We’ve posted before about the dangers of counterfeit or non-compliant cable, but were you aware there is an entire professional organization dedicated to fighting this cause? The CCCA (or Communications Cable & Connectivity Association) is a non-profit organization founded in 2007 whose sole purpose is to address network performance issues and potential public safety threats caused by non-compliant/counterfeit cables and connectivity. A small group of executives from across the industry (manufacturers, distributors and materials suppliers) came together and formed the CCCA. It’s a very basic principle under which the CCCA operates: The ICT industry will be better served if the efforts of individual firms are leveraged into a single “voice” and purpose that benefit to the entire structured cabling community and its supply chain. Today, the organization has evolved into a very active Board of Directors and working committees that oversee the association, carry out the mission, and provide a platform for member benefits.
CCCA is a major resource for well researched, fact-based information and education on the important issues, technologies and structured cabling products impacting the current and future needs of the building network and cabling infrastructure. CCCA is proactive in supporting and participating in codes and standards bodies and other trade, industry and safety organizations, which affect the quality, performance and societal needs of the structured cabling infrastructure.
To read more about the CCCA and the work they do, click here to visit their website.