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Same-Day Cable-Cutting Available at ADI

ADI is your single destination for same-day, custom-length cable. We now offer same-day cutting and shipping of custom-length cable, including high pair copper and fiber cable. Our team of dedicated cable specialists ensures your orders are delivered correctly and on… Continue Reading →

Easy Trick for Separating and Untwisted UTP Pairs

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… Continue Reading →

Using a Zonal Approach to Boost Cell Signal in Large Spaces

Some 95 percent of Americans own a cell phone, and no matter where they are — from their own home to a huge sports arena — they expect to be connected. Still, managers and tenants of the largest spaces are… Continue Reading →

Indoor/Outdoor Rated Fiber Reduces Installation Costs

  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… Continue Reading →

Selecting the Best Cable for Your Next Installation

  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… Continue Reading →

Packet Loss and “Fast” Broadband Internet Services

We are currently in the midst of a technological boom the likes of which has yet to be seen in our lifetimes. With the unprecedented growth of IP-enabled devices, smart phones, Netflix, and internet-based services such as Uber, it seems… Continue Reading →

Selection and Use of Fiber Optic IP Media Converters

  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… Continue Reading →

The Future of Ethernet

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… Continue Reading →

Fiber Optic Basics – the Orange and the Yellow

There are two basic types of fiber optic strands in use today. Multimode fiber typically has a 62.5 or 50 micron core size, and is limited in distance to approximately two miles. Singlemode fiber has a core size of 9 microns… Continue Reading →