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Does the new Euroclass CPR apply to patch leads?

Does the new Euroclass CPR apply to patch leads?

Strictly speaking the simple answer is No.  However, take a closer look and this is not quite as clear…Common questions that I have recently received include:- Is there a CPR ‘length limit’ when using longer length patch leads? Are cabinet to cabinet links regarded as fixed? When do patch leads become a permanent fixture of a cabling infrastructure?
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Light Speed Innovation from Patchsee

Light Speed Innovation from Patchsee

Patchsee patch cords provide a simple, yet effective way of tracing your network cables.Their solution allows you to quickly identify the ‘other’ end of the installed patch cable by using the Patchsee Torch.The clever light technology works in exactly the same way across all of the Patchsee Cat5e, Patchsee Cat6 and Patchsee Cat6a patch cord range.
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Exploring the Features and Benefits of the Cableflag TagPro Labelling System for Cat5e, Cat6 & Cat6a Patch Leads

Exploring the Features and Benefits of the Cableflag TagPro Labelling System for Cat5e, Cat6 & Cat6a Patch Leads

We have recently introduced the new TagPro system from Cableflag, providing a simple and innovative way to label your patch cables.  The first consignment has just arrived in to the Patchsave warehouse, so I was keen to look at some of the advantages from this new name in flexible and robust cable labelling.
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Some simple facts around fibre patch leads

Some simple facts around fibre patch leads

Fibre networks provide the capability of transmitting Ethernet traffic from A -B using light technology.  Fibre usually has a speed benefit over Copper cabling.  It’s also a flexible, space saving and cost effective alternative. Most fibre patch cords in the market today are Duplex, providing simple two way communication with fixed adapters at each end. Those adapters plug in to fibre patch panels and the other ends are then plugged in to SFP Transceiver modules installed in switches, servers and other hardware.  These patch cords can range from a small cabinet fibre patch of just 25cm or up to 50+ metres in length are available in both Single and Multimode variants.
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The advantages of installing 1U 15cm and 2U 20cm short length patch leads...

The advantages of installing 1U 15cm and 2U 20cm short length patch leads...

The advantages of installing 1U 15cm and 2U 20cm short length patch leads whilst creating your own zero U, zero cost horizontal cable management systemWith all good intentions, patch cable management is a difficult one to manage!The stark reality is, that keeping patch cords neat and tidy is near impossible, very frustrating and time consuming.  After that initial new patching exercise, cable organisation will soon become problematic and (even with all best endeavours) standards will quickly vanish.  There will inevitably be constant moves and changes of equipment, ports will need to be re-patched and different personnel will be involved along the way.  Therefore, it is important to have a system that is adaptable and easy to manage, so here are some innovative ideas and best practices for you to digest.
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Case Study - London Data Centre

Case Study - London Data Centre

The client required a cabling solution that could run various applications within a data centre environment. The Excel solution was put forward by Patchsave and was chosen as the best solution for the data centre due to its proven technical capability and the added reassurance that if required the installation would be supported by a 25 year warranty.
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The ‘often overlooked’ importance of the Physical Network Infrastructure during Spine Leaf switch deployments

The ‘often overlooked’ importance of the Physical Network Infrastructure during Spine Leaf switch deployments

Is it really the end of the traditional Three Tier Network Switching model? YES it is. Are we starting to flatten this topology as we move from 1 to 10Gbps network backbones? YES you are. Can we eliminate a full switching layer, yet still implement speeds of 40Gbps+? YES you can. But what are the planning considerations that should always be made from the physical infrastructure perspective? DON’T KNOW!  That tends to be the most common answer!
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Why consider a Pre Terminated MTP Fibre Solution?

Why consider a Pre Terminated MTP Fibre Solution? Today’s modern Data Centre proposition continues to promote the hot topics around consolidation, reduced operating expense, flexibility, scalability and of course being as ‘Green’ as possible along the way.  That part is simple, but when you start digging in to what you actually need to achieve all of the above, everything starts moving full speed in to complexity overdrive.
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Copper Clad Aluminium (CCA) Patch Leads – some simple facts to consider

Copper Clad Aluminium (CCA) Patch Leads – some simple facts to consider

Over the past few years there has certainly been a lot of industry hype regarding CCA cable flooding in to the UK market.  Similar to the current arguments around British steel production and the cheaper inferior Chinese imports, we continue to see exactly the same problem in the IT cabling world.  Apart from plenty of industry talk around this potentially hazardous product, we have seen very few regulations or guidelines put in place, most alarmingly it now actually seems to be more readily available and accessible than ever before.  Well we thought it was about time that we added our ‘two pennies’ worth to try and provide some ‘simple’ clarity around this huge topic.
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