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CPI Receives Patent for Vertical Exhaust Duct Technology

Posted by Julie Clark

Aug 3, 2015 11:14:00 AM

Congratulations, Chatsworth Products, Inc., on the new patent for Vertical Exhaust Duct Technology! The duct, which attaches to the top of a cabinet, guides hot exhaust air from the back of a cabinet to an overhead drop ceiling or ductwork to create a closed hot air return pathway to air handlers. When combined with CPI’s additional airflow products, complete hot air isolation is achieved, helping prevent equipment failure and lower cooling costs. 
 
The Vertical Exhaust Duct is available on these CPI cabinets:
 
 
  • F-Series TeraFrame® Gen 3 Cabinet – designed to be CPI’s premiere solution for protecting computer, data storage and network equipment
  • F-Series TeraFrame HD Cabinet – designed for safe transportation of up to 3000 lb of electronic equipment from factory integration to the data center
  • N-Series TeraFrame Gen 3 Network Cabinet – designed for the high-density cable and thermal management needs of network switches
  • GF-Series GlobalFrame Gen 2 Cabinet – designed as an industry-standard server and network storage solution

  
The Vertical Exhaust Duct is one of CPI’s many patented products. For a complete list visit CPI's 
website, or with questions, contact your local Accu-Tech representative today! 

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Topics: CPI, chatsworth, cabinets

B-Line's CUBEFuse is Giving Engineers 70% More Room to Think

Posted by Paige Looney

Aug 3, 2015 9:00:00 AM

The world is definitely not shrinking, but the systems and devices it runs on are becoming ever smarter, ever more complex and ever smaller. As companies race to miniaturize just about everything from cell phones to servers sensors, monitors and controls are getting squeezed into incredibly tight places. This led Eaton to re-think one of electrical engineering's most fundamental components — the fuse. One huge obstacle stood in Eaton's way, the knowledge that you can't design an advanced electrical system without figuring out how to protect it from overloads or short circuits. 

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Topics: b-line by eaton, eaton, fuse

Announcing the Release of the New Arecont MegaVideo G5 IP Megapixel Cameras

Posted by Paige Looney

Jul 30, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Accu-Tech is excited to announce the new Arecont Vision MegaVideo G5 IP Megapixel Cameras! This line of affordable MegaVideo G5 IP Megapixel Cameras has been upgraded to include multiple game changing features including CorridorView, non-integer scaling, STELLAR (Spatio Temporal Low Light Architecture) low light technology, remote focus/zoom, p-iris lens functionality, and on-board storage. With multiple lens and housing options, you can ensure the right set up to handle a variety of security needs, including those with challenging lighting conditions. 

The new CorridorView feature allows the camera’s image to be rotated 90 degrees to reduce capturing unnecessary data. This works great for narrow hallways where pixels are often wasted due to capturing the surrounding walls. Non-integer scaling provides the ability to scale images to different resolutions down to 128x96. This flexibility allows users to tailor their system for their specific need; reducing system bandwidth, storage requirements, and the associated costs. The MegaVideo G5 includes remote zoom/focus, making it easy for an installer to accurately focus the camera remotely. 

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Topics: Security, security camera solutions, megapixel camera, arecont, Arecont Vision, ip camera, cameras

High-PoE Success without a Sweat from Berk-Tek

Posted by Paige Looney

Jul 28, 2015 4:00:00 PM

We're in the midst of a digital transformation. One where more devices than ever are now connected to and sharing data over the internet. While the Internet of Everything will allow remote access across existing network infrastructure, it will drive more bandwidth, more wireless, and more PoE. The popularity of PoE has soared over the last decade, primarily due to its cost effectiveness.

As more devices are added to the internet, hard wired connections will connect the most sensitive and important connections, the same devices that will be powered through next generation PoE. When transmitting power through copper conductors, there will be resistance, and this will generate heat. As more power is transmitted, more heat is generated. You can imagine that transmitting 100W will generate significantly more heat than when transmitting 15W or 30W.  Heat is no friend to IP traffic on copper cabling. It weakens signal strength (attenuation) and makes IP traffic more prone to errors. More errors can cause your network to slow to a crawl and/or can possibly lead to rebooting. Taking this into account while approaching the new PoE standard 802.3bt, Berk-Tek has come up with solutions and recommendations to keep you connected.

