Friday, March 29, 2013

How to test multimode fiber optic cabling for db loss

Testing fiber optic cable can be intimidating if you've never done it before, but we've decided to open a fiber test kit and figure out how to measure db loss just for you.

Looks easy because it is. For more cool videos follow our YouTube Channel .

"By Mercy Salinas"

Monday, March 25, 2013

Installation of cable with aerial messenger wire to pole

It's a great day when you've finalized what kind of cable you need for your facility, but sometimes that's only half the battle. Over the past few years our customers facilities installations of figure 8 copper and fiber cable always bring up the question of pole mounting hardware, do you know how to do it and do you have it?

The most common piece of hardware to do this is by using a flat keeper plate.

Once your tensioning is complete, all your clamping and deadend hardware is tightened and adjusted to hold your messenger strand in place. Here's a couple of examples of your flat keeper plate at your pole.

Hopefully I've given you some good information to help you with your installation after you've purchased your figure 8 cable and hardware from .

"By Mercy Salinas"

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Everfocus IP camera EHN vandal proof serise overview

You know this camera means business as soon as you pick it up, the weight and strength of the metal housing is impressive and it can also handle the pounding of a ten pound sledge hammer.

The screws that keep the enclosure closed are a different pattern so your phillips, flat head or allen pattern won't open it. The cable glad has 3 openings for cable and you can easily attach your conduit and tighten it for a weatherproof solution, you can also unscrew the back knockout and run cable that way.

Another feature I'm really digging is the two way audio and the 3 to 9mm vari-focal lens should have a perfect monitor screen shot if your looking for a wide field of view. I just wanted to vouch for the construction of this camera for a IP weather rated outdoor solution. Check out how to network this camera and I'm sure it's something you can't handle.

"By Mercy Salinas"

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

2 strand zip fiber cable for 10 Gigabit Ethernet Speed

Your bulk two strand fiber cable is typically used for certain installation applications, but before we get to that let's check out our OM3 zip cord fiber video.

A two strand zip fiber is most common for installations from your telecom closet to your desk and since this cable is OM3 rated for 10 Gigabit Ethernet you just future-proofed your network!

"By Mercy Salinas"

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Replacing your old CCTV system with HD Cameras? Good idea.

Replacing your old analog cameras with new digital HD cameras should be an easy installation, let's check out the High Definition CCTV Security System.

HD cctv is considered by many as a subset of megapixel and is defined by a specific resolution at specific frame rates with a specific aspect ratio. A camera with more than a million pixels is by definition a megapixel camera. The lowest resolution security camera with a megapixel number is 1.3 and provides 1280 by 1024 pixel resolution and is the 1080P camera.

The 720P HD camera provides images that are 1280 by 720 pixels giving you 921,600 pixels and is short of the 1 million mark, so your 720 high definition camera is not a megapixel camera but many people feel it's close enough so they call it a 1 megapixel camera. If your a installation contractor make sure your customer has a clear understanding of this. I've seen it cause issues with the end user after the installation has been completed.

Traditional analog cctv cameras providing 4CIF resolution offers resolution of 704 by 480 pixels (NTSC) or 704 by 576 (PAL) after the signal has been digitized in a DVR that corresponds to a maximum of 400,000 pixels.

When designing a CCTV system two types of coverage areas get talked about, a wide field view and a detailed specific view. In your wide field view 20 to 30 pixels are enough to represent one foot of a scene. For your detailed specific view of certain images such as cash, face identification, factory assemblies, the demand can rise to over 80 pixels per foot. Here's a cheat sheet I keep on hand just to remind me of what pixel count will fit my field of view best for my location.

Still reading? Good, because I have a about a 30 minute presentation from Everfocus regarding HD cctv. Everfocus is a camera manufacture and has been in business for many years providing solutions for commercial locations. Let see what they have to say.

Now that you know you can use your existing coax cable infrastructure your installation is already half way done! Are these HD cctv security cameras also the same as far as the construction? Yeah! Let's check out a couple from our YouTube Channel.

Here's a look at a HD pan tilt zoom camera.

Don't forget that you will need to also install a High Definition DVR for your new HD cameras. If you only need high definition at a couple of locations such as a cash register, hybrid digital video recorders are available to provide you more security at a more economical price.

Now that you have some knowledge about HD cctv are you ready for six times the resolution over traditional analog cameras. I knew it!

"By Mercy Salinas"