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ORLANDO, FL -- A variety of new products and services were announced at the BICSI Winter Conference, held January 2...


January 28, 2002  


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ORLANDO, FL — A variety of new products and services were announced at the BICSI Winter Conference, held January 21 to 24 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida. 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. Through this affiliation, 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 with a frequency range up to 350 MHz.

 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 — the fiber cable side of the business, and OFS Fitel, which comprises the optical fiber manufacturing operations, specialty fiber and components operation, fiber optic apparatus and the R&D labs.

 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, which can be mounted in a drop ceiling, under a raised floor or on a wall, is designed to reduce real estate requirements for wiring closets.

 Federal Mogul presented Roundit-SE to show attendees, a product which was introduced last August, but which made its show debut at BICSI. Designed to “clean up” the appearance of cabling in racks, Roundit-SE is a product 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. The company also introduced its FiberSmart pre-terminated shelves.

 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 and offers extended dynamic range for attenuation.

 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., through its Super Essex Communications Group, introduced the QuickCount marking system for its TeraGain and TeraGain XT fiber optic cable product 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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