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Making News (February 01, 2002)

A variety of new products and services were announced at the BICSI Winter Conference in Orlando in January. Here is a brief look: Brady Worldwide, Fluke Networks and Tempo - Pleasant Hill announced a...


February 1, 2002  


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

Brady Worldwide, Fluke Networks and Tempo – Pleasant Hill announced a partnership that will result in an automated documentation and labeling system that complies with the TIA/EIA-606A standard. Tempo’s docIT cable management software will interface with Brady’s LabelMark label design software and Fluke’s DSP-4300 Digital Cable Analyzer and CableManager software.

Ideal Industries launched its LANTEK 7 cable tester, which is compliant with the emerging Category 7/ISO F standards and is capable of certifying up to 750 MHz. Ideal also announced its LANTEK 6, a Category 6/ISO E cable tester.

OFS, which was sold by Lucent to Furukawa Electric Co. and CommScope Inc. last November, showcased its newest optical connectivity and premises cable products at the conference. The reorganized business is comprised of OFS BrightWave and OFS Fitel.

Corning Cable Systems announced its new Fiber Zone Box, a multi-user telecom distribution facility for fiber-to-the-desktop or zone cabling applications. The Box is designed to reduce real estate requirements for wiring closets.

Federal Mogul’s Roundit-SE made its show debut at BICSI. Designed to “clean up” the appearance of cabling in racks, Roundit-SE is used for the bundling, abrasion and routing of fiber optic cables.

Pass & Seymour/Legrand announced its offering of FiberSmart field configured Black Fiber Optic Rack Series enclosures. The enclosure has a configurable panel architecture that allows for the use of modular RS6 Series adapter strips and offers patch capacity of 144 fibers.

Fluke Networks announced the availability of its new OMNIScanner2 cable test and certification tool for long reach Ethernet (LRE) Technology. The tool can establish communications over 5000 feet.

HellermannTyton introduced a shuttered jack system — part of its GigaBand Category 6 and MegaBand Category 5e cabling lines. Consisting of modular jacks and single gang, horizontal and vertical faceplates, the system prevents dirt and dust from settling in the jack when not in use.

The Siemon Company released its new IMAX industrial plug and outlet with Category 5e Ethernet performance. The new cabling components are designed for industrial applications where harsh environmental conditions exist.

Super TeleCom Inc., introduced the QuickCount marking system for its TeraGain and TeraGain XT fiber optic lines. With this feature, the cable jacket is printed with the exact number of feet remaining on a reel.

Middle Atlantic Products/Datatel debuted a line of cable ladders at the show. The fully welded cable ladders are available in 6′ and 10′ segments that are 12 inches wide and feature triangle wall support brackets.


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