What Are Surge Protector Joules and How Many Do I Need?

Among the factors to consider when choosing a surge protector—how many outlets, the optimal cord length and options such as protection for a coaxial cable connection—perhaps the most important factor is the surge protector’s joule rating.


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New OM5 Fiber Optic Cables Make All the Difference

Do you know why OM5 multimode fiber optic cables are an improvement over singlemode fiber optic cables?

The world runs on data. From how-to videos for online classes to interactive home...

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Tags: fiber optic cable types, fiber optic cable internet, what is fiber optic cable, fiber optic cable, fiber optic cable installation

Insertion Loss Shouldn’t Be Your Loss

As more and more businesses search for high-speed, global IT solutions that maximize scalability, optical fiber infrastructures have become increasingly popular. Since fiber-optic connections...

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Tags: fiber optic cable, Insertion Loss

Cat6 vs Cat6a Ethernet Cables – Everything You Need to Know

Cat6 has become the go-to cable standard for network installers. If you’re wondering whether you should use standard Cat6 or the more robust Cat6a, keep reading.

You can think of Ethernet...

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Tags: Cat5/Cat5e/Cat6, 10g

Isolate and Protect Sensitive Data with NIAP-Certified Secure KVM Switches

As stories about highly sensitive data security breaches within the U.S. government and U.S. military make headlines, government agencies are demanding a higher level of security from their IT...

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Tags: Secure KVM, NIAP

1:1 Environment Puts Tablets in Schools… Along with the Need to Charge and Secure Them

A tablet computer or Chromebook in every student’s hands. That’s the goal of creating a 1:1 environment—also known as the 1:1 classroom or 1:1 computing—in our schools.

But a classroom full of...

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What Makes a Good Server Rack Cabinet for Harsh Environments?

In a perfect world, all critical IT equipment would be housed in a climate-controlled, impenetrable cloud, with remote management and a redundant failover system on the other side of the...

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Which Type of UPS System Works Best with a Generator?

Do you have a generator to supply power during a lengthy blackout? You’ll get the most out of it if you connect your generator to a UPS system. But there’s more than one kind of UPS – it’s important...

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Tags: Power, 1-Phase

Connect Your Laptop to the Internet without a Built-in Ethernet Port

Laptop computers are trending toward thinner models that do not include an Ethernet port. If you rely on Wi-Fi day-to-day, you may not notice the change. But in situations where Wi-Fi is weak...

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Tags: Retail, Adapters, Ethernet Adapter, USB 3.0, USB Ethernet Adapter

Rolling TV Carts for Education

Use Rolling TV Stands to Help Enhance Learning on a Tight Budget

Do more with less. This is the challenge facing virtually every school, particularly when it comes to in-classroom technology.

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Tags: Education, Mobile Presentation, Mobile Messaging, Mobile Conferencing, Mobile Office Solutions, Mobile Display Mount, Flat-Screen TV Stand, Rolling TV Carts for Education, Rolling TV Carts, Conference

Pure Sine Wave vs. Modified Sine Wave

In regard to output waveform, two types of UPS systems exist—the kind that produce a pure sine wave and the kind that produce a stepped approximation of a sine wave, also known as a...

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