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What is the Living Building Challenge?

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The living building challenge is pushing architects and designers to break boundaries when creating sustainable buildings. It is a certification offered by the International Living Future Institute. The concept for the certification is based on emulating a living plant, specifically a flower. Seven Petal Requirements for Living Building Certification Certified living buildings must meet seven …

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Superior Essex Raises The Bar Again

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“We’ve set the benchmark for communications cables many times before, and… we’re raising the bar again.” – Brian Ensign, VP of Marking Superior Essex This quote comes on the heels of Superior Essex Communications obtaining UL Verification for PowerWise® Extended Distance under its Sustainable Intelligent Building (SIB™) Platform. Superior Essex Communications, the leading manufacturer and …

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The Green Data Center: 5 Ways Carbon-Intelligent Computing Is the Future

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At this point, most people have heard of climate change and the steps that companies – both big and small – are taking to address this issue. As a whole, companies are looking to become carbon-neutral – that is, the work they do and the services they provide won’t contribute more carbon to our atmosphere. …

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Fiber Splicer: Here’s Everything You Need To Know (Plus Which Is the Best One!)

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If you have ever needed to install fiber optic cables, you may have needed to splice two lines together. Essentially, fiber splicing is when you join two cables together to make them as one. The most common reason people splice cables together is that something accidentally severed the original line. Splicing the cable (or splicing …

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Here Are the Top 5 Reasons Enterprises Are Adopting SD-WAN

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Many enterprises are adopting SD-WAN for their networks, as it provides superior performance in a cloud-centric environment. Many of the conventional WAN solutions were good when applications tended to be in a centralized location. For example, companies would have a mainframe, which would mean the wide-area network solutions would connect to this central location. However, …

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Fiber Connector Types Buyer’s Guide [2021]

Fiber Connector Types

With the variety of splice options that fiber network planners have today, identifying the best connectors can be a bit overwhelming. Consequently, not much thought is often given to the connector selection, and many make choices based solely on cost, availability, or what they’ve used previously. However, fiber connector types have unique designs and advantages …

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Best Keystone Jacks for Data Speed [Buyer’s Guide]

What are Keystone Jacks

With so many brands and types of keystone jacks, it can be difficult to know who to trust. At C&C Technology Group, we work directly with data center suppliers like Legrand, C2G, Superior Esssex, and more – which gives us a unique and qualified perspective to make product recommendations you can trust. Below you will …

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What Are Optical Transceivers?

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In the technological world, optical transceivers are a vital hardware component for several industries. Often optical transceivers are utilized in networking hardware installations. In most instances, optical transceivers are used in so many industries because they make it possible for a simple switch to support companies’ various types of wiring and transmission formats. This may …

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What is Fiber Optics & How Does It Work

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The older coaxial cable wiring in most communities and homes today has much more interference than fiber-optic transmissions. The result is faster, clearer imaging to support high-definition signals like 4K and 5K video. Fiber optic networks are expanding in both cities and rural areas, but the high upfront cost of replacing these networks means that …

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OTDR: Optical Time Domain Reflectometer Info

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An OTDR, or Optical Time Domain Reflectometer, integrates a laser source into a detector to offer an inside view of the fiber link. The laser signals the fiber in the area the sensor receives the light reflected from the various components of the link. The signal is graphed, creating a post-analysis event table delineating information …

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Network & Cable Testers [Buyer’s Guide]

Network & Cable Testers [Buyer’s Guide] | C&C Technology Group

Network cabling directly affects your business’s connectivity. When a network lags, corrupts, or fails, your enterprise loses money. When designing, installing, and maintaining your network, you should regularly test your network cable for vulnerabilities and potential threats. To do this, you’ll need a network cable tester. To evaluate your cable’s performance, you need to know what …

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