Technology

PoE Lighting Advancements Illuminate Cities of the Future

PoE Lighting Advancements Illuminate Cities of the Future

Cars fly past your mega-skyscraper window. Your friendly robot arrives serving your favorite martini. As the sun goes down, the lights dim and change hue for a more evening appropriate mood.

You get up and walk into your bedroom. As the light dims further behind you, your bedroom comes to life without you needing to push a single button.

This vision, once merely part of a fantastic dream enjoyed by

...   CONTINUE READING

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

...   CONTINUE READING

Smart Technology & Personal Privacy Limits

Smart Technology and Personal Privacy Limits

As you’re probably aware, on May 17th Wanna Cryptor (commonly known as WannaCry) became a serious problem world-wide. In the UK alone, 16 hospitals were forced to divert emergency room patients to other facilities because their computer systems were locked down.

This ransomware is a worm – a standalone malware program – that spreads by using Eternal Blue. Recognize that name? It’s

...   CONTINUE READING

Why Expanded Wi-Fi Capacity is More Personal Than You Think

Why Expanded Wi-Fi Capacity Is More Personal Than You Think

If you read our most recent article, you’re hopefully up to speed on the new end-to-end solution Qualcomm released for Wi-Fi, 802-11ax.

At least one source believes this technology will appear in products for the 2017-2018 holiday season.

While the new IEEE 802.11ax Standard isn’t altogether complete, the good news is that the days of not getting a signal or constantly ending up connected to sluggish

...   CONTINUE READING

802.11ax Wi-Fi

802.11ax Wi-Fi Expansion Elevates User Experiences

Ever had an iphone? Remember iOS8? Remember the good ol’ days when your battery would only last half of a workday?

In large part, those battery issues were caused by iphones repeatedly attempting to connect to overcrowded Wi-Fi networks.

Granted you could have put it into Airplane Mode, but that would have rendered it useless for basic functionality like texting or receiving phone calls.

Thankfully

...   CONTINUE READING

How IoT Adoption Helps B2B Companies Improve the World

How IoT Adoption Helps B2B Companies Improve the World

Current estimates show companies spending close to $5 Trillion on the Internet of Things (IoT) over the next 5 years.

If future spending weren’t already enough to get you interested, consider the fact that IoT technology is already being adopted far and wide.

In fact, 451 Research (an IT research and advisory company) found that over two-thirds of respondents were

...   CONTINUE READING

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

...   CONTINUE READING

Top 8 Features when buying an Autonomous Car

Top 8 Features to Consider When Purchasing an Autonomous Car

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced two weeks ago that a sizeable chunk of the discussion at CES International 2017 would center on the Autonomous Car. Suffice to say they were on to something.

Data shows that Gen Z Millennial consumers are particularly interested, and with good reason

...   CONTINUE READING

2017 Network Switch Trends

Predictions: 2017 Trends in Network Switch Technology

2017 is just around the corner, and it’s going to be a big year for network infrastructure. In particular, POE is looking to make increasingly large waves, and the age of the network switch is here.

Today, we’ll take a look at some of the top trends you can expect to see in 2017 regarding network infrastructure and equipment. Consider it a snapshot of what the year 2017 will hold for businesses

...   CONTINUE READING

10 n00bie IT Tips

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

...   CONTINUE READING