The influx of counterfeit communications cable continues to be an industry-wide problem.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 25, 2014
The Communications Cable and Connectivity Association (CCCA), a non-profit group of leading cabling and connectivity manufacturers, distributors and material suppliers, announces that Bill Lawrence, RCDD, NTS, WD, IT Project Manager Principal at the Georgia Institute of Technology, is the winner of CCCA’s CableCheck™ game and Kindle prize. Designed to be both fun and educational about spotting counterfeit cable, CCCA’S newest CableCheck game drew hundreds of participants from the structured cabling industry, in person during the BICSI Winter Conference in Orlando and online through eNewsletters and the CCCA website.
The game consists of five true-false questions about counterfeit communications cable and cable that is non-compliant to industry standards. Through the game, participants learn about the problems caused by using copper clad aluminum cable for communications cable, how to determine if suspect cable may be counterfeit, and a contractor’s potential liability if installed cable is counterfeit. This is crucial information since the influx of counterfeit and non-compliant communications cable continues to be an industry-wide problem. Testing has shown the serious life safety risks due to high flame spread and large amounts of smoke in fires.
“I’m glad CCCA has been at the forefront in making those of us in the communications cabling industry aware of the issues with copper clad aluminum cable,” said Lawrence. “Our IT engineering team here at Georgia Tech design and manage the installation of tens of thousands of feet of category cabling throughout the year and it’s very important to us to ensure that we are getting quality products with the university’s money and that those products meet the relevant standards and codes.”
CCCA is comprised of leading manufacturers, distributors and material suppliers who are committed to serve as a major resource for well-researched, fact-based information on the technologies and issues vital to the structured cabling industry. CCCA also is proactive at codes and standards bodies and other trade, industry and governmental organizations in communicating and influencing policy and decisions affecting the quality, performance and societal needs of the structured cabling infrastructure.
CCCA member companies are Accu-Tech; AlphaGary; Anixter; Belden; Berk-Tek, a Nexans Company; Cable Components Group; comCables; CommScope; Daikin America; DuPont; 3M; General Cable; Leviton; Optical Cable Corporation (OCC); OFS, a Furukawa Company; Panduit; PolyOne; Sentinel Connector Systems; Solvay Solexis; Superior Essex; TE Connectivity; The Siemon Company.
Headquarters: 1001 Pennsylvania NW, Washington, DC, 20004. For further information, visit the CCCA website http://www.cccassoc.org or contact Frank Peri, Executive Director at fperi(at)cccassoc(dot)org or by phone at (904) 223-4100.