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Understanding Antenna Systems Within RF Communications

The antenna system is an important part of an RF communication system — without it, the system wouldn’t work. Of course as the antenna system is common to both the transmitter and the receiver; any change made in the antenna system affects both transmission and reception. An antenna is formed of a few basic parts: […]

Infrastructure 7 June 2017

Learn to Adapt to the Changing Landscape of Building’s Cabling Infrastructure

Network owners are often faced with the question of where to install (and whether they should install) Category 5e, 6 or 6A copper cabling, and/or multimode/singlemode fiber optic cabling for different areas of their buildings network. Unfortunately, there is not a clearly defined answer to this question. Most private networks require a mixture of both […]

Infrastructure 31 May 2017

Power over Ethernet – The Means to Support the Growing Number of Networked Devices

Enterprise networks continue to expand, growing more versatile and complex. As a result, devices once considered peripherals such as wireless access points (WAPs), security network cameras, building automation and control systems, LED lighting and sensors are now important network assets. However, as more devices are added, the cabling infrastructure needed to support them grows and […]

Infrastructure 24 May 2017

Learn How To Build Pervasive Passive Infrastructures

In the last few years modern technology has expanded greatly, leading to increasing numbers of internet-capable devices and growing network demand. From tablets to eReaders, smartphones to iPads, most of us take our gadgets with us wherever we go – including to the office. And while device accessibility is useful and improves productivity, it can […]

Infrastructure 17 May 2017

Bandwidth or Capacity? The Passive Infrastructure Challenge

Despite our insatiable appetite for increased bandwidth, whether over a wired or wireless network, demand is only fed at the right price. However, let’s be clear it is not a choice of price alone, but a decision on what bandwidth or capacity one gets for the price or the ‘cost per bit’ or ‘cost per […]

Infrastructure 10 May 2017

Using a Universal Connectivity Grid for More Flexible and Cost-Efficient Cabling

How to enable cost-efficient cabling In an increasingly connected workplace, the architecture of today’s telecommunications cabling is quickly evolving. Networks designed to support a handful of workstation-based applications must now support a litany of distributed devices, which may include Wi-Fi, security, access control, space and energy management, and lighting. IT and Facilities managers must consider […]

Infrastructure 3 May 2017

Understand the Passive Infrastructure That Underpins Your Network

By 2020, IoT predictions expect that between 20-30 billion devices will be connecting to networks. For anyone who works with passive network infrastructure (cables, connectors, antennas, panels, shelves or frames), this is huge news, presenting substantial opportunities for career growth, knowledge acquisition and training.   What is Passive Infrastructure? Passive infrastructure… Transmission media… Physical layer… […]

Infrastructure 28 April 2017

Latency in Optical Fibers

Optical Fiber Latency: An optical fiber consists of a cylindrical core of silicon dioxide (fused silica glass) surrounded by a cladding. The core and cladding comprise the optical transmission media (or optical waveguide) and are usually coated for protection. Latency in optical transmission media is a consequence of limited velocity in the optical media. To […]

Fiber Optic 19 April 2017

Contributors of Latency in a Fiber Optic System

Fiber optic latency: In an optical fiber system, there are a minimum of five latency contributions. Two are created as the signal moves from the electrical domain to the optical; another contribution occurs as the signal travels down the optical fiber; and two more are created as the signal is converted from the optical domain […]

Fiber Optic 12 April 2017

What is Latency in a Network Infrastructure?

What is Latency? Latency is a time delay between a stimulation and its response. It is caused by velocity limitations in a physical system. In simplest terms, latency is the time it takes for a signal to travel (or propagate) from point A to point B. In telecommunications, latency describes the time delay of a […]

Infrastructure 5 April 2017