Networking

Powered Fiber Cable Systems

Exploring Powered Fiber Cable Systems (PFCS)— Is it time for PoE to Divorce Power and Data?

Power over Ethernet (PoE) is known for its simultaneous transmission of power and data using twisted pair copper, but will the search for faster speed rates influence the separation of data and power?

New Powered Fiber Cable System (PFCS) solutions introduce a new breed of PoE extension. The solution utilizes a powered fiber cable that insulates fiber and copper separately and assigns copper with

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Our Top Ten Most Frequently Asked Questions About VDSL

We’ve compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions about VDSL & VDSL2. If you’re interested in learning more about ADSL and ADSL2+, visit our ADSLs/2+ FAQ here.

1. What is VDSL/VDSL2?

VDSL, or Very-High-Bit-Rate Digital Subscriber line, allows Internet Service Providers to provide fast connection speeds via legacy copper lines. VDSL and VDSL2 can provide faster broadband performance when compared to ADSL/2+

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FCC’s New 25 Mbps Broadband Definition Receives ISP Backlash

Last year, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler redefined broadband, raising the qualifying speeds from 4 Mbps DS/ 1 Mbps US to 25 Mbps DS/ 3Mbps US. This new standard toppled the once promising statistic that upheld that “99% percent of Americans had access to broadband speeds”.

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PoE Compatibility vs Compliant

Compatible vs Compliant PoE Devices—What is the difference?

Compliant PoE devices and compatible PoE devices do not hold up to the same 802.3af/at standard. Misunderstanding the difference between compliant and compatible devices can lead to interoperable connections.

Powered Devices labeled as “compliant” fulfill IEEE’s strict requirements of supporting both Mode A and Mode B power modes. 802.3af/at compatible

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How to Extend Your Ethernet

Top 5 Ways to Extend Ethernet (with Infographic)

RJ45 Ethernet connections are one of the most common forms of cabling found in local LAN networks. Ethernet is defined by IEEE’s 802.3 standard and can be classified in different categories including Cat5 (now obsolete), CAT5e, CAT6, and CAT6a. The two most common types of Ethernet speeds are known as Fast Ethernet, which

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PoE Lighting

Largest PoE Lighting Installation Ushers Age of Innovation at Watt Family Center

Royal Phillips has announced its first large-scale lighting deployment powered by Power over Ethernet (PoE) at Clemson University. The University’s Watt Family Innovation Center now boasts state-of-the-art lighting that combines the energy efficiency of LED lighting with the simplicity of PoE cabling.

PoE Lighting is a cutting edge technology that provides a branding statement of innovation

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What is DSLAM?

DSLAM Definition

DSLAM Definition: A DSLAM, or Digital-Subscriber-Line-Access-Multiplexer, is a network distribution device that aggregates individual subscriber lines into a high-capacity uplink. These high capacity uplinks, either ATM or Gigabit Ethernet, connect subscribers to their Internet service providers (ISPs). DSLAM units are typically located in telephone exchanges or distribution points. They allow for

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XDSL speeds

Different xDSL Equipment Overview

DSL has come a long way since its humble ADSL beginnings. The following is the final part in The History of DSL Trilogy. If you missed the Part I discussing the history of DSL, click here.  For a quick overview  of the 6 xDSL technologies in use today, visit Part II of the series. 

Equipment Used For DSL

There are a range of products on the market that deploy DSL services. The following

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History of DSL Part 2

A Quick Guide to 6 xDSL Technologies in Use Today

After examining the brief history of DSL, you might be wondering about new multiplexing methods that ISPs have developed to improve transmission speeds via copper lines. The following provides an overview of the most popular types of DSL services in use today.

SHDSL– Symmetric Digital Subscriber Line

SHDSL transmits symmetrical download and upload speeds and is oftentimes compared to ADSL in terms

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Top 50 Telcom Blogs

The Definitive Top 50 Telecom Blogs and News Sites To Follow

Do you want to become an expert in the telecom industry? Forbes recommends reading daily digests of the top news and blog sites as one of the crucial steps to become an industry expert in your field.  Versa Technology has collected the top 50 sites to help you become an industry expert in the Telecom and computer networking sphere.

Do you have other source sites you’d

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