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Advantage of Power Over Ethernet (PoE)

What Is The Main Advantage of Power Over Ethernet (PoE)?

The main advantage of Power over Ethernet (PoE) is delivery of data AND power over one Cat5e/Cat6 Ethernet cable. PoE ends the need for AC/DC power supplies and outlets. A remote installation costs less than fiber as no electrician is required. Ethernet cable costs less and is often already installed buildings.

This article will explain the many advantages PoE has to offer. What began as an effort

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Spotlight: George Zimmerman of Ethernet Alliance Tlaks Ethernet Technology Infrastructures and More

Spotlight: George Zimmerman of Ethernet Alliance Talks Ethernet Technology, Infrastructure & More

We’d like to thank George Zimmerman of the NBASE-T and Ethernet Alliances, for taking time out of his busy schedule to talk to us about his journey from the NASA SETI project and how solving the problem of noisy signals helped lead us to the Ethernet technology we have today.

Opinions expressed here are his own and not those of the IEEE-SA or the Ethernet Alliance.

For

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VX-GPU2626 L2+ Managed PoE Switch

Product Release: VX-GPU2626 L2+ 24-Port Managed GbE UPOE Switch (2200W)

Switches like the VX-GPU2626 l2+ 24-port managed GbE UPOE switch, solidly place networks in the Power over Ethernet (PoE), Type 3 (IEEE 802.3at/af) category by providing 60W of power per port. This power cushion makes expanding or combining the latest device networks easier.

It doesn’t matter how “late” your company or your client comes to the (PoE) infrastructure table, now is always a good

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PoE Lighting Offers Better Light for Less Money [& Other Powerful Benefits That May Surprise You]

PoE Lighting, Circadian Rhythms, and the Benefits Beyond Efficiency

Better quality lighting systems have become much more affordable and easy to use. Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology is the perfect support for automated home systems as it sends both power and data to any device in a home network over a single Cat 5e or Cat 6 Ethernet cable.

Because PoE supplies power, homeowners won’t need to hire an electrician to put in additional outlets.

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Machine Learning & the Development of Self-Driving Cars

Self-Driving Car Technology Advances & Machine Learning

Most of us are watching the development of the driverless car with more than a little curiosity. If you don’t live in Pittsburgh or close to Silicon Valley in Northern CA, you probably haven’t seen too many of these babies while driving around your town.

In their newly released VLOG: What Uber Learned from

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6 Reasons LED Lighting Will Take Center Stage In 2018

6 Reasons LED Lighting Will Take Center Stage In 2018

The LED lighting market, near 40 percent saturation as of this writing, is expected to reach 61 percent by 2020. That means 61 percent of all lighting is expected to be LED right when the Internet of Things (IoT) hits its 20 billion connected device milestone.

Gartner reports we’re at roughly 11.2 billion now.

It makes sense. From a purchasing perspective, LED bulbs last 20-25 times longer than

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Is Ethernet Cabling Still Better Than WiFi?

2018 Update | Is Ethernet Cabling Still Better Than WIFI?

Let’s not kid ourselves. Wifi is awesome.

No matter how big an ethernet buff you are, the convenience of wifi connectivity is hard to beat.

You can stream, talk, and check email from your laptop or tablet anywhere within the range of a wireless access point. All that being said, wired ethernet can still give WIFI a run for its money.

The benefits of Cat05e and Cat06 are palpable. Say what you will

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5 Tips to Safely Decommission Network Devices

5 Tips to Safely Decommission Network Devices

In our previous article, we covered how to identify network devices at various stages of their product lifecycles.

To summarize, we advocated a 30-60-90 rule. If 90 percent of your network depends upon a device, it’s going to be far more important to replace (in a timely manner) than something that’s only accessed 60 or 30 percent of the time.

You can also categorize “obsolete” (and occasionally

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When to Decommission Old Networking Equipment

When to Decommission Old Networking Equipment

Wouldn’t it be nice to hire someone to decommission all of your obsolete equipment for you?

Picture it being like one of those interior-decorating shows.

A longstanding professional comes to your offices and takes you through it step-by-step. You’re guided through the audit process and immediately see how your LANs haven’t been properly setup.

The expert also helps you sidestep the pitfalls of

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Network Expert Interview | What's on the Horizon

Networking Expert Interview | What’s on the Horizon

As part and parcel of providing exceptional support, and developing compelling technology, we’ve needed to attract and retain top network and IT talent.

This week, we wanted to take time to share some detailed insights from one of our outstanding analysts that’s helped to raise the bar for our whole team time and time again.

In fact, if you’ve called in for support once or twice, it’s quite

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