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Open System Architecture – Why we’re all for it!

When talking about network infrastructure, the term “open system architecture” refers to the use of virtually any combination of standards compliant cable and connectivity. ANSI/TIA-568 dictates all performance requirements of the network and its components to ensure they will accommodate … Continue reading

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Spring Power Problems

Over the past few months, much of the country’s mid-section has been ravaged by a little more than your typical “spring shower.”  With everything from flash-flooding to tornadoes thrown into the mix, many states have had more than their fair … Continue reading

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DYMO Rhino Heat Shrink Tubing

When you need an easy, cost-effective way to give your customers professional looking installations, while at the same time, adding value to your work; Dymo Rhino Industrial Heat Shrink Tubes have got you covered!  The heat-shrink tubes are very easy … Continue reading

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Belden’s Paul Kish Tells Us Why “It’s All About the BASE”

In a recent blog post, Belden’s Paul Kish recounts the history of “BASE” and reminds us how far we’ve come since the early days of 10 Mb/s connectivity.  Today 10 Gb/s (over copper) is more the norm with speeds exceeding … Continue reading

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IEEE 802.3bm Amendment now available for Enhanced Operation Over Fiber

Officially titled IEEE Standard for Ethernet Amendment: Physical Layer Specifications and Managment Parameters for 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s Operation Over Fiber Optic Cables, IEEE has made available for purchase the 802.3bm specification. The amendment was drafted to support the many advances … Continue reading

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Ready to become more involved?

BICSI Board Nominations are now open! BICSI, a world-wide association for cabling design and installation professionals; provides information, education and knowledge assessment for individuals in the information and communication technology (ICT) industry.  Serving nearly 23,000 ICT professionals in over 100 … Continue reading

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6 Key Considerations When Choosing Category 6A Cable

In last week’s post, we covered the uses for Category 6A cable, including emerging applications as well as recommendations for adoption by industry standards bodies. This week, we will go one step further and look at some factors that determine the choice of a … Continue reading

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Category 6A Cable: The Future is NOW!

Cat 6A UTP garnered a lot of attention when it first came on the scene in 2005, but its popularity has been slow to rise due to the fact that its 10 Gb/s capacity exceeds the requirements of most LAN … Continue reading

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DCO Distribution Acquires SBCS Group, Strengthens Presence in Security

DCO Distribution is pleased to announce the acquisition of SBCS Group as our latest affirmation of commitment to expand and improve services to our customers.  As a leading provider of Gen IV Technology security systems and components, SBCS Global will … Continue reading

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New Training Videos from Ideal

DCO Distribution would like to congratulate IDEAL Networks on the release of a newly animated VDVII video.  Clear and concise, this two-minute video explains the key features and benefits of Ideal’s VDVII tester.  Check it out on their “micro”site, and … Continue reading

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