Choosing the Right Category Cable for the Home

Future proofing your network now, in preparation for tomorrow's technologies, is worth the added expense. It can save you the hassle and cost of a complete rip and replace later down the road.

Choosing the Right Size Structured Media® Enclosure

Structured Media enclosures make it easy to manage your home network connectivity and hardware, but choosing the right size can be difficult.

Eaton Demonstrates Electrical Advancements in Residential Home Construction and Automation

Eaton News Release:  Power management company Eaton supplied the automation-rich and aesthetically designed electrical solutions from the service entrance to the wall plate for The New American Home® 2017 and The New American Remodeled Home® 2017 located in Orlando, Florida. Through its participation in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) showcase homes, Eaton is demonstrating the solutions advancing home automation in new construction and improving the design and livability of existing homes.  Both homes will be showcased during the 2017 NAHB International Builders' Show® in Orlando, from January 10 to 12. Builders can see and learn more about the Eaton residential solutions incorporated at the showcase homes at Eaton's booth W3490 at the 2017 NAHB International Builders' Show.   Full Press Release:

How to Avoid Installing Bad Ethernet Cable

High-performance cable for today's networks runs laps around cheap imitations. Make sure you know what you're installing, and you can avoid performance and reliability problems down the line.

Webcast - Terminating Larger Size Cables with Platinum Tools Connectors

With the recent increase in popularity of Category 6A cables, cabling-system installers are now working more and more frequently with dramatically increased cable sizes. Terminating these larger-size cables to standard connectors, which are optimally designed for smaller cables, can be a challenge. New connectors and solutions have been developed to solve the termination and workmanship issues that arise when installers terminate larger-size cables. This webcast seminar will cover the following termination practices and principles: Terminating Category 6A cable to Category 6A shielded connectors Terminating Category 5e and Category 6 cable to Category 6 shielded connectors Sponsored by Honeywell and Platinum Tools, the seminar will use Honeywell’s Category 5e, 6 and 6A cable as well as Platinum Tools’ Category 6 and 6A shielded connectors to demonstrate cable preparation and termination techniques. The demonstrations will provide step-by-step instructions on completing the termination of these larger-size cables.   View Webcast:

What is HDR (High Dynamic Range) and why do you want it?

HDR creates pictures in the same way that the human eye does. It makes videos come to life with shadows and shading details we have never seen on other displays.

Platinum Tools® Expands Structured Wiring Solutions

With New Keystone Jacks, Couplers, & Multi-Port Wall Plates Complimenting Such Popular Products as the EZ-SnapJack, Platinum Tools' Product Catalog has Exactly What the Installer Needs for Virtually Any and Every Application

New Power Cables from Melodika

Melodika, one of the biggest Polish manufacturers of hi-fi cables is expanding its Purple Rain offer with new power cables with grounding, terminated with Schuko plug and IEC C13 socket.

Exclusive Cable Technology Changes The Way You Listen

Cincinnati-based High-end Audio Cable Company Makes "A Sound Decision" with New Website to Meet Global Demand, Unveil New Products, and Introduce Renowned SSI Technology

Platinum Tools® Adds EZ-Datalock(TM) Strain Reliefs to EZ-RJ45® System Solutions

Now Shipping, Patented Design Prevents Both Inadvertent and Malicious Cable Disconnects, Providing 24/7 Data Network Protection and Security

Ethernet Alliance Hosts Largest 40G/100G Plugfest To-Date

Ethernet Alliance multi-vendor interoperability event sets stage for rigorous 40/100G testing and assesses feasibility of 25GbE technologies

CTV Outside Broadcasts Relies on Bluebell Opticom to Make More Efficient Use of Dark Fibre

Bluebell Opticom Ltd., provider of innovative fibre optic solutions for fixed and remote applications, today announced that European mobile broadcasting company CTV Outside Broadcasts has installed a customized fibre multiplexing system designed by Bluebell into one of its outside broadcast (OB) vans. The new system makes it possible for CTV to increase its use of the pre-existing fibre infrastructure at an event location and decrease the amount of fibre it has to lay. At the same time, the Bluebell solution gives CTV the flexibility to add to or reconfigure the system as needed for different applications, and the ability to recover a signal should the on-site fibre core fail.

L-com Releases Mini DisplayPort Cable Assemblies and Adapter

"We are proud to offer these new Mini DisplayPort assemblies and adapter to address mobile device display, digital signage, and high-end PC monitor applications"

InfoComm - ATLONA INTRODUCES EIGHT-INPUT 4K/UHD MATRIX SWITCHER FOR CLASS AND CONFERENCE ROOMS

The latest addition in the company's CLSO series of multi-format matrix switchers designed for commercial and education use.

InfoComm - Platinum Tools Makes Cable Tracing Easy

Launched at 2015 InfoComm and Now Shipping, the New Platinum Tools Tone and Probe Set Quickly Traces and Identifies Cable Locations on Jacks or Through Walls

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