Cat5e/6 UTP cable



For IT Components, Smoke Damage is Killer

Stu Tisdale

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On August 12th In Communications,Fire,Installation & Cabling,Networking
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While fire damage is costly and can destroy a company’s physical assets, there is another factor that comes into play when it comes to fire which is the irreversible damage to IT and telecom equipment that is caused by smoke. It has been found that 95% of damage caused by a fire within telecom facilities [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Selection and Use of Fiber Optic IP Media Converters

Garrett Savage

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On December 1st In IP Solutions,IP Surveillance Video,Video Surveillance
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  Fiber Optic media converters provide an inexpensive method to extend LAN IP connectivity using existing fiber optic links. With a pair of EtherWAN ET-EL100T media converters and functional fiber optic links, the extension of a LAN can be accomplished with components at a reasonable cost. The connection of the media converters to the fiber [...]

PoE Network Switch Power Calculations and Usage

Garrett Savage

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On October 27th In IP Tech Tips,Networking
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In most green field installations where new Cat5e/6 UTP cable will be installed to connect remote IP cameras and devices it only makes sense to use the PoE powering option that most major vendors are building into their medium to high-end IP cameras and devices. With PoE only one cable is needed to provide both [...]