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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

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

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

How Patch Cords & Patch Panels Benefit Installations

Posted by Samantha Flannery on Mar 16, 2020 10:00:00 AM
We have most likely seen an installation that has had little to no organization. Those long cables that help connect equipment to end devices without any type of patch cord or patch panel to help organization. Although some companies may take this approach to save money, any future need to add or move devices will be affected by this. When there is a need to add a new device, it can result in a mess that can cost even more than expected- Yikes!
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Topics: networking, network, networking cable

Network Patch Panels & Advantages

Posted by Samantha Flannery on Jan 16, 2020 1:00:00 PM
What is a Patch Panel?
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Topics: networking, network, accessories, networking cable

What is Networking Connectivity?

Posted by Samantha Flannery on Nov 11, 2019 10:00:00 AM
Decades ago it was hard to imagine a time when we would be worried about bandwidth, wireless access, networking structures and numerous devices we would become to depend on. But in today's growing networking environments those thoughts are a thing of the past. We now look at our network with its growing users, devices, access points, security systems and more as something that must be reliable. 
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Topics: Connector, networking, network, networking cable

Why use Tactical Networking Cables?

Posted by Samantha Flannery on Jun 27, 2019 10:00:00 AM
In many previous blog posts, we have discussed in great lengths about networking cables. We have seen the difference sizes, compared to fiber optics cables and much more. But one component or problem that traditional networking cables lack is flexibility.
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Topics: networking, tactical, networking cable

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

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

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