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LAN Standards, News & Trends - 2015 Update

Find out the latest developments in standards for structured cabling.
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    Webcast Host:
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    This is NOT a BICSI credited webcast.
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    Presenter:
    Chuck Parker, Global Lead of Healthcare and Life Sciences, Beyond Limits

    Webcast Host:
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    This program is not BICSI accredited.

    About TIA:
    TIA is the Telecommunications Industry Association. Our members are the network operators, service providers, OEMs and suppliers that build the communications and information networks of today and tomorrow. We are a standards, policy, and market intelligence organization. We produce numerous events, and I invite you to visit us to learn more: www.TIAonline.org.
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    This is not a BICSI accredited course.
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