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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 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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PoE Standards

How the Unanticipated Evolution of PoE Prevents Market Saturation

Why is Power over Ethernet (PoE) far from reaching market saturation levels?

Power over Ethernet has evolved since its inception in 2002. IEEE has introduced PoE standards with increasingly higher power outputs to account for the evolving use-case scenarios for PoE. But even though the technology has been around for over a decade, PoE has not quite yet achieved market saturation. PoE use-cases

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IEEE analyst hour

PoE Market Forecasts from the Dell’Oro Group

Did you miss the Ethernet Alliance’s Analyst Hour on Power over Ethernet? The Ethernet Alliance’s webinar discussed the outlook of the industry and future factors that will drive PoE growth. Keep reading to catch up on the latest market research conducted by the Dell’Oro Group for insight on the PoE industry.

Who is the Dell’Oro Group?

The Dell’Oro Group specializes in providing market research for the telecommunications

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Google Fiber

Google Fiber Brings Low-Cost Internet to Kansas City

Google Fiber just announced that it will give low-income families in Kansas City, the opportunity to receive symmetrical 25 Mbps broadband services for $15/month. 25 Mbps just happens to meet FCC’s recently raised minimum broadband threshold. Internet service offerings below the 25 Mbps rate

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