Data networking and communications

Data cabling cabinet

01 November, 2008 | Supplied by: Siemon Australia

The VersaPOD cabinet utilises the vertical space between bayed cabinets for patching and cable management to free up horizontal space for active equipment, to increase accommodation density and provide efficient utilisation of physical floor space in data centres.

Telco outlook for 2009

14 October, 2008

How the financial meltdown may affect the telecommunications industry in 2009.

On-site wireless testing

01 October, 2008 | Supplied by: Micromax Pty Ltd

The Banner Engineering SureCross DX70 wireless developer’s kit consists of a gateway and node transceiver to enable on-site wireless testing. The self-contained kit provides battery boxes with test buttons and indicator lights simulating inputs and outputs to determine an application’s specific range and response time requirements.

World bandwidth growth over the next decade — is it viable?

19 September, 2008 by David Payne*

Demand for bandwidth over the next decade could seriously challenge conventional telecommunication technology, requiring the industry to migrate away from copper-based DSL towards FTTH technology.

Patching accessories

01 September, 2008 | Supplied by: Rittal Pty Ltd

Rittal has expanded its range of high-density patching accessories with two cable ducts for 1000 and 2000 mm high enclosures, along with cable-shunting elements, which can handle excess lengths of cable and be applied as radius reducers when redirecting cables.

Cabling information portal for office networks and data centre installations

28 July, 2008

Tyco Electronics’ networking division AMP Netconnect has launched a new website — — configured as an information-driven portal where businesses can find useful technical details.

Optical fibre future looks bright

25 July, 2008

A recent report from Ovum Research analysing the current status, as well as the future, of optical fibre stated that, at the end of 2007, nearly 29 million subscribers worldwide were connected with fibre infrastructure, mostly via FTTH (fibre-to-the-home) or FTTB (fibre-to-the-building).

Belden to acquire Trapeze Networks

16 July, 2008

Belden recently announced plans to acquire Trapeze Networks, a provider of wireless local area networking (WLAN) equipment, for US$133 million in cash. The acquisition is intended to build on Belden's position as a complete signal transmission solutions provider.

Data equipment cabinets

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Cable Ways Ltd

OfficePac is a series of panel support cabinets used for housing equipment and patching facilities in data installations.

Broadband power amp

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: ASD Technology Pty Ltd

ASD has released the AMF-6B-06001800-70-40P-PS self-cooled 3RU rackmount broadband high power amplifier, covering 6-18 GHz and delivering about 10 W.

IT hardware erasure

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Ontrack Data Recovery

The Degausser DG.02 is a hardware eraser solution capable of eliminating the risk of uncontrolled spread of sensitive information stored on hard drives.

Wireless LAN switch

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Belden Australia Pty Ltd

BWS-8012 is a 12-port wireless LAN switch that has been added to the existing 8- and 24-port switches in the Belden Wireless Solution range, using the Layer-2 Edge Architecture/Channel Blanket system to provide a predictable rate of wireless connectivity and quality of service.

Wi-Fi enclosures

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Belden Australia Pty Ltd

The BWIE-100 (indoor) and BWOE-100 (outdoor) Wi-Fi enclosures are designed to provide secure accommodation for the remote placement of the Belden XtraThin wireless access points (APs).

Australia’s FTTN project: something's got to give

06 June, 2008 by David Kennedy*

The government has launched a tender process to invest $4.5 billion of public funds for an FTTN network to reach 98% of the population. But will that funding be enough?

Reduced bend radius fibre cables

01 June, 2008 | Supplied by: CommScope Technologies Australia Pty Ltd

OmniReach is a reduced bend radius optical fibre designed for multiple dwelling unit (MDU) drop cables in fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) applications.

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