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Announces “Clear History” App at F8 Conference, Just in Time for GDPR

Facebook Announces “Clear History” App at F8 Conference, Just in Time for GDPR

If you aren’t one of those people who follow data privacy regulations, you might not be aware of the doozy the European Union (EU) is getting ready to roll out. It’s called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and it’s going to cost organizations a lot of money if hacked—€20M/$23.5M U.S., or up to 4 percent of annual worldwide revenue turnover.

This

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PoE Smart Applications

PoE-Capable Switches for Home, Commercial and Industrial Use

This article is intended to be a quick guide to helping you choose the best switch for your deployment. We’ve taken 5 of our most common environments and added a few descriptors. This list of places you can use a PoE switch is by no means exhaustive, but it will help you get into the “ballpark” when identifying some of the most common places and the best

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How to Use a PoE Injector to Install an IP Camera

How to Use a PoE Injector to Install an IP Camera

Install an IP camera using a Power over Ethernet PoE injector by following these simple steps.

What You Need

Directions


Step One: Test all equipment on a bench to ensure the IP camera, PoE injector and management of the camera is working. This allows you to default the camera settings if the reset button is located on the IP camera. Make all video and network configurations on the bench before mounting.
Step Two: Connect the Ethernet cable into the PoE injector’s Power+Data port and into IP camera’s PoE port.

NOTE: Up to 100m unless using an extender. Use of a Ethernet LAN tester will help verify any contact or wiring issues.

Step Three: MOUNT IP camera in place. Be sure light is adequate to capture a clear image on the screen. AVOID back-lit images that washout and even conceal facial features.

NOTE: Make sure that the camera is properly angled to capture the faces of subjects of different heights.

FURTHER NOTE: Dome cameras are the least tamperable and therefore best suited to outdoor locations where the possibility of vandalism exists.

Step Four: A second Ethernet cable will need to connect from injector’s Data port into switch.
Step Five: Plug injector power cord into a local AC electrical outlet.

Why is PoE required for IP cameras?

IP cameras are smart technology and therefore require data to operate at optimum capacity. They send data [pixelated images] to centralized monitoring locations, like security offices, either locally or over the Internet.

They may also be accessed and managed remotely.

How do IP cameras connect to networks?

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What is the Difference Between An Ethernet Hub and a Switch?

What is the Difference Between An Ethernet Hub and a Switch?

Ethernet hubs and switches are networking devices that connect computers [and IP devices] together. A hub is basic, offering simple data transmission capabilities to MAC addresses over Layer-1. A switch is complex, offering security, efficiency, intelligent function, and capability to transmit to specific in-network, MAC addresses over Layer-2 and Layer-3.

What are layers 1, 2, and 3?

Layers are the paths over which data is

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What type of network switch should I buy?

What Type Of Network Switch Should I Buy?

One question we’re asked every day, is whether to go with a managed network switch, a smart switch, or unmanaged switch? In this article, we’ll break through the complexity surrounding this decision making process.

Just as a disclaimer, we tend to recommend a managed because you gain a lot more control and flexibility over your network over the life of the switch. Things change in business, half

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3 Reasons 802.11ax Will Change Wi-Fi Forever

3 Reasons 802.11ax Will Change Wi-Fi Forever (And Why We Need It)

Ever go out to the mall or public place for a few hours and when you return, you find your mobile phone battery has literally drained dry—without ever having used it? I have. Why does something like this happen when it literally sat in your pocket the whole time? What is that silent battery killer? Sadly, more often than not, it’s the WiFi. Thankfully, that’s all about to change thanks to

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Introducing the PLANET POE-171A-60 PoE Injector with Advanced Features

Introducing the PLANET POE-171A-60 POE Injector with Advanced Features

PLANET is happy to announce the release of our newest 802.3bt PoE Injector. The POE-171A-60 is a single-port 10/100/1000 Mbps Type 3 device providing up to 60Watts of power and data at a distance of up to 100m.

Further, the POE-171A-60 is compatible with legacy devices, which allows greater flexibility when adding to or combining with existing networks. IT administrators

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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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