The BICSI Fall 2017
schedule is packed with great fiber topics that will get you up to light speed on
the latest emerging fiber technologies and best practices for installation and
testing. Fiber may be all the rage at this show, but there are also many
important topics where copper is highlighted: discussions around Power
over Ethernet (PoE), grounding and bonding, and the digital transformation
Think about it this way: the insatiable demand
for fiber is based on all the wired things
in your building or campus that have historically utilized copper media. These
connected things inside your building
are growing at an exponential rate. Whether the thing is directly connected to your wired network or it connects to
a wireless access point that is connected to your wired network, you must
consider the bandwidth and power implications of all these new things on your network.
CLICK TO TWEET: CommScope's thinking fiber AND copper during BICSI this week.
Wireless is a great example: wireless demand is a major
area of concern for IT managers. Not only do we have an unprecedented number of
devices that need access to wireless networks, but mobile users have an
expectation that the reliability, speed and bandwidth of the wireless network is
that of a wired connection. Copper is king with its amazing bandwidth and power
capabilities. It can support high power, high bandwidth wireless access points,
as well as the billions of other things
that are connecting to building networks around the world. A well-planned and -executed
high performance copper infrastructure like CommScope’s GigaSPEED
X10D, for example, offers technology investment protection, ease of use and
a globally recognized device interface in the RJ-45.
Don’t get me wrong; I’m in awe of the engineering genius
in our LazrSPEED
OM5 multimode fiber solution, pushing multimode to 100G with only two
strands of fiber utilizing SWDM. CommScope’s High Speed Migration platform has
upped the ante on data center fiber infrastructure as well. But I’d be remiss
if I didn’t remind BICSI attendees that we can’t forget about the copper.
CommScope is proud to support the show as a BICSI
corporate member and pleased that two of our technical experts will be featured
- Rodney Casteel will speak on two panels: The Fabulous, Fast Moving, Fever Pitch,
Forever Accelerating Fiber Frenzy and Testing
High Speed Fiber Links during pre-conference workshops.
- Masood Shariff will present on Implementation
Considerations for Supporting Remote Powering Over Communications Cabling
on Tuesday, Sept. 26
So tell us – what are you looking forward to most in Las