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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

Top 5 Most-Read Blog Posts of 2018

Posted by Samantha Bante on Dec 18, 2018 10:00:00 AM

This year marks the first year that West Penn Wire published blog posts on a regular basis, a total of 20 blogs this year ranging from basic cable information to systems with greater detail.

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Topics: Category Cable, Category 6A Cable, Fiber Optic Cable, Fiber Optics, Copper Cable, Armored Fiber Optics, Fiber Optic, fire alarm, fire alarm systems, fire detection systems

Category Cable Comparison: Cat 5 vs. Cat 6 vs. Cat 7

Posted by Samantha Bante on Oct 31, 2018 1:10:00 PM

Category cable or, Networking cable, is essential for networking or multimedia installations in projects such as higher education, government, corporate, conference rooms, healthcare, houses of worship, digital signage, hospitality and large venue applications. This article will go over the most common and different types of category cables.

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Topics: Low Voltage Cables, Category 7 Cable, Category Cable, Cat7, Category 6A Cable, networking, Category 5e

Category 6 Vs. Fiber Optic Cables

Posted by Samantha Bante on Oct 1, 2018 10:00:00 AM

There has been a big change in the AV industry from the standard coax cables to networking cable solutions, known as category cables. Although Category 5 cables are still heavily used, many growing businesses are looking into faster solutions with Cat 6, Cat 6A Cat 7 and Fiber Optic cabling.

In this article, we will compare the differences between Cat 6, Cat 6A and Fiber Optic cable so that you can best decide what will suit your customers and business in the evolving AV industry.

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

Different Types of Category Cable Shielding

Posted by Samantha Bante on Mar 14, 2018 10:00:00 AM

As technology advances each year, shielded category cables are becoming more commonly used for a variety of small to large scale projects. Although these are not always required, they are highly spec'd and suggested.

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Topics: Low Voltage Cables, Category 7 Cable, Category Cable, Category 6A Cable, shielded cable, bulk cable

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

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

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