Twisted-Pair Applications and Technologies

This event was recorded July 27, 2017 and is now available for on demand viewing.

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Twisted-pair cabling systems are ubiquitous in enterprise networks spanning the globe. Today this twisted-pair infrastructure is the enabling technology for applications far beyond voice and simple data transfer. The physical layer provides the connectivity required for buildings to become “intelligent,” for organizations to connect to the Internet of Things, and for a user organization to deliver essential services across its network. This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, focuses on the applications and technologies supported by twisted-pair cabling systems.

Presentation 1: Testing Twisted-Pair Cabling for Application Assurance 
Once installed, a twisted-pair cabling system most often is tested to ensure it meets a specific level of performance. However, the installed plant’s ability to support many applications cannot be fully assured by some of the more traditional certification-style test parameters. This presentation addresses that reality within the testing/certification/assurance process, outlining the testing capabilities that do exist to provide a level of assurance that an installed system can capably handle specific applications.

Presentation 2: PoE Lighting: The Next Big Thing in Digital Buildings

The latest generation of building lighting systems operates on direct-current (DC) power that is delivered to fixtures via twisted-pair cabling. This presentation dives into details of using twisted-pair cabling to provide power to building lighting systems. It describes the attributes of PoE-powered lighting systems, and pays specific attention to the physical characteristics of a twisted-pair cabling system that delivers the power to lighting fixtures.

Presentation 3: Sound Masking Systems in Workplace Environments 
The open-office concept has been used widely for workers in a number of enterprise environments. Recent data shows that a worker’s ability to concentrate and focus in such an environment is instrumental to productivity. This presentation focuses on the key role that sound masking technology can play in enabling high levels of worker productivity in open-office space. It covers the importance of acoustics in the workplace, how a sound-masking system works, layout options, and the twisted-pair cabling infrastructure that supports it.


Jim Davis
Regional Marketing Engineer
Fluke Networks

Jim Davis has been working in the cabling industry for over 20 years. For the last 17 years he has worked at Fluke Networks, first as the Sales Director for Latin America, and more recently as a Regional Marketing Engineer.

Jim has worked on International Cabling Standards Committees and is a frequent speaker at trade shows such as Bicsi and Netcomm and manufacturer’s conferences such as Panduit, Furukawa, CommScope, Belden and many others.  Jim’s objective is to bring the experience of the Industry, the Market and the Lab to you and present it in ways that the common user can understand.

Ron Tellas
Technology and Applications Manager for LAN

Ron is the Technology and Applications Manager for LAN at Belden.  He represents Belden in the ISO WG3 committee and TIA TR42 Premises Cabling Standards and serves as the editor of the revision to TIA TSB-184; Guidelines for Supporting Power Delivery Over Balanced Twisted-Pair Cabling.  Ron has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, and a Master of Business Administration from Purdue University.

Jeremy Krug
Field Sales Engineer
Cambridge Sound Management

Jeremy has over 15 years experience as a professional audio engineer and has been listening carefully to the world around him for much longer than that.  He studied Music Performance at The Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton, FL and at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and Audio Engineering at the University of Colorado at Denver.

Jeremy served 9 years as the Recording Studio Engineer for the School of Music at Washington State University, and he has worked in both commercial and high-end residential A/V system integration.  Along the way he has also been a radio DJ, sound designer for live theatre, independent film producer, and his first textbook, “Mastering Pro Tools Effects,” was published in 2012.  Jeremy joined the team at Cambridge Sound Management in July of 2014 and currently resides in the Seattle, WA area and points east.

Moderator: Patrick McLaughlin
Chief Editor
Cabling Installation & Maintenance

*The granting of 1 Continuing Education Credit for this webcast by BICSI does not imply or suggest that BICSI approves or endorses this event.

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