The International Cable-Tec Games and the IP Challenge will be colocated for the first time when the SCTE/ISBE presents the CORTEX Olympics @ Expo Evening as part of Cable-Tec Expo 2017 on Oct. 19.
The CORTEX Olympics are intended to test field engineering skills and IP expertise. Both skills events will be conducted in the exhibit hall of the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, with Cable-Tec Games beginning at 4:30 p.m. and the IP Challenge getting underway at 5 p.m. Vericom Global Solutions is the sponsor of Expo Evening.
The International Cable-Tec Games, sponsored by Greenlee Communications, feature the winners of local chapter events competing for gold, silver and bronze awards in such categories as Cable Splicing, Meter Reading, and Fiber Splicing, as well as Metallic (MTDR) and Optical (OTDR) Time Domain Reflectometer. The IP Challenge will be conducted on the Innovation Theater stage and will test knowledge of Internet Protocol technologies and IPv6 among finalists from preliminary competitions.
Each of the finalists receives a full conference pass for Cable-Tec Expo 2017. The IP Challenge winner will receive one full conference pass to Cisco Live and one full conference pass to Cable-Tec Expo 2018, at which he will attempt to defend his IP Challenge title.
Cable-Tec Expo will be conducted Tuesday, Oct. 17, through Friday, Oct. 20, in Denver.