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Samantha Bante

Samantha is the Marketing Specialist for West Penn and joined the marketing team in March 2017.
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Single-Mode Vs. Multi-Mode Fiber Optic Cable

Posted by Samantha Bante on Aug 21, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Fiber Optic Technology offers numerous benefits compared to traditional Copper Cable. In order to understand the benefits, it is pertinent to knowing the differences between these Fiber Optic Cables and essentially, how they could help or harm the data transmission for your business.

The following article will explain the differences between both single-mode and multi-mode Fiber Optic Cables and how they can be utilized to improve bandwidth and signal communication.

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Topics: Fiber Optic Cable, Fiber, Signal Management, Single-mode, Multi-Mode

Advantages of Fiber Optics Cables vs. Copper Cables

Posted by Samantha Bante on Aug 3, 2017 10:21:00 AM

This week we are looking to determine what factors need to be taken into consideration when choosing Fiber Optics Cables over low-voltage Copper Cables. There are so many benefits. Keep reading to find out more....

First things first... How does it work?

Fiber Optic Cable are composed of fine hair-like glass fibers and messages are transmitted by sending light beams down the thin strands of glass through a shielded cable. Fiber Optics Cables are comprised of three main areas:

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Topics: Fiber Optics Assemblies, Fiber Optic Cable, Fiber Optics, Copper Cable

Let's Compare: Category 6A Vs. Category 7 Cables

Posted by Samantha Bante on Jul 18, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Last week our blog post discussed the release of Category 7 Cable. This week we are looking to discuss what factors need to be taken into consideration when choosing Category 7 Cable, and how it compares to the popular Category 6A Cables. 

Understanding what connections you are looking for can help determine which cables will provide your project with the right connection and bandwidth.

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Topics: Low Voltage Cables, Category 7 Cable, Category 6A Cable

Category 7- Greater connection for great bandwidth

Posted by Samantha Bante on Jul 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

You requested. We've delivered. 

West Penn Wire has recently expanded our already extensive Category Cable breadth to now include Category 7 S/FTP Twisted Pair cables.

Category 7 cables help to meet the demand for the growing presence of IP access points and networking security applications exceeding speeds of 10 Gigabits networking (10G) bandwidths of up to 600 MHz.


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Topics: Low Voltage Cables, Category 7 Cable, Category Cable, Cat7, New product

Better Packaging for Better Solutions

Posted by Samantha Bante on Jun 23, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Who doesn't enjoy an upgrade? We agree. Which is why West Penn Wire has a new Advantage Box which encompasses some minor, yet pivotal changes to our packaging to offer better results to ALL customers.

First things first, let's take a look at our newest packaging, shall we? Beautiful. 

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Topics: advantagebox, new packaging

One System = Better Education Experience

Posted by Samantha Bante on Jun 22, 2017 9:30:00 AM

We're taking a look at how a single-box distribution system can allow for better education and improve connections overall through West Penn Wire's partnership with Aurora Multimedia. West Penn Wire is now offering a IPBaseT systems which combines 4K uncompressed video with seamless switching, video mounts and multiviewer modes. 

With using a bandwidth of a standard 10G copper or a fiber network, iPBaseT supports large, seamless UHD video, as well as audio matrix, the making the overall connections simple and efficient..

So what is IPBaseT and how does it provide better education?

The Aurora IPBaseT Systems replaces multiple technologies with a single-box distributed. The main features and benefits include combining a few different components into one single, IP Transceiver for a streamless connection. This allows easier education, room sharing components and the capacity to have messages delivered throughout mulitple rooms through a single-box distribution. View image below incorporating 4 systems into one: 

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Topics: IPX Systems, VLX Systems, IpBaseT, 4K for better education, IP

Aquaseal- the Industry's Original Water Resistant Cable

Posted by Samantha Bante on May 19, 2017 5:00:00 PM

With the communication industry consistently  growing, it is best to be prepared for any environmental factors. From direct sunlight factors to wet locations, a reliable connection cannot afford to be overlooked.

For those locations; the industry’s original water resistant, water blocking low-voltage cable- Aquaseal cable, has become the recognized name for indoor/outdoor applications.

What is considered a Wet Location?

Wet locations occur in areas where direct burial in the ground, in conduit that is located below grade or any time the cable is passing through the concrete slab. These are areas where water, humidity or liquid saturation is possible- regions that are regularly exposed to the elements.

So how does it work?

Aquaseal low-voltage cable consists of a 2-ply tape on the inner shielded pairs which is virtually impenetrable. As well as a .025 inch sunlight resistant and moisture resistant jacket. Aquaseal contains this material, so when the water penetrates the cable, the 2-ply tape expands to protect the cables and connections.

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Topics: In-Conduit, Aquaseal, Wet Location, Low Voltage Cables, Wet Location Cables

What are the benefits of Aquaseal & Wet Location Cables?

Posted by Samantha Bante on May 3, 2017 4:30:00 PM

In some situations, where moisture or direct sunlight may be an issue, you need more than a standard Low Voltage Cable. Those situations are tailor made for West Penn Wire's line of Aquaseal cables. Aquaseal has a strong history of use for applications where you need to run cable from one building to another either via direct burial or in-condiut and with Aquaseal there is no need to transition once you go back inside as they are suitable for both outdoor and indoor applications. As with all of the quality cables from West Penn Wire; the Aquaseal line maintains the full host of applicable UL ratings.

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Topics: In-Conduit, Aquaseal, Low Voltage Cables, Wet Location Cables