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Program helps prepare for gigabit-over-copper

3Com Corporation, Santa Clara, CA, and Mohawk/CDT, Leominster, MA, have announced a worldwide 1000BASE-T validation program designed to help medium- to large-sized businesses prepare for the implement...


January 1, 2000  


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3Com Corporation, Santa Clara, CA, and Mohawk/CDT, Leominster, MA, have announced a worldwide 1000BASE-T validation program designed to help medium- to large-sized businesses prepare for the implementation of gigabit-over-copper technology.

The companies say their new program — based on the recently ratified 802.3ab standard for Gigabit Ethernet over Category 5 cabling by the IEEE — will help speed the implementation of 1000BASE-T products. It will also ensure that users can implement new high-speed technology to support growing network demands.

The companies will also offer a testing service to evaluate a user’s installed Category 5 cabling to determine whether the infrastructure is suitable for implementing 1000BASE-T. Performed by certified Mohawk/CDT contractors, the validation includes cabling evaluation, a detailed testing report, and a plan for restoring initially failed cabling, if necessary.


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