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Maximize Benefits of Gigabit WLAN APs with PoE Midspans

Wireless device proliferation in the enterprise sector has accelerated thanks to key trends including the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) mobility deployment phenomenon. This, coupled with migration to new gigabit and multi-gigabit Wi-Fi standards such as IEEE 802.11n and IEEE 802.11ac, is increasing the challenges associated with powering a rapidly growing array of WLAN access points with various reach and performance capabilities. The solution is to take advantage of higher power delivery of the IEEE 802.3at Power over Ethernet (PoE) standard where needed, and use midspan technology to enable more flexible WLAN AP positioning while enhancing infrastructure scalability and delivering important networkwide power management capabilities.


The Case for Midspans vs. Switches for PoE Deployment

There are two ways to deploy the latest high-power PoE technology: by upgrading the network switch, or by installing midspans in the existing networking infrastructure. PoE-capable switches offer the advantage of an integrated solution that requires only one cable for the network connection. However, this isn’t necessarily the best choice.


Centralizing Your Video Surveillance

IP video is more affordable than ever and is really the best choice for entry into the video surveillance market or when considering a system upgrade.




Network Connectivity for Legacy Security Systems

Many facilities throughout the world have fire alarm, burglar alarm and surveillance systems that were installed before the coming of the Internet Age. For many, there is not the financial ability to replace these systems with more up to date equipment nor may there be pressing need as they properly perform their intended purpose. That does not mean that they can not be 'connected' and ‘IP enabled’ for a very reasonable cost.


Cooling Solutions for Mission-Critical Electronics

Cooling Solutions for Mission-Critical Electronics

Discussion of four options for cooling electronic/electrical equipment housed in enclosures and transit cases. These options include thermoelectric air conditioners, compressor-based AC, vortex coolers and air-to-air heat exchangers. Each cooling method is explained and the advantages of thermoelectric air conditioners are examined as compared to the other cooling methods.


Is Your Video Surveillance System Meeting the TCO Challenge?

While requirements for security systems are constantly increasing, security managers and IT directors are forced to deal with shrinking budgets.


Understanding Technologies Whitepaper

Understanding Technologies for Creating High-Security ID Cards

Before deciding on a card printer, you need to know some basics about types of cards, printing methods, quantity of cards being printed, frequency of printing, security elements, image quality, and encoding requirements.


  • Ahead of Current Events Ahead of Current Events

    In this episode, Ralph C. Jensen chats with Dana Barnes, president of government business at Dataminr. We talk about the evolution of Dataminr and how data software benefits business and personnel alike. The Dataminr mission is to keep subscribers up-to-date on worldwide events in case of employee travel. Barnes recites Dataminr history and how their platform works. With so much emphasis on cybersecurity, Barnes goes into detail about his cybersecurity background and the measures Dataminr takes to ensure safe and secure implementation.

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