Cabling Chronicles

What’s the Difference Between Channel and Component Standards?

When it comes to cabling standards, you’ve probably heard of channel standards and component standards. The two are not one and the same, so we thought it might make sense to explain the difference, why you should care and how they are tested.

November 4, 2020

Extending and Testing Cable Runs Beyond 100 meters

In our last article on how to connect end devices beyond copper Ethernet’s 100 meter range, we looked at various solutions to the dilemma of needing to connect an end device that’s just a little too far from the nearest telecommunications room (TR), including building a new TR, the use of an extender device, fiber or extended-distance cabling.

October 8, 2020

突破百米壁垒

这是一个常见问题——您需要连接的终端设备距离最近的电信机房(TR)有点远。虽然行业标准将通道长度限制为100米,但连接设备可能需要150米甚至200米的通道长度。

有四种方法可以解决上述问题。让我们来看看这些方法及其优缺点。

September 23, 2020

Physical Infrastructure Management Reduces Network Downtime

Planet IRM and Fluke Networks have integrated LinkWare Live into the Planet Infrastructure Relationship Management software solution, allowing customers to access detailed cable test results from their physical asset network diagrams, providing a view we like to call “from network map to wiremap”.  We asked the team at Planet to introduce their solution and the benefits of the integration – their article is below.

September 15, 2020

Re-Certified Test Reports: Are They Really Valid?

The first in a series of articles on re-certification.

July 23, 2020