1st Quarter 2015

A Warm Welcome to Our New CCCA Members!

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             Hitachi logo                   Teknor Apex logo

The CCCA now represents 26 prominent companies in the communications cable and connectivity supply chain, enabling us to be your proud voice of the structured cabling industry.  Press Release
New York City Contractor Encounters Counterfeit Cable

The widespread proliferation of counterfeit and non-compliant cable in the information and communications technologies (ICT) industry is illustrated in CCCA's latest case study of a New York City contractor's encounter.

The three most common tactics used by counterfeiters are described on the CCCA website. In this case study, two out of those three tactics were used.
Congratulations CableCheck Game Winner!

Thomas Spellman, Instructor    JATC logo
JATC Local 103 IBEW, Dorchester, MA

Thanks to all of you who played the CableCheck game - to learn or confirm your knowledge about fire safety and counterfeit cabling products. 

Tom was the lucky winner of the GoPro camera in a random drawing from all who played through emails, the CCCA website and in person at BICSI in Orlando.

At JATC, they teach structured cabling to electricians and telecommunication technicians. Maybe Tom will use the GoPro to send us a video from one of the classes.
What We Learned from the CableCheck Game

2 questions stump 30% of respondents

Over the last 3 years, participants in the CableCheck game have gotten more & more of the answers correct, but there are 2 questions that continue to stump 30% of respondents.
What were the questions and why were the answers wrong?  See here.

Upcoming Events

 March 31, 2015
 Turf Valley, Ellicott City, MD
 CCCA Presentation: 
 Choosing a Cabling System for Fat Tree Designed Data Centers

 April 14-16, 2015
 Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA 
 CCCA is an organization sponsor of the summit. 
 25/40/100/400G Ethernet, high-speed interfaces, storage over Ethernet,  SDN, Ethernet Roadmaps, Ethernet IoT, and more!

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CI&M Feb 2015
By Tom McAllister, comCables

ICT Today, Mar 2015
By Steven Kenney, Hitachi Cable

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