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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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HDBaseT | Simplifying Entertainment Network Installs

HDBaseT | Simplifying Entertainment Network Installs

HDBaseT is a killer new technology that’s really starting to take its place in mainstream networking.

It’s an IT admins dream, and it’s fast becoming a favorite of homeowners and installers as well. And for good reason.

HDBaseT provides a solution to many of the challenges networkers face, and with a few exceptions, consumers can plug and play with these new switches and extenders.

So what is

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Beginner's Guide to PoE Injectors

Beginner’s Guide to PoE Injectors

Okay. Let’s be honest with one another. It’s summertime and the fun’s just getting started.

The last thing you want to do, is sit in front of your computer and do research. But by the same token, it’s important to be sure your networks are well-equipped and optimized to allow you some of that desperately needed R&R.

We all know how frustrating it is to get called out of a vacation day

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Why Your Network Needs a 24-Port Managed PoE Switch

Why Your Network Needs a 24-Port Managed PoE Switch

When you’re researching PoE switches, you’ll inevitably come to a crossroads. Do you choose managed or unmanaged switches?

The choice is really quite simple. A Managed Switch is always better.

Why? Security features for starters. They allow administrators visibility and control. But the benefits don’t stop there. Managed

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External PSU Label Quick guide

The Quick Guide to Understanding External PSU Labels

Like any other piece of equipment, external Power Supply Units (PSUs) can wear out. A good power supply is foundational to proper care of your IT network, allowing each device to operate at highest efficiency. A poor unit, or one that is mismatched in terms of wattage, can prematurely wear out the equipment that attaches to it.

Expensive, however, does not necessarily mean good or high quality.

So,

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How to Choose The Best PoE Cabling

How to Choose The Best PoE Cabling

When it comes to Ethernet cable, you get what you pay for. In a recent article, Networkworld reported on poor quality Cat5e and Cat6 cabling purchased through Amazon. This just goes to show that even reliable providers like Amazon can occasionally slip.

Apparently this particular cable had a cheap vinyl jacket and poorly stranded aluminum conductors. Oops!

If you’re new to Ethernet installs, you

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5 Reasons to Install PoE Lighting

5 Major Reasons To Upgrade Lighting Systems with PoE

Uniting Power and Data over Ethernet cabling is becoming increasingly popular. So popular in fact, that one research study estimates revenue from LED Lighting Systems alone will reach $3.77B by the year 2025.

Grand View Research, a U.S. based market research and consulting company, points to the increasing availability

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PoE Switches to Invest in for 2017

POE Switches You Need to Invest in for Growth in 2017 [Infographic]

Investors are getting ready for a 2017 boom. Stock market bulls are already kicking out of their shoots with record three-week highs in November and December.

With growth on the horizon and consumer confidence rising, businesses are starting to prepare for expansion. What’s more, expansion is also a hot topic for consumers as well.

Homes will be smarter in 2017 as more and more technology comes

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