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BI software firm standardizes on RIT’s Patchview

December 9, 2003

Crystal Decisions, a provider of business intelligence software and services, has signed a deal with RiT Technologi…

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Of Short Codes and Scotsmen

November 1, 2003

In the April issue of Cabling Systems magazine, I noted that Canadian mobile phone users would soon have access to Short Codes — a form of Text Messaging that connects people to companies, media outl…

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The Road Ahead

November 1, 2003

Predictions and perspectives abound, but on one point there is consensus. The slump is over. A resurgence is underway in the cabling systems market – with optical leading the revival.Last year marked …

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When the Lights Go Out

November 1, 2003

Electricity holds a unique place in our infrastructure and consciousness. On the one hand, we rely completely on electric power to run the very core functions of civilized society. On the other, we ha…

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Bring on Cat 7

October 1, 2003

The approval of edition 2 of ISO/IEC 11801, IEC 61076-3-104 and IEC 60603-7-7 means that a standard for Category 7/Class F systems and components is fully defined and complete. The standardized cablin…

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Valero broadband satellite network to service 4,000 strong retail and wholesale petroleum chain

September 3, 2003

Independent refining and marketing company Valero Energy Corp. has selected Spacenet Inc. to provide a broadband sa…

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Maintenance & Testing

August 1, 2003

The soon-to-be ratified document promises to clarify optical fiber testing and ensure overall network integrity and performance.There are three basic laws that dominate networking: Networks never go s…

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OptiSmart fiber stub connector reduces installation time

August 1, 2003

Pass & Seymour/Legrand, a manufacturer of electrical and network wiring devices and accessories, has introduced a new line of fiber stub connectors that the company says simplifies the entire fiber in…

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Sprinklers: Is it wise to put all our eggs in one basket?

August 1, 2003

Editor’s note: The Canadian Electrical Code and the National Building Code regulate the fire safety aspects of buildings. These codes are periodically revised to reflect our best understanding of the …

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Quabbin patch cord testing study reveals that most fail

May 20, 2003

Quabbin Wire & Cable Co., Inc. announced today the completion of an extensive evaluation of Category 5e and 6 LAN p…