If you’ve recently
watched the film Gifted, you may have been astonished by the
remarkable mathematical talent of a seven-year-old girl on her first day of
first grade. The whiz kid was
immediately noticed by her teacher as possessing astounding capabilities. To protect her from being prematurely
snatched up by MIT, her uncle claimed his niece was merely using the Trachtenberg method, a system of rapid mental
I can proudly say she’s not the only one who can do mind
calculations. I’ve been known to do
quite well if the prize involves a beer, or two. Unfortunately this talent had yet to be
nurtured back in 2002 when all European countries transitioned to the Euro currency. Germany was quite simple (2 marks for every
euro) but other countries weren’t as fortunate (one euro equated to 166.386
CLICK TO TWEET: You don’t need to be gifted to understand the new CPR EU regulation.
The perks of
being part of a greater geopolitical entity, you might say.
applies to EU standards, which are replacing various national ones. As part of an initiative to increase safety
in all kinds of buildings, the EU’s Construction Product Regulation (CPR) has
led all cabling vendors to classify cable products and their fire performance accordingly
to seven Euroclasses (read the full story in this whitepaper).
of our customers can distinguish between PVC and LSZH cables, (and some of them
even know about plenum rating, which is rarely used in Europe), we must now get
used to the new classification for cables’ fire performance. The Euro vs local
currencies story again.
wants to help, so we’ve put together a useful set of documents to cast some
light on this topic. You can have a look at it here where you’ll uncover:
quick-to-digest infographic (available in 7 languages)
Frequently Asked Questions document
And on top
of that, a user-friendly products section with all the CPR cables by
categories. First pick your type of cable and then use our Euroclass filters in
the product listings to hone in on your selection.
If you want
to compare CommScope against other industry players, surf their websites and
find who has a UTP/Cat 6A/Euroclass Cca… hint: not many!
The UK will
have a similar regulation based on EU’s CPR, no matter what happens with Brexit
negotiations. Some things just make sense!
your thoughts on CPR? Let’s talk!