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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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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.


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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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