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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

3 Things that Make Cables Flexible

Posted by Samantha Flannery on Jan 21, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Certain AV Installations require flexible cables, especially in stage applications. Having cable flexibility also ensures that the cable can withstand to transit, coil up and pack away and redeploy when necessary.. Flexibility also ensures that the cable can withstand repeated pulling, flexing, and bending.

Read below to learn more about the three factors that can impact a cable’s flexibility

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Topics: Low Voltage Cables, shielded cable, Solid 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

How COVID-19 Will Boost Networking

Posted by Samantha Flannery on Jul 13, 2020 9:30:00 AM
Over the last few months, we have seen have COVID-19 has changed the way we learn, work, live, and conduct business.
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Topics: Category 6A Cable, Pre-Terminated Fiber Optic Assemblies, networking, network, networking cable

Different Types of Outdoor Cables

Posted by Samantha Flannery on Jun 10, 2020 10:00:00 AM

When it comes to installing cables outside or underground for ensuring that there is continued performance, there are a few different types of outdoor cabling products to consider:

  • Outdoor Cable
  • Underground Burial Cable
  • Direct Burial Cable
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Topics: Aquaseal, Wet Location, direct burial, Audio cables, AV, outdoor cable

When to Use Fiber Optic Cable?

Posted by Samantha Flannery on May 19, 2020 9:00:00 AM

As industry shifts begin to change, bandwidths continue to increase, and fiber prices have fallen, many organizations are asking the question, "When should I use fiber optic cables?"

Below is a list to consider when looking to use fiber optic cable:

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Topics: Fiber Optic Cable, Fiber Optics, Fiber Optic

How COVID-19 May Change Technology in Different Industries

Posted by Samantha Flannery on Apr 27, 2020 9:00:00 AM

As the world continues to adjust to different working environments and daily life amidst a global pandemic, there are lots of questions that come to mind. What are the long term affects? How will this impact our industry? Will there be new technology requirements in the future?

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Topics: networking, network, networking cable, Industry

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