CCCA Newsletter



More risk and legal exposure 

from copper clad aluminum conductors in 4-pair UTP cables  



 A new white paper has been published by CCCA on the potential legal liabilities for manufacturers and contractors who install multi-conductor communications cable made with copper clad aluminum (CCA) conductors.   


copper clad aluminum CCA conductors are prohibited by the National Electrical Code and violate industry standards for "Category" cables and the UL 444 standard for multi-conductor communications cables. 
Such cables are not eligible to receive a fire safety listing from UL or any other independent testing agency.         
Press release                                                          White Paper PDF 
CCCA's new free CableCheck™ app aids in the battle 
to identify non-compliant cables


CCCA unveiled the CableCheck™ app during the September BICSI conference and received a very positive response. 

app Examine the Package pg
CableCheck™ is a convenient field screening tool that shows the top 5 things to look for when examining suspect cable and it links to the UL file number database to validate listings.   Read more  


The free CableCheck™  App is currently available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.   Look for this page in iTunes


Click image for preview video


Play the CableCheck game   
for a chance to 
WIN an iPad Mini !

Play at CCCA's Booth 906 at BICSI - Tampa 



The STEP Foundation launches manufacturers group


A new STEP Manufacturers Group has been formed to encourage development of manufacturers' sustainability practices and initiatives through a rating system recognition program. The new group's scope includes suppliers, distributors, system integrators, and VARS. 


CCCA is a supporting member of The STEP Foundation, which brings sustainability practices to the process of planning, designing, integrating and operating information communication technology (ICT) systems. 

                                                                 STEP Manufacturers Group


The National Electrical Code ... a never-ending process 

to improve safety

  NEC 2011 book

The article "Initial developments in the 2014 NEC for data/comm cables" provides an excellent preview of what changes to expect in the 2014 NEC.


CCCA contributes directly to the National Electrical Code (NEC) 3-year development process in key areas that affect safety and 

the structured cabling industry.  


      The CCCA sponsored article was recently published in Cabling 

      Installation and Maintenance Magazine.                   Article PDF



4th Quarter 2012
In This Issue
Risk for Mfgrs & Contractors
Free CableCheck App
Win an iPad Mini!
STEP Manufacturers
2014 NEC Article



 Please come by and say hello at the 
CCCA booth

BICSI Winter Conference 
BICSI Conference
Jan 20-24, 2013
Tampa, FL
CCCA Booth 906
Play the 
CableCheck game
for chance to 
win an iPad Mini!

Cable Connectivity Symposium & Exhibition

Held in Providence, RI in Nov, the 61st IWCS Symposium had more than 100 exhibitors, 

120 technical presentations and drew 1125 registrants. 


The next IWCS is 

Nov 10-13, 2013 

in Charlotte, NC.




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