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Labor Day Cookout and Customer Appreciation Day!

Come join us for hot dogs and hamburgers as we celebrate the upcoming holiday and show our customers how much they mean to us.  We’ll have the grill out between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., so stop by anytime between … Continue reading

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Are Modular Plug Terminations Damaging Your Patch Panels?

A modular plug that has been improperly terminated can cause significant damage to a patch panel port.  Plugs should always be installed onto a cable using a crimp tool with a crimp die made specifically for that plug.  The specified crimp … Continue reading

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Communications Ratings – Acronyms in Cable

There are a myriad of terms used in describing communications cables, i.e. CM, LSZH, PVC.  But do you know what these terms really mean and how they can impact your business?  Today’s post will explore the acronyms most commonly used … Continue reading

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A Cut Above!

We at DCO Distribution operate under a code of values that have stood the test of time.  Our goal has always been to provide our customers with the products they need while, at the same time, offering them the quality service … Continue reading

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Thinner Cat 6A fiber from Superior Essex

In order to meet the ever-growing demand for smaller diameter cables, Superior Essex has released its thinnest 6A cable to date: The 10Gain XP Cat 6A 2mm plenum Microarray breakout fiber.  These new cables are designed to meet the high … Continue reading

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Loose Tube Fiber Optic Cable: Gel Free or Gel Filled

The majority of loose tube fiber optic cables are available in a gel-free or gel-filled configuration.  Although the end result is essentially the same, there are some significant differences in construction.  Hopefully this post can help you decide on which … Continue reading

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Getting to Know the CCCA

We’ve posted before about the dangers of counterfeit or non-compliant cable, but were you aware there is an entire professional organization dedicated to fighting this cause?  The CCCA (or Communications Cable & Connectivity Association) is a non-profit organization founded in … Continue reading

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4th of July Cookout and Customer Appreciation Day!

Come join us for hot dogs and hamburgers as we celebrate the upcoming holiday and show our customers how much they mean to us.  We’ll have the grill out between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., so stop by anytime between … Continue reading

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Power Protection – It’s Not Just for Business!

If you’ve been watching the news recently, you know that severe weather continues to wreak havoc on our nation’s mid-section.  Just recently, a tropical storm from the Gulf of Mexico dumped an astounding 8 inches of rain across the state of … Continue reading

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Comtran Announces Category 6A Unshielded CMR Cables

Comtran’s Category 6A offering has recently been expanded to include Cat 6A Unshielded twisted pair with a riser jacket.  This cable provides the perfect solution to meet the growing demands for high speed networking specifications. Cat 6A UTP is fast … Continue reading

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