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2012-06-27

What do Albert Einstein and Michael Jordan have in common?  No, they’re not both LinkWare users… They focused on continuously learning and pushing the envelope even though they were already far ahead of everybody else. Just like our engineers who worked tirelessly to rebuild LinkWare from the ground up and make the best even better. Improvements include:

2012-03-14

By now you will have heard about the new OptiFiber Pro OTDR  and that’s a relief for me because I’ve been biting my tongue for a while!  Now that its been announced, let me share my impressions and an overview of what makes the product unique.  I will also include some links to more detailed information.  Take this from a guy that has spent five of the last seven years playing with OTDRs… I’ve used them all.  And this one is going to change everything!

2012-02-25

Ironically my desire to speed in traffic evaporated when I bought a real sports car.  But this story is not about me and my desire to push the limits.  It’s about you.

2012-01-26

I received my new RCDD certificate, good through the end of 2014, in the mail last week. My reaction was more pensive than the elation I experienced after first passing the exam in 2003.

2012-01-07

If you’ve seen a set of Category 6A  Patch Cord Test Adapters, you may have wondered why the “A” is subscripted.  It has to do with the standards that the adapters support. The little “A” denotes that the adapter meets the ISO/IEC specifications for a patch cord test.

2011-11-23
When I was a cable installer, we often built redundant networks for voice and data communications.  The data cabling was terminated on patch panels, and the voice grade cabling was terminated on wiring blocks. There are thousands of installations done this way.  And there were lots of reasons for it, including cost.  But I think the major reason we kept installing separate “voice grade cabling”  was that , deep down, the key influencers of cabling installation design didn’t believe that the end of voice circuits  would ever happen.
2011-10-24

Non compliant cabling products have been the subject of magazine articles, discussions at conferences, publicized lawsuits, and government agency investigations during the last few years.

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