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#CES: Volumetric Video to Cover 2018 Winter Olympics

#CES: Volumetric Video to Cover 2018 Winter Olympics

Intel is about to release one of their biggest new technologies at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea.

It’s called immersive media and it’s about to revolutionize how we film sports.

The announcement came early last week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, along with talks on quantum computing, driverless cars and artificial intelligence.

“Data is going

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Net Neutrality Undone | “Peering” Poised to Make Gains

Net Neutrality Undone | “Peering” Poised to Make Gains

On Thursday, December 14, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) repealed its 2015 net neutrality rules. We wrote an article about this very topic a few weeks ago, but let’s do a quick recap.

Net neutrality rules required ISPs to treat all online content equally. The ruling was instituted to bar the preferential treatment of one website [business] over another.

The repeal effort while,

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High-Tech and PoE Lead the Way to Better Infrastructure

High-Tech and PoE Lead the Way to Better Infrastructure

It was about this time last year that the president elect proposed a $1T infrastructure initiative.

The prospect of a much needed infrastructure overhaul got many engineering firms excited, and they began dusting off their project wish lists. A number of high-profile CEOs even joined together to form the CG/LA Blueprint 2025 infrastructure development coalition.

Their vision statement?

To be the

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Top IoT Predictions for 2018

Top IoT Predictions for 2018

We’ve written a lot about the internet of things this year. But we’ve mostly covered industry news from 2017.

Now that we’re coming up on the end of the calendar year, we thought it appropriate timing to make a few IoT predictions for 2018.

Innovation is the name of the game, and as more and more devices come online, there is going to be growth in a number of different verticals.

Truly, this

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Freedom From the Power Cord | Advances in Wireless Charging

Freedom From the Power Cord | Advances in Wireless Charging

When it comes to electronic devices, recharging has always been a bit of a headache. Even the latest smartphones require a decent chunk of time plugged in, and getting longer battery life is an uphill battle.

There’s one solution we’ve been watching very closely however. That’d be wireless charging.

Any number of half-way there solutions have popped up from time to time, but none of

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Hot-Swappable Equipment Helps Networks Stay Resilient

Hot-Swappable Equipment Helps Networks Stay Resilient

For years now, network installers have been pushing for more and more hot-swappable devices.

There are still some breakthroughs to be made, and not all types of network devices are able to be plugged in while a network continues to hum along. But there’s been a lot of progress.

For the purposes of today’s discussion, instead of focusing on specific hot-swappable devices, we’ll discuss it as

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Aging Network Infrastructure & Delta's Virtual Crash

Aging Network Infrastructure and Delta’s Virtual Crash

Back on January 29, 2017, Delta Airline suffered a well-publicized computer crash grounding 280 planes. An earlier disruption back in August of 2016 caused a startling 1,000 flight delays, on day 1, and another 779 the next.

Things happen. We get it.

But when you have 2 such notable instances where flights get delayed or canceled due to a network glitch, it’s probably time for a conversation about

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MC-1500 and VC-231 Bring Remote Networks Closer

MC-1500 & VC-231 Bring Remote Networks Closer

Remote network installations are becoming more and more common.

In recent years, technological components have been developed to withstand greater temperature and weather extremes. This accordingly allows for more varied installations.

Today, we want to highlight 3 particular types of remote installations.

PLANET media converters are the perfect compliment for each. Featuring plug-and-play functionality,

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SFP Modules & Interfaces | Taking the Next Step

SFP Modules and Interfaces | Taking the Next Step

SFP modules are becoming increasingly popular, and customers are looking for managed switches with integrated SFP ports.

Our PLANET Managed Switch, the GS-5220-24P4XVR is a great example. It has 24 PoE ports, but it also has 4 SFP+ ports built in. This makes the task of integrating fiber-optic cables into Ethernet networks exponentially easier.

IT and installation teams can rejoice. This all-in-one

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Passive Optical Networks Provide Speedy & Economical Broadband

Passive Optical Networks Provide Speedy and Economical Broadband

If you’ve been living under a rock, you might not have noticed the massive infrastructure spend Uncle Sam announced earlier this year. A proposed investment to the tune of $1 trillion!

A few remember reading the stunning announcement in the Washington Post that Uncle Sam was getting ready to “pour” $1 Trillion smackeroos into a massive infrastructure repair program.

As we get a clearer understanding

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