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Preparing Your Cabling For Power Over Ethernet

Voltimum | 02/04/2021

Power over Ethernet (PoE) refers to the phenomenon of running power and data transmission through the same cable, eliminating the need for separate wiring for each purpose. In doing so, this reduces installation costs and improves flexibility by removing redundant cabling. Learn More

Beyond The Closet, Connecting To IoT

Gary Audin | 01/04/2021

About 50 percent of the Internet of Things (IoT) devices will connect using wireless technology. That leaves 50 percent connecting by wire/cable. Two challenges arise when considering cable based IoT. First it is likely that there will be a large number of IoT devices to connect to LAN switches, so there will be many LAN switch ports required. Secondly, the devices will probably be further away from the network closets (LAN switch location). If you are using standard Ethernet cable (category 5 or higher) the cable is limited to about 330 feet (100 meters) length. There are five possible solutions available to the distance challenge beyond 300 feet. Learn More

VoIP Basics Part 3: Voice And Data Working Together

Lee Woodring | 12/16/2020

In my last post, we talked about packet vs. analog communication. In this post, I outline how VoIP technology enables voice and data to work together and the requirements IT should consider when incorporating VoIP. Learn More

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