Technical Articles

Black Box has published these technical articles:

(Communication Devices)
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Wireless Ethernet extenders provide a very cost-effective method for extending a LAN/WAN beyond the 100-meter Ethernet limit. They eliminate the need to buy new cable or dig expensive trenches for... (View Full Article)
(Communication Devices)
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Improve communications. Increase sales. Educate. Notify. Alert. Deliver the right message at the right time.... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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What's in this standard?... (View Full Article)
(Desktop Personal Computers)
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Category 7/Class F (ISO/IEC 11801:2002) specifies a frequency range of 1-600 MHz over 100 meters of fully shielded twisted-pair cabling. It encompasses four individually shielded pairs inside an... (View Full Article)
(Desktop Personal Computers)
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The need for increased bandwidth never ceasesthe more you have, the more you need. Applications keep getting more complex, and files keep getting bulkier. It wont be long before you need to increase... (View Full Article)
(Communication Devices)
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Black Box has the keyboard/video switches you need to share one CPU between several workstations or to control several CPUs from one monitor and keyboard.... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable)
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Category 6A cabling is designed to support next-generation applications, including the transfer of large amounts of data at high speeds, up to 10 Gbps. CAT 6A extends electrical specifications to 500... (View Full Article)
(Communication Devices)
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Considering digital signage? Seven questions you need to ask.... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable)
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Buyer beware: If the price seems too good to be true, it is.... (View Full Article)
(Communication Devices)
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Best practices for creating high-value, compelling content that delivers extraordinary results.... (View Full Article)
(Communication Devices)
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How to deliver real-time communications, including emergency messaging, to students, faculty, and staff.... (View Full Article)
(Communication Devices)
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How to deliver real-time communications, including emergency messaging, to students, teachers, and staff.... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Computing)
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Through the use of extenders, Universal Serial Bus (USB) is no longer limited to the desktop range of five meters (16.4 feet); you can now extend it to cover an entire campus with a range up to 10... (View Full Article)
(Switches)
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An overview of extension and switching technologies, including: Effective monitoring of automation, processes and workflow. flexible control of visual and peripheral elements Real-time switching... (View Full Article)
(Fiber Optics)
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Learn about the top three growth drivers for fiber networks: greater bandwidth, greater storage demands, and the transition to higher network speeds.... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Computing)
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High temperatures, excessive airborne particulates, multiple obstacles, and long distances are special challenges for wireless communications in industrial environments. But often, the cost and... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Your company, like many others, has a sizable investment in computer networks: hardware, software, and customer-related information. You also have a significant investment in the people and processes... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Two common methods for gaining a window into a network are by installing a network tap or by using a mirror port (called a SPAN port by Cisco®) on a network switch. Both network taps and mirror... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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It has been said that the most secure computer is one that's by itself in a locked room. It should be turned off. Obviously, this is not a computing situation that's going to work for most... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Add low-voltage devices and network equipment in industrial environments without running power. The Power over Ethernet (PoE) standard, which was adopted in June 2003, enables users to power devices... (View Full Article)
(Switches)
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Until recently, the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) used Common Criteria Evaluation & Validation Scheme (CCEVS) to evaluate and approve KVM switches for security. Find out why... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable)
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Learn the important aspects of RS-422/485 system design. The Elements of an RS-422 and RS-485 System: System configuration - Cabling selection - Transient protection - Software - Device selection... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Common network mistakes that cost money, cause downtime, and create frustration. What these mistakes all have in common is that they mainly reflect a lack of planning. A network that runs smoothly and... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Computing)
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Ethernet is rapidly spreading across a wide range of industrial environments. This standardized, plug-and-play technology is easy to install and it works 99% of the time. But when it doesn't, it is... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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As we explore the advantages of Fiber to the Desktop (FTTD),it is also important to focus on the significant upgrade in levels of security that it provides. While many standards bodies focus on data... (View Full Article)
(Industrial Computing)
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Industrial control is a designation for the devices that interface with machinery such as welders, mixers, generators, lathes, and packaging machines. Unlike most of the information technology (IT)... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Explore the advantages of Fiber to the Desktop and how to focus on the significant upgrade in levels of security fiber provides.... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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LAN validation is an element of the LAN and WLAN installation and maintenance workflow, and it is the final task associated with installation and upgrade projects. A network installation or upgrade... (View Full Article)
(Networking Equipment)
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Wireless is evolving at a breathtaking rate. In this paper we examine current wireless networking technology and explain the basics of how a wireless network is designed and how it works with a... (View Full Article)