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<ul><li>1.Contents Zoom In Zoom Out For navigation instructions please click here Search Issue Next Page_____________________ Contents Zoom In Zoom Out For navigation instructions please click here Search Issue Next Page </li></ul><p>2. C Previous PageAInstallation 7MaintenanceContents Zoom InZoom OutFront Cover Search Issue B Next Page EMaGS FINNOVATIONby the numbers.Plug &amp; Play AnyLAN System 1 st preterminatedfor Indoor and Outdooroptical cablingsystem for indoorLocal Area Networks and outdoor localarea networks Because innovation shouldnt be limited to the data center.50% fasterproject installationthan traditionalcabling systems3 times fasterto connect locations15minutes to connect a typical building, compared with three hours of splicing100%factory tested0 the amount offor the ultimatespecial equipmentreliability required to installPlug &amp; PlayAnyLAN SystemCorning Cable Systems is changing the way the industry views local areanetwork technology. Our preterminated Plug &amp; Play AnyLAN Systembuilds network access points directly on the cable at customer-specifiedlocations, with connection as simple as a preterminated drop cable at eachaccess point. Custom-engineered solutions that offer rapid, easy deploymentand factory-level quality arent just a data center innovation anymore.Improve YOUR numbers at www.corning.com/anylan/cim 2008 Corning Cable Systems LLC. C Previous PageAInstallation 7MaintenanceContents Zoom InZoom OutFront Cover Search Issue B Next Page EMaGS F 3. C Previous Page AInstallation 7MaintenanceContents Zoom In Zoom Out Front CoverSearch Issue Next Page EMaGSBF Turn your cable tester into an OTDR and watch the transformation begin. See how the DTX Compact OTDR Modulecan turn your cable tester into an OTDRand your staff into fiber experts tocompletely transform your fiber business.Imagine. A cable tester that becomes acompact, easy-to-use, full-featured OTDR.Better yet, imagine what that means for yourbusiness. A single tool to test copper andfiber. An OTDR your current technicians caneasily use. Fiber jobs you couldnt do before.Just snap the DTX Compact OTDR module ontoa DTX mainframe the industrys benchmarkfor cable certification. Now youre readyto test like a fiber expert. Perform Basic(Tier 1) and Extended (Tier 2) fiber certifica-tion. Perform powerful single-ended trouble-shooting. Deliver professional documentation.Win jobs that require OTDRtesting and watch yourrevenue and profitsincrease. Look tothe new DTX CompactOTDR and watch thetransformation begin.Go to www.flukenetworks.com/seehowto enter to win a DTX Compact OTDRand see a live demo. N E T W O R K S U P E R V I S I O N 2007 Fluke Corporation. All rights reserved. 02152 C Previous Page AInstallation 7MaintenanceContents Zoom In Zoom Out Front CoverSearch Issue Next Page EMaGSBF 4. C Previous PageAInstallation 7Maintenance Contents Zoom InZoom Out Front CoverSearch IssueNext Page EMaGSBF Our U.S. area of expertise. No matter where youre located, our fiber optic cable products are there. Optical Cable Corporation has built a network of reliable stocking distributors and a dedicated sales team committed to getting you the best fiber optic cables for your requirements when you need them...where youneed them. For over 20 years, we have been manufacturing the broadest range of top-performingtight-buffered fiber optic cables for most applications in the government, military, and commercial markets. Your order is our top priority. Contact Optical Cable Corporation for a stockingdistributor nearest you. We are where you are. 1-800-622-7711 5290 Concourse Drive Roanoke, Virginia 24019 Phone 540-265-0690 www.occfiber.com C Previous PageAInstallation 7Maintenance Contents Zoom InZoom Out Front CoverSearch IssueNext Page EMaGSBF 5. C Previous PageAInstallation 7MaintenanceContents Zoom InZoom OutFront CoverSearch IssueNext Page EMaGSBF COVER CONCEPT BY KELLI MYLCHREEST / ____ BIGSTOCK.COM FEBRUARY 2008VOL. 16, NO. 2 ABOUT THE COVERMore than a 130-pagefederal document, the EPAs recent report to Congress featuresdetails recommendations,incentives, and barriers toimplementing data center9Improving security through a smarter infrastructuregreen initiatives. Intelligent physical layer management provides a host of benets, TO LEARN MORE,SEE PAGE 27. including more secure networks. CARRIE HIGBIE13 Turning up, troubleshooting Voice over Internet Protocol Ensuring performance requires test and measurement of all trafc, and listening to calls. ASSAJI ALUWIHARE, GARY MEYER &amp; THAD