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5 Tips to Maximize PoE Lighting Setups

5 Expert Trade Secrets to Maximize PoE Lighting Setups

If you’ve kept up with the news, you know that LED’s are definitely here to stay. They’re more energy-efficient, more versatile, and that’s hardly the half of it. They also play nice with PoE networking equipment.

I hear your silent protests. Yes, many times you’ll be working in conjunction with designers who will probably guide the lighting design process from start to finish.

But as <a

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Why Managed Switches are Ideal for Midsize Business Networks

Why Managed Switches are Ideal for Midsize Business Networks

As customers prepare projects for the holidays and the new year looms just over the horizon, midsize companies are starting to ponder what infrastructure investments will yield the most growth in 2017.

Smaller businesses may be as well since the journey from small to medium is full of long range thinking and planning.

A rapidly growing company infrastructure looks quite similar to what you’d find

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IEEE 802.3bz | Breaking the 1Gbps Barrier without ReCabling

IEEE 802.3bz | Breaking the 1 Gbps Barrier Without ReCabling

For almost a decade now, IT Teams have relied on the 1000BASE-T Ethernet standard over copper wires.  Using Category 5e and Category 6 cables, network admins are used to achieving data speeds of roughly 1 Gbps for single users.

While these throughput speeds have been adequate for a while, the increasing demand for speed has led to a new Ethernet Standard: IEEE 802.3bz.

The newly approved IEEE Standard

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PoE LED Lighting Installation Checklist Infographic

The Complete Checklist for PoE-Lighting Installations

In our latest infographic, we’re providing a “Quick Start” guide to LED lighting installations.

The LED lighting boom is coming folks, no doubt about it. But remember to be careful! If you’re not prepared for the job ahead of time, you may run into a number of issues.

That’s why we’ve provided you with the complete checklist for poe lighting installations below.

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media converters mining rescue

Versatek Cameras & Media Converters Aid Rescue of Chilean Miners

August 5, 2010: At 2:00 PM, roughly 50 miles northwest Copiapó, Chile, the San Jose gold and copper mine collapsed. 33 miners were trapped inside, helpless and cut off from the outside world.

It wasn’t until seventeen days later that the Chilean Minister of Mines was able to make contact with the miners sheltered roughly a half mile below the surface. Luckily, they were all safely inside a 500

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Adjustable LED Lighting: Revolutionizing Workspace Design

Did you know that variable LED lighting promotes employee well-being?

Light-enhanced environments can offset some of the negative effects of working inside and can even reduce stress and depression in the workplace.

In this article we’ll cover specifics on why this works and how you can best use variable LED technology to achieve those results in your own workspace.

How Warm and Cool Light Work in Nature

If you’ve ever heard of

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NBC uses Versatek SFP Media Converter

NBC Employs Versatek SFP Media Converters to Cover Rio Olympics

NBC Sports coverage for the 2016 Olympic Games just wrapped up. No stranger to providing production work for massive events like Rio, Jim Bell (Executive Producer) and his army of technicians and journalists have inserted both themselves and their equipment right into the middle of the action for 16 consecutive days and nights.

To get a sense of the enormity of the Olympics, here are some stats on

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How The ALOHA Cabled Observatory Snagged A Million-Dollar Cable For A $1

Deploying network cables underwater is an expensive feat, oftentimes costing hundreds of millions of dollars, but the ALOHA Cabled Observatory (ACO) paid a mere $1 for one of AT&T’s retired telecommunication cable.

The cable was originally the first fiber optic cable that connected continental U.S. and Hawaii. With the help of a former AT&T engineer, ALOHA Cabled Observatory received a

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PoE Smart Building

Why Power over Ethernet will Power the Smart Building of The Future

You know Power over Ethernet as the cabling technology used in information technology that transmits both data and power using a standard Ethernet cable. PoE gives users the ability to deploy powered devices at any location, regardless if electrical outlets are present. It is this characteristic that makes Ethernet the ideal default cabling medium that will connect the smart building

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Ethernet standards

Time Capsule Alert! The Earliest Ethernet Advertisement (Rare Video)

In 1973, Robert Metcalfe wrote a memo that would serve as the founding concepts for the technology that we now know as Ethernet. Xerox Parc assigned Robert Metcalfe with the task of connecting a group of personal computers to a printer. Along with his co-inventor David Boggs, Robert Metcalfe invented the cabling technology that would transform a computer from a static workstation

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