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The 802.11n wireless local area network (WLAN) standard is now ratified and has the ITS world on its ear with its speed, agility and bulletproof technology. Gone are the days of the a/b/g stick and... (View Full Article)
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During the past 15 to 20 years, Ethernet and Internet protocol (IP) have evolved to become the technologies of choice for networking needs ranging from the enterprise and access to metro networks and... (View Full Article)
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As computer capability and power density continue to rise with each generation of server products, the requirement for traditional data centers to efficiently support increased rack density becomes... (View Full Article)
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Alien crosstalk has been an area of discussion in the LAN cabling community for nearly three years now. The topic generates a lot of strong opinions depending on which side of the camp a person is on.... (View Full Article)
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Since wire mesh basket cable tray was introduced to the United States and Canadian markets, designers and installers have found it a flexible and affordable alternative to J-hooks, ladder trays and... (View Full Article)
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People responsible for the design and operation of data centers need to know multiple disciplines to do their jobs well. A good data center designer and operator needs to understand the information... (View Full Article)
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Technology rollouts on a nationwide and global scale require technicians to perform onsite work. Though you may have hired a Technology Rollout Company to manage and deploy these technicians, they... (View Full Article)
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When designing a next generation fiber network, ever service provider (SP) wants to build an extremely flexible and reliable infrastructure - and to do so as quickly as possible and at the lowest... (View Full Article)
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Whether for a new greenfield building, or an existing renovation, designing a modern data center can intimidate anyone. Today's user-centric data centers take many forms, from storage area networks... (View Full Article)
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As medical technologies develop and populations expand, health care initiatives and facilities around the world see continued investment. Governments worldwide, especially in the United States, are... (View Full Article)
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Closed-circuit television (CCTV) video surveillance systems are becoming commonplace in public facilities. While there are many reasons for implementing CCTV systems, the most significant are... (View Full Article)
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In May 2002, the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) published ANSI/TIA/EIA-606-A, Administration Standard of the Commercial Telecommunications Infrastructure. That document established a... (View Full Article)
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Modern LAN cable testers can perform an astounding range of network tests, and produce pages and pages of data. However, in a world where "time is money," more is not always better. The industry has... (View Full Article)
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In the late 1990s, fiber to the desk (FTTD) was the wave of the future. Optical fiber promised higher throughput to each user and offered unlimited growth potential for the life of the cable plant.... (View Full Article)
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When you have a technology rollout to deploy on a nationwide or global scale, service efficiency is critical. While missed deadlines and unbudgeted project costs are always a concern, they should... (View Full Article)
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Fiber connectors are widely known as the weakest and most problematic points in a network. The more connections there are in a network, the greater the potential for interruption caused by improper... (View Full Article)
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A combination of today's economy and the expanding population of major cities and urban sprawl have caused an increase in the number of vehicles traveling our outdated transportation infrastructure.... (View Full Article)
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A patent is a form of personal property and can be sold for compensation or transferred by gift, will or descent. An owner can give anyone permission to use the invention through licensing. As part of... (View Full Article)
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Julie Fletcher, a national services consultant for Automated Systems Design, Inc. (ASD), a nationally recognized manufacturer of structured cabling products and high-speed networks, knows that there... (View Full Article)
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This paper explains a Technology Rollout Systems, how it lowers costs and saves time without compromising quality, and provides essential questions to ask any technology rollout company.... (View Full Article)
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When it comes to succeeding in today's economy, making your customers happy is not about the perks. How you present yourself and communication promote a trust that will keep them coming back, even... (View Full Article)
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The most basic purpose of a well-designed data center is to store, process and transmit data. One of the most critical resources for accomplishing this is a properly installed and managed cabling... (View Full Article)
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T he information transport systems (ITS) industry continues to witness the rapid development of new and improved technologies. New design approaches are often presented to designers, installers and... (View Full Article)
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Nationwide rollouts and global technology deployments are complex projects that require expert management of people and technology. A project's success is as dependent on the internal resources that... (View Full Article)
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In recent years, the enterprise networking environment has changed significantly and has seen an explosive increase in data transmission, compounded by the relatively recent increase in the available... (View Full Article)
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As the demand for bandwidth in enterprise applications like data centers continues to boom, new transmission media must be continually developed to meet end user requirements. The latest in optical... (View Full Article)
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Don't worry - this is not like all of the other articles you have read about deploying the latest category 6A unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) cabling technology. This article will give you a glimpse... (View Full Article)
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There are a number of unique challenges involved in deploying outside plant (OSP) telecommunications services in a remote environment such as Afghanistan. While minimizing cost, our job is to engineer... (View Full Article)
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Optical fiber communications systems have been around for decades. As with many new technologies, the early days of optical fiber required a major, and often lengthy, learning curve for installers of... (View Full Article)
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In today's economy, many look at the bottom line more than usual and don't do anything unless it is mission critical. When we cut costs, we also decrease expenses, but to what else? How many companies... (View Full Article)
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A decade ago, coaxial cable was the only option available for projects requiring the switching and distribution of high-resolution video signals. Advances in technology have made twisted-pair cable a... (View Full Article)
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For this article, we would like to focus our attention on interior technology infrastructure issues. Specifically, we will be dealing with the telecommunications spaces, pathways and outlets. While... (View Full Article)
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The OSFC has published a design standard for all school construction projects to ensure standards of quality and district equitability across the state. The object being that all public school... (View Full Article)
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The ANSI/TIA-598 family of telecommunications standards contain the requirements for balanced twisted-pair and optical fiber cabling, which provide the foundation for the design, installation and... (View Full Article)
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Many of today's data centers are running 10 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) over both optical fiber and balanced twisted-pair copper in backbone infrastructure, where large numbers of gigabit links aggregate... (View Full Article)
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Wire cable tray was introduced into the marketplace more than a decade ago. Since it initial labeling as a "grocery cart," most have come to appreciate its flexibility and overall lower installed cost... (View Full Article)
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With so many types of optical fiber, connectors, and deployment strategies available, data center professionals have become increasingly concerned with making the best termination choice for their... (View Full Article)
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How important is data center thermal management energy efficiency? How about cashing in a 50% reduction in cooling energy on a one megawatt data center for $1.9 million savings over the life of the... (View Full Article)
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ITS design approaches can be dissected into pieces and parts that ultimately make up the whole design, and applying a proven approach such as the V-model makes for successful system design. The... (View Full Article)