Utilizing Great Lakes integration services means Great Lakes does the easy work for you.

Posted by Bobby Salerno

Feb 20, 2017 2:35:12 PM

Utilizing Great Lakes integration services means that Great Lakes does the easy work for you; labor and freight costs are reduced, and when the enclosure arrives, you’re able to focus on the things that matter—no time is spent opening unnecessary boxes or installing countless cage nuts.

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Topics: Great Lakes Case & Cabinet, Rack cabinet, cabinet, integration

The Fujikura 70S from AFL is the World’s Fastest and Most Robust Core Alignment Fusion Splicer

Posted by Bobby Salerno

Feb 17, 2017 8:38:02 AM

The Fujikura 70S is the world’s fastest and most robust core alignment fusion splicer. Incorporating the proven ruggedized features pioneered by Fujikura, the 70S has added automated and enhanced user control features toincrease splicing efficiency. A user programmable, automated wind protector expedites the splicing process by automatically closing to initiate the splice process, and opening upon splice completion. Fully programmable “auto open sheath clamps” open one or both sheath clamps, after the tensile test, to prepare the fiber for removal. A new automated “clamshell design” tube heater applies heat to both sides of the splice protection sleeve resulting in a 14-second shrink time. The result is a total splice process time of approximately 21 seconds! Ruggedness and durability are greatly enhance by a mirror-less optical system and "severe-impact resistant" monitor. Battery capacity is now 200 splices/shrinks. An innovative transit case doubles as a built-in or mobile workstation and makes splicing easier than ever before.



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Topics: splicer, AFL, fujikura

Berk-Tek Expands EVERYTHING IP Platform to Include Fiber Optic Solutions

Posted by Bobby Salerno

Feb 16, 2017 10:09:25 AM

Berk-Tek, a Nexans Company and leading manufacturer of copper and fiber network infrastructure solutions, expands its EVERYTHING IP platform to include fiber optic solutions.      

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Topics: Berk-Tek, cable, Fiber optic cables, technology, wireless, IP

CPI Takes Cable Management to a New Level

Posted by Bobby Salerno

Feb 14, 2017 8:13:06 AM

Once again, Chatsworth Products (CPI) takes cable management to a new level with the new Motive™ Vertical Cable Manager.

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Topics: cable, CPI, PoE, power over ethernet, ethernet

Affordable Solutions for In-Building Cellular Coverage from Wilson Electronics

Posted by Teddi Strassburger

Feb 10, 2017 2:24:36 PM

As cell phones become more and more ubiquitous, and landline phones become a thing of the past, it becomes more imperative that your next project includes cell phone signal boosters. Cell phone signal boosters ensure a strong, reliable signal throughout your building, enabling your customers to eliminate their landlines and go mobile-only. 

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Topics: DAS, signal booster, cell phone, wilson

Belden REVConnect and DirectAttach

Posted by Bobby Salerno

Feb 10, 2017 12:18:23 PM

The Field Mountable REVConnect Plug is the answer to your IoT and AV needs. One reliable, easy, versatile termination process is all that’s required for your building security systems, LED lighting and sensors, wireless access points, HVAC, digital signage, audio mixing consoles, and more.

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Topics: Belden, av, Belden AV, iot, revconnect, plug

Zero Connect Pre-Terminated MTP/MPO Solutions

Posted by Teddi Strassburger

Feb 10, 2017 10:36:35 AM

MTP/MPO patch cords are the connecting cables between distribution racks and equipment racks, such as servers and switches. The compact design of the MTP/MPO connectors allows high-density connections between the network equipment. Zero Connect, a leading manufacturer in custom cable assemblies with over 22 years of experience in the industry, provides MTP/MPO assemblies that are a cost-effective alternative to time-consuming field termination. With Zero Connect's ability to construct assemblies to specific lengths and configurations, you don't have to spend time on field terminations or specialized installers. 

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Topics: cable, preterminated, zero connect, patch cords

APC Is Getting Our Youth up to Speed!

