Stickler Cleaning Kit

LANshack Trends in fiber-optic cabling termination styles

Knowing Each Style's Pros And Cons Will Help You Make The Right Selections For Different Applications. In spite of the recession, fiber-optic cabling sales have been on the rise for the past five years. This is due in part to modern-day bandwidth intensive applications, growth of fiber to the premise (FTTP) applications, and the notion of some industry pundits who believe that copper cabling is reaching its limits. In addition, the perception that fiber-optic cabling is too difficult to install or too expensive, has virtually disappeared. Many people–from homeowners to network managers and system engineers–are discovering that fiber-optic cabling and technology are feasible.

originally published by cabling installation & maintenance on january of 2011.

QuickTreX Crimper

A strong grip on hand-held tools

Tony Casazza, president of startup company QuickTreX, a manufacturer of cabling, connectivity, and network components, expects tester capabilities to increase significantly while product price points decline. Casazza predicts the lines between certification, qualification, and verification testers will blur.

originally published by ted magazine in august of 2010.

QuickTreX Kevlar Scissors

Contractors are taking to network tools and testers

The construction slowdown has resulted in many electricians vacating the standard power wiring space and entering the low-voltage/datacom wiring market. In addition, manufacturers have seen a marked rise in the technical education level of the datacom installer and network technician as the industry segment has matured. White claims it is the VoIP, PoE, and security applications that have continued driving the requirement for new tools

originally published by ted magazine in may of 2011.

LANshack Kronos Toolkit

A hot date with cool tools!

Did you know that in ancient times a hammer was used to inflict pain on one's enemies? Modern hammers are used to inflict pain on oneself. I’ve had many a throbbing sore thumb to prove it. Ask any emergency room doctor, tools can be dangerous. For some reason men love Multi-Pliers. Multi-Pliers contain a handy assortment of sharp and dangerous tools which are best left in their leather sheath and worn on a man's belt to increase testosterone levels.

originally published by wireville in november of 2011.

QuickTreX Kevlar Scissors

2012 EC&M Product of the Year

For the 2012 EC&M Product of the Year competition, we received 129 entries spread out over 31 categories. These entries were evaluated carefully by a panel of 10 judges, representing electrical professionals from the engineering, contracting, and facilities and maintenance industries. After much deliberation, the judges narrowed down the entries to the category winners listed below. Subscribers to EC&M were invited to select this year’s Platinum, Gold, and Silver award winners, which will be published in the July issue.

originally published by ec&m magazine in march of 2012.

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