2020 National Electrical Code® Article
This Cabling Installation & Maintenance article by Stan Kaufman explains in more detail the key changes that are of interest to manufacturers, installers, distributors, and users of communications cable.
2020 NFPA Codes & Standards - News Flash
The National Fire Protection Association has published the 2020 National Electrical Code® (NEC®).
CCCA has summarized several changes that are important to the communications cable industry.
CCCA 2020 NFPA 70 NEC Summary
2 Simple Ways to Comply with the 2020 NEC
As the number of applications utilizing Power over Ethernet (PoE) technologies continues to grow, 4-pair cables are increasingly being used to transmit both data and power, adding new dimensions to cabling performance and safety requirements.
CCCA Advisory: Legislative Actions Affecting Contractors for Low Voltage Circuits & Equipment
CCCA is aware of State Legislative Initiatives to Restrict Low-Voltage Contractors and Integrators from Installing Equipment, Cabling and Infrastructure.
Read our Advisory
CCCA Executive Director, David Kiddoo, highlights the association - what types of companies are members and some of the organization's goals.
Watch presentation and videos from BICSI General Session - February 6, 2018. .BICSI asks for your email address to access the video, then just click on the BICSI ad and you'll be at the video.
Cable Fire Test Video
CCCA conducted fire tests at Underwriters Laboratories (UL), comparing counterfeit communications cable to compliant cable. Watch the dramatic results!
CCCA was pleased to present our topic:
Serious Fire Safety Implications of Counterfeit Communications Cables
at the following BICSI ICT Forums:
August 15, 2019: Johnstown, PA Todd Harpel, Berk-Tek, Speaker
August 22, 2019: Raleigh, NC Dave Kiddoo, CCCA Speaker
August 29, 2019: Everett, WA Dave Kiddoo, CCCA, Speaker
How to Specify Safe, Performing Patch Cords
For anyone who purchases patch cords, here’s a quick reference of what to put in your procurement contract! When specifying this UL 3992 verification program from your Supplier, you can be assured of the performance of your patch cords!
What to Specify
Raising the Bar on Patch Cord Performance in the Real World
Presentation Video by Randy Ivans of UL
UL Launches Data Center Reliability and Safety Certification Program
A new program to certify the reliability of data centers is now available. The program from UL and ESD Consulting helps mitigate risk for critical business infrastructure through the new UL 3223 Standard.
View UL Press Release
Dave Kiddoo, explaining CCCA's Good Cable - Bad Cable display at InfoComm.
TIA Announces Sustainability Standard for In-building Technology Sytems.
Read TIA Press Release
International Effort to Stop Counterfeit and Non-compliant Cables
CCCA research and activities were presented to the European Union (EU), world law enforcement and customs officials – Europol, Interpol and World Customs Organization.
Europol Conference Press Release
Buyer Beware! Verify, BEFORE you buy!
UL warns of potentially hazardous communications cable
UL Public Notice
UL warns of potentially hazardous communications cables (Releases 15PN-01, 15PN-03 and 15PN-04)
UL Public Notice
UL warns of potentially hazardous communications cable (Release 14PN-08)
UL Public Notice