Inc., a global leader in infrastructure solutions for
communications networks, will have several prominent speaking roles
during the 2011 International
Wire and Cable Symposium (IWCS) and Conference on
November 6-9 in Charlotte, NC.
Eddie Edwards, president and chief executive officer, CommScope, will
participate in the IWCS Executive Panel, and Robert A. Wessels, Jr.,
board chairman, IWCS, and Trent Hayes, IWCS technical committee member,
will chair two symposium sessions.
Both Wessels and Hayes are based in CommScope’s Claremont, NC facility
in research and development roles. Wessels is vice president, Cable
Research and Development and Hayes is senior manager, Local-Area Network
Twisted-Pair Cable Research and Development.
Dr. Abhijit Sengupta, senior principal engineer, CommScope, will present
a paper on bend-insensitive multimode fiber during the symposium.
Larry Bleich, senior manager, Coaxial Cable and Materials, Research and
Development, CommScope, will join Hayes and present a lecture on the
fundamentals of copper cable design entitled, “Copper 101,” on November
6 at 1 p.m. during the IWCS Professional Development Courses.
The Executive Panel will be at 10:45 a.m. EST Monday, November 7 where
Edwards and others will discuss:
the industry’s outlook for 2012
the effects on the market from bandwidth demand from wireless,
possible impacts from the Federal Communication Commission’s attempts
to regulate Internet traffic and on the demand for infrastructure
growth in wired and wireless communications
Wessels will chair Session 6 entitled “Copper Cabling Technology” on
Tuesday, November 8 at 8 a.m. This session focuses on copper cabling.
Papers to be presented during the session will address the growing
problem with non-compliant cabling, using the spectrum emulation method
in designs of multi-pair broadband cables, and next generation copper
cabling. Other speakers will share information regarding the
improvements that have been made in balun calibration for structured
cabling and the assessment of cable bundle heating because of power
transmission over Ethernet.
Sengupta will present his paper during Session 7 entitled “Multi-Mode
Fibers.” The session will held on Tuesday, November 8 at 1 p.m., and
Sengupta’s paper will focus on the latest research on bend-insensitive
multimode fibers. He co-authored the paper with Eric Leichter, manager
training and technology, CommScope, and Paul Kolesar, a CommScope
Fellow. The authors are based out of CommScope’s Enterprise Research and
Development Center in Richardson, Texas.
Hayes will chair Session 13 entitled “Special Applications for Metallic
Cables” on Wednesday, November 9 at 8 a.m. His session will discuss
topics such as cost-effective methodology for power cable shielding,
development of aluminum wire for automotive harnesses and the
implementation of improved design and analysis for power harness used in
modern automobiles. The session will also discuss the effects of
electric vehicle charging systems on rail power grids and the
development of lightweight halogen-free electric wire for railway
Conference will be held at the Charlotte Convention Center.
has played a role in virtually all the world’s best communication
networks. We create the infrastructure that connects people and
technologies through every evolution. Our portfolio of end-to-end
solutions includes critical infrastructure our customers need to build
high-performing wired and wireless networks. As much as technology
changes, our goal remains the same: to help our customers create,
innovate, design, and build faster and better. We’ll never stop
connecting and evolving networks for the business of life at home, at
work, and on the go.
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