Wire and Cable



Don’t Miss ADI at CEDIA 2017

John Sullivan

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On August 30th In A/V,Access,ADI Corporate Messages,Audio/Video,Events,Home Control,Intrusion,IP Solutions,Video Surveillance,Wire and Cable
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Every year, the CEDIA Expo stands out as THE place to find the industry’s best products and discover the newest emerging trends. If you are going to be at the 2017 CEDIA Expo in San Diego, CA from September 5th to the 9th, you won’t want to miss all of the exciting new technologies in [...]

Honeywell Cable – Striped Fire Wire: Standing out in a Crowd

Stu Tisdale

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On September 23rd In Fire,Installation & Cabling,Wire and Cable
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When you’re 30 feet off the ground in a lift basket in a dimly lit warehouse, isolating a cable in a bundle of red fire cables can be challenging, to say the least.  While you toil away trying to isolate the right cable, your boss is beginning to wonder why it’s taking so long to [...]

What you need to Know about Testing Cable in the Field

Stu Tisdale

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On July 28th In Wire and Cable
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As our industry continues its growth in the use of IP-enabled products, it is becoming more important for security technicians to be able to fully test Cat5e/6 cables for proper functionality in the field. Cable testing provides a level of assurance that the installed cabling links provide the desired transmission capability to support the data [...]

Selecting the Best Cable for Your Next Installation

Stu Tisdale

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On May 24th In IP Solutions,IP Surveillance Video,IP Tech Tips,Wire and Cable
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  One of the great benefits of using IP-enabled security devices is their compatibility with various types of cables such as Cat5e/6 UTP, copper coax, and fiber optic links.  This provides security installers with a range of options when it comes to the cables that are used for specific devices weather they need to be [...]

What You Need to Know About Counterfeit Cable and Connectors

Stu Tisdale

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On April 13th In Uncategorized,Wire and Cable
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Cable and connectivity is the unsung hero or our industry. There are very few products, if any, that do not need to be connected to something else via wire or cable.  That being said, the sale and use of low-grade counterfeit cabling is a growing issue that poses a problem too large to ignore. At [...]

Electrician’s Scissors – Standard Equipment for Technicians

Stu Tisdale

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On January 26th In Tools,Wire and Cable
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As the trend in our industry continues to move towards the use of IP and Ethernet connectivity for devices, the proper care and termination of cables and connectors is becoming more critical to the development and maintenance of properly functioning systems. One of the handiest tools for cabling is the “Electrician’s Scissors.” This inexpensive tool [...]

Using the Right Cabling Tools to Reduce Costly Service Calls

Stu Tisdale

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On December 7th In Wire and Cable
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Anecdotal evidence collected over decades in the electronic security business shows that many service calls are a result of problems related to cable/conductor terminations, splices, and connector installations.  The time it takes to troubleshoot for a broken or “swinging” conductor within a cable or panel connection can be very time consuming and expensive. The most [...]

The Future of Ethernet

David Motz

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On November 3rd In IP Surveillance Video,Networking,Wire and Cable
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The Ethernet Alliance is a US-based nonprofit organization that works to set the standards for Ethernet communications over networks. This past March they released their 2015 Ethernet Roundup which detailed the future types of Ethernet that are being developed. Ethernet is the world’s most commonly used network technology. Ethernet standards have evolved over the past [...]