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CCCA to Present at BICSI: people in a data center
Navigating the Pros & Cons of Structured Cabling vs. Top of Rack in the Data Center

This paper focuses on the many factors to consider when evaluating cabling architecture. 

Todd Harpel, RCDD, and CCCA Communications Committee Chair will present this important topic on

Thursday, September 19, 2013 
during the closing general session

Remember this date and time when making your travel arrangements. It's on the last day of the conference and is a presentation not to be missed! 

If you miss the conference, be sure to see our white paper.
Android CableCheck App Available Now! CableCheck App on Android phone

You asked for it and we developed it. The popular CableCheck app is now available in an Android version.

Check cables in the field to determine if they are counterfeit or non-compliant. The app shows the top 5 things to look for when examining suspect cable and it links to the UL file number database to validate listings.  App Video (2 min)

Google Play Download from your Android devices

App Store  Download from your iPhone or iPad

CableCheck™ Game is back! Win an iPad Mini! 


CableCheck Game Winner
4 Ways to Win! 
CCCA BICSI booth #623
Game email - coming soon 
CI&M  newsletter
One entry per person


The game email will be sent shortly before the BICSI Fall Conference. 

Watch for it or play it on the website now!

Everyone enjoyed playing the CableCheck Game last January, so we're bringing it back. And yes, you can be eligible to win the iPad Mini prize even if you played the game last time. 
CCCA designed the game as a fun and informative way to continue to educate the industry about non-compliant communications cables and the fire safety dangers they pose. 

Factory Mutual Insurance Co. Recommends
the Use of Plenum Cable in Data Centers
FM Global logo

Have you seen FM Global Property Loss Prevention Data Sheet for FM insured data centers and related facilities?

The data sheet guidelines provide a higher level of fire/smoke protection by recommending plenum rated cables and plenum rated raceways/routing assemblies for all applications inside FM insured data centers. National Electrical Code (NEC) Article 645 requires only general-purpose data cables as a minimum.
Federal Buildings to Use 
Open Consensus Green Building Rating Systems

The  U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is striving to broaden the field of rating systems approved for government "green" buildings. Rating systems become viable when they are validated through an open, voluntary consensus process and supported by sound science.
By participating in discussions directly with Members of the U.S. Congress, alongside other Trade Associations, CCCA advocated and endorsed policies that enhance competition among rating systems to give more flexibility to government contractors designing and/or installing cabling infrastructure projects. 

Once approved as an ANSI standard, the STEP rating system is expected to become an industry-specific best practice for ICT projects, not addressed by other green building rating systems. 
CCCA also endorses the ANSI approved "Green Globes" certification standard for buildings, established by the Green Building Initiative.

CCCA Presented at UL's
China Wire and Cable Fair

UL held its inaugural Wire and Cable Fair in Dongguan, China this July, attracting over 3,000 attendees and over 150 exhibitors. CCCA participated in the Fair by presenting its findings on the serious fire safety hazards and performance shortfalls of non-compliant and counterfeit communications cable.  
A second, complementary presentation was made on how Industry Associations, such as the CCCA, can contribute to a healthier structured cabling industry through collaboration on key issues such as quality and independent third party testing. CCCA strongly supports UL on its initiatives to maintain the integrity of its Listing / Verification Marks and to educate the industry on the importance of compliance to safety / performance codes and standards.


3rd Quarter 2013
In This Issue
CCCA to Present at BICSI
Android CableCheck App
Win an iPad Mini!
Plenum Cable in Data Centers
GSA Green Ratings
CCCA Presents in China



September 15-19, 2013
Las Vegas, NV

CCCA Booth #623

Data Center Presentation Thurs 9/19


International Cable Connectivity Symposium

November 10-13, 2013
Charlotte, NC

CCCA Data Center Presentation

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