CCCA Newsletter
 What You Need to Know 
New White Paper
Navigating the Pros & Cons of 
Structured Cabling vs. Top of Rack 
in the Data Center 
data center
CCCA's new Data Center Committee has issued a white paper examining the many factors to consider when evaluating top of rack (ToR) vs. structured cabling architecture.
Topics include the impact of each cabling design on total management, including cabling costs, port utilization, power consumption, energy & cooling requirements, scalability and upgrades.  
Home Depot Recalls 11 million Feet of CE Tech Riser Cable Due to Fire Hazard
Home Depot logo

In case you missed this on our website in April, the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends that consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a consumer product.  

CCCA and the Environment
It's important to be both Green AND Safe

CCCA is actively involved in the organizations promoting sustainability in our industry.

Through the STEP* Foundation, many of our members are working on a sustainability rating system for ICT (Information, Communications, Technology) systems manufacturers.

USGBC logo As a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), CCCA carefully monitors and comments on LEED credit proposals that may impact structured cabling products and their fire performance.

Green Building Initiative logo 
CCCA is also supportive of the Green Building Initiative programs.

The environmental stewardship of individual CCCA member companies extends from the sustainability of cable and connectivity products to the processes and operations within plants and facilities.

Please Join Our LinkedIn Group! CCCA LinkedIn page

Since people have different preferences for where they like to get their news, we have made a commitment to expanding our social media presence.

To that end we invite you to join our group on LinkedIn. It's another venue choice for CCCA news and issues affecting the structured cabling industry. We always welcome discussion.

When searching for the CCCA group in LinkedIn, please type the full name, "Communications Cable & Connectivity Association".

CCCA YouTube Channel CCCA YouTube channel

Did you know that CCCA has a YouTube channel? 

Currently you can view our 3-part webinar on Non-Compliant Communications Cable, plus the video showing the contents of the CableCheck app. We will keep you posted on any new additions.

When searching in YouTube, please type the full name "Communications Cable & Connectivity Association". 

Did you miss this white paper? 
Potential Liability for Contractors Installing or Manufacturers Marketing Falsely Labeled Copper Clad Aluminum 
Wire & Cable Technology International
Wire & Cable Technology International magazine published the entire white paper in their March/April issue. We appreciate their assistance in helping us get the word out on this problem to their international readers.

In case you missed the white paper in a previous newsletter, Read white paper article.


We couldn't have done it without you
Thanks for making us a 2012 Constant Contact All Star 

We wanted to share the great news and express our gratitude to you for helping us receive this honor.  

It is based on our success in building great relationships with the CCCA community and providing you with information that you value and use.

Our newsletters and other communications  are made with you 
in mind, so thank you for engaging and interacting with us.
2nd Quarter 2013
 Faking It
As we have mentioned many times, Counterfeit communications cable is a global problem.

Read this article from Inside_Networks, a publication from the UK.





Coming Soon
The CableCheck app 
for Android!
By popular demand,
 we now have the CableCheck app in development for the Android. We will let you know as soon as it is available.






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