Leviton Releases Cat 6A Universal Tool-Free Plug

Leviton announced its first fully tool-free, field-terminable plug, the Cat 6A Universal Tool-Free Plug. The new plug is easy and fast to install, and is built with a rugged metal body that provides superior alien crosstalk and EMI/RFI (electromagnetic interference/radio frequency interference) suppression while supporting 10GBASE-T networks and 100W Power over Ethernet (PoE) applications. The Cat 6A Universal Tool-Free Plug accommodates a variety of network applications, including the ability to connect directly to Ethernet devices in fixed locations with a field-terminated solution.

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Cabling Systems for Next-Gen Power over Ethernet

With the rise of smart buildings, new wireless access points, remote IP cameras, and more connected technology in the workplace, Power over Ethernet (PoE) is expected to grow dramatically in the years to come in order to support these applications. PoE has already evolved to encompass a tremendous range of connected devices. However, without the right cabling and network design in place, high-wattage PoE can encounter cable heating and connectivity issues that may adversely affect performance.

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12 Fiber MTP/MPO Polarity

Even though MTP / MPO cables are becoming more commonplace in data centers, we often get calls from customers wanting to buy these types of cables and they do not realize there are different polarities and genders to take into consideration when … [Continue reading]

Troubleshooting Fusion Splices

Fusion splicing provides the lowest loss and least reflectance, and is considered the strongest and most reliable method of joining two fibers. When properly executed, a splice can exhibit a loss of less than 0.1dB.  What possibly can go wrong with … [Continue reading]

Understanding Moisture Damage

Moisture damage is something we have been aware of for many years here at Falcon. We make and sell cables used in outdoor applications. Every once in a while we have had a cable returned that was designed and built to handle outdoor elements such as … [Continue reading]

A New Coax Cable Design

Coax cable has been around for many years. When I was just getting started in my computer career about 35 years ago coax was there. Coax has to be one of the most versatile designs ever created. Its uses include transmitting both analog and digital … [Continue reading]

POE Levels?

I have been talking about POE (Power Over Ethernet) for some time now in my articles posted on our website. One reason is because it gets updated so much in the past few years. What started out as a cool way to power hard to get to devices like … [Continue reading]

New IEEE Standard Brings 200 Gb/s and 400 Gb/s to Data Centers

There has been talk of higher than 10 gigabit standard intended primarily for data center applications for a number of years. Now after four years in committee, the IEEE 802.3bs fiber standard for 200 and 400 Gb/s networks was approved on December … [Continue reading]

HDMI HDBaseT Extender with POH

Most everyone in the tech community has heard of POE (power over Ethernet) by now buy how many have heard of POH? Recently I was reading about new HDMI extenders from Aten that have been introduced to extend HDMI 4K signals up to 100 meters. Most … [Continue reading]

New HDMI 2.1 Standard just announced

Audio / Video standards over the last 10 years have been rapidly changing perhaps more quickly than any other segment of the markets we represent. At first much of the change has been the migration from analog to digital technology. Since then the … [Continue reading]