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What is a Network?

Posted by Samantha Flannery on Feb 13, 2019 9:00:00 AM
A network consists of two or more devices such as computers, servers, mainframes, network devices, and other devices connected to one another to allow the sharing of data. Typically these are connected via Wifi or Ethernet cables. 
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Topics: network, ethernet

Benefits of an AV/IP Systems

Posted by Samantha Flannery on Jan 31, 2019 10:00:00 AM
AV/IP stands for Audio-Visual over Internet Protocol. This translates to the communication of AV over an Internet, LAN or WAN network. It’s replacing traditional circuit-based AV infrastructures with packet-based Internet-Protocol or IP-based streaming infrastructures, while preserving the very best image and sound quality over greater distances. It differs from the existing AV systems because it streamlines the infrastructure.  In this article we will be going over the benefits of switching to an AV/IP system has they begin to merge into one. 
 
 
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Topics: AV/IP Systems, ethernet, IT Systems, Category 5e, Category 6 Cable, Category 6A Cable, AV

Different Types of Network Cable Products

Posted by Samantha Flannery on Jan 15, 2019 1:59:46 PM
When installing or looking to update any cable system it is important to understand what is being used to simplify the project. With the launch of a new line of branded West Penn Wire networking accessories, it's important to understand the basics of cabling within a networking system or infrastructure.
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Topics: network, networking, accessories, Connector, Category Cable

Twisted Pairs Vs. Braided Cables

Posted by Samantha Flannery on Dec 12, 2018 10:00:00 AM
There are many different types of cables, designs and purposes. In this article, we will be breaking down the comparison between twisted pairs and braided (coax) cables and how they provide connections and how they are different for a network. Data or information, is essentially carried through cables and connectors to provide the proper connection. Each cable has different features and reduce that possibly for interference. 
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Topics: coax cable, network, networking

Differences Between Wire and Cable

Posted by Samantha Flannery on Dec 5, 2018 3:00:00 PM
Although wire and cable are referred to as the same thing, they are different with separate characteristics. Both wire and cable are used in the communication and security world, and are designed to carry a message from one point to another. So what are the differences between the two?
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Topics: Low Voltage Cables, coaxial cables, Fiber Optic, cable construction

Benefits of LED Lighting

Posted by Samantha Flannery on Nov 16, 2018 1:00:00 PM

 LEDs have become increasingly popular and it's easy to see why since they offer many benefits over traditional lighting. They have greater lifespans, use less energy, safer alternatives and much more! The following are seven advantages to consider when switching to LED lighting:

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Topics: Low Voltage Cables, LED Cables, Lighting, LED Lighting

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