IP Clock Systems

The master clock’s primary function is to receive accurate time and distribute that time to all of the secondary clocks throughout a facility or in some cases a number of facilities. The master clock is programmed to frequently send out a time signal in order to prevent the clocks from drifting. This will allow all of the secondary clocks in the facility to always display the same time on every clock within a system. With newer systems being made utilizing your companies network, keeping accurate time has become much easier.

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Digital Building Solutions

As technology continues to evolve in our world it seems like everything will somehow be connected to the internet, for better or worse.  With the recent advances in such concepts as the internet of things (IOT) and power over Ethernet (POE), creating a truly connected home and or work space is much more practical and affordable than just a few short years ago. Cisco Networks has seized on these recent advances to put together some truly interesting solutions.

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Testing with MPO Connectors – What’s New?

With the wide variety of standards relating to fiber optic cabling, the absence of published standards for testing fiber optic cabling terminated with MPO connectors might come as a surprise. Finally, a technical report (TR), written by a Fluke … [Continue reading]

2 Rack-Level Data Center Cooling Strategies

In this article from Belden they look at several ways to basic rack cooling in data centers and wire closets. These are Passive Chimney Containment and Active Chimney Containment. Click Here to see if either of these cooling strategies may be right … [Continue reading]

Multimode Fiber Upgrades: When Are They Needed?

In this blog from Belden, we elaborate on the main multimode fiber standard specifications that have been developed to support new high-speed applications, and help you decide whether you need a multimode fiber upgrade or if your existing system will … [Continue reading]

Is Category Cable Enough for HDBaseT?

Recent discoveries have been made about HDBaseT™ signals over the last few years, impacting the types of cables that are best suited to carry these new signals. As recent test results show, category cables – which are optimized for Ethernet traffic – … [Continue reading]

Choosing the Right Category Cable for the Home

Residential structured wiring has expanded beyond telephone service distribution to deliver a host of services, including HDTV, Gigabit networking, VoIP, IPTV, Wi-Fi, and broadband Internet. The type of cabling used to support the home network … [Continue reading]

New Innovations in Cable Labeling

The technology behind network cable and infrastructure labeling has changed quite dramatically over the last twenty years. In the early days all the labeling was done back at the contractors office on a laser printer with special labels. Hand held … [Continue reading]

What’s Driving Category 6A Adoption?

Starting late last year we have seen Cat6A demand starting to pick up. The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) standard for Category 6A was published in 2008, but the market was initially slow to take off due to high power consumption and … [Continue reading]

HDBaseT: Is it Convergence?

Over the years there seems to be a trend of trying to get more and more features from products that started out with just a single purpose. There has been a lot of talk about convergence in the cabling world; some of this has been driven by new … [Continue reading]