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Isolating Infrastructure Issues

posted on September 2nd, 2015  |  Read more

Bob Wimmer What is a hybrid system? Today‚Äôs surveillance systems are starting to combine some of the best features and parameters of the analog video output world and the IP networking world. Many dealers and installers are now required to perform upgrades while incorporating existing system technologies. And there are many dealers that maintain analog […]

Differences Between Cat6 and Cat6a Cables

posted on August 4th, 2015  |  Read more

Digging Further Into the Mystery BY: Shane Weaver In this article, we’ll be discussing the difference between Cat6 and Cat6a cables. It may sound like a single lowercase letter is all that sets the two apart, but that one little letter stands for augmented, and represents a world of difference. In the previous article we […]

Hospital mechanical and electrical systems

posted on July 6th, 2015  |  Read more

Mechanical and electrical systems act as vital organs to a hospital, providing power, water, fresh air and other important elements that keep the hospital running efficiently and safely. Keeping those systems healthy is an essential part of being a health facilities manager. However, it can be challenging to stay up-to-date with the requirements and developments […]

Gotta Backup Plan?

posted on May 29th, 2015  |  Read more

New DC Power Architectures for OSP/CO/DCs by: Curtis Ashton and Michael Kulesky OSP Magazine Recent natural disasters, along with public and regulatory pressures, are forcing telecommunications providers to focus more closely on providing reliable, extended emergency backup power, especially for outside plant assets and inside central offices and data centers. As a result, new battery […]

Harnessing the Power of Energy Management

posted on May 21st, 2015  |  Read more

Power supplies typically suffer one of two fates during the life of a project. Often they are the first thing to be value-engineered out of an access control system. Alternatively, an installer might just install the same power supply on every job simply because it works. While power supplies have previously taken a backseat to sexier system components such as integrated maglocks and multi-attribute credentials, several recently released power supply products have stepped into the spotlight by reducing system costs for building owners, while increasing integrator and installer profitability. Such newer power products provide access control efficiency, reliability and remote system diagnostics.