Posted by Bobby Salerno

Feb 9, 2017 12:38:09 PM

APC (American Power Conversion) is doing their part to help schools and libraries across the nation catch up to speed by utilizing a program that can save schools lots of money! APC is working with a program called E-rate, a federal government initiative launched in 1997 to help telecommunications and Internet services at K-12 schools throughout the country.

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Topics: Accu-Tech, technology, APC, telecommunications, IT, internet

Introducing OCC’s Deployable Rugged Broadcast Cable Solutions

Posted by Teddi Strassburger

Feb 9, 2017 8:17:50 AM

Sporting events are among broadcast's toughest venues, requiring the rapid pulling of miles of field-deployable cable across fences, through water, around rough-hewn rodeo arenas and along frozen ski slopes or blazing hot racetracks. Remote broadcasts demand the brisk deployment of dozens of strands of cable to cameras that fly over football fields, hang from cranes, and are then re-gathered and tossed into crates to be shipped to the next venue. Most important, in all of these harsh broadcasting environments, it must survive again and again.

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Topics: OCC, broadcast, outdoor cable

One Campus, Many Network Environments: Oberon's Solutions for Education

Posted by Teddi Strassburger

Feb 8, 2017 2:36:59 PM

The educational campus, whether K-12 or in higher education, presents unique challenges when it comes to deploying a wireless network. Classrooms, auditoriums, hospitals, stadiums, residence halls, courtyards, cafeterias, and office spaces require vastly different solutions for addressing wireless density, ease of access, physical security, and aesthetics. Oberon is your full-campus solution for proper installation of wireless access points.

Classrooms and Offices

Density, security, and ease of authorized access are key to network deployments in both classrooms. High-traffic, media-heavy use requires a large number of WAPs installed in precise locations and with proper settings to offer maximum reliability with minimal interference.

A large number of access points hanging from the ceiling grid is not visually appealing. Oberon’s 1040 and 1044 series access point mounts recess the AP into the ceiling (much like recessed lighting), providing for an aesthetic professional installation.

An access point clipped into the ceiling can easily be moved, disconnected, or stolen, throwing off instructors’ plans and creating unnecessary expense. Recessing the AP into the ceiling helps to insure the reliability of this mission-critical resource.

In corridors and hard ceiling areas without a drop ceiling or a high ceiling, Oberon’s right-angle brackets provide a great solution for mounting the AP in the preferred horizontal orientation, at the desired height.

Lecture Halls and Auditoriums

Lecture halls and auditoriums create a challenge for the wireless designer, with large numbers of client devices simultaneously connecting to the wireless network. High ceilings and wide open spaces without walls further complicate the design. Oberon offers AP and antenna mounting solutions to help the wireless designer and installer provide optimal wireless coverage.

The Model 1013 is an AP wall mount with articulating antenna mount. APs and directive antennas from leading AP vendors are attached to the mount, and the antenna can be pointed to create desired zones of coverage.

The Model 1020 compact NEMA 4 AP enclosure is small enough to be mounted directly beneath the seating, providing an extra degree of design flexibility for the wireless designer and installer. The 1020 protects the AP from spilling liquids, power washing, and weather.

Residence Halls

Many residence halls now host an AP in every room to provide the wireless connectivity and throughput required by students. APs may be mounted on the ceiling, wall or, in some cases, the closet. Oberon’s Model 1017 and 1018 access point enclosures are designed to provide an extra degree of protection for the access point in residence hall rooms, hallways, lounges, common areas, and cafeterias.

Hospitals and Laboratories

Hospitals and laboratory facilities have special requirements for air quality. In many cases, lifting ceiling tiles to access the plenum space involves “tenting” the area to prevent dust and fungal spores from contaminating an otherwise clean space. Similarly, poking holes for data cables to connect to ceiling grid strung APs is undesirable, as these holes are a pathway for airborne pathogens.

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Topics: Access Points, Oberon, wifi

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