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Topics: Berk-Tek, PoE, webinar, Internet of Things

Transition Networks Oil & Gas Switch

Posted by Julie Clark

Jul 28, 2015 9:12:56 AM

Unmanaged Hardened Fast Ethernet Switch 

The SISTF1013-x62-LRT switch family contains simple “Plug and Play” multi-port switches designed specifically for use in hazardous environments. The switches comply with Class I/Division 2, ATEX, IECEx regulations, are Optically Intrinsically safe, and are used at the edge of a hardened network to connect devices in hazardous locations. Depending on the model, these switches provide Multi-Mode fiber connections with SC connectors; have redundant input power connections, and a fault alarm relay to ensure safe reliable operation in temperatures between -40°C and +75°C

Transition Networks’ hardened switches are certified to operate reliably in harsh environments such as those found on factory floors, outdoor enclosures or other hazardous environments. 

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Topics: Transition Networks, harsh environment, transition, switches

Tripp Lite's Self-Contained, Rack-Mounted Air Conditioning Unit

Posted by Paige Looney

Jul 24, 2015 9:00:00 AM

When you're looking for a complete and convenient solution to cool heat-sensitive equipment in network closets, server rooms or data centers, you need the newest addition to Tripp Lite's award-winning line of SRCOOL cooling solutions, the SRCOOL7KRM. The SRCOOL7KRM is a rack-mounted air-conditioning unit that is incredibly easy to install; it's as simple as putting in any other piece of rack-mountable equipment. Installation doesn't require an electrician, plumber, or HVAC specialist, you just plug in the standard 15-amp plug and you're ready to monitor and cool your equipment. With remote management you're able to monitor the temperature of your equipment, make adjustments, receive alerts and see access logs even when you're away from the site, to make sure your equipment is stable and running in the ideal environment.


Compact Cooling Power:

• Provides 7,000 BTU/h (2.0 kW) of cooling capacity in 8U.
• Prevents equipment failures and malfunctions caused by temperature fluctuations and overheating.

Simple Installation:

• Plugs into a standard 15-amp outlet (NEMA 5-15R). • Does not require a floor drain or water collection tank (built-in evaporator eliminates condensation).
• Includes all required parts, including mounting hardware for standard 19-inch rack installation.

Convenient Operation:

• Directs cool air downward or upward, allowing the unit to operate from the top or bottom of the rack enclosure.
• Supports unattended startup and shutdown.
• Restarts automatically after power failures.
• Includes informative digital display and LEDs.
• Allows IT staff to monitor temperatures, receive alerts, review logs and control settings from any location via SNMP, Web, SSH or telnet. (Requires optional SRCOOLNET2 remote management accessory.)


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Get Your Copy of Siemon's Cabling Contractor Best Practices

Posted by Julie Clark

Jul 23, 2015 9:48:52 AM

Get Your Copy of Siemon's Cabling Contractor Best Practices: The Impact of Termination Speed on Your Bottom Line!

As a network cabling contractor, you need to keep an eye on product costs. When it comes to the cabling products you choose, you’re balancing your customer’s needs against what works for your bottom line. Read how termination times impact your profits and find out how you can lower them!

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Topics: siemon turbotool, Siemon, siemon z-max

Superior Essex Achieves Zero Waste to Landfill

Posted by Paige Looney

Jul 23, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Superior Essex recently announced that it has achieved a Zero Waste to Landfill certification for its copper data cable manufacturing facility in Hoisington, Kansas. This is the first Zero Waste to Landfill certification ever achieved by a communications cable manufacturer, and it is a designation that has been attained by very few manufacturers of any type. Superior Essex was awarded its Zero Waste to Landfill certification by GreenCircle Certified, LLC., a prominent third-party certifier of environmental claims.

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Topics: Superior Essex, environment

Free Up Valuable Space with Panduit

Posted by Julie Clark

Jul 22, 2015 9:36:13 AM

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Topics: Panduit, Data Center, space saving

Highlighting exacq's New Z-Series IP Network Video Recorders

Posted by Paige Looney

Jul 22, 2015 9:00:00 AM

exacqVision has announced new Z-Series IP NVRs with 50% more storage capacity! With this increase in capacity, it's now possible to store up to 120TB of video, which means you can purchase fewer recorders for your installation or facility. Less recorders results not only less rack space needed, but an improvement in energy efficiency and a reduction the cost of ownership. Not only will you save space and money, but Z-Series NVRs offer high performance, reliability and capacity for the most demanding video applications.

High Capacity

  • Includes 8 IP camera licenses
  • Compatible with thousands of IP camera models
  • Expandable to over 1.6PB with exacqVision S-Series networked storage
  • Compatible with all exacqVision recorders and software for maximum scalability
High Reliability
  • Continuously record during single power source failure with dual power supplies
  • Enterprise-class, continuous-duty hard drives
  • Uniterrupted operation and video preservation in event of one or two drive failures via RAID 5 or RAID 6
  • Hot spare drive options for automatic replacement of failed drive
  • Solid-state drive for Linux or Windows operating system
  • Monitors hardware health in exacqVision client and with email/text notifications
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Topics: exacq, exacqVision, network video recorder

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