The Convergence Of What People Watch, Listen To and Do

What are they, installers and MDU owners, looking for, for "the Digital Media Lifestyle"? A fast, easy, inexpensive, quality solution to deliver this Triple Play signal to all the converging digital products being manufactured for eagerly waiting consumers wanting a connected home.

Web Content Coming to Devices

The original definition of the World Wide Web was formulated in terms of connectivity between multiple PCs. Now it is referencing a network of interoperable devices capable of sending and receiving documents formatted in HTML (Hypertext Mark-up Language), transferred via HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol).

What is Bluetooth?

Bluetooth was designed for consumers and small office/home office users as an easy-to-use, inexpensive way to transmit data without wires.

For High-Speed Home Retrofitting, Look to Coax

As in-home IP networking needs increase, installers and homeowners will benefit from using a home's existing infrastructure

Putting the Home Network to Work

This white paper examines the challenges that face home users of computers, the Internet, and home networks and provides insight into how the industry is addressing the need for improved management, monitoring, and maintenance services and solutions to home users.

In-Building Internet Distribution - PLC

Yitran's PITEL mini-Access System is a low-cost robust networking solution designed for deployment in challenging environments. The system is ideal where traditional connectivity using hard-wired or wireless technology doesn't exist or is not economically or technically feasible.

Give the Customers What They Want

It's not unusual for installers and system designers to avoid using computers or to fail to recognize the cost-saving benefits for setting up a LAN or local area network. Each LAN is unique because homeowners invariably want different capabilities from their home networks.

Node Zero Gallery

"Node Zero" is the area in the house where all the cables come together. Below is a selection of N0s belonging to our readers. You can see photos and read descriptions of a variety of projects, from a few simple components in a cupboard under the stairs, to huge multi rack installations. Hopefully this page will show you what can be done and inspire you to do your own.

Routers Versus Switches

Data is transported much like the mail. In some cases, the mailperson brings the mail and drops it directly at the door of the recipient. In other cases, the mail is delivered to a corporate mailroom and is forwarded by the companies' internal mail delivery system.

Family Network Moves into Wireless Age

Families are able to control users' access to different files and information so that it is easy for parents to keep work or other types of files private from children.

HomePlug Gaining Ground In Europe

With powerline's distinct advantages of range, security, scalability, reliability and comparable cost, powerline networking has gained access to a number of important verticals markets, including government agencies, hospitals, schools and hotels.

Integrated Home Networks

The computer network is perhaps the most critical component in an integrated home network. The computer network is a data communication system allowing a number of independent devices to communicate directly with each other.

Home Wi-Fi Using Soft Access

The Segue™ SoftAP software creates an instant Wi-Fi network for home or office by simply installing it on an ordinary desktop, laptop or PDA computer equipped with a wireless client adapter, obviating the need for additional access points or complex configuration of access points and routers.

Public Hot Spots: One Truth and Two Myths

Most hot-spot service providers agree that the majority of this market's early adopters are and will continue to be so-called road warriors. These people travel nationally or internationally for professional purposes, and while on the road, they need Internet connections to access their corporate networks and e-mail.

Maverick Powerline 4-Port Bridge

Hook up of the two hubs was as simple as plugging them into an available wall socket and connecting all the network cables to the hubs. After that was done the two hubs automatically found each other and transferring data through my AC wiring was up and running.

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VMP EREN-42E1K 19-inch Equipment Rack Enclosure

VMP EREN-42E1K 19-inch Equipment Rack Enclosure

Now shipping, the new 42 rack space EREN-42E1K 19-inch Equipment Rack Enclosure is newest and largest member of VMP's EREN Series. "The EREN Series has been designed for use with a multitude of security, audio, video, and communication components, and the EREN-42E1K is a sizable upgrade in both depth and weight capacity to our popular EREN-42E 19-inch equipment rack enclosure," explained Keith Fulmer, president of VMP. "The EREN-42E1K has a usable depth of 33 inches and a durable load capacity of 1,300 lbs. (a 30 percent increase from the EREN-42E) to fit just about any and every need." The cost-effective, portable, and fully welded EREN family of 19-inch equipment rack enclosures has been designed for installations where protected components are a necessity. The EREN Series, which comes complete with integrated cooling fans and lockable, removable side panels (with optional locks) allows for the organization of multiple electronic components, while at the same time protecting them from thermal issues, as well as damage or theft. Additional EREN Series specifications include: works with all standard 19-inch rack equipment and accessories; rails threaded with standard 10-32 threading; tempered glass front door; double swing steel rear door; adjustable front and rear rails; vented top and bottom; top and bottom cable routing knockouts; reversible hinged front and rear door; casters and leveling feet; ships assembled; EREN-42E1K MSRP: $1,499.00