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  • coaxial cable

    Coaxial cable is the kind of copper cable used by cable TV companies between the community antenna and user homes and businesses. 

  • raised floor

    A raised floor is a data center construction model in which a slightly higher floor is constructed above the building's original concrete slab floor, leaving the open space created between the two for wiring or cooling infrastructure. 

  • open data center

    An open data center is an IT facility that employs a clearly defined and standardized set of hardware and software products designed to make the data center interoperable with other IT facilities. 

  • Categories of twisted pair cabling systems

    ANSI/EIA (American National Standards Institute/Electronic Industries Association) Standard 568 is one of several standards that specify "categories" (the singular is commonly referred to as "CAT") of twisted pair cabling systems, such as wires, junc... 

  • Network Cabling Tutorials

    (From the Computer Technical Tutorials Directory) Network Cabling Tutorials Network Tutorial: Cabling Covers Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP), Shielded Twisted Pair (STP), Coaxial Cable, Fiber Optic Cable, Wireless LANs, and provides some cable installa... 

  • liquid-tight strain-relief connector

    A liquid-tight strain-relief connector is a special electrical connector or jacket used in cabling for electronic and computer systems where water or contaminant intrusion is a concern... (Continued) 

  • raceway

    A raceway is an enclosed conduit that forms a physical pathway for electrical wiring... (Continued) 

  • limited combustible cable (LCC)

    Limited combustible cable (LCC), also called CMP-50 cable, is fire-resistant cable with insulation made of a synthetic material called fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP). 

  • alien crosstalk (AXT)

    Alien crosstalk (AXT) is electromagnetic noise that can occur in a cable that runs alongside one or more other signal-carrying cables. 

  • twisted pair

    Twisted pair is the ordinary copper wire that connects home and many business computers to the telephone company. (Continued...) 

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