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Bigger Isn’t Always Better — Be Mindful of the Category Rating

More and more of our projects involve networked systems and associated devices, and that inevitably includes cabling. And, as the price differential between the various category-rated cables diminishes,…


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More and more of our projects involve networked systems and associated devices, and that inevitably includes cabling. And, as the price differential between the various category-rated cables diminishes, we are finding the temptation to provide the highest level of category rating possible throughout projects, whether or not it makes sense. If CAT5 is good, and CAT5e is better, isn’t CAT6 best? Shouldn’t we just play it safe and use it everywhere? Not necessarily ... Bob Grossman · January 04, 2011

One of the most important components of any IP network is also the one that is most overlooked - the cabling. Without proper cable, and cable installation, the network just won't function right. December 31, 2009

ADT Security Services and two subcontractors took on an IP-based video surveillance solution at a new $27 million rail transit parking facility in Irvine, Calif. Under a tight deadline, a supremely coordinated effort was necessary to overcome obstacles before achieving success. By Rodney Bosch · August 31, 2009

Anyone who has ever worked in operations or technical support can tell you some interesting stories about meeting the demands of sales personnel who are selling the "latest and greatest" IP devices. July 31, 2009

Contrary to what might be perceived by all of the articles in security magazines, exhibitions ... September 30, 2008

Working with CCTV systems typically offers a select number of application technology choices. You can take the old standard route of laying an array of coaxial cable and connecting standard analog cameras or, as we see more and more today, you also have the option of creating a network configuration with category cable, such as ... June 30, 2008



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