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Panduit's 5 Reasons to Switch to Category 6A

Posted by Paige Looney

Apr 1, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Guest Blog Post by Frank Straka, Panduit Product Manager

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Topics: Cat 6A, Panduit, cabbling, category 6a

Legrand Contractor Training & Resources

Posted by Nate Johnson

Mar 31, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Contractor Certification is a critical component of successful installations, yet it is often overlooked or not maintained. The best designs, products and installation practices always provide customers with the best return-on investment. Becoming a Certified Contractor or using a Certified Contractor to install and warranty projects will ensure the customer enjoys reliable network performance today and in the future.

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Topics: Legrand, ortronics, training, webinar

Vicon Launches Integrated Access Control Solution

Posted by Julie Clark

Mar 30, 2015 11:30:00 AM

Vicon Industries, Inc. (recently merged with IQinVision), a designer and producer of video security systems and high-performance IP cameras, has just announced that ISC West 2015 (Booth #22053) will mark the official launch of its new, IP-based access control management system, Vicon Access Control. Vicon’s access solution is fully scalable, equally able to accommodate small and enterprise-scale installations. Its browser-based interface enables control of the system from any web-enabled PC, no matter where you are.

 

Vicon's new Access Control system is fully integrated with ViconNet and easy to use and install. With a unique design and intuitive software, the new system will:

  • Maximize administrative efficiency  
  • Offer a total solution for building system integration
  • Lower operational costs

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Topics: Access Control, iqinvision, vicon

Baffles & Enhancing Data Centers with Great Lakes

Posted by Nate Johnson

Mar 26, 2015 4:21:00 PM

Between space-consuming room wide solutions, and complicated constructions employing liquids requiring extensive monitoring, one might start to think that cooling data centers today has become an expensive task. While these routes are certainly options, the use of airflow design and maintaining construction standards with baffle kits has lead to hugely successful results that data center managers are looking for at a cost-effective edge.

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Topics: Great Lakes Case & Cabinet, cooling, racks, enclosures, baffles

3M Wireless Weatherproofing Kit WK-100

Posted by Paige Looney

Mar 25, 2015 9:00:00 AM

When it comes to weatherproofing, 3M offers a full range of weather protection products, like the Wireless Weatherproofing Kit WK-100. Using self-fusing butyl mastic in conjunction with well-known, high quality vinyl tapes, installers and line technicians can create a weatherproof seal for excellent resistance to environmental factors such as water, condensation, UV and sunlight. 3M's Wireless Weatherproofing kits provide a flexible weatherproofing solution for a wide variety of cable sizes and device configurations. 

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Topics: tape, 3M

Samsung's SRN-4000 64CH Network Video Recorder

Posted by Paige Looney

Mar 24, 2015 9:00:00 AM

When protecting your facility and customers is paramount, your network requires not only the right cameras in the right locations, but an advanced video recording system that stores and enhances your data. Pair that recording system with the need for an easy to use interface and customized user experiences for various employee security levels and you get Samsung's SRN-4000. 

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Topics: video management, Samsung, network video recorder

Superior Essex Aluminum Interlock Armored MC Cables

Posted by Paige Looney

Mar 23, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Superior Essex has developed Aluminum Interlock Armored MC LV Control and LV Power Cables that provide for an extremely well protected cable package. Rated at 90°C wet or dry locations, the Aluminum Interlock Armored line of MC cables also met the cold bend test at -25°C and are ideally suited for harsh environmentsThe aluminum interlock armored (AIA) design offers a solution for high traffic areas where added mechanical protection is required. 

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Topics: Industrial, cable, Superior Essex, cabbling, commercial

Siemon Expands Fiber Optic Solutions Line

Posted by Julie Clark

Mar 20, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Siemon Announces LightHouse™, an Expanded Portfolio of Advanced Fiber Cabling Solutions

Siemon recently announced the launch of its new LightHouse Advanced Fiber Solutions brand. Aligning the company’s established line of end-to-end fiber cable and connectivity systems with a wide array of new product innovations, Siemon’s LightHouse delivers a comprehensive range of high-performance fiber solutions to support nearly any network infrastructure.

The LightHouse family includes the most commonly used fiber cable and connectivity systems, and combines them with Siemon’s advanced, problem solving products to deliver a fiber portfolio unmatched in terms of total customer value.

Siemon’s LightHouse Advanced Fiber Solutions portfolio includes:

  • Configurable end-to-end plug and play systems – Pre-terminated MTP, LC and SC cable assemblies and modules in Singlemode and Multimode supporting up to 40/100Gb/s, as well as feature-rich fiber management solutions, including the innovative LightStack™ ultra high-density plug and play system.
  • Expanded fiber cable offering – Siemon’s comprehensive fiber cable line provides cost effective and readily available options across a full range of fiber types and performance levels, strand counts, jacket types, and constructions.
  • Extensive fiber jumper and pigtail line – LC, SC, and ST assemblies in Singlemode OS1/OS2 and Multimode, ranging from OM1 to OM4.
  • Innovative ultra high-density LC jumper – Siemon’s new LC BladePatch® jumper features an innovative push-pull latch and quick and easy field polarity changes designed for ultra high-density patching.
  • Time-saving field-terminated connectors – High-performance epoxy-polish and mechanical splice field-terminated LC and SC connectors
  • Easier fiber management – Expanded rack and wall-mount fiber enclosure options simplify high-density fiber cable and connectivity management and are enhanced by Siemon’s data center cabinet and cable management products
  • Ruggedized fiber options – Siemon’s ruggedized LC fiber connectivity provides an IP66/67-rated seal for harsh environments
  • Quick splicing – Siemon fusion splice system interfaces between bulk cable and LC duplex jumpers connected directly to active equipment
  • High performance fiber solutions for POL/PON Systems including: Splitters, enclosures, cable, connectors and cable assemblies.

 

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Topics: fiber, Siemon, lighthouse, lightstack

Arteco: The Difference Between VEMS and VMS

Posted by Paige Looney

Mar 20, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Guest Blog Post by Steve Birkmeier, Arteco Vice President

We get asked all of the time what is the difference between Video Event Management Software (VEMS) and Video Management Software (VMS).   The answer to this question is really rooted in the question “What is the Purpose of Video Security?”  

If you think about it, every security camera that has ever been installed and every camera that will ever be installed, has a purpose.  That purpose is to capture something the owner of that camera cares about happening. The primary difference with a VEMS system verses a standard VMS system is the VEMS uses technology to treat video that is important to the customer differently than video that is not important to the customer.

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Topics: Security, security camera solutions

Belden AV ProSNS Compression Connectors Make Installation a Snap

Posted by Paige Looney

Mar 19, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Make your next Commercial or Residential Audio/Video installation a snap with Belden AV's ProSNS line of compression connectors. Thanks to low compression force from traditional Snap-N-Seal connector designs, along with the patented non-blind entry, floating pin design from F-Co, this line of connectors makes for an easier installation. Belden has always been a name associated with dependable, high-performance quality connectors, so be sure to check out Belden AV for upcoming Series 11, 6, and 59 coaxial projects.

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Topics: Belden, connector, av, Belden AV

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