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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

image Leviton Network Solutions, a division of Leviton Manufacturing Inc., launched a new Structured Media Center Planning Worksheet to help contractors, distributors, and homeowners design their structured wiring networks. The new online resource incorporates multiple connected devices, from HDTVs and VoIPs to gaming consoles and streaming audio and video.

The Structured Media Center Planning Worksheet allows users to specify the device details of their space – type of television service, number of data locations, type of audio system, home theater arrangement, and type of security system. Based on this information, Leviton provides a customized bill of materials with complete product summaries, including the enclosure, routers, distribution boards, power supplies, and patch cables needed to install their custom network. Both standard and premium network gear is available, so users can determine what capacity for growth they want to include.

The Structured Media Planning Worksheet can be accessed from Leviton.com/HomeConfig.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

image Each month CE Pro magazine runs a column called "Neato." This column focuses in on the work electronics professionals do to transform a typical rat's nest of cabling runs behind a rack into a neat looking, professional installation.

K-Sun is a Wisconsin-based label maker company that is helping installers to keep their rack installations neat and efficient, and recently it added two new colors to its line of cartridge labeling products. The newly added products bolster its LABELShop line of heat-shrink tube cartridges to provide installers with a greater choice of colors to label all the various cable types used for a standard installation. The new black-on-green and black-on-blue 3/16-inch shrink tube cartridges offer electronics professionals an increased ability to label wires for everything from A/V, home networks and communications in racking and structured wiring panels.

The line of cartridges already offers black-on-red, yellow-and-white in a choice of sizes that includes 1/4-inch, 3/16-inch, 3/8-inch and 1/2-inch. K-Sun says its printers use a thermal transfer technology to ensure legibility, and its labeling products are resistant to UV, scratch, fade and smear resistant.

Monday, April 18, 2011

image There are many things that separate an experienced, properly trained electronics installer from the companies that are just now entering the installation field.

Without question one of the things that separates an experienced and trained installer from these retail companies coming into the market is the efficiency and neatness of their installations. Penn.-based Arlington Industries, Inc. is a manufacturer that experienced installers call upon to help them maneuver through the obstacles of a typical home installation to minimize the appearance of unsightly electronics and electronics accessories in the home.

The company's new CE1RP heavy duty mounting bracket is the company's latest home electronics accessory. Arlington says this product is engineered to install easily with a 3.5-inch saw hole and a slotted cover that neatly hides the large bundles of cabling runs. Arlington adds the CE1RP is paintable once it's installed and after it's installed into a home it neatens up the appearance of multiple cabling runs that include audio, video and Ethernet.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

image There's no question that the audio/video industry is smack in the middle of a revolution. Americans are migrating to larger and more robust home networks to support their computing needs, as well as their growing streaming media and download activities.

With this increased demand on homeowners' networks, it's now important to build in provisions to properly protect and manage devices that not only reside on the network, but also the devices that support the network. Pakedge Device's new PDU-RM8 Modem/Power Distribution Unit is one such network management/protection device. The company's latest product is said to enable installers to remotely control the power of as many as eight devices, including modems and routers to ensure that power sensitive components are powered back up in the proper sequence.

Pakedge has designed the PDU-RM8 to install quickly with design provisions that include pre-labeled RJ-45 Ethernet inputs for modems, routers and switches. To facilitate its remote capabilities the company also builds in a secure, browser-based GUI to enable electronics professionals to remotely configure, monitor and power cycle their clients' individual devices and systems.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

image A recent report suggested that as much as 20 percent of the current traffic on the Internet can be attributed to the usage of streaming video services. This newly released data underscores the way that consumers are using media and it puts a new emphasis on the infrastructure inside American homes.

Fort Worth, Texas-based 3D Antenna is a new manufacturer in the residential connectivity market and the company's line of pre-configured structured wiring solutions is designed to provide custom installers with a fast and easy solution to meet the increased connectivity demands of the residential sector.

The structured wiring solutions incorporate the company's modular repeating circuit (MRC), which it says provides its products with the ability to change configurations without having to change the system's basic infrastructure. The manufacturer offers the product line in choice of configurations to service a variety of home sizes and with the products' built-in logic capabilities, the systems can grow with the homeowner's increasing media consumption demands.



Thursday, June 24, 2010

image Power is always an underrated element when someone is evaluating the performance of a home theater system, a commercial-grade data network or anything in between.

Tripp Lite's new line of Hot-Swap Power Distribution Units (PDUs) are uninterruptable power supplies (UPS) that electronics professionals can use in the field to service a variety of installation scenarios that require backup protection.

The line of products includes five models that offer a choice of volt-amps up to 3,000VA. Tripp Lite says the units offer installers the ability to hot swap units for maintenance or complete replacement without having to take an entire system offline. The products are 2U high in 2- or 4-post racks, and Tripp Lite says the products can also be rear-post mounted to save space.


Tuesday, June 01, 2010

image Tripp Lite's newly released Compact IP Console Servers provide installers with the ability to create a single access point on a network to perform system updates, routine maintenance procedures and other trouble shooting services.

The devices are compatible with components like servers, routers, switches and firewalls equipped with RJ45 or DB9 serial ports, and their small size enables the units to be used in conjunction with nearly any system without taking up much rack space.

One of the Console Server products' most useful features is its embedded heat sensors. The sensors can be set up to transmit an off-site system's environmental condition status to enable a CE Pro to take corrective measures before a product over heats and fails.




Thursday, May 06, 2010

image Adding to its ever growing line of products, SnapAV has just introduced its AniWareBox series of digital video/audio over Cat-5 devices.

SnapAV engineered the products, which measure less than one-inch tall to fit into small spaces that include within a wall and equipment racks.

The company says the product is available in single and multiple component video/HD Audio versions, and it says the boxes are capable of sending HD signals up to 350 feet.


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