Connector and Cable Assembly Industry News Briefs for October 14, 2014
Read on to learn more about the top connector and cable assembly industry news briefs for October 14, 2014.
Fluke Networks is unveiling LinkWare Live, the first cloud-based service that enables contractors, cable installers, and project managers using the Versiv family of certification testers to upload, manage, and analyze certification test results from cabling projects — anytime, anywhere. LinkWare Live works with DSX-5000, OptiFiber Pro, and CertiFiber Pro certification testers, which provide real-time access to testing results, extending support to technicians in the field and eliminating costly truck rolls simply for tester transport back to the office. LinkWare Live is a free service available to all Versiv customers.
ETL Systems, a global designer and manufacturer of RF distribution equipment for satellite communications, unveiled StingRay, a new range of RF-over-fiber products designed to address the growing number of teleports, which require reliable short-distance fiber links. The range includes options for indoor and outdoor applications, offering the highest level of redundancy while maintaining the best quality of signal. The compact product also features local and remote control, and its hot-swap fiber modules can be part-populated, helping teleport engineers to design fiber links within budget.
Binder-USA has formed a strategic partnership with Northwire Inc., which produces custom wire and cable interconnect solutions. The partnership will enhance the potential for both companies to better service their key markets with customized cable connection solutions for customers.
QPC Fiber has partnered with HM Technical Sales, expanding sales coverage nationally for military, aerospace, and defense customers. QPC’s line of ruggedized fiber optic connectors and assemblies compliments HM Technical Sales’ line card of electronic, thermal, and enclosure products and components. Customers will benefit from “one-stop shopping” for their advanced system designs. In addition to offering standard product lines, QPC Fiber Optic and HM Technical Sales will develop custom-engineered solutions to solve the rapidly evolving fiber optic challenges that customers face.
Southwire unveiled a line of more than 40 voice-data-video (VDV) tools at CEDIA Expo 2014. The new VDV tools complement Southwire’s full line of low-voltage cable products and extend Southwire’s innovative tools and equipment line, introduced in 2013. Southwire’s VDV tools include cable cutters, strippers, crimpers, and punchdown tools, as well as cable tracers and testers. The Southwire line offers a robust selection of hand tools and a professional array of meters and test equipment, as well as larger contractor equipment for applications such as such as cable-pulling, hole-making, conduit-bending, and accessories used in both commercial and residential installations.
TTI has expanded its warehousing and logistics space at its European headquarters outside Munich, Germany, as a direct response to growth. The company has added an extra 8,000 square meters of floor area – an increase of about 25% – in order to continue to honor its commitment to be a stocking distributor with wide and deep inventory across the franchise portfolio. The extra space will also be used to expand its value-added capabilities to include a new cable and wire re-spooling service.
Pasternack released its 2014 RF product guide. The company’s latest 264-page catalog contains thousands of in-stock Pasternack products such as RF cable assemblies, an expanded portfolio of RF amplifiers, 60GHz systems and modules, and hundreds of other passive and active RF components, all available for same-day shipping worldwide. To coincide with the launch of the RF catalog, Pasternack has also introduced 24/7 support to allow customers all over the world to place orders, request quotes, and ask questions around the clock.
The CDFP Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) released specifications for the CDFP 2.0 interoperable hot-pluggable modules. Designed for resource-intensive applications in telecommunications, networking, and enterprise computing environments, the CDFP interface enables data rates of 25Gb/s over 16 lanes for an aggregate of 400Gb/s on a single module with excellent signal integrity, thermal cooling properties, and EMI protection. Complete specifications for the CDFP 2.0 interoperable hot-pluggable modules and a complimentary white paper entitled “CDFP Delivers 400Gb/s Today” are available on the CDFP MSA homepage.