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]

USB Type-C

In a recent blog from Leviton, The newest USB version is referred to as the new standard in USB connectors going forward.  Unlike most new technology, this cable has buy-in from most major device manufacturers, such as Apple and Samsung, and will … [Continue reading]

10 Dumb Mistakes Smart People Make when Testing Network Cabling Systems

While anyone who installs, tests and certifies a network cabling plant knows the importance of meeting standards performance parameters and ensuring application support, even the best of us can make mistakes that can adversely impact the bottom line … [Continue reading]

6 Tips for Presenting with Technology

How people present information has evolved significantly in recent years. As smartphones, tablets, and laptops have become common in conference rooms and classrooms, understanding how emerging audiovisual technologies support these devices and engage … [Continue reading]

Exploring Dual-Power Feeds in Data Centers

Things like always-on technology, streaming content and cloud adoption are creating high demand for efficient, resilient and fast data centers that never let us down. To meet these needs, dual-power feeds – two independent electrical feeds coming … [Continue reading]

Recognizing Multimode Fiber Types By Color

In a recent blog from Adrian Young from Leviton discusses how to recognize multmode fiber types by color.  Color-coding is a big help when identifying individual fibers, cable, and connectors. For example, cable jacket color typically defines the … [Continue reading]

Testing Practices for a Picture Perfect AV System

Digital signage and video conferencing are everywhere these days.  You are likely getting more requests to deploy cable plants that support audio-visual systems. Many of these applications utilize HDBaseT or IP-based video transmission, and … [Continue reading]

DisplayPort vs. HDMI

New computers, laptops, PDA's and cell phones have been evolving their video ports from the beginning to not only reduce the physical size but to offer more features with the port than just video. in the attached article from Tripplite the … [Continue reading]

The Importance of Grounding and Bonding a Shielded System in the Telecommunications Room

A grounding and bonding system is helpful in protecting your data center and networking equipment, and ensuring that your shielded twisted-pair structured cabling system is reliable and high performing – and isn’t being impacted by transmission … [Continue reading]

Upgrading to Four-Pair PoE: What You Need to Know

POE has been evolving very quickly over the last several years. The standards have been expanded to cover much higher power requirements as well as how it is being sent over category cable. In a recent post from Mark Mullins of Fluke Networks some of … [Continue reading]