Cat6 or Cat6A: Which One Should You Use?

This question comes up all the time. “Should we use Cat6 or Cat6A for our structured cabling plant?” You may have already guessed that the answer, as with most technology decisions, is that it depends. The correct choice for you will depend on your particular application as well as your long-term needs.

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Plenum vs. Non-Plenum Cable: Which One Should You Use?

Our clients frequently ask whether they need plenum or non-plenum copper cable for a particular project. The answer is not always as simple as it may seem, and the easy answer is to defer to the architect of the building and what was specified. However, in many cases we are called in to provide a […]

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How to Turn Old Multimode Fiber Into 10gig Capable Fiber

We recently saw one of the coolest innovations in structured cabling that has an amazing application for people needing to upgrade their network to 10gig. Many of our clients these days are moving to 10gig. As they upgrade their older switching infrastructure, it makes sense to consider moving to 10gig backbones at the same time.

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All About Wireless Site Surveys

Why do you need a wireless site survey? Telcion installs wireless network solutions on a regular basis and is often posed with the challenge of whether a site survey is necessary or not, and what the cost might be. The answer is yes, you need a site survey, in order to provide some predictability to […]

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Why Is A Cabling Warranty Useful

Many people do not consider a warranty as a possible option when it comes to structured cabling. However, any reputable company will provide a warranty on a solution that they design and install. A warranty can typically only be provided when a whole solution has been designed using specific parts, and then installed by manufacturer-certified installers.

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How to Clean A Data Center and Keep It Well Organized

If you’ve been in the IT industry for any length of time, then you have most likely seen and experienced a messy data center. You know what I’m talking about – the patch cables are a jumble of spaghetti hanging in the rack. Equipment may be hanging off the side of the rack by its patch cable or power cord.

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What Should You Look for In A Structured Cabling Company

Hiring a competent structured cabling company may sound like an easy thing to do, because it’s just pulling some cable, right? Wrong! There are many aspects you should consider in order to make sure you are getting a quality job done by a reputable company.

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