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Tech Talk with Steve Cowles, RCDD/NTS​

A Live Video Podcast Series

Join Steve every other Tuesday at 12:00pm Eastern Time, as he dives into topical discussions related to testing copper and fiber optic premises cabling, as well as wired and wireless network connectivity troubleshooting.

Things you’ll learn in these 20-30 min broadcasts.

  • In-depth problem solving with field-testing scenarios
  • Field testing standards updates and requirements
  • Tips and tricks to make your life easier

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Ep. 47 | Testing and Troubleshooting for Security Device Deployment

Join us Live for Tech Talk with Steve as he shares how to ensure Network Infrastructure Readiness for Physical Security Devices. You will see Network Service Assistant in action and the use of a Qualification+ hybrid solution featuring Certi-Lite, in addition to validating linked connectivity including switch detail, PoE load, link speed, and more. ...
28 Mar
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Watch Tech Talk with Steve Cowles, RCDD, NTS and our special guest Todd Morse, Host of B.S with Todd and Regional Sales Manager at Brother. In this episode, you will learn more about the New Brother Pro Cable Label Tool App and see how easy it is to download databases into the award-winning TestPro CV100 and Network Service Assistant. In addition, you will see how Brother PT-E550W will effortlessly print patch panels, cable wraps/flags, and faceplate labels right from the PLT app - on-site and on-demand!
Watch Tech Talk host Steve Cowles, RCDD, NTS, and our very special guests Chuck Bowser III, RCDD, TECH - Host of Let's Talk Cabling and David Landphair, RCDD - Sr. Regional Sales Manager at nVent CADDY Data & WBT. RCDD ROUNDTABLE TOPICS: 1.) Importance of properly managing and supporting the cabling infrastructure during installation. 2.) Dos and Don'ts of cable termination, pulling and testing techniques. 3.) What can happen if installation and testing isn't done properly.
Watch host Steve Cowles, RCDD, NTS, and our very special guest Carol Everett Oliver, RCDD, DCDC, ESS, Principle of CEO Communications and the current President of BICSI’s Board of Directors (2022-2024) as they discuss all the new and exciting things that took place at BICSI Winter Conference!
Watch Tech Talk host Steve Cowles, RCDD, NTS and special guest Andrew Froehlich, President of West Gate Networks and Founder at InfraMomentum as they discuss seven testing and troubleshooting scenarios unique to the data center that you’re likely to come across from an IT operations (ITOps) perspective.
Watch Tech Talk host Steve Cowles, RCDD, NTS, and special guest Luis Suau, Chief Business Officer with Sinclair Digital as they talk about the ever-evolving technologies in Smart Building Infrastructure. If you are responsible for design and architecture, you want to watch this episode. Topics will include PoE, Digital Electricity, and more.
Watch Tech Talk host Steve Cowles, RCDD, NTS and special guest Lisa Schwartz, Dir. Product Marketing at AEM as they share TestPro's unique ability to provide comprehensive cable certification and validation testing from Installation to Implementation all in a single multifunction test solution.
Watch the RCDD Masterminds discuss what it's like to go into a jobsite behind another installer for repairs, follow-up, testing, correcting mistakes, etc. Tech Talk host Steve Cowles, RCDD, NTS is pleased to partner up with two special guests, Chuck Bowser III, RCDD, TECH and host of Let's Talk Cabling, and Chuck Wilson, RCDD and President of Wilson Technology Group.
Watch Tech with Talk Steve and special guest Arvind Patel, Engineering Director for AEM - Precision Cable Test as they deep dive into MultiGig SNR Test, SNR vs BERT, how SNR Test relates to alien crosstalk and discuss how including PoE Load Test plays into the SNR.
Watch Tech with Talk Steve as he shares how to configure your tester based on your different testing needs such as...Standard Cable Certification, Certi-Lite, MPTL, Smart Building Certification, Long reach cable testing, Single Pair Ethernet, Custom limits, Tier 1 Fiber Optic Certification, Hybrid Powered Fiber, Ethernet, and SNR/PoE Test.
Watch Tech Talk with Steve as he shares what happened at BICSI Fall Conference, What's New at AEM - Precision Cable Test and what to expect such as a modern user interface, slick touchscreen display, CAT 8.1 ready channel & permanent link adapters, and new Smart Building Kits Include All-you-need for MPTL testing!