Library

Welcome to the Connectix Cabling Systems library.

 

Here you will find all of the articles and white papers that have been produced for the Consultant Programme, along with case studies, technical documents and much more.


 

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Articles

Understanding Product Testing and Certification

Understanding Product Testing and Certification

Article:25-06-2012 : 277KB


Cabling systems have to be tested by the manufacturer to demonstrate that the...

The Myth of Zero Bit Error Rate Transmission

The Myth of Zero Bit Error Rate Transmission

Article:23-04-2008 : 322KB


A powerful way of measuring the performance of a digital communications channel ...

What is Fibre Channel?

What is Fibre Channel?

Article:19-12-2008 : 1225KB


Fibre Channel is a high speed, duplex, serial link working from one Gbps and bey...

Category 6 Cabling for Building Management Systems

Category 6 Cabling for Building Management Systems

Article:06-11-2008 : 257KB


Modern buildings contain Building Management Systems (BMS) to control, measure a...

How to Specify Pre-terminated MTP Optical Cabling

How to Specify Pre-terminated MTP Optical Cabling

Article:19-01-2009 : 2530KB


The two principal advantages of pre-terminated cabling are reduced time on site ...

Specifying 10 Gigabit Ethernet : Part 1

Specifying 10 Gigabit Ethernet : Part 1

Article:12-12-2008 : 892KB


Update of article 2, orginally published in 2006. Moving to ten gigabit Ether...

Pre-terminated Cabling Systems

Pre-terminated Cabling Systems

Article:28-11-2008 : 785KB


Originally published in 2006, here is the December 2008 update to our first arti...

IT Infrastructure in the Medical and Healthcare environment

IT Infrastructure in the Medical and Healthcare environment

Article:10-11-2008 : 525KB


Information technology is now a vital component of healthcare provision both in ...

Lowering Energy Consumption - Is it a Legal Requirement?

Lowering Energy Consumption - Is it a Legal Requirement?

Article:10-11-2008 : 391KB


Lowering energy consumption in your computer room is, not only a good idea, but ...

Why Screened Cable is a Good Idea in the Industrial Environment

Why Screened Cable is a Good Idea in the Industrial Environment

Article:10-11-2008 : 218KB


An unscreened balanced twisted pair data cable, when correctly installed, will k...

Cabling for High Speed LANs in Data Centres

Cabling for High Speed LANs in Data Centres

Article:06-06-2008 : 452KB


Ethernet is by far the market leader in the Local Area Network business. It has...

40 and 100 Gb/s Update

40 and 100 Gb/s Update

Article:29-08-2008 : 496KB


Now that ten gigabit over copper has been put to bed the standards writers have ...

Preterminated cabling : Avoiding problems

Preterminated cabling : Avoiding problems

Article:29-08-2008 : 623KB


Preterminated cabling has been with us for nearly fifteen years and its benefits...

Industrial Ethernet Cabling

Industrial Ethernet Cabling

Article:29-05-2006 : 84KB


Industrial Ethernet is the name given to the use of Ethernet protocol to a rang...

Minimising Fire Risk

Minimising Fire Risk

Article:29-05-2006 : 140KB


No fire-risk minimisation plan should be considered in isolation from the other...

Screened Cable & Data Cable Segregation

Screened Cable & Data Cable Segregation

Article:20-12-2007 : 241KB


Can an armoured power cable be considered a screened cable and how does this rel...

Cable Mitigation Techniques

Cable Mitigation Techniques

Article:28-02-2008 : 385KB


Mitigation techniques are extra rules applied to the installation of unscreened ...

Specifying Optical Fibre

Specifying Optical Fibre

Article:04-10-2006 : 54KB


To get the most cost effective solution for a communications project, the correc...

Improving Cooling & Airflow

Improving Cooling & Airflow

Article:15-03-2007 : 314KB


The vast majority of computer rooms are cooled by air conditioning systems that ...

The Telecoms Spaces

The Telecoms Spaces

Article:20-06-2007 : 655KB


Getting the spaces right is a key element of any successful network and infrastr...

Why choose Cat5E, Cat6 or Cat6A?

Why choose Cat5E, Cat6 or Cat6A?

Article:20-12-2007 : 189KB


The original Category 5 standard was suitable for LAN transmission standards up ...

Cabling for Wireless LANs

Cabling for Wireless LANs

Article:05-11-2007 : 209KB


Some people think that LAN connection within an office is a point of competition...

A review of TSB 155

A review of TSB 155

Article:17-07-2007 : 293KB


TSB 155 and 10GBASE-T The Cat6A story really started last year (2006) when the...

Welcome to the Machine

Welcome to the Machine

Article:20-07-2007 : 43KB


"Data centres are probably the nearest thing large enterprises have to the newly...

Ten Gigabit Ethernet - Questions & Answers

Ten Gigabit Ethernet - Questions & Answers

Article:22-05-2007 : 737KB


Ten gigabit Ethernet is a series of standards in the Ethernet family of Local Ar...

The advantages of the 6-connector channel

The advantages of the 6-connector channel

Article:01-05-2007 : 681KB


The advantage of sticking to standardised rules such as ISO11801 (that define t...

Spec Guide for Cable Marking and Admin

Spec Guide for Cable Marking and Admin

Article:21-02-2007 : 362KB


Every successful cable installation project needs accurate and comprehensive r...

Cable Management

Cable Management

Article:11-01-2007 : 534KB


No standard exists that details exactly what kind of pathway is required for dif...

Effective Earthing of Screened Cables

Effective Earthing of Screened Cables

Article:07-11-2006 : 791KB


All metallic containment items, other extraneous metalwork and the screens of te...

Connectors - Making the Right Choice

Connectors - Making the Right Choice

Article:07-12-2006 : 424KB


A cabling system depends upon the connectors at the end of the cable to make a s...

Voice over Internet Protocol

Voice over Internet Protocol

Article:20-09-2006 : 157KB


VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) is a way to make phone calls using the inte...

Specifying 10 Gigabit Ethernet : Part 2

Specifying 10 Gigabit Ethernet : Part 2

Article:07-09-2006 : 167KB


With the approval by the IEEE of the 10GBASE-T standard in June of 2006, there i...

The Ideal Server Cabinet

The Ideal Server Cabinet

Article:17-07-2006 : 120KB


Communications equipment has been located in racks, usually 19-inch based, for...

Screened Cable; Time to Take Another Look?

Screened Cable; Time to Take Another Look?

Article:17-07-2006 : 170KB


Communications cable has always come in unscreened and screened versions, or s...