WARD21 Index matching gel stands the test of time Though misconceptions persist, no-epoxy/no-polish ber-optic connectors perform well, thanks to improved IMG performance. RAY BARNES27 Inside the EPAs energy efciency report Report to Congress details technologies and their impact and implementation in the data center. BETSY ZIOBRON35 Fiber-optic technology updates old-fashioned security Systems that employ optical circuits to detect intrusion are nding deployment in highly sensitive applications. PATRICK MCLAUGHLIN departments 4 Editorial39 INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT Ortronics, CommScope boost customer service GREEN ON GREEN Liberty senior VP to lead InfoComm 43 New Products Manufacturers Council Textron/Greenlee acquires Paladin Tools45 Product Focus: NASA probes faulty shuttle connectorFUSION, MECHANICAL SPLICERS Forthcoming report to assess 100-Gbit/sec opportunities Sumitomo unveils pre-terminated splice-on connectorCABLING INSTALLATION &amp; MAINTENANCE 2008 (ISSN 1073-3108), is published 12 times a year, Februaryly, by PennWell Corporation, 1421 South Sheridan Road, Tulsa, OK 74112;telephone (918) 835-3161; fax (918) 831-9497; Web address www.pennwell.com. Periodicals postage paid at Tulsa, OK 74101 and other additional ofces. Subscriptions ratein the USA: 1 yr. $78, 2 yr. $100, BG $132; Canada/Mexico: 1 yr. $88, 2 yr. $132, BG $138; International via air: 1 yr. $105, 2 yr. $160, BG $144; Digital: 1 yr. $39. If available, back issuescan be purchased for $17 in the U.S. and $22 elsewhere. Editorial ofces: 98 Spit Brook Road, Nashua, NH 03062-5737; telephone (603) 891-0123. All rights reserved. Authorization tophotocopy items for internal or personal use, or the internal or personal use of specic clients, is granted by CABLING INSTALLATION &amp; MAINTENANCE (ISSN 1073-3108), provided thatthe appropriate fee is paid directly to Copyright Clearance Center, 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923 USA; (978) 750-8400. Prior to photocopying items for educational classroomuse, please contact Copyright Clearance Center, Inc., 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923 USA; (978) 750-8400. For further information, check CCC Online at the following address:http://www.copyright.com/. All rights reserved. No material may be reprinted. Bulk reprints can be ordered from Diane Troyer, telephone (603) 891-9135. Corporate ofcers: Frank T.Lauinger, Chairman; Robert F. Biolchini, President and CEO; Mark Wilmoth, Chief Financial Ofcer.We make portions of our subscriber list available to carefully screened companies that offer products and services that may be important for your work. If you do not want to receive thoseoffers and/or information, please let us know by contacting us at List Services, CABLING INSTALLATION &amp; MAINTENANCE, 98 Spit Brook Road, Nashua, NH 03062-5737.POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Cabling Installation &amp; Maintenance, P.O. Box 3280, Northbrook, IL 60065-3280. Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to: P.O. Box 122,Niagara Falls, ON, Canda L2E 6S4. PRINTED IN THE USA. GST No. 126813153Publications Mail Agreement no. 1421727www.cable-instll.com Cabling Installation &amp; Maintenance February 2008 3 C Previous PageAInstallation 7MaintenanceContents Zoom InZoom OutFront CoverSearch IssueNext Page EMaGSBF 6. C Previous PageAInstallation 7MaintenanceContents Zoom InZoom Out Front CoverSearch Issue Next Page EMaGSB F Chief Editor / Patrick McLaughlin (603) 891-9222 patrick@pennwell.comExecutive Editor / Steve SmithGreen on green (603) 891-9139 stevesm@pennwell.comSenior Editor / Matt Vincent (603) 891-9262 mattv@pennwell.com A Circulation Manager / Michelle Blakefew months ago, I brought BICSIs most recent conference, held (603) 891-9360 michellb@pennwell.comup the topic of green build-last month. What follows is a true Art Director / Kelli Mylchreestings and the Leadership instory: While on the exhibition floor Lead Illustrator / Dan Rodd Energy and Environmental Designwith a fellow staff member of this (LEED) program by recalling a pre- magazine, he was listening to oneSenior Vice President/Group Publishing Director Christine Shaw sentation that was delivered at thegentleman talk about the important (603) 891-9178 cshaw@pennwell.com BICSI Conference last Septemberrole cabling-related systems play in Associate Publisher/National Sales Manager (see LEED by ex-LEED at the exact same time that, notEd Murphy (603) 891-9260 edm@pennwell.com ample, Octobermore than three feet away, I was lis- 2007, page 