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Our previous blog on attending the BICSI Global Conference introduced the event and what IT professionals can expect. The conference offers a unique opportunity for networking specialists and BICSI credential holders the opportunity to find out about the latest IT communications and data centre technologies. James Reid, Sales Director and Keith Sawyer, Technical Services Director visited the conference to engage with IT professionals and learn about new network technologies. Panduit showcased one of the first 3rd Party Approved Category 8 Systems at the event. Tested and confirmed by Intertek, the Cat8 solution meets the latest draft standards set out by the TIA. Intertek undertook a full review, required to meet the following specifications: • System supports both 25GBASE-T and 40GBASE-T• 30 Metre channel reach with up to 2 connectors per channel• Jacks are designed to be field terminable • Exceeding bandwidth of Cat 6 and Cat6a systems The TIA is expected to publish the new full standards guidelines in Q2 2016 for category 8, with the launch expected soon after. With the developments of Cat8 solutions set to enhance network infrastructure, BICSI is at the forefront in representing new developments within the industry. Sumitomo, a global leader in high quality fusion splicers, has introduced the new T-55. The new devices offer automatic adaptive core processing technology to aid with fibre alignments and making loss estimates more succinct. The T-55 Fusion Splicer offers better performance over competitors within the marketplace.The device offers a full set of features, designed to improve user experience and performance: • Touch Screen Panel offering precise movement through menus • Hardened outer shell for durable and rugged usage when in the field • Fast splicing in 7 seconds • Quick heating operation within 20 seconds The T-55 Fusion Splicer by Sumitomo is set to offer a price competitive and compelling addition to the splicer family, joining the recently released Sumitomo T-71C+ Splicer.
Keith Sawyer said “The BICSI Global Conference is the perfect event to showcase the latest innovations from our brand partners. Panduit and Sumitomo were one of many businesses introducing new technologies to the marketplace which is set to improve work flow and performance.” Networks Centre is one of the UK’s leading distributors of end-to-end network infrastructure solutions. We offer the latest solutions from industry leading brands including: Panduit, Brand-Rex, Siemon, Fluke Networks, Raritan, Socomec and many more. Speak to our dedicated Account Managers today on 01403 754233 or email email@example.com