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Evolving Rail Designs Compete for Space

With new electronic technologies aimed at growing US rail ridership, physical limitations challenge system engineers to adopt greater flexibility in interconnection requirements.      Designers seeking new opportunities for competitive advantages in railway vehicles are constantly imposing greater demands on electrical and electronic system interconnections: Wi-Fi connectivity helps attract and retain ridership; infotainment screens enhance the rider Read More >>

Automotive Innovations for 2016

As automakers increasingly tout next-generation safety and convenience features, electronic interconnection designers and suppliers have more incentive than ever to stay ahead of the curve. †   In an industry accustomed to long design cycles and proprietary solutions, burgeoning electronics options are creating new pressures for more rapid adoption by automotive designers. Both external and Read More >>

HellermannTyton Color-Coded RapidNet Pre-Terminated Cabling

HellermannTyton Color-Coded RapidNet Pre-Terminated Cabling

HellermannTyton RapidNet Category 6A and Category 6 unshielded solutions are now available with colored jacks for color-coding applications. HellermannTyton announced new options for its patented RapidNet pre-terminated network cabling solutions line. RapidNet Category 6A and Category 6 unshielded solutions are now available with colored jacks for color-coding applications. Available in both standard size and short-body RapidNet Read More >>

How to Specify 40G Cabling

40-gigabit applications over various media types are intended to reduce bottlenecks by providing improved speed within and between data centers.     The exponential growth of Internet and mobile device data traffic has had a huge impact on data center servers, high-performance computing clusters, and network storage equipment that serve and manage this traffic. 40-gigabit applications Read More >>

Redundancy in Cabling: A Must-Have for Any Network

Today, redundancy is the de facto standard for any network cabling system, and there are a variety of ways to accomplish it.     Years ago it seemed as if disaster preparedness and redundant cabling systems were considered forward-thinking (and something of a luxury) for many network and data center owners and operators. Today, however, Read More >>

Look Beyond Cost to Design Cable Systems

The environment and specific application requirements weigh heavily in determining a cable system’s true cost.   Designing a cabling system requires an understanding of the various costs inherent to the application type, which include labor, environment, and network configuration. “Specifiers need to fully understand their particular application and purpose for the cabling before choosing the Read More >>

Shielded cables

How to Specify Shielded Cable

Electrical noise can seriously disrupt the proper operation of equipment. Insulation protects a cable mechanically from scrapes, abrasion, moisture, and spills, but offers no protection against EMI. Here, AlphaWire offers a primer on choosing the best shielded cable for the job at hand.   Industrial applications are typically electrically noisy environments. Electrical noise, either radiated or Read More >>

Siemon Category 6A F/UTP Shielded Outside Plant Cable

Siemon Category 6A F/UTP Shielded Outside Plant Cable

Siemon extends the benefits of Category 6A shielded cabling to harsh outdoor environments.   Siemon announced the expansion of its comprehensive line of copper cable with category 6A F/UTP shielded outside plant cable (OSP) to provide superior performance and support for the latest applications in outside environments. Meeting TIA and ISO performance requirements for shielded class Read More >>

Medical market

Cable Material Design Criteria for the Medical Industry

Delivering the optimum cable for the medical industry is much more challenging than it was just a few short years ago: It is no longer just pieces of copper within a non-conductive sleeve adapted to the application. Floyd Henry of Bioconnect examines cable material design criteria for the medical industry.     Cutting-edge cables for aerospace Read More >>

How to Test for Copper-Clad Aluminum Cables

The existence of copper-coated aluminum cables in the market can present serious problems for the companies using them. In an excerpt from a recent white paper, Fluke Networks describes testing methods to identify copper-clad aluminum cable, and what the future holds for the process. There are growing concerns in the network equipment industry about the Read More >>