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Making News (February 01, 2001)

A variety of new products and services were announced at the BICSI Winter Conference in Orlando in January. Here's a brief look: NORDX/CDT of Pointe-Claire, PQ, introduced its new GigaBIX Cross-Conne...


February 1, 2001  


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A variety of new products and services were announced at the BICSI Winter Conference in Orlando in January. Here’s a brief look:

NORDX/CDT of Pointe-Claire, PQ, introduced its new GigaBIX Cross-Connect System. The compay says the sytem, which exceeds the current Category 6 drafts, guarantees a channel bandwidth of up to 300 MHz, and offers a data rate of up to 4.8 Gigabits per second (Gbps).

HellermanTyton of Milwaukee, WI showcased its new Gigaband system cabling system, which consists of jacks, patch panels and patch cords. The company says the system doubles the bandwidth of the proposed Category 6 standard (TIA/EIA-568B.2-1, draft 7).

Berk-Tek, New Holland, PA announced the availability of its the LANmark -2000 Category 6 cable. Dan Kennefick, the company’s copper products business manager, says the product is a multi-purpose cable that will comfortably support Gigabit Ethernet and the convergence of voice, video and data.

Datatel of Riverdale, NJ introduced RackTools v. 1.01, the latest version of its software program that lets users create elevation drawings of racks and enclosures. The newest version lets users update the program via the Internet.

Anixter, Skokie, IL introduced a new grounding device called the LAN Static Discharge Unit. The device is designed to eliminate potentially damaging electrostatic discharges (ESD) from newly installed telecom backbone and horizontal cabling.


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