Using Indoor Premise Cable In Wet Locations

Floor box outlets are a common method for terminating data, audio/video and power in commercial building construction. Conventional wisdom might lead one to assume that these installations would follow the same installation requirements as other cabling within the premises, however conduit placed in a concrete slab on or below grade is often susceptible to collecting moisture … [Read more…]

What is Sound Masking?

Sound masking is a distributed sound system that delivers a shaped spectrum amplified pink noise in sufficient levels to mask other peoples conversations and low level background noisesA sound masking system emits low-level, non-distracting “masking” noise designed to reduce speech intelligibility and thereby improve speech privacy. This improvement in speech privacy can be of great … [Read more…]

Caddy CAT HP High Performance J-Hooks

We recently expanded our offering of Caddy J-hooks. We now have Caddy HP J-Hooks in 3/4″ through 4″ loop sizes, as well as assemblies with beam clamps, rod/purlin attachment and many more. CADDY’s CAT HP high performance J-Hook System is engineered to ensure a stable and secure installation that complies with industry codes and standards … [Read more…]

OM1, OM2, OM3 and OM4 Multimode fiber – What is the difference?

OM1, OM2, OM3 and OM4 represent different generations and bandwidths of Multimode Fiber. OM1 has a  62.5um core diameter, while OM2, OM3 and OM4 utilize a 50um core diameter. OM2 is considered standard 50um Multimode Fiber, while OM3 and OM4 fibers are Laser-optimized Multimode Fibers. Multimode Fiber is generally differentiated by its jacket color. OM1 … [Read more…]

The Future of Copper Cabling – Beyond 1000BaseT

Twisted pair copper cabling has been the predomninant technology used to support commercial and residential Ethernet networks . As the need for greater bandwidth continues to grow, structured cabling systems have followed suit, evolving and supporting higher speeds and great bandwidth. Ethernet cabling systems today are dominated by 1 Gigabit networks, with twisted pair representing … [Read more…]

The basics of HDBase-T

HDBase-T is one of the new players in the ever growing field of HDMI transmission options. HDBase-T 5PLAY technology can deliver High Definition Video, Multi-Channel Audio, 100 Base-T Ethernet, IR and RS232 up to 100 meters (330ft) over a single Cat5e or Cat6 cable. HDBaseT delivers Full HD/3D and 2K/4K uncompressed video as a point-to-point … [Read more…]