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. [Read more…]

7 Solutions for Powering, Protecting and Controlling Your Video Surveillance System

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Video surveillance is big business. A March 2017 report published by MarketsandMarkets, an international market research firm that serves 1,700 Fortune organizations worldwide, values the video surveillance market at $30.4 billion last year and projects that number to reach $75.6 billion by 2022.

Whether you use your video surveillance system to protect your assets, monitor employee behavior, deter tampering and theft, or lower your insurance rates, you want to be sure it’s reliable. Video surveillance systems can be vulnerable to power problems, such as blackouts, brownouts, surges, and line noise, that can disrupt security cameras and corrupt data. Here are seven solutions to help your system remain functioning at its full potential 24/7. [Read more…]

What is a Public Safety DAS System?

The global public safety in-building wireless DAS market is estimated to grow from $404.2 million in 2016 to $1,740.1 million by 2021.

What Is It?
A Distributed Antenna System (DAS) is a network of antennae that communicate with a central hub to distribute signals over an area or building, such as stadiums, hospitals, campuses and airports. A DAS extends coverage across multiple antennae to provide coverage in all areas of a building, where signals could normally be degraded or dropped.  In public safety applications, the central communication hub requires uninterrupted power to ensure emergency responders can communicate over the network. [Read more…]

E-Rate: How School Districts Can Benefit

Did you know funding opportunities are available for school districts seeking to bridge the technology gap and meet the needs of digital learning in the 21st century? Also known as E-Rate, it is one of the nation’s largest programs supporting technology development in education today. [Read more…]

5 Essential Tools for the Tech-Savvy Business Traveler

According to the U.S. Travel Association, Americans logged 457.4 million “person-trips” for business purposes last year, a person-trip defined as “one person on a trip away from home overnight in paid accommodations or on a day or overnight trip to places 50 miles or more [one-way] from home.”

For many of you, the work doesn’t take a coffee break when you leave the office. There’s always one more email to send, one more report to look over, one more spreadsheet to complete. To avoid missing critical deadlines while you’re on the go, you’ve got to stay plugged in. And to do that, you need these essential devices to keep you organized and productive. [Read more…]