Structured Wiring Makes Inroads in Residences
According to Cahners In-Stat Group, a high-tech research firm in Scottsdale, Ariz., the growing use of entertainment systems and the Internet along with wider applications of PCs will create a residential structured wiring market that will exceed $1.4 billion by 2004. A structured wiring solution brings voice, data, and video services to a central distribution hub. Whether standard or optional, the hub enhances the system - making it easier to install LANs and additional cabling for extra telephone, fax, and data lines from a centralized location.

Graybar VIP 2000
ITS/ETL has completed initial testing of the second phase of Graybar's VIP (Verified Independently for Performance) Program: VIP 2000. Graybar maintains this new industry benchmark (with headroom beyond the TIA/EIA proposed Cat. 6 channel numbers) is the most stringent cabling system measurement in the industry. This program provides testing and certification of complete cabling systems through an independent third party, Intertek Testing Services (ITS/ETL), the world's largest product and commodities testing organization. Phase one, VIP 1000, was introduced last summer. For more information, contact your local Graybar office.