CMS Requires Healthcare Facilities Comply with the 2012 Editions of NFPA 101 and NFPA 99

On May 4, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) adopted the 2012 editions of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101 – Life Safety Code (LSC) and NFPA 99 – Health Care Facilities Code (HCFC) by final rule. [Continue reading]

7 Advantages of Fiber Optic Cables Over Copper Cables

When you’re planning a new network cable installation or considering upgrades to an existing network, you might want to consider using fiber optic cables. Network fiber cables have some definite advantages over copper cables. … [Continue reading]

What’s the Difference Between Basic and Smart PDUs?


A rack power distribution unit (PDU) is a device with multiple outlets designed to distribute power to networking equipment within a rack, including servers, storage devices and other equipment. For example, let's say you have a 42U rack cabinet … [Continue reading]

What Is the Difference Between Shielded and Unshielded Network Cables?


When installing or updating your network infrastructure, there are a variety of network cable types to consider. Among the choices to be made is whether to install shielded twisted pair cables (STP) or unshielded twisted pair cables (UTP). Twisted … [Continue reading]

The Best Solution for Providing Redundant Power to Your Rack that has Clustered 1U Servers

3 Phase Auto Transfer Switch Rack Power Distribution Units

At capacities of 5kW and above, the most practical way to provide redundant power to 208V server racks has been to connect redundant 3-phase rack PDUs to redundant power supplies in each server. Until now... … [Continue reading]