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Easy Trick for Separating and Untwisted UTP Pairs

Michael Accetta

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On August 1st In Tools,Wire and Cable
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For the longest time, the common method for preparing a Cat5e/6 cable for termination has been to separate about two inches of the end of the outside jacket to expose the UTP pairs and begin untwisting the four individual pairs by hand. The piece of the jacket that was removed is typically discarded. What if […]

Indoor/Outdoor Rated Fiber Reduces Installation Costs

Michael Accetta

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On January 18th In Wire and Cable
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  As IP Security applications and other technology continues to demand increased bandwidth to manage large amounts of data, we have seen a rise in the use of fiber optic cables in between buildings as well as within structures. While many fiber cables on the market are ruggedized for outdoor installations, whether overhead, direct burial […]

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

Michael Accetta

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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 […]

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 […]