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The Media Converter | A Quick Guide for The Networking Newcomer

The Media Converter | A Quick Guide for The Networking Newcomer

In case you’re new to networking technologies, a media converter is the sort of little device every IT networking professional should keep on hand. That is because it allows you to join different signaling formats onto one well-functioning LAN.

This technology has gone the way of its predecessors in that it has become more streamlined, smaller in size, and simpler

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BEFORE: The Next Generation Functionality for The Local Area Network (LAN)

The Next Generation Functionality for The Local Area Network (LAN)

As we draw closer to the year 2020, one that experts look to as the IoT 20-billion-device point, it may be time to consider something. Does our approach toward the actual IoT network itself need a rethink?

Networks, in their continuing quest for greater and greater bandwidth, were originally designed to support the PC. An ecosystem that included software systems, computers,

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User Experience | The Force That’s Driving HDMI 2.1 Cable Functionality Improvements

User Experience | The Force That’s Driving HDMI 2.1 Cable Functionality Improvements

On November 28, 2017, the HDMI Forum, Inc., announced the release of their new HDMI®  2.1 Specification. Among other things, this new version will be better supporting 4K and 8K ultra-high resolution display technologies.  

Beyond the high resolution and increased frame-rates [….], more lines of communication needed to be opened up between devices sitting

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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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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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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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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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