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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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Let's Compare: Plenum and Non-Plenum Rated Cables

Posted by Samantha Bante on Mar 7, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Every day new products are being introduced into the world of cabling. With newer infrastructures, better technology and business expansions happening on a larger scale, cable products are needed more than ever. One constant that seems to be always taken into consideration when purchasing cable for any major product is if a cable needs to be plenum or non-plenum. In this article, we will be viewing the difference between a plenum and non-plenum rated cable and how to determine which one you will need for an upcoming project. 

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Topics: Low Voltage Cables, plenum cable, non plenum cable, PVC

How Do Fire Detection Systems Work?

Posted by Samantha Bante on Feb 19, 2018 9:00:00 AM

This month we focus on an important part of any business, Fire Alarm Cables and their systems. These were initially created to not only protect homes, but any business in the event that a fire does occur or hazard occurs that could be harmful. 

This article will break down how a fire detection system works and components that West Penn Wire can help provide for your business or building.

 

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Topics: fire alarm cables, analog, addressable, fire alarm, fire alarm systems, fire detection systems

Conventional Vs. Addressable Fire Alarm Systems

Posted by Samantha Bante on Feb 9, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Fire Alarm systems can generally be put into two main system designs:  Conventional (Analog) and Addressable (Digital). In order to understand what system may be right for your company's building or office, it is important to understand the differences between each system. So let's begin...

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Topics: Low Voltage Cables, fire alarm cables, analog, addressable, fire alarm, conventional

Aquaseal Cables: Direct Burial Vs. Inconduit

Posted by Samantha Bante on Jan 22, 2018 5:00:00 PM

At West Penn Wire we often get questions from our customers and end users about some of our most popular products. When it comes to Aquaseal, one of the most prevalent questions is about the differences between direct burial and in-conduit and how these cable will be applied to their particular installation. This article will discuss the differences between the two, so you may understand the best cable for your upcoming project.

 

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Topics: Aquaseal, Wet Location Cables, direct burial, inconduit

Top 3 Most-Read West Penn Wire Blogs of 2017

Posted by Samantha Bante on Dec 26, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This year is the first time West Penn Wire had a dedicated product knowledge blog displaying products, relative information and documents to help any customer understand West Penn Wire's popular products. 

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Topics: Category Cable, Category 6A Cable, Fiber Optic Cable, Copper Cable, Armored Fiber Optics

Fiber Optic Cable Basics- Cable Construction

Posted by Samantha Bante on Dec 15, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Fiber optic cable has the ability to provide any business with safe, fast installations with higher bandwidth frequencies. In order to understand what fiber optic cable can do for your business or home, it's important to understand the basic construction.

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Topics: Fiber Optic Cable, Fiber, Fiber Optic, cable construction

Field Terminated Vs. Pre-Terminated Fiber Optic Assemblies

Posted by Samantha Bante on Dec 6, 2017 2:08:40 PM

With the recent surge of fiber optics within the market in the past few years, it is imperative that any upcoming projects have the right fiber optic cables, assemblies and the best termination method. While there are many options with which fiber optic cables and connectors to choose from, there are really only two major termination solutions: field terminated and pre-terminated. This post is going to break down what the difference between these terminations styles, the advantages and disadvantages, so you can have the best solution for your business and technicians.

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

Steps to choosing the Access Control System for Your Business

Posted by Samantha Bante on Nov 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM

In previous posts we have discussed what an Access Control System is, how it works and the importance of having one for a business. Whether your business is growing, changing offices or in need for a greater amount of security, make sure you take the right steps in selecting the proper Access Control System for your business.

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Topics: Access Control, Access, Access Control Systems, Access Control Cable

What is an Access Control System?

Posted by Samantha Bante on Nov 7, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Access Control Systems can contain a variety of techniques and methods for controlling permission of certain areas within a facility. By installing an Access Control System, companies can monitor and restrict access points to buildings and rooms for added security.

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Topics: Access Control, Access, CCTV, Control Systems

What is Chroma Subsampling?

Posted by Samantha Bante on Oct 23, 2017 9:00:00 AM

In previous blog posts we have discussed 4K resolutions, what it does for images on a screen, as well HDMI Cables. But, one important component to understand is what defines the details of the image, Chroma Subsampling. Chroma Subsampling can definitely be a difficult topic to understand, but this post will explain what it is and how it could affect the images on your screen. 

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Topics: 4K Resolution, 4K, 4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:2:0, Chroma Subsampling

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