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Featured Articles

Featured Articles

Featured Articles
  • 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.


  • Is Your Supply Chain Helping or Hurting Your Profitability?

    As a contractor, you’ve got so much to do – Win bids, man your jobs, run your business, and more – and you can’t afford to waste a single minute. You need to make your business more efficient, and reduce your Total Cost of Install – but how, exactly?


  • The Power of LED Lighting for Schools: Why It Matters and How to Get Started

    This ability to better control LED lighting promises to impact our schools much more than our homes.


  • How LED Lighting Powers Employee Productivity

    Making changes in the office environment, like installing LED lighting can enhance employee well-being and have a much greater impact on the bottom-line than mere utility bill savings.


  • Emergency Preparedness

    In the event a location is affected by a disaster or emergency, we can quickly utilize surrounding local branches or inventories to assist in servicing our customers.


  • 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.


  • How LED Lighting is Changing the Classroom

    The ability to better control LED lighting promises to impact our schools much more than our homes.


  • The Top 5 Things You Need to Know About Surge Protection

    The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) conducted a 2017 survey of electrical designers, planners, and engineers who worked in designing or renovating electrical systems in industrial, Healthcare, and IT Center Facilities. Because the survey results demonstrated a lack of, or limited understanding of Surge Protection Devices (SPDs), ESFI has created educational resources to spread awareness of the purpose and effectiveness of SPDs.


  • Beyond the Zero Incident Policy: Four Tips for Improving Workplace Safety

    OSHA recommends companies celebrate employees that demonstrate safe behaviors, as opposed to rewarding employees for zero incidents. That’s why companies have started to move beyond the Zero Incidence Policy – into a more behavior-based safety approach.


  • How to Make Electrical Safety Job #1

    Federal regulation of NFPA 70E and OSHA has helped reduce the number of electrical fatalities. Are you doing enough? Here's what you need to know about achieving complete electrical safety.


Product Updates

Product Updates

Product Updates Blog
  • Phoenix Contact Limited Lifetime Warranty – Build with Confidence

    Phoenix Contact USA customers have access to the industry's most extensive limited lifetime warranty policy. Phoenix Contact's Cabinet Confidence Limited Lifetime Warranty (LLW) applies to a wide range of Phoenix Contact products. LLW coverage is exclusive to U.S. customers who register and use Phoenix Contact power supplies and surge protection to protect electronics in their applications.


  • Download Our New Charging Station Guide

    Although designed to meet the demands of the hospitality industry, any business with public spaces can benefit from these charging station solutions. Make a grand first impression in any lobby, waiting area, or meeting space.


  • Free BMP41 or BMP51 Printer with Eligible Purchase and Trade In

    Send Brady your qualifying competitive printer or IDXPERT™ Printer and purchase 12 label cartridges for the Brady BMP®41 or BMP®51 printer and Brady will send you the printer for FREE!


  • Trade Up to the Future of Certification and get up to $3,000 cash back from Fluke Networks

    From January 2 to June 29, 2018, upgrade to Versiv with a present from Fluke Networks – up to $3,000 in rebates for your old DTX. Add Gold to your purchase and Fluke Networks will reward you with free products to make your team even more efficient, subject to, and qualified by, official terms and conditions.


  • Free Brady BBP33 Printer with Eligible Purchase and Printer Trade In

    From November 1, 2017 through April 30, 2018, send Brady your qualifying competitive printer and purchase $1500 worth of select consumables or software and receive a BBP®33 label printer for free!


  • Upgrade To A Fluke-729, Trade-in Your Old Pressure Calibrator and Get A Free Gift

    Here’s your chance to upgrade to the Fluke-729 Automatic Pressure Calibrator. After you upgrade and trade-in selected pressure calibrators or any brand of a documenting pressure calibrator by April 30, 2018, Fluke will send you a FREE GIFT of your choice.


  • VIAVI Launches New SmartClass Fiber MPOLx

    VIAVI just launched its new SmartClass Fiber MPOLx. It's the industry's first dedicated optical loss test set that can perform all the test requirements for Tier (Basic) certification using MPO fiber connectivity.


  • Acuity Brands Juno Basics Series 6RLC Retrofit LED Trims

    The all-in-one design features an advanced LED light engine mounted directly to the cast aluminum trim with integral white baffle and flange. Torsion springs in combination with the patent pending Universal Mounting Bracket make installation a breeze. There is no easier, less expensive way to upgrade commercial lighting to ultra-efficient LEDs.​


  • Ty-Duct Halogen-Free Wide Slot Wiring Duct from Thomas & Betts

    RoHS-compliant and halogen-free with modified PPE construction, Ty-Duct has a higher temperature rating than standard PVC material (203° F/95° C).


  • The BLT Relight Series from Lithonia Lighting

    Get the look, feel and performance of a full fixture replacement at a fraction of the price while reducing installation and material cost.