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…]

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…]

Managing High-Density Cabling in Rack Environments

I think it’s safe to say that cable clutter is a major problem in most data center or server room rack environments, but how do we fix it?

First, let’s talk about how cables get to the rack. If you have a raised floor, it may seem convenient to route cables under the floor and bring them through the bottom of the rack. The problem is that most people use that under-floor space to route cold air when using a hot-aisle, cold-aisle setup. Cables are not only going to block the flow of cold air, they’re also going to reduce the efficiency of our cold air delivery system another way by causing leaks where they come up through the floor. So if you can avoid routing cables under the floor, that’s what you want to do. [Read more…]

Considering a Wall-Mount Rack? Here are 5 Convincing Facts

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1. You can secure equipment in minimal space
Wall-mount rack cabinets are perfect for housing equipment like servers and audio/video consoles in rooms with limited floor space like wiring closets. They come with adjustable vertical mounting rails with square holes that accommodate all standard 19‑inch rack equipment, and sturdy steel frames are rated up to 250 lb. Plus, you don’t have to worry about unwanted access because you can protect equipment with a hinged wall-bracket lock. [Read more…]

Maximize Wall-Mount Rack Space with PDU/Ethernet Switch Combos

Wall-mounted racks are often used to organize and secure IT equipment at the edge of a company network, for example, in branch offices, classrooms, retail spaces and other remote locations. In recent years, the growth in cloud computing, powerful mobile devices, and the use of video for digital signage and security have required branch locations to access corporate resources and perform mission-critical functions previously available only at a headquarters location. [Read more…]