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PoE Types: What They Mean and How They’re Used
Blog Category: Data Centers

Posted by: Ron Tellas on August 19, 2016

PoE can enable fast installation and deployment, lower operating costs and maximum reliability for today’s enterprise networks. As PoE changes to meet growing technology and application requirements, it is being classified by classes. PoE devices, on the other hand, are categorized by type depending on their power requirements. The difference between PoE “types” and “classes” can sometimes cause confusion when talking about PoE applications and capabilities.

In this blog, we offer a breakdown of the four PoE types – Type 1, Type 2, Type 3 and Type 4 – and where they’re used, along with other terms used to describe them.

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Tags: power over ethernet, PoE, LAN


LP Cable: When It’s Necessary (and When It’s Not)
Blog Category: Data Centers

Posted by: Ron Tellas on August 26, 2016

The LP listing certification verifies that a cable has been evaluated to carry the marked current “under reasonable worst-case installation scenarios without exceeding the temperature rating of the cable.” As this new certification rolls out, we’re receiving lots of questions – and noticing some uncertainty – about what it means. So here’s what you need to know about LP cable.

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Tags: LAN


The Negative Impacts of Cable Temperature Rise
Blog Category: Data Centers

Posted by: Ron Tellas on September 02, 2016

Devices designed to connect directly to networks require increased power delivery through network cables. To grow the number of devices that can be powered by PoE, available power from the current must be increased – and the amount of heat generated within the network cable must increase as well. Cable temperature rise that is too high can ultimately push cables beyond their rated temperatures, reducing performance and reliability (and causing potential damage to the cable itself).

In this article, learn why cable temperature rise matters, how to reduce the heat, and where LP cables fit in.

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Tags: LAN, power over ethernet, Power Management


Why You Should Beware of Cheap Patch Cords
Blog Category: Data Centers

Posted by: Ron Tellas on September 30, 2016

Who doesn’t want an efficient, cost-effective, high-performing network? IT professionals dedicate themselves to achieving this goal, and there are several ways to make it happen. In the quest to save money, it’s not uncommon for network managers to consider low-quality, cheap patch cords. But not all patch cords are created equal. Cheap patch cords may not match standards, and can cause signal degradation.

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Tags: Patch Cords, LAN, Local Area Network


Cable Plugs Matter - More Than You Think
Blog Category: Data Centers

Posted by: Ron Tellas on December 09, 2016

The wireless access points, cameras and other devices being mounted on our ceilings or high up on walls are connecting to our networks – but not all use standard faceplate, jack and patch-cord configurations to do so. Instead, a direct-attachment method is being used, which terminates horizontal cable with a field cable plug that plugs directly into devices.

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4 Factors that Impact Network Bandwidth
Blog Category: Data Centers

Posted by: Ron Tellas on December 16, 2016

Think about the streets you travel every day. What would happen if the traffic engineers who designed these roadways didn’t take into account the numbers of cars traveling on them, road width and the number of lanes? They wouldn’t be able to accommodate a certain amount of traffic at a certain average speed. Traffic would be a mess, there would be bottlenecks and delays, and it would be hard to get where you needed to go.

The same holds true for your network – it’s only as good as the planning that goes into it.

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Adding More Wireless Access Points: What It Means for Networks
Blog Category: Data Centers

Posted by: Ron Tellas on January 20, 2017

The average user will bring up to three devices with him – a smartphone, tablet and laptop, for example – that will all connect to your network the minute he walks through your doors. (The average U.S. consumer now has 3.64 devices.) These devices are continuously downloading updates, receiving emails and synching to cloud-based storage. As a result, according to Dell’Oro, the number of wireless LAN active users is currently outpacing wired LAN users.

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What You Need to Know About Alien Crosstalk Today
Blog Category: Data Centers

Posted by: Ron Tellas on January 27, 2017

The industry has been predicting the growth of 10GBASE-T for years, and it’s finally happening. More networks are planning 10G migrations. Why? Due to demand from more advanced devices, users and applications.

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