Magic Cable Box Debunked

Author: John Grocke, Published on Aug 23, 2013

In a recent security magazine 'article', ICE claims a superior cable box that will "save integrators time and money". Is this marketing hype or is there something to this claim? In this note, we examine the key features of boxed cabling vs spools, providing recommendations on the best options and tradeoffs for cable dispensing.

Box Cabling Overview

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Comments (4)

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