Condensed, one-page reports covering the latest technical advancements and standards updates.
In this article and video, learn the benefits of small cells and why we're seeing an increase in indoor small cell deployments as we await the arrival of 5G.
This TECHbrief and video explain the hardware and software solutions that can be used together to help ensure your endpoint devices do not become vulnerabilities on your network.
This TECHbrief explores the new TIA-approved cabling topology known as the modular plug terminated link (MPTL), where the horizontal cable can now be terminated using a modular plug rather than an equipment outlet.
This TECHbrief explores multimode fiber's place in the market as enterprise data centers shift from the traditional owner-operated model to off-premise colocation and cloud facilities.
Your guide to the European Union Construction Products Regulation, which aims to harmonize the mechanical requirements and stability of products used in the construction of buildings across Europe.
While these lighting controls aim to simplify building operations and minimize maintenance, with so many options on the market, the selection process can be complicated. This guide helps you choose.
Smart devices and the concept of smart manufacturing is causing a massive shift in industry, but we are just scratching the surface. Learn why so many companies are adopting Industry 4.0.
In this TECHbrief, we explore the differences between HDBaseT, HDBaseT-IP and SDVoE to help you determine which is best for your audio/video installation.
In this TECHbrief, learn about the differences between Wi-Fi, Li-Fi, Bluetooth and ZigBee, how each works and which applications each is best for.
As security systems have migrated to Ethernet as a communication protocol and interfaces with other systems have been developed, security system can now be more readily used in another system.
To address the emerging IoT and IIOT markets, the IEEE 802.3 formed the 802.3cg Task Force to develop a standard to address device support for twisted-pair cabling beyond 100 meters.
You’ve likely heard a lot of chatter about 5G lately. That’s because it’s the “next big thing” in mobile. But other than the assumption it will be better than 4G, how much do you know about it? In this TECHbrief, we’ll cover the basics of 5G and how it could affect you.
BICSI recently released ANSI/BICSI 007, a new standard that provides requirements and recommendations for the design and implementation of structured cabling systems within intelligent buildings.
In order to have a reliable network, you need a high-performance structured cabling system that can support multiple applications, cope with increased bandwidth and minimize network downtime. Learn the challenges and solutions to achieving this.
ONVIF recently announced the final release of Profile A and the release candidate for Profile T. Here's what that means for system integrators.
Deciding what components your A/V system requires and ensuring they work together can be challenging. This guide makes it easy.
Before deciding on which technology fits your application, there are four things to consider: convenience, acceptability, speed and environment.
Optical fiber can provide numerous advantages over other transmission media, such as twisted-pair copper and wireless technology.
Learn about the complexities of staying up to code with NFPA 72, which requires the use of a public safety distributed antenna system (DAS).
Industrial control systems are more networked than ever before, making them vulnerable to cyber attacks. Here, we explain the steps for securing these systems.
The communications cabling system that has historically been used to deliver data-only services can now be used to deliver low-watt power as well.
From energy savings to business analytics, there are several reasons to consider connected lighting for your commercial building.
Networked equipment, software and data are increasingly susceptible to security breaches. As more operational technology (OT) takes advantage of IT networks, IT and OT teams must work together to assess areas of risk that have not been considered in the past.
When it comes to choosing a power distribution system for your data center, you generally have two options. Learn which is best for you.
Maximize your data center investment, reduce down-time and increase efficiency with these 5 tips.
Discover the best practices to safeguard your network equipment from potential damage due to high-voltage electrical surges.
Learn about the challenges faced when migrating video systems from analog to IP, and the benefits of a defined strategy.
The six subsystems that create a structured cabling system are explained in the context of the ANSI/TIA-568-C.0 and ANSI/TIA-568-C.1 standards.
Review the advantages and cost considerations of copper or fiber as your data center architecture medium.
Streaming video can have specific storage needs that are not met by traditional data storage solutions. Here are 5 of these needs for your consideration.
Trends and technologies that are redefining video surveillance, infrastructure and how organizations use video.
While the IEEE allows Category 6 to be used in 10 gigabit applications, this video demonstrates why you should install nothing less than Category 6A.
Examine data center energy efficiency and best practices for power and thermal management to create a greener data center.
Key characteristics of wire and cable jacketing material compared in an easy-reference table. See test results for Hypalon, Thermoset, Thermoplastic and PVC.
A registered jack (RJ) is a standardized physical network interface for connecting telecommunications or data equipment.
As the data center consolidation trend grows we consider the design aspects of these new high-density data centers.
H.264 and MJPEG bandwidth usage over security networks are compared and the impact each has on storage requirements are highlighted. Read more.
View recommendations based on standards and testing for copper and fiber cabling data center solutions. Select the right cabling for your data center.
Meet the demands that an integrated physical security system places on your network, in addition to building, communications and data systems. Learn how in this TECHbrief.
View and download this brief explanation of the NEC requirements for listed tray cable connectors and the cable types allowed for Class 1 locations.
This TECHbrief examines how you can leverage IT infrastructure for enhanced security and other benefits including reduced total cost of ownership (TCO).
Changes in photovoltaic wire requirements as outlined in UL 4703 are reviewed side-by-side using the 2005 issue #1 and 2010 issue #4 to highlight updates.
Greener and more energy efficient data center strategies such as cooling and airflow optimization are reviewed in this concise TECHbrief.
Review insulation testing problems including damaged cable, long run lengths and test equipment calibration to speed trouble shooting with insights from our engineers.
Thermoset materials features and application benefits are reviewed to analyze why thermoset jackets are the preferred insulating and jacketing material for wire and cable.
Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP), standardized in IEC 62439-3 helps address the need for redundancy in industrial networks with zero failover time.
Compare the applications, features and benefits of managed and unmanaged switches in industrial Ethernet networks in this latest TECHbrief.
Learn about the benefits and components of access control with Power over Ethernet.
Review key considerations for selecting the right security cabling infrastructure including cabling requirements, backward compatibility and PoE support.
Today, anyone with a card cloner can copy the data off a 125 KHz proximity contactless card and make a perfect duplicate. Here, we explain what you can do to prevent this.
In this article and video, learn why you may need to replace your 600 MHz wireless microphones and how soon you need to do it.
See why newer design approaches will be required as both cloud-based computing and IoT applications will coexist as organizations seek to leverage the benefits of each technology within their IT operations.
Phone companies retiring copper lines presents a huge opportunity for integrators to be proactive and approach customers about replacing their phone lines with a cellular solution.
Creating a safe, secure city requires preparing for a wide variety of challenges. See how smart cities are using LTE routers to improve safety.
IEEE 802.3bt expands the maximum PoE power available by utilizing all four pairs of the structured wiring. Check out this article and video to learn more.
Installing a professional IP video surveillance camera is usually a labor-intensive task, but with Bosch’s new FLEXIDOME IP starlight 8000i, commissioning can now be done remotely in minutes.
The launch of 5G is opening a world of possibility—with faster speeds, better performance and more reliable service—but the opportunities to come will depend heavily on real-time data, making lower latency and higher bandwidth more critical than ever.
Historically, audio installations have used analog-based systems, which come with a host of challenges, most of which have been resolved by modern network audio systems.
Learn how thermal imaging devices work and their advantages and limitations in terms of identifying people with elevated body temperatures.
More cities are implementing OCR to improve infrastructure and streamline processes, specifically with video surveillance and physical security systems.