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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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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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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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New 802.3bw Ethernet Auto Standard Leaves LVDS Cables in the Dust

Ethernet is expanding its utilization beyond computer network applications and now officially occupies automobile network architectures with IEEE’s approval of the 802.3bw standard.  The 802.3bw standard specifies “100BASE-T1 – 100 Mbit/s Ethernet over a single twisted pair for automobile applications”.

Ethernet Reduces Weight And Cost

The new standard will allow for the replacement of low-voltage differential signaling

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Internet of things

Why Dumb “Smart” IoT Objects Are Integral to the IoT Revolution

You’ve heard about the Internet of Things (IoT) and its unsexy relative— the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)—but you probably haven’t heard about the Internet of Useless Things.

+Rehabstudio, a digital marketing company, took notice of a number of useless gadgets at this year’s Consumer Electronic Show (CES) and dubbed the new category

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IP Surveillance Installation

Common Ethernet Extender Caveats in IP Surveillance Camera Installations

As IP surveillance cameras and network video recorders (NVR) continue to improve, the demand for extended high-data-rate transmission with minimum data loss has become increasingly important in IP CCTV networks.  Due to Ethernet’s standard 100-meter limitation, many network installers and system integrators rely on Ethernet extender solutions to deploy IP surveillance networks

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