6). Not tening to another gentleman say that,CABLING INSTALLATION &amp; MAINTENANCE long after thatin fact, most of what our industry EXECUTIVE AND EDITORIAL OFFICES article was pub- concerns itself with is exempt fromPennWell Technology Group 98 Spit Brook Road lished, I received the LEED program.Nashua, NH 03062-5737 Tel: (603) 891-0123, fax: (603) 891-9245 a call from a long-As much as that scene might have Internet: www.cablinginstall.com time contact ofresembled something from a slapstick mine, who is em- comedy, the last thing we want toSUBSCRIPTION INQUIRIES: For subscriptions or to change your format to print ployed by one of the manufacturers resemble is an assembly of keystoneor digital, please go to: www.cim-subscribe.com. in our industry. He had a response cops trying unsuccessfully to relaySubscriptions outside the USA are available in digital format only. to the final line in my October col- intelligent information about umn: Ill be interested to hear morecablings role in LEED. So, my pledge about our industrys take on LEED.is this: We at Cabling Installation &amp; His take is that our industry will Maintenance will work to cut through CORPORATE OFFICERS have a very minimal role in the pro- the clutter and bring you relevant, Chairman / Frank T. Lauinger gram. Many of the products you workmeaningful information about with on a daily basisthose that get LEED and, more importantly to us inPresident and Chief Executive Ofcer Robert F. Biolchini written about and advertised in this this industry, information about the Chief Financial Ofcer / Mark C. Wilmoth magazine, and displayed at exhibitions,extent to which it and other environ- such as those that accompany BICSI mental initiatives will affect us. TECHNOLOGY GROUP conferencesfall outside the realm of It appears that many in our Senior Executive Assistant Carol Woodward what LEED considers, he said.industry have much to learn aboutTel: (603) 891-9112, fax: (603) 891-9287 After taking that call, I said out loudthe subject, and Ill rank myself as carolw@pennwell.com the figurative, I dont believe it. Its the neediest for such information. VP Audience Development / Gloria S. Adams not that I literally did not believe the But hopefully, not for long. Please stay information; it came from a trustwor-with us as we peel back the layers ofTECHNOLOGY GROUP PUBLISHING SERVICES DEPARTMENTS thy source who more than deservedwhat is sure to be a challenging topic Art Director / Meg Fuschetti the benefit of the doubt. It was justfor many. Production Director / Mari Rodriguez one of those (many) occasions on(603) 891-9193 marir@pennwell.com which I said one thing and meant Marketing Communication Manager another. What I really meant was, Kristen Jones (603) 891-9425 kristenj@pennwell.comIm surprised to hear that. Surprised because I have heard all kinds of chat- Ad Trafc Manager / Jackie Linker (918) 832-9314 jackiel@pennwell.com ter about cabling systems potentialPATRICK McLAUGHLIN Mc impact on LEED certification. Chief Editor Fast forward just a little, and Im atpatrick@pennwell.comPRINTED IN THE USAGST NO. 126813153 Publications Mail Agreement Number 400524204 February 2008 Cabling Installation &amp; Maintenanceww.cable-install.com C Previous PageAInstallation 7MaintenanceContents Zoom InZoom Out Front CoverSearch Issue Next Page EMaGSB F 7. C Previous PageAInstallation 7Maintenance Contents Zoom In Zoom OutFront CoverSearch IssueNext Page EMaGSBF THECUT-OVER. THE MOMENT OF TRUTH.OCCASIONALLY FOLLOWED BY THE MOMENTS OF DREAD, BLAME AND CONFUSION.There comes a moment in every project when each decision youve made is putto the test. Success and failure hang in the balance, as the switch is made fromthe old system to the new. At moments like these, your most crucial decision wasactually one of your rst: your distributor. If its Graybar, youre not on your own. Ournationwide supply chain, local support network and trusted suppliers like Berk-Tekcan stand up to any moment of truth you may encounter. So take a deep breath;well be right there.FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT GRAYBAR.COM/BERKTEK OR CALL 1-800-GRAYBAR(472-9227)._____________ C Previous PageAInstallation 7Maintenance Contents Zoom In Zoom OutFront CoverSearch IssueNext Page EMaGSBF 8. C Previous PageAInstallation 7Maintenance Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue BNext Page EMaGSF ____________ C Previous PageAInstallation 7Maintenance Contents Zoom In Zoom Out Front Cover Search Issue BNext Page EMaGSF 9. 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