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Cool Off your Data Center with AisleLok® Containment

Posted by Julie Clark

Aug 25, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Airflow management in the data center is critical for optimizing data center cooling, increasing IT loads, reducing IT equipment temperatures and overall operational excellence. Containing the cold conditioned air, delivering it directly to the IT loads and preventing mixing of hot exhaust air with cold inlet air are basic principles of airflow management. Implementing AisleLok® Modular Containment in a data center provides significant airflow management improvement, reduces equipment inlet temperatures, increases the efficiency of the cooling system while freeing up stranded capacity, and reduces energy costs. And best of all, AisleLok® does this in a flexible manner that can grow and adapt with the evolution of the data center. 

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Topics: Data Center, containment, cooling, upsite, aislelok

AFL Launches FlexScan PON OTDRs

Posted by Julie Clark

Aug 24, 2016 2:00:17 PM

AFL has expanded its FlexScan family of pocket-sized OTDRs adding two PON OTDR models. The FS200-304 PON OTDR offers 1310, 1550 and 1650 nm OTDR testing to verify and troubleshoot both in-service and out-of-service FTTH PONs. The FS200-300 FlexScan supports 1310 and 1550 nm out-of-service testing for both PON and point-to-point networks.

All FlexScan OTDRs include AFL’s SmartAuto™ multi-pulse acquisition, enabling users to detect closely spaced events before a PON splitter while still testing effectively through the splitter. FlexScan OTDRs also display test results in both AFL’s icon-based LinkMap® view and OTDR trace view, allowing users to quickly and easily locate faults and identify necessary corrective action. With up to 37 dB dynamic range, both models verify PONs with split ratios up to 1:64.

FlexScan PON OTDRs include 4.3-inch indoor/outdoor touchscreen display, Bluetooth/WiFi wireless interfaces and an integrated Visual Fault Locator (VFL). The integrated Optical Light Source (OLS) and Optical Power Meter are optional.

FlexScan OTDRs are available in several pre-configured kits combining a user-selected FlexScan with additional fiber verification and troubleshooting tools:

FlexScan Basic Kits: combine FlexScan with TRM® 2.0 Basic Test Results Manager reporting software, USB cable and a soft carry case.

FlexScan Plus Kits: adds a fiber ring (launch cable) and One-Click® cleaner plus upgrades TRM to TRM 2.0 Advanced.

FlexScan PRO Kits: includes a fiber ring, TRM 2.0 Advanced, One-Click cleaner and adds a FOCIS Flex connector inspection probe with user-selected inspection adapter tips. The carry case easily accommodates additional adapter tips.

FlexScan Complete BI/BIPM Kits: includes a fiber ring, TRM 2.0 Advanced, FOCIS Flex with adapter tips and adds a user-selected Optical Fiber Identifier for bend-insensitive fiber (OFI-BI or OFI-BIPM). The OFI-BIPM includes an integrated power meter.

The FlexScan PON OTDRs join previously announced FS200-50 (1550 nm only troubleshooting) and FS200-100 (1310/1550 nm point-to-point verification and troubleshooting) to provide the industry’s smallest, easiest-to-use handheld OTDRs for network installation verification and troubleshooting.

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Topics: otdr, pon, AFL

Compression Technology - Benefits of H.265 and WiseStream

Posted by Teddi Strassburger

Aug 24, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Driven by the growth of solutions using 4K Ultra HD and other high-resolution imaging formats, H.265 expands the efficiencies of H.264 compression standard by generating the highest-quality images in the smallest video files possible. This significantly reduces bandwidth and storage requirements, which effectively lowers infrastructure costs and makes high-resolution surveillance systems more affordable. 

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Topics: camera, Samsung, encoders, cameras, 4k, hanwha, wisestream

Simplify Labeling with the DYMO® XTL™ 300

Posted by Teddi Strassburger

Aug 19, 2016 10:29:41 AM

When you're working on a jobsite, you have so many aspects of the installation to worry about, from making sure you have the correct cabling to ensuring that the entire process runs smoothly. You may also worry about labeling the features you install. The DYMO® XTL™ 300 simplifies the labeling process and offers many great features to help you save time during your next installation. 

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Topics: Labeling, Dymo, label, label maker

Tripp Lite Solutions for Education

Posted by Teddi Strassburger

Aug 18, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Technology is growing more and more important to education. From lecture halls to athletic facilities, you can now find technology in every aspect of education. When considering solutions for education, price is one of the most important aspects of determining which products to install. Tripp Lite offers many cost-effective solutions for education spaces. Let's discover Tripp Lite's solutions for education! 

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Topics: Tripp Lite, Education, pdu

Back to School: Oberon Solutions for K-12 and Higher Education

Posted by Teddi Strassburger

Aug 17, 2016 11:00:00 AM

School is back in session for the more than 70 million students in the United States alone(1). While some things (like social cliques and struggling through Shakespeare) may never change, technology use in the classroom has certainly ballooned over the past 20 years. Computers, tablets and smartphones are all connecting to school-provided WiFi on a daily basis and have become an integral facet of the teaching and learning process. In fact, recent survey results revealed that 2 in 3 teachers want even more technology in the classroom(2). 

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Topics: Access Points, Oberon, wi-fi, wifi

Factors to Consider when Selecting the Appropriate Cable for Power over Ethernet

Posted by Julie Clark

Aug 17, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Power over Ethernet – Standards and applications

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Topics: Hitachi Cable, PoE, power over ethernet, hitachi, hitachi cable america, cabling

'Taming the Beast' of Healthcare Infrastructure

Posted by Julie Clark

Aug 16, 2016 11:37:59 AM

Can your IT infrastructure stand up to the FEROCIOUS GROWTH of healthcare data requirements? 

A Reliable Network is Mission Critical
Network infrastructure should seamlessly connect staff, medical equipment and patient information systems. Whether 2 p.m. or 3 a.m., patients' lives depend on that connectivity. 

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Topics: Infrastructure, healthcare, Leviton, av, it av

Save Time and Space with CommScope 4.3-10 RF Connectors

Posted by Teddi Strassburger

Aug 16, 2016 11:00:00 AM

With more and more people using cell phones, exponentially increasing traffic in mobile networks, operators and network infrastructure vendors face two critical challenges. First, they must attempt to improve network efficiency to transport as much data as possible in limited spectrum. Second, and related to the first challenge, they must improve network efficiency while justifying capital expenditure (CapEx) and operating expenditure (OpEx) investments. So, how do you meet these challenges?

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Topics: Commscope, connector, connectors

Hubbell Solutions for Data Centers

Posted by Teddi Strassburger

Aug 16, 2016 9:51:01 AM

As a critical aspect of modern society, data centers must be designed to meet the demands of today and prepare for the demands of tomorrow. Hubbell solutions for data centers take into account this design requirement, as well as power consumption, the cost impact of downtime, the efficient utilization of floor space, security requirements and modern aesthetics. 

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Topics: data centers, Data Center, enclosures, patch panel

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