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The 10 Commandments for N00B IT Professionals

Ahhhhh information technology. The IT industry has positive employment projections and lots of room for vertical advancement. It’s a great industry to get involved in, and the perfect time to do so.

As more and more of our devices become “smart” and connected, the demand for knowledgeable help is only going to rise in the coming years.

Furthermore, the work is dynamic and forwards-looking

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Troubleshooting Your Way To A Perfect Wireless Access Point

Ever been out and about and tried connecting to public Wi-Fi? Ever had trouble connecting or experienced horrible connectivity after getting logged in?

I suppose a better question would be: who hasn’t?

Sadly, this happens all too often. But it doesn’t have to be this way! With just a few simple troubleshooting steps, it’s all too easy to eliminate the problems outlined in this article.

We’ll

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PoE Rising- The Need for Speed and the End of 1-Gig Ethernet Dominance

PoE Rising: The Need for Speed and the End of 1-Gig Ethernet Dominance

A year or so back, an impressive alliance of industry experts including Cisco, Aquantia, Freescale and Xilinx, foresaw the need for faster Ethernet speeds.

But there was a problem.

The cost of jumping from 1Gbps to 10Gbps was too prohibitive. Recabling is expensive and cumbersome. They all wanted to find a better solution.

So they put their heads together and developed an intermediate step–the

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5 Simple Solutions to Setup PoE Video Surveillance

5 Simple Solutions to Setup PoE Video Surveillance

Smart businesses aren’t built in a day and neither are their workspaces, unless your customer has deep pockets of course.

For budget minded companies and homeowners however, small steps can transform both work and home environments quickly. Automated systems help make workplaces safer, less expensive, more efficient and healthier for employees.

One of the easiest first steps to take when heading

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Discover our Full Suite of 802.3bt Ultra PoE (60W) Products

Seeking for PoE output greater than 802.3at’s 30-watt limitation?

We’re introducing a new suite of products that can feed up to 60 watts of output power. Now you can power the projects that 802.3at simply can’t.

When the 802.3at standard was introduced in 2009, the standard addressed the need for higher power requirements. However, the flexibility of PoE (Power over Ethernet) has proven far more versatile and has raised interest in yet another higher powered

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Ethernet

17 Neat Cable Bundles That Will Delight Your OCD

Unruly Ethernet cables not only make troubleshooting more difficult, but they can also pose a fire hazard as they can decrease heat dissipation in a networking environment. But when properly organized, networking cables can make for marvelous displays of artwork (and showcase very patient IT personnel). Whether you opt for the traditional blue and yellow networking cables, or are

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best PoE adapters

How to Maintain Your PoE Cable Bundles Cool

PoE cable bundles generate heat due to the power transmission that occurs through the copper conductors of standard networking cables.  Wiring cabinets or networking sites that do not allow for proper heat dissipation can lead to cable bundles with higher-temperature cores. Cable bundles with higher temperature ranges are more likely to experience power dissipation and support

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Li-Fi – Better, Faster, and Greener than Wi-Fi and Fiber Combined

Can you imagine downloading 18 1.5 Gb movies in a second, without using Wi-Fi or fiber? Technically, you can, in the laboratory environment of the University of Oxford. Researchers used Li-Fi, an LED-based wireless access technology to achieve bi-directional speeds that

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Ethernet switch with built-in extender

How to Extend Ethernet without Additional Equipment

Did you know that you no longer have to rely on Ethernet extenders to bypass Ethernet’s standard 100-meter limitation? What if there was a networking solution that allowed you to deploy networking devices without additional equipment?

PLANET has now integrated a new “Extend” operation mode into two of their switches allowing network administrators to deploy PoE beyond the standard 100m limitation

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802.11ah Halow

Why The New 802.11ah Wi-Fi Standard Will Give Z-Wave A Run For It’s Money

It’s rarely the case that a new Wi-Fi standard introduces slower speeds, but the Wi-Fi Alliance is working on 802.11ah, a new standard in the works that promises to do just that. The new standard aims to optimize the widely recognized Wi-Fi standard for IoT devices and give Internet connectivity to

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