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Long-Reach PoE | Extended Cable Lengths Give IT Pros Greater Flexibility

Long-Reach PoE | Extended Cable Lengths Give IT Pros Greater Flexibility

Long-reach PoE is stretching cable distances beyond the classic PoE 100m, and it’s also stretching cable choice. Twisted pair—Cat 5e, most prevelant from earlier installs, and Cat 6—no longer needs to be the only choice.

Existing coax and new installations of fiber also offer infrastructure compatible with present day PoE money-saving solutions.

Using extender

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Wall-Mounted Switch with LCD Screen | Why It's a Game Changer

The Wall-Mounted Managed Switch with LCD Screen | Why It’s a Real Game Changer

PLANET now offers a new line of switches with LCD touch screen. This product line includes managed switches like the WGS-5225-8T2SV, an Industrial 8-port 10/100/1000T + 2-port 100/1000X SFP wall-mount managed switch. It comes complete with an IPv6/IPv4 dual stack management, intelligent Layer 2/Layer 4 management functions, and user-friendly interface.

In this article,

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Media Converters - The SMART Way to Link IT Networks Together

Media Converters – The SMART Way to Link IT Networks Together

PLANET customers have been relying on PLANET media converters for decades. These handy little devices are great for helping professionals successfully pull together networks on the fly. They’ve used media converters for things like television coverage at the Olympics in Rio, on-the-scene news in Chile, and for localized applications like trade show demos and exhibits.

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Mobile LED Settings

Mobile LED Settings | “Personalized” Isn’t Just for the Hospitality Sector Anymore, Or Is It?

What would you say if we told you, you could soon enjoy your preferred lighting preferences in any hotel guest room or meeting room…anywhere on the planet, the one condition being the lighting system has to be connected to the Internet and specific bulbs in place? It’s not as far-fetched as it might sound thanks to advanced programming and end-user enabled lighting specifiers and software.

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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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