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6 Tips for Choosing Conference Room Equipment

Posted by Samantha Flannery on Apr 23, 2019 10:00:00 AM

There are many options that offer a cost-effective solution to support the migration to AV-IP,  which creates the setting for greater innovation and collaborations. One area that is experiencing this change is conference rooms. When working through this migration it's important to make sure that you have the right equipment to maximize value to users and their audio and video assets.

In the article below we will be stating some tips to make sure that you are selecting the right conference room equipment.

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Topics: Control Systems, AV, AV/IP Systems

When to Use Fiber Optic Cable?

Posted by Samantha Flannery on Apr 8, 2019 10:00:00 AM

As fiber optic cable has become more affordable and data rates are growing, many project managers and IT professionals are starting to ask, "When should I use fiber optic cable?"

Below are some questions to ask to help understand when to potentially switch to/use fiber optic cable:

 

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Topics: Low Voltage Cables, Fiber Optics Assemblies, Fiber Optic Cable, Fiber Optics, Fiber, Fiber Optic

Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Installing Networking Cable

Posted by Samantha Flannery on Mar 13, 2019 2:00:00 PM

When a new installation is taking place or an update is needed, some potential mistakes may be overlooked. Often, trying to get a project done as easy and cost-effective as you can, can sometimes a few areas may be overlooked. If a project is rushed and not properly planned from the beginning that could result in a company facing hidden costs and slower network performance.


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Topics: Low Voltage Cables, networking, network

How Does Weather Impact Fiber Optics?

Posted by Samantha Flannery on Feb 27, 2019 2:00:00 PM

This year's winter weather has been far from pleasant from coast-to-coast thus far. With the polar vortex that took place in January and high speed winds, there have been many power outages, cabling issues and more. With frigid temperatures and a record low of -50 degrees in certain parts of the country, how does this affect our cabling, especially fiber optic cable?

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Topics: Fiber Optic Cable, Fiber Optics, Fiber, Fiber Optic

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: ethernet, network

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: Category 6A Cable, IT Systems, ethernet, Category 5e, AV, AV/IP Systems, Category 6 Cable

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: Category Cable, Connector, networking, network, accessories

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, networking, network

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, Fiber Optic, cable construction, coaxial cables

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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