DataComm Updates


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DataComm Updates

DataComm Updates
  • Lighting Controls Have Evolved

    Watch Graybar lighting specialist Brad Picht explain how controls have evolved and our approach to implementing wireless controls in your environment.


  • Is Your Data Center Future Ready?

    More bandwidth. More power. More speed, security and control. The demands are endless and the stakes are high. Take this short survey to see if you’re getting the most value out of your data center.

  • The Future of PoE, Safety Risks and How to Mitigate Them

    In some areas of your network, PoE is as standard as cabling itself while in others it has not gained traction. Currently, PoE powers more than 100 million devices such as wireless access points (APs) and Internet protocol (IP) phones. The limitation has been that current PoE standard only support up to 30W of power to devices which limit its application. The good news — this limit is about to change.


  • How to Understand your Facility Operations

    David Theriault, National Account Manager with Philips Lighting discusses how connected lighting can help streamline your operations and start collecting data and insights so you can optimize your facility. He also discusses the ‘cleanest, greenest, most advanced building’ in the world, the Edge in Amsterdam and how it leverages connected lighting technology.


  • Connected Lighting is Changing

    Bruce Bharat, Director Product Marketing with Acuity Brands believes that connected lighting connects people to applications and services that can add value to their lives. Watch this video to learn how retail companies can accurately track customers and push marketing to customers in their stores.


  • The Potential and Challenge of IoT Explained

    IoT has profound implications for the construction industry, industrial plants, manufacturers, and commercial and urban infrastructure. Gartner estimates that 5.5 million "new things" are being connected each day, and GE predicts investment in the Industrial Internet of Things is expected to top $60 trillion (including services) over the next 15 years. Every organization, no matter how large or technologically savvy, can expect to be affected.


  • [VID] The Forgotten Link: Your Network Backbone

    Berk-Tek has the only solution where you to a 40 gig backbone out to 500 meters using multimode fiber. Berk-Tek does that with the OM4+ Gigalite blast and enhanced transceiver, which is only about a 10% increase over what your OM3 backbone was versus going to single mode which would be about a 300% increase to get that kind of distance at 40 gig.


  • [VID] Belden's FiberExpress Enterprise Closet X Patch Panel

    Tailored to the enterprise LAN installer, this patch panel system features removable clear doors, fiber jumper management, jumper management clips, splice cassettes with a clear door.


  • [VID] Belden's New FX Fusion Splice On Connector Product Line

    FX Fusion, Belden's new splice on connectors are an alternative to mechanical splice connectors.


  • [VID] Belden's New 4K UHD HDBaseT Media Cable

    Belden's new HDBaseT cable is very small and flexible with corrugation tape. Easy to terminate because it has just one overall foil shield, unlike individually shielded pairs. It doesn't have a braid so it has 100% shielding. It works with Belden's RevConnect.