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Thank you for visiting our blog! To better serve our customers, we are now hosting all posts on our parent company’s blog.
Please check there often for content that will continue to offer you valuable information regarding data communications, security, and other matters. Hope to see you there!

Resilient Security: Tough Calls in Tough Times


It’s not about security; it’s about resiliency. That was one of the underlying themes at the Power Grid Resilience conference in Philadelphia, March 21-23, at which WESCO Security exhibited, alongside our Government and Utility groups.
Of course, with “Resilience” in its name, the conference is already inclined toward resiliency. It’s an interesting differentiation, however: security as opposed to resiliency, or how … Read More »

Embedded Analytics Reveal the True Power of Today’s IP Cameras

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Embedded analytics are revealing the true power of today’s IP cameras, offering much-needed solutions for targeted applications such as utilities, correctional facilities, remote operations, and more.
By placing the analytics capabilities as part of the edge device, the customer has the option to more easily get familiar with analytics and how to apply them to the business environment.
According to Reinier Tuinzing, … Read More »

Power over Ethernet: What You Need to Know Today

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Authors: Roy Kusuma, Lead Product Engineer – Communications Products, General Cable & Matt Gentile, Product Manager – Datacom Products, General Cable
Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology has been quietly gaining traction in the market ever since its launch in 2003, especially in Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony & IP Surveillance cameras.
Today’s PoE landscape has effectively split into two broad categories:
The … Read More »

Simplifying 10G to 40G Migrations with Panduit’s PanMPO™ Connector


Author: Tom Kovanic – Panduit Product Systems Manager, Fiber
The need for increased network bandwidth is growing at an unprecedented pace. Whether it is virtualized networks and cloud computing initiatives (to drive down operating expenses) or Wi-Fi accessibility to on-demand information and video, this unquenchable thirst for more data is challenging data centers to keep up.
These challenges are leading to a … Read More »

4K: A New Dimension in Surveillance Video


Written By: Alan Chan, Senior Product Manager at the Security Systems Division at Sony Electronics.
New 4K surveillance cameras offer major benefits and opportunities to the video security industry with the biggest advantage being higher resolution. Based on positive experience of 4K in the broadcast, D-Cinema and consumer businesses, 4K has the potential of being the next resolution standard in the security … Read More »

Category 5e Becoming Obsolete?

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According to CommScope, a significant change is on the way in how office buildings are cabled.  In a recent blog post by CommScope’s Allan Nielsen and Matias Peluffo, we learned that Category 5e cabling, which is used in many offices around the world, will be considered obsolete for new installations following a decision this month by the ISO/IEC … Read More »

ASIS and WESCO Evolve to Advance


“Evolve 2 Advance,” the tagline for the 2015 ASIS show, captures where we stand as an industry. Security professionals attending the show in Anaheim, CA, Sept. 28-30, will learn about and see the latest technologies for security challenges ranging from workplace safety to global terrorism.
The concept of evolving to advance also describes where WESCO is as a company. WESCO is … Read More »

Centralized Surveillance Secures Sites Remotely


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Author: Sean Ellison – Distribution Marketing Manager, Milestone
No matter what industry your business operates in—and whether your priority is to ensure employee safety, monitor customer behavior or a combination of requirements—your surveillance solution should be tailor-made to meet … Read More »

The Future of HD Video Webinar – Aug 27 @ 10am

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Join WESCO and Berk-Tek Leviton Technologies for an educational, BICSI accredited Expert Webinar, on August 27th at 10 AM Central. We will explore technologies and methods for connecting A/V sources to HD displays using twisted pair cabling.
Click Here to register.
“The Future of HD Video and Your Network Infrastructure” is presented by Todd Harpel, Director of Strategic Alliances at … Read More »