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Posted by: Warren McCarty on July 27, 2017

Those of you who know me (or have read my blogs) are well aware of my deep-seeded belief in customer advocacy. We use well-known phrases like “trusted partner” or “true partner,” which are about as worn as the tires on my old high school car. But, overused or not, these phrases say what they need to say, and there are few words that convey the message in another way. 

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Posted by: Bob Ferguson on July 21, 2017

High-definition video – and now, even ultra-high-definition video – is becoming crucial to enterprises, from streaming content on retail digital signage to recording, streaming and sharing classroom lectures for distance learning. This increasing demand calls for support of robust audio and video distribution applications. For this reason, it’s important for AV and network design professionals to understand HDBaseT and how it works.

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Posted by: Matt Baum on July 20, 2017

Singlemode fiber optic connector technology is relatively mature, but there are changes being made to optical performance that may impact how singlemode fiber optic connectors are measured and tested.  

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Posted by: Benoit Chevarie on July 14, 2017

When it comes to selecting a patch panel, there are two options: preloaded or traditional (a.k.a. modular). Preloaded patch panels feature pre-installed connectors; traditional (unloaded) patch panels typically have empty holes where connectors can be installed prior to or during deployment.
So when should you choose a preloaded patch panel over an unloaded one? Below, we list the top three reasons you may want to consider a preloaded patch panel for your next networking project.

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Posted by: Qing Xu on July 13, 2017

Global IP traffic has been increasing rapidly in the enterprise and consumer segments, driven by growing numbers of Internet users, as well as growing numbers of connected devices that provide faster wireless and fixed broadband access, high-quality video streaming and social networking capabilities.

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Posted by: Ron Tellas on July 07, 2017

Interactive digital signage in a hospitality resort; video screens in airports; wireless access points, security cameras and high-end AV equipment in meeting rooms: they all have one thing in common. These applications use devices and technology that allow the delivery of power and data over twisted-pair cabling.

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Tags: PoE

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Posted by: Qing Xu on July 06, 2017

We first told you about wideband multimode fiber (WBMMF) back in October 2016, right after the International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) decided on the nomenclature for wideband multimode fiber cable: OM5. This new TIA development – ANSI/TIA-492AAAE – was approved for publication in June 2016. It helps data center managers deal with escalating data rates and the demand for higher bandwidth.

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Posted by: Ron Tellas on June 30, 2017

Remotely powered equipment is being deployed in enterprises every day – from wireless access points (WAPs) to IP cameras and phone systems. As these devices play their role in supporting digital building, factors such as centralized powering, power management and backup will become crucial. Based on the locations of these devices, however, providing a close source of local power may be difficult.

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