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Addressable (Digital) Fire Alarm Systems Offer Best Protection

Posted by West Penn Wire Marketing on Sep 7, 2021 2:28:38 PM

Fire alarm systems are essential to the safety of commercial and industrial buildings, schools, homes and more because they alert us, and first responders, to dangerous situations. There are three categories of fire alarm system designs: conventional (analog), addressable (digital) and multiplex (analog/addressable).

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At West Penn Wire, Innovation is a Way of Life                 

Posted by West Penn Wire Marketing on Aug 23, 2021 1:55:50 PM

Whether your application is related to AV, Networking or Security, we recently introduced a half-dozen products that improve the quality of audio, video or access control in a wide range of environments.  

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Why The Classrooms of Tomorrow Need Our Expertise Today

Posted by West Penn Wire Marketing on Jul 8, 2021 1:00:00 PM

Over the past year, we provided hospitals with large volumes of Cat 6 Networking Cables, Access Control Systems and Fire Alarm Systems. Looking back, we benefited from the federal government’s funding of hospitals to offset revenue shortfalls created by the decline in elective surgeries and increased demand for treating COVID-19 patients, including the need to buy personal protective equipment (PPE). Although healthcare will continue to be a strong market for us over the next 12-18 months, the education sector should be even stronger.

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Topics: Category Cable, Category 6A Cable, Fiber Optic Cable, Fiber Optics, networking, networking cable

4 Technology Changes with Remote Working

Posted by Samantha Flannery on May 13, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Mobility and flexible working environments have created a new kind of employee. Although this transition started having before the pandemic, it has only sped up this process even more.

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Topics: Category Cable, Category 6A Cable, Fiber Optic Cable, Fiber Optics, networking, networking cable

3 Things That Make a Cable Flexible

Posted by Samantha Flannery on Apr 29, 2021 10:00:00 AM

There are many instances where a flexible cable is needed. Especially when installing temporary installations such as stages for musical festivals or outdoor concerts. The flexibility in cable makes it easier to coil, pack away, and reinstall when necessary. Also, the flexibility guarantees that the cable is able to withstand frequently pulling and twisting.

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Topics: Low Voltage Cables, cable construction, Audio cables, flexible

West Penn Wire Celebrates 50 Years

Posted by Samantha Flannery on Mar 30, 2021 10:00:00 AM

West Penn Wire celebrates a monumental moment in its history, celebrating its 50th birthday. For more than 50 years, West Penn Wire has been an industry leader in designing and manufacturing of insulated wire, cable, and related products. Since then, West Penn Wire has transformed itself from a cable company to a signal transmission solutions provider with a complete product portfolio including cable, connectivity, and networking products. Take a look below at some of our most monumental moments since we were first established:

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The Blogs You Liked & Read Most In 2020

Posted by Samantha Flannery on Feb 18, 2021 10:00:00 AM

To help you stay up to date on products and trends, we publish monthly blogs with insight and product information. As a result, our blog continues to grow in readership each month!

With 2020 behind us, we take a look back at the topic and posts that were most important to you. After we examined the most-read blogs from 2020, as well as the most-read West Penn Wire blogs of all time, we're sharing your favorite here!

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Topics: Low Voltage Cables, Fiber Optic, fire alarm cables, networking, outdoor cable

How Does Winter Weather Impact Cable?

Posted by Samantha Flannery on Dec 16, 2020 10:00:00 AM

With winter starting and cooler months looming, it means extra strain on the cable and various components. Cold temperatures unfortunately that come with winter weather can impact the effectiveness of some cables. It’s important to prepare for cold temperatures and atmosphere changes to ensure reliable operations.

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Topics: Copper Cable, cable construction, indoor cable, outdoor cable

4 Trends That Need Category 6A Cabling

Posted by Samantha Flannery on Sep 8, 2020 10:00:00 AM

In the world of networking, data rates continue to climb as more devices are being connected to LANs through wireless and wired connections. Versus, ten years ago there was a single network that would manage both data and voice. 

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Topics: Category Cable, Category 6A Cable, networking, Category 6 Cable, networking cable

4 Broadcast Trends and Need for Fiber

Posted by Samantha Flannery on Aug 19, 2020 10:00:00 AM

The entertainment industry is changing to accommodate people's expectations as they become more connected to devices. As technology advancements taking place in the broadcast industry give users a more impactful, unforgettable experience. It also places a large demand for a wired infrastructure because of the amount of data and people connecting to networks. Similar to stadiums, the growing demand for bandwidth in the broadcasting market will continue to increase.

As a result, the broadcast industry will begin to rely heavily upon fiber for its dependable wireless connectivity. Fiber can provide faster downloads, maintain signal strength over long distances, and provides fewer delays.

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Topics: Fiber Optics Assemblies, Fiber Optic Cable, Fiber Optics, Fiber, Fiber Optic, Pre-Terminated Fiber Optic Assemblies

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