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Become part of the most updated professionals in the Structure Cabling World

Join Ortronics, Berk-Tek, Cablofil, Wiremold, and Fluke Networks for the latest addition to the OSI Layer… Along with the introduction of Layer Zero, we will present Network Professionals, Consultants, Installers and Users on all the latest changes within the Telecommunications Standards…

Registration Educational Sessions Lunch Educational Sessions

visit www.layer-zero.info select the date and location you wish to attend and complete the online registration form

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Attendance $25.00 Lunch provided

8.30 am 9:00 am — 12:00 12:00 pm — 1.:00pm 1:00 pm — 4:00pm

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R E G I S T R A T I O N

Welcome to Layer Zero

Telecommunications Infrastructure is the most important and sustainable technological investment within your Facility. It is critical to understand all layers of this investment and the essential components which will support it all…

A layer is a collection of conceptually similar functions that provide services to the layer above it and receives service from the layer below it. On each layer an instance provides services to the instances at the layer above and requests service from the layer below. For example, a layer that provides error-free communications across a network provides the path needed by applications above it, while it calls the next lower layer to send and receive packets that make up the contents of the path. Conceptually two instances at one layer are connected by a horizontal protocol connection on that layer...

The Open System Interconnection Reference Model is an abstract description for layered communications and computer network protocol design. It was developed as part of the Open System Interconnection (OSI) initiative. In its most basic form, it divides network architecture into seven layers which, from top to bottom, are the Application, Presentation, Session, Transport, Network, Data-Link, and Physical Layers. It is therefore often referred to as the OSI Seven Layer Model.

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• Network Engineers and Designers

• Review of the latest changes to the ANSI EIA/TIA Standards

• Free copy of Fluke Linkware Stats (in exchange for the Speakers Evaluation Form)

• Overview of the latest trends applicable to our Region

• Certification of the physical layer and performance assurance & management

• Consultants

• Contractors

• Sales Managers

• Network Analysts

• Corporate IT Management & Staff

• Network Design Specialists

• Project Managers

• Network Professionals

• Introduction to Layer Zero

• The Smart Buildings of the future… meet CONVIA!

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Standards Review ANSI EIA/TIA Dallas Kellerman

Blell graduated with a BS in Aerospace Engineering and a Masters in Engineering from North Carolina State University. Prior to joining Nexans, Blell held product development, applications and systems engineering, and market development positions with other fiber optic cablers including Corning Cable Systems, CommScope, and Sumitomo Electric.

Beni Blell, RCDD, is the director of business development for North and Central America, and is responsible for sales and marketing activities for the entire line of Nexans cables and cabling systems in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Blell has been with Nexans for seven years and previously held the position of fiber optic product business manager for Nexans Berk-Tek. Blell has over 15 years of experience in the telecommunications cabling industry and has authored several technical papers and presented at numerous industry forums including IWCS (International Wire and Cable Symposium), NCTA (National Cable Television Association), and COMDEX (now INTEROP).

Layer One & The migration of Bandwidth Beni Blell

Sean Maguire brings over 25 years of industry experience to his role as Vice President, Strategic Initiatives at Convia, Inc. Sean has extensive experience in advanced building controls. He has worked with large utilities, Fortune 1000 companies and industry associations in developing high performance building energy solutions that balance the needs for energy efficiency, sustainability, occupant productivity and financial ROI. Recent notable engagements include the new USGBC Headquarters in Washington, DC and the Empire State Building energy retrofit in NY.

Brian is a Director for Legrand/Ortronics responsible for the training and technology activities focused on delivering training, solutions, and value added initiatives to our customers and the industry. Brian is an active member of BICSI, TIA TR42, IEEE 802.3 Technical Committees and was the vice-chair of the TIA Category 6 Consortium. Brian is the current BICSI Northeast Region Director and serves on the BICSI Board of Directors.

Brian is currently a BICSI Convention speaker and regularly conducts industry seminars. Brian graduated from the State University of New York (SUNY) Institute of Technology at Utica with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Electrical Engineering Technology.

Sean studied at the State University of New York (SUNY), with a focus in electrical and electronics engineering.

Prior to Convia, Sean served as Director Global Sales & Marketing at Sanmina-SCI, a $12 Billion Fortune 500 manufacturing firm. Sean led the $2.5 billion enterprise computing and storage division. Sean was also a principal and Executive Vice President for DataStarUSA, a Texas based technology services company.

Sean Maguire

Brian Ensign

In his former position at ITS/ETL Testing Services, he was instrumental in the creation of ETL Verification Programs.

Next generation Commercial Buildings Automation &Energy management

The Evolution of Connectivity

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Jim Davis

Certification of Networks & Application Performance Management

Layer Zero solutions add a new level of stability to the network by introducing an additional layer to the traditional network architecture. The OSI network model is the accepted framework for network design and specifies seven layers to use for network planning. The bottom layer of this model is Layer One-the physical layer, which is the structured cabling itself, but what Layer One does not include is the physical support, or the infrastructure, for the cabling. Ortronics/Legrand introduces Layer Zero-The Infrastructure Layer, as a new foundation for the OSI model to address the critical role that infrastructure plays in network performance and provide a new level of stability to the network. Using the right equipment at Layer Zero can reduce power consumption, cooling costs, and reduce the risk of equipment failure, as well as enhance overall system performance.

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Brian is currently a BICSI Convention speaker and regularly conducts industry seminars. Brian graduated from the State University of New York (SUNY) Institute of Technology at Utica with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Electrical Engineering Technology

In his former position at ITS/ETL Testing Services, he was instrumental in the creation of ETL Verification Programs.

Brian is a Director for Legrand/Ortronics responsible for the training and technology activities focused on delivering training, solutions, and value added initiatives to our customers and the industry. Brian is an active member of BICSI, TIA TR42, IEEE 802.3 Technical Committees and was the vice-chair of the TIA Category 6 Consortium. Brian is the current BICSI Northeast Region Director and serves on the BICSI Board of Directors.

Layer Zero The foundation of the Network Brian Ensign

So what Layer supports the physical layer? How do we support the cables and components which make up the OSI Model? Let us introduce you to Layer Zero...

On the other hand, the seven layers of the OSI model can be divided into two groups: upper layers (layers 7, 6 & 5) and lower layers (layers 4, 3, 2, 1). The upper layers of the OSI model deal with application issues and generally are implemented only in software. The highest layer, the application layer, is closest to the end user. The lower layers of the OSI model handle data transport issues. The physical layer and the data link layer are implemented in hardware and software. The lowest layer, the physical layer, is closest to the physical network medium and is responsible for placing data on the medium. The physical layer is defined as the cable or physical medium itself, e.g., thinnet, thicknet, unshielded twisted pairs, fiber optic cable. However, Layer 1 does not include Pathways or Physical Support - racks, cabinets, cable trays, and cable management.

The OSI program grew out of a need for international networking standards and is designed to (consistently) facilitate communication between hardware and software systems despite differences in underlying architectures. The OSI 7 layers model has clear characteristics. Layers 7 through 4 deal with end to end communications between data source and destinations. Layers 3 to 1 deal with communications between network devices.Â

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