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 What You Need to Know 
Fall CableCheck Game WINNER!
The latest CableCheck Game that was held online through the CCCA website, through a CI&M eNewsletter, and in person at the BICSI Fall Conference in Las Vegas had hundreds of participants. 
Through a random drawing from all those sources the winner is...
Matt Hoffman, RCDD, IT Manager, 
Amerigas, Hamilton, OH
Congratulations Matt. Enjoy your new iPad Mini!

Matt said he learned of CCCA at a BICSI Las Vegas pre-conference session covering structured cabling and the National Electric Code, then visited the booth and played the CableCheck game. This week, after learning that he won the drawing, he wrote, "Just yesterday at a BICSI Region Meeting, I was telling another RCDD about the problems with the copper-clad aluminum cable, and the handy cards for telling if a UL hologram was genuine."


Thanks Matt. Keep spreading the word about non-compliant cable and CCCA's CableCheck App!

Greener Technology Projects
TIA has proposed a new ANSI  standard for sustainable Information Communications Technology (ICT) projects. 
The BSR/TIA 4994-201x standard addresses the requirements associated with the planning, architecture, design, integration and operation of sustainable ICT projects. 


Final ratification of the new standard is expected early next year.

Summary of Changes to the 2014 NEC 
Be sure to keep up with changes in the National Electrical Code affecting data/comm cabling.     

This informative article tracks the changes in 11 different NEC articles of interest to manufacturers, installers and users of communications cable and connectivity products. 

The article, Initial Developments in the 2014 NEC for Data/Comm Cablesin the September issue of Cabling Installation & Maintenance, was written for CCCA by codes expert Stan Kaufman of CableSafe.
On the Road & Online . . . with our popular topic
"Navigating the Pros & Cons of Top of Rack vs. Structured Cabling in the Data Center"  
In September Todd Harpel, of BerkTek and CCCA member, presented the topic at the BICSI Fall Conference in Las Vegas to a full house at the final session, with installers, designers and end-users in attendance.

 On October 24, Dan Bertoncini, of CommScope and CCCA member, will be presenting the topic at the Open Server Summit in Santa Clara, CA. 


OSS focuses on the design of next-generation servers with topics ranging from semiconductors and network interface cards through powerful high-end systems and overall infrastructure design and operation.



On November 13, Robert Wessels, of CommScope and CCCA member, is slated to present at the 62nd International Wire & Cable Symposium (IWCS) conference in Charlotte, NC
If you can't make it to the above problem 

Join us for a free Cabling Installation & Maintenance webcast on November 20, 
when Todd Harpel, of BerkTek, will once again discuss the Pros & Cons of Top of Rack vs. Structured Cabling in the Data Center.
Watch for CI&M notifications on the webinar and be sure to register.
White Paper
A comprehensive white paper on this popular and informative topic, Top of Rack vs. Structured Cabling in the Data Center, is available on the CCCA website.  
The Dangers of Cutting Corners
The infiltration of inferior copper clad aluminum (CCA) conductors in communications cables is not unique to the U.S. market. 
In this article from the September issue of the 
UK magazine Inside_Networks you'll find commentary from 4 experts from European organizations and from the CCCA.
Each organization is fighting the battle to stop the manufacture, sale and use of non-compliant CCA. Particularly noteworthy are the concerns on the deficiencies of CCA for PoE applications.
CCCA Gives Keynote at WAI
The Wire Association International (WAI) featured CCCA's presentation 
"Non-compliant & Counterfeit Communications Cable...a Snapshot of What We've Learned" as the keynote for the October meeting of WAI's New England chapter.

In the presentation, CCCA's Executive Director Frank Peri covered fire safety test results of non-compliant or counterfeit cables and CCCA initiatives to alert the structured cabling marketplace to the fire risks posed by these cables.

The WAI is a worldwide technical society for wire and cable industry professionals that promotes, collects and disseminates technical, manufacturing and general business information to the wire and cable industry.

Something's 2014
And we know you'll like it! 
Hint: it's about the CCCA website.
4th Quarter 2013
In This Issue
Winner-CableCheck Game!
ANSI Green ICT Standard
NEC 2014 Summary
Data Center Presentations
Webcast Nov 20
White Paper
CCCA Keynote at WAI
New CCCA Website

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