Tuesday, April 13, 2021
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)

The colocation facility is a unique environment, with unique requirements. This session features subject matter experts discussing the cabling, connectivity, and management challenges put forth in a colocation facility, and strategies for meeting those challenges. 

Juan Penarand James Cerwinski Shad Sechrist
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

High-density fiber systems are common in data centers, and technological advancements have allowed data center managers to fit more fiber connections into a given amount of real estate. Learn about the products and technologies that make these high-density connections possible, as well as important information about documenting and administering these fiber-rich networks.

Run Ron, CDCDP® Todd Morse Joshua Seawell
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)

Learn details about the latest addendum to the TIA-942-B standard, which covers edge data centers, from one of the standard’s primary authors. Then find out about the critical role of power supply and power quality in an edge data center, with a specific focus on the ICT installer’s role in providing this important capability. 

Joe Skorjanec
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

Enterprises have learned that an anything first strategy just doesn’t make sense for all workloads. As Hybrid IT strategies are implemented and even accelerated as a part of Digital Transformation, workloads are being placed where it makes the most sense for the enterprise. With high density and widely distributed infrastructures comes the need for more power and insight in smaller spaces. In this webinar, we will discuss trends related to workload placement on prem, in the cloud, in multi-tenant data centers, and the edge as well as how power to the cabinet is evolving to support highly dense, distributed environments.

Jeff Paliga Dipin Jain
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (EDT)

The continued acceleration of network capacity and link transmission bandwidth is driving the need for new cabling and connectivity solutions for next generation optical networks.  Radical new architectures like co-packaged optics will be used to facilitate increased network capacities throughout the next decade and as early as 2023 for anticipated 51.2Tb switching.  These new architectures will require the adoption of new connectivity and cabling solutions as well as deployment techniques.  Standards bodies and MSAs are moving to define and document the cabling and connector requirements for emerging link designs.  This session will cover industry direction, new technologies and the accompanying standards activity.

Mike Hughes Tom Mitcheltree
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

AEM: Intelligent buildings no longer represent a distant vision of future technological advancement. The ability to converge multiple building applications on a single communications platform exists today, and that ability is being realized in some modern structures. For many others, the opportunity exists to design and deploy the infrastructure systems that are the foundation for building intelligence, particularly including the cabling and networking systems that serve as the central nervous system of an intelligent building. This presentation focuses on detailed tactics used to ensure the physical network infrastructure is capable of supporting a smart building’s communications requirements.  This includes the physical cabling, with a look at the various tests defined in ANSI/TIA 1152.A, testing of SPE links, Power Delivery, the importance of SNR based testing to ensure required link speed. 

Corning: As the smart building movement gains momentum, the benefits to the building occupants and network managers are clear ... but how does it impact your network budget? By adopting a new way of thinking about how we design a smart network, considerable savings can be made—both onthe Capex and the Opex side. We’ll examine use cases discuss how planning smart equals less cable, fewer closets and streamlined pathways, reducing costs. And once the network is up, these intelligent structures are reducing energy spend and setting up easy upgrades—without rip andreplace--when new technology arrives.

Lisa Schwartz Robert Basile
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)

The rapid adoption of smart devices and systems, building technology, and a push towards seamless connectivity within buildings are driving a new era in data exchange and digital communication. As technology evolves, the wired and Wi-Fi networks will continue to play a critical role in the connected world, facing new environments as usage continues to increase and business requirements are reshaped. This network reliability is more critical than ever, and adaptability is pivotal.  This presentation will explore the forces driving network designers toward new and modernized methods of infrastructure installation to satisfy business operating demands and provide built-in flexibility for the next generation of network technologies.

Bree Murphy Steven Bornfield
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

Planning and administering an intelligent building facility has impacts across an organization’s structure. This session examines several aspects of smart building networks, including a view of how these facilities are evolving to meet changing organizational needs. The session also explores network design essentials for a smart building, as well as technologies that can help bridge an organization’s operational technology with its information technology. 

David Choi Derek Nower Justin Cohen
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (EDT)

Data center site selection is an important part of risk management. Even if the data center designer has not been part of the site selection process, understanding the risks associated with a location will help prepare the site for physical and electronic security, building hardening, seismic requirements, and other issues that will directly affect how the data center will be designed and managed. This presentation will briefly cover how BICSI’s ANSI/BICSI 002-2019, Data Center Design and Implementation Best Practices can be applied to the site selection process.

Christopher Hobbs, RCDD, DCDC, OSP, RTPM, CT, DCCA
Thursday, April 15, 2021
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)

This video showcases key features of the new CleanBlastPRO, highlighting user controls, configuration, and cleaning demonstrations on both simplex and multi-fiber connector types.

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM (EDT)

Surveying Wi-Fi networks for validating installations or troubleshooting typically requires specific expertise and cumbersome laptops with various dongles or tethered devices. NetAlly’s AirMapper Site Survey provides accurate and complete heatmaps by measuring Wi-Fi performance from the perspective of other mobile devices without the user needing to be a Wi-Fi expert. The ease and portability of this solution enables installers and technicians to quickly validate  or troubleshoot the Wi-Fi network by measuring the real-world experience of mobile device users, with powerful visualizations and project management in the Link-Live cloud service.

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM (EDT)

As demand for bandwidth increases everywhere, higher fiber count and higher density cables including 200 micron fibers, flat and rollable ribbons are increasingly being used to meet this insatiable demand. This video highlights some of the challenges of splicing high density networks and how the Fitel S-124M12 splicing platform meets the challenges for today’s and tomorrow’s networks.

1:00 PM - 1:10 PM (EDT)

Join Panduit for a closer look at our new dynamic, innovative FlexFusionTM Cabinet! This next generation cabinet was designed with customers in mind to allow for custom configurations to meet future network needs.

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM (EDT)

This video highlights Panduit’s MP100 and MP300 Mobile Printers along with our strategic partnership with the Epson Corporation.  In addition, we will give a few examples of our specialty media solutions designed for a wide range of applications.

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM (EDT)

Panduit’s OneMode offers an optimal solution for increasing the speed of legacy multimode-fiber cables. It provides an economical and quicker alternative to ripping out old multimode fiber and replacing it with single-mode fiber. It also eliminates the need to trench or deploy air-blown fiber to upgrade. OneMode-Link allows the deployment of up to 100 Gbps, using existing fiber, by eliminating modal dispersion. This innovation reduces the investment in upgrading cabling infrastructure.

4:00 PM - 4:10 PM (EDT)

Sunbird’s DCIM software makes connectivity management easy with our vast models library that provides the correct port count and specifications for every device you deploy. Our system has built-in validation to ensure all planned port connections can be implemented in the real world because the connections are compatible and available. With the industry’s best built-in dashboards, Sunbird DCIM provides very insightful reporting and 3D visualization to easily understand port capacity and end to end cable paths.

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM (EDT)

Overview of Brother iLink&Label app including demos of how to transfer databases from Fluke’s Linkware Live into Brother PT-E550W handheld industrial label printer to help increase efficiency and productivity on the job site.