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 Cabinets & Racks

Six Things to Know When Cooling IT Equipment Cabinets

Selecting cooling systems for IT equipment cabinets is not always as simple as it might seem.

 Cables

ANSI/TIA 1179 Healthcare Infrastructure Standard

What’s in this standard.

Buyer beware: If the price seems too good to be true, it is.

Counterfeit cable: The dangers, risks, and how to spot it.

CAT6A F/UTP vs. UTP: What You Need to Know

Using CAT6A in 10-GBe networks.

Fiber Optic Technology

When is fiber the ideal choice for your network?

Structured Cabling Organizations and Standards

Key cabling infrastructure standards

Structured Cabling Design Considerations

What you need to consider when planning a structured cabling system.

 Carts & Storage

12 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Tablet and Laptop Cart

Uncover features that maximize the performance, safety, and ROI of a charging cart solution.

11 Mistakes Schools Make When Buying Charging and Storage Carts and How to Avoid Them

Before you spend thousands on charging carts or lockers for your 1:1 computing initiative, read this guide.

 Digital Signage & Multimedia

Interactive Digital Signage: Maximizing Engagement in Three Steps

Effective interactive content and technology enables business users, or deployers, to learn about their customers while showcasing their brands.

A Beginner’s Guide to Digital Signage

Deliver the right message at the right time.

Choosing the Right Digital Signage System

Deliver real-time communications, including emergency messaging, to students, faculty, and staff.

Digital Signage Content 101

Best practices for creating high-value, compelling content that delivers extraordinary results.

Digital Signage in Education

Why your school or university needs digital signage and how to implement it.

Digital Signage for K–12

Deliver real-time communications—including emergency messaging—to students, teachers, and staff.

The Roadmap to Digital Signage Success

Everything you need to ask when planning and evaluating digital signage.

Seven Pitfalls to Avoid When Planning Digital Signage

Falling victim to these common mistakes can cost you both time and money.

 Industrial

Bridging the Gap: USB Converters

Connect industrial equipment to your network by using USB.

The Elements of an RS-422 and RS-485 System

Learn about system configuration, cabling selection, transient protection, software, and device selection.

Fiber Optic Technology

When is fiber the ideal choice for your network?

Industrial Power Solutions

Understand the power needs for industrial control devices.

Industrial Wireless

Run wireless even in extreme environments.

 Interface & Protocol Converters

Bridging the Gap: USB Converters

Connect industrial equipment to your network by using USB.

The Elements of an RS-422 and RS-485 System

Learn about system configuration, cabling selection, transient protection, software, and device selection.

Extending the Benefits of USB

Go beyond the five-meter USB distance limitation with USB extenders.

 KVM

Secure Desktop KVM Switch Update

Keep classified information classified.

  KVM Technology for Broadcast Learn more about IP-based and direct connected KVM switching and extension, and which one is right for your broadcast application.  
  Broadcast and Post-Production Transition To Virtualization  Best Practices for the Transition to Broadcast Virtualization     

HD Video and Peripheral Matrix Switching and Extension

An overview of extension and switching technologies in high-performance KVM environments.

Security with the ServSwitch Wizard IP

Get secure local KVM console access and secure remote IP server access.

 Networking

5 Questions You Need to Ask When Choosing Wireless Ethernet Extenders

Eliminate the need to buy and install expensive network equipment by using wireless Ethernet extension.

Media Converters

How media converters deliver cost-effective fiber connectivity.

Power over Ethernet in Industrial Applications

Add low-voltage devices and network equipment in industrial environments without running power.

Tablets in Education

Is your network ready?

Top 10 Network Mistakes

Common network mistakes that cost money, cause downtime, and create frustration.

Wireless Communications

Take these ten steps to ensure wireless success.

Industrial Wireless

Run wireless even in extreme environments.

Wireless Networking

A basic overview of standards, installation, and security.

 Power

Industrial Power Solutions

Understand the power needs for industrial control devices.

Power Protection

Understanding the risks to your network and how to choose the right solution.

Power over Ethernet in Industrial Applications

Add low-voltage devices and network equipment in industrial environments without running power.

 Testers & Tools

Ethernet in Harsh Environments

See how industrial-strength Ethernet has come of age.

Improve the Quality of Fiber Installations with Extended Fiber Certification

Learn about the top three growth drivers for fiber networks: greater bandwidth needs, increased storage demands, and the transition to higher network speeds.

Proven Techniques and Best Practices for Managing Infrastructure Changes

Meet the need for implementation speed without sacrificing accuracy.

Testing Today’s High-Speed Multimode Fiber Infrastructure

Move your private networks in premises and campus environments towards high-speed applications.

Troubleshooting Your Industrial Network

Use easy-to-install, standardized, plug-and-play technology.

Validate LAN Installations for Optimal Service Delivery

Be sure to complete this step when installing a new local area network segment.

 Video & Multimedia

4 Advantages of IP-Based Video Walls

Discover how an IP-based video wall works and why connecting a video wall to the network is so advantageous.

Piecing Together the 4K Puzzle

Learn about deploying this disruptive innovative technology.

HD Video Matrix Switching

The Insider’s Guide to HD Video Matrix Switching.

HD Video and Peripheral Signal Extension and Switching

An overview of extension and switching technologies.

 Wireless

5 Questions You Need to Ask When Choosing Wireless Ethernet Extenders

Eliminate the need to buy and install expensive network equipment by using wireless Ethernet extension.

Wireless Communications

Take these ten steps to ensure wireless success.

Industrial Wireless

Run wireless even in extreme environments.

Tablets in Education

Is your network ready?

Wireless Networking

A basic overview of standards, installation, and security.