CCCA is a major resource for well researched, fact- based information on the technologies and structured cabling products that serve the current and future needs of the networking, IT and communications industries. CCCA is proactive at codes and standards bodies and other trade, industry and governmental organizations in affecting the quality, performance and societal needs of the structured cabling infrastructure.
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CCCA Welcomes Leviton as Member
CCCA announces that Leviton has joined the association and welcomes Mr. Ross Goldman to its Board of Directors.
Leviton Joins CCCA Press Release|PDF-Leviton Joins CCCA Press Release
Free Webcast: Cabling Architectures & Power Management in the Data Center
Just register then view On-Demand at your convenience. CCCA presenting. Produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance.
Webcast Info|Webcast Registration
BICSI and CCCA Collaborate on International Effort to Stop Counterfeit and Non-compliant Cables
BICSI’s president Jerry Bowman presented on research and activities carried out by CCCA to fight counterfeiting and substandard cabling. Other speakers in the conference were from the European Union (EU), world law enforcement and customs officials such as Europol, Interpol and World Customs Organization. Private sector experts from major household, industry and automotive brands also presented.
Europol Conference Press Release
CCCA Issues New White Paper on Data Center Design Considerations
CCCA’s Data Center Committee issued a whitepaper examining the many factors to consider when evaluating top of rack (ToR) vs. structured cabling architecture. It was written to aid end users, design professionals and contractors in making cabling decisions. Topics include the impact of the two cabling designs on total management – including cabling costs; port utilization; power consumption, energy and cooling requirements, scalability and upgrades.
Data Center Press Release|Data Center White Paper PDF
CCCA Gives Keynote at Wire Association International’s New England Chapter
“Non-compliant & Counterfeit Communications Cable…a Snapshot of What We’ve Learned”
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The Dangers of Cutting Corners-article about Copper Clad Aluminum Issues
This article from Inside Networks, a UK publication, features commentary on copper clad aluminum from 4 experts from European organizations and from CCCA.
International Magazine Publishes CCCA White Paper on Copper Clad Aluminum
Wire & Cable Technology International alerts its extensive readership to the Potential Liability for Contractors Installing or Manufacturers Marketing Falsely Labeled Copper Clad Aluminum by publishing the full CCCA whitepaper on the topic in its March/April issue.
White Paper Article PDF
Free CableCheck App Now Available in both Android and iPhone Versions
CCCA’s free CableCheck app is for use as a field-screening tool and checklist to help identify and avoid non-compliant and counterfeit communications cable.
Press Release|Demo Video|Download from iTunes|Download from Google Play
Summary of Changes in 2014 NEC
This informative article tracks the changes of 11 different National Electrical Code articles of interest to manufacturers, installers and users of communications cable and connectivity products.
2014 NEC Changes Article PDF
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The market for communications cable and connectivity systems has grown into a global, multi-billion dollar industry consisting of a wide variety of cable types, materials, and components designed to meet regional needs and requirements for safety, network performance and environmental impact. With the plethora of choices and proposed solutions offered, users are often confused, or they base cable and connectivity decisions on incomplete or incorrect information concerning current networking needs and future trends.
With the formation of CCCA, there is now a valid, unbiased resource representing the cabling and connectivity industry, offering factual information and recommended solutions for structured cabling applications. The scope of the CCCA covers cable, cable connectivity, infrastructure systems, and related materials. Through the CCCA mission, our goal is to better inform and educate users, and influence codes and standards bodies, to enable better safety, performance and environmental decisions.
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