84 18
luism@pennwell.com
Hook and Hanging Hardware 42 805-583-9920 www.HookandHanger.com
Austria, Eastern Europe, Germany,
Northern Switzerland/Holger Gerisch
JDSU 11, 13 866-228-3762 www.jdsu.com/know Tel: +49 8801-302430; fax: +49 8801 913220
holgerg@pennwell.com
Leviton Voice and Data Division 10 800-922-6229 www.leviton.com
India/Rajan Sharma
Tel: +91 11 686 1113; fax: +91 11 686 1112
Live Wire & Cable 42 888-897-6008 www.live w-com
rajan@interadsindia.com
LS Cable America, Inc. 26 201-266-2530 Israel/Dan Aronovic
Tel: +972 9 899 5813
Oberon, Inc. 43 877-867-2312 www.oberonwireless.com/ aronovic@actcom.co.il
1053c.php Italy/Vittorio Rossi Prudente
Tel: +39 0 49 87 87 584; fax: +39 0 49 66 04 98
OFS Optics (Corporate) 37 www.ofsoptics.com/fiber prudente@aviationweek.com
U.K. & Scandinavia/Tony Hill
Optical Cable Corp. 2 800-622-7711 www.occfiber.com Tel: +44 0 1442-239547
tonyh@pennwell.com
Panduit Corp. C4 800-777-3300 www.panduit.com/cb32
Russia/Anton Antoniuk
Tel: +7 095 234 5678; fax: +7 095 234 5665
Server Technology 29 800-835-1515 www.servertech.com anton@ccc.ru

Siemon Company 5 www.siemon.com Asia Sales Manager/Adonis Mak


Tel: +852 2 838 6298; fax: +852 2 838 2766
adonism@actintl.com.hk
Snake Tray 15 800-308-6788 www.snaketray.com
Japan/Manami Konishi
Specified Technologies Inc. 41 800-992-1180 www.stifirestop.com Tel: +81 3 5771 8886; fax: +81 3 5771 8887
manami.konishi@ex-press.jp
Superior Essex 6 www.spsx.com/comm/ Korea/Paek Kwon
predictable.aspx Tel: +82 2 420 1293 or 1213; fax: +82 2 420 1294
pkwon@kescor.co.kr
Superior Essex 30 www.NextLANsystems.com
Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand/Grace Leung
Tel: +65 6 836 2272; fax: +65 6 735 9653
US Conec Inc. 36 800-769-0944 www.usconec.com gleung@publicitas.com
Taiwan/Anita Chen
The index of Advertiser’s is published as a service. The publisher does not assume any liability for errors or omissions. Tel: +886 2 8751 5162; fax: +886 2 8751 8861
anita_chen@globalitmedia.com

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Wired+Wireless = Belden

Long known for its The addition of Trapeze Networks to Networks WLANs run continuously, even
industry-leading structured the Belden Total Enterprise Networks™ when subjected to a variety of equipment
cabling system, Belden now family of signal transmission solutions now failures, extreme traffic conditions or main-
extends your wired network allows you to naturally extend your wired tenance that would cripple typical wireless
with Trapeze Networks® infrastructure with a dynamic Wireless LAN. networks. Voice calls continue uninterrupted,
NonStop Wireless™ for the Trapeze Networks WLANs are unmatched for sessions are securely maintained and users
Always-on Enterprise. reliability, performance, manageability and have always-on access to mission-critical
security – a perfectly matched extension to network services.
your Belden structured cabling.
“The company’s NonStop Wireless is
Unlike other companies, only Belden delivers more than a slogan. Its use of virtual controller
a comprehensive, end-to-end solution offering cluster functionality is highly innovative.”
the reliability and security on which your busi- – Stan Schatt, ABI Research
ness depends. In addition to comprehensive
For more information, call us at 1.888.768.6625
wired and wireless network systems, our
or visit www.trapezenetworks.com today.
new Total Enterprise Networks also provide
cabling networks for audio/video systems,
alarm, security and many other management
applications. With Belden, you can be sure
your wired and wireless infrastructures are
properly designed to work together for
optimal performance.

Trapeze Networks set a new standard for


wireless reliability when it introduced NonStop
Wireless networking. Unlike others, Trapeze

See us at BICSI, Booth 519.

©2009, Belden Inc.

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PANDUIT Connected Building Solutions


converge building system networks into a PANDUIT is a Global Leader
common IT infrastructure for reduced costs and Providing Innovative End-To-End
Network Connectivity Solutions
increased efficiencies. that Enable the Deployment
New information technologies continue to be adopted at remarkable rates. High
speed data networks, IP Telephony, building systems, WiFi and Power over of Technology.
Ethernet (PoE) devices are becoming more prevalent as building owners, developers,
and tenants realize the benefits of structured cabling deployment. ■ Copper Cabling Systems
PANDUIT Connected Building Solutions leverage best-in-class network connectivity
to extend the reach of the IP-based network to all building system devices to deliver: ■ Zone Cabling Systems
■ Reduced capital and operational expenses – converged networks are physically ■ Fiber Cabling Systems
available where and when needed, and provide more efficient moves, adds,
and changes ■ Network Management and
■ Improved visibility of key operational data – converged networks allow for PoE Systems
continuous monitoring of building systems, enhanced security, and increased ■ Outlets
productivity of maintenance and repair
■ Green, energy efficient buildings – converged networks enable Enhanced
■ Raceway Systems
Commissioning and Energy Performance for a LEED rated building ■ Fiber Routing Systems
As a leading technology developer and provider, the PANDUIT Solution is
strategically aligned with the Cisco Connected Real Estate (CCRE) initiative to
■ Racks and Cable Management
maximize the benefits of a converged networking environment. ■ Network Grounding Systems
■ Network Identification Systems
■ Network Cable Ties and
Accessories
PANDUIT is a Solutions Enabler Partner for IP Communications within the Cisco Technology Developer Program.

Visit us at www.panduit.com/cb32
Contact Customer Service by email: cs@panduit.com
or by phone: 800-777-3300 and reference ad #cb32

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