Crónicas de cableado


If you are familiar with deployments where a horizontal cable run terminated on one end to an RJ-45 plug connects directly into a device, then you are familiar with what is now referred to as a Modular Plug Terminated Link, or MPTL (even if it wasn’t always referred to in this way).


While many of our blog readers are well versed in designing, installing and testing cabling systems, some of you may be new to the industry and still trying to make sense of the various performance parameters, standards and testing requirements that today’s cabling systems must meet to support the latest applications, acquire a vendor’s system warranty and ensure a successful installation for your customers.


Over the past few years, several manufacturers have released 28 AWG patch cords that offer a smaller diameter to help improve airflow around active equipment and ease cable management at high density patching areas due to reduced congestion and a smaller bend radius.

Despite causing a bit of controversy in the industry since they were not originally recognized within ANSI/TIA cabling standards that require twisted-pair structured cabling to consist of 22 AWG to 26 AWG cables, these skinny patch cords continued to grow in popularity.


Cuando se trata de calcular el presupuesto de la pérdida, es importante conocer los límites de pérdida de la aplicación determinada, según lo que especifican las normas del sector. Pero, si realmente se quiere saber cómo diseñar un sistema según estos límites, también se debe conocer la pérdida de los cables de proveedores específicos, así como la conectividad que se va a desplegar; y eso puede afectar exactamente a qué componentes se especifican. Esto puede hacer que la tarea sea un tanto engañosa, pues no todos los cables y conectores son iguales.

Echemos un vistazo a un ejemplo del mundo real.


To some, it may seem like just yesterday that Fluke Networks introduced the Versiv™ family of Cabling Certification Testers, especially for those who are still hanging on to their discontinued DTX CableAnalyzer™ (don’t forget that all service and calibration for DTX CableAnalyzers ends this June 30th).


While labeling per the ANSI/TIA-606-B Administration Standards is considered best practice, let’s face it—labels don’t always happen or sometimes they’re simply not visible where you need them. Over time, cabling links may also have been reconfigured in the telecommunications room or the data center. And when you need to trace a cable or simply identify the other end among hundreds of copper links, a toner and probe can be your best friend.


Did you ever have one of those days where your hands feel like two foreign objects that aren’t connected to your body or your brain? Yesterday started off as one of those days for me. It went something (maybe not exactly) like this.

The first mistake was my decision to carry too much stuff out to my truck while simultaneously balancing my coffee. It didn’t go very well. Not only was I now five minutes late from running back in to change my shirt, but now I had a cleaning charge to worry about.


Seguir el ritmo del sector a menudo resulta complicado. Cambian las normas, las formas de trabajar, las tecnologías... Pero no se preocupe ¡nosotros le ayudamos! Sabemos que a veces es difícil buscar la información exacta que necesita para poder seguir adelante, por lo tanto, le presentamos algunos recursos que le ayudarán a mantenerse informado y progresar.


Mencionamos mucho la certificación de las instalaciones del cableado de cobre con certificadores de la serie DSX CableAnalyzer de Fluke Networks, pero para los despliegues de datos, vídeo y voz, los técnicos primero deben tener las herramientas de instalación de cobre apropiadas.

Si bien Fluke Networks ofrece una amplia gama de herramientas de instalación de cobre y fibra diseñadas para optimizar el trabajo y hacer que sea más productivo, pensamos que sería divertido echar un vistazo a nuestras mejores 5 herramientas diarias de instalación de cobre desde la perspectiva de


Whether it’s video conferencing or digital signage, many of you are likely facing requests from your customers to deploy cable plants that support audio-visual systems.


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