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Networks Centre is one of the UK’s leading distributors of complete end-to-end network cabling solutions and security products.  We offer an extensive range of fibre optic and copper cabling systems; with all accessories, at very competitive prices, and by world-leading brands. Call our experienced and qualified sales team, to quote on your next installation or Data Centre project. We’re available 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, on +44 (0)1403 754233
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Attend the Fluke Networks 2015 Roadshow! · Interested in Fluke Networks products? · Want to see them in the flesh, try before you buy, and question the experts? Then come to the Fluke Networks 2015 Roadshow!   Don not miss this exclusive opportunity to be hands-on with the latest and most-popular products, view live demonstrations and take advantage of excellent promotions. Arrive at 9am for refreshments, followed by a short presentation and then a hands-on experience of your preferred product. Get it right the first time with Fluke Networks! Learn how to error-proof your projects, save time and money and maximise productivity.   Main product demonstrations on: · The VERSIV Series: DSX 5000, CertiFiber Pro, OptiFiber Pro · Linkware Live · MultiFiber Pro   This half day roadshow will cover the following: · Upcoming end-of-life for the DTX 1800 · Options for continuity · Upgrades and accessories · Ongoing support · Full Q&A session · Multiple demo units available · Personal guidance · Finish at 12.45   Choose the date and location most convenient to you: 17th March    9am to 1pm at the Holiday Inn, Hemel Hempstead 18th March    9am to 1pm at the Holiday Inn, Maidstone 19th March    9am to 1pm at the Holiday Inn, Winchester 24th March    9am to 1pm at the Holiday Inn, Swindon 25th March    9am to 1pm at the Holiday Inn, Cardiff City 26th March    9am to 1pm at the Holiday Inn, Birmingham City 14th April     9am to 1pm at the Crowne Plaza, Manchester City Centre   15th April     9am to 1pm at the Crowne Plaza, Leeds 16th April     9am to 1pm at the Holiday Inn, Newcastle upon Tyne 28th April     9am to 1pm at the Holiday Inn, Glasgow City Centre 29th April     9am to 1pm at the Holiday Inn, Edinburgh City West   Places are free of charge but strictly limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment. To book your place today, please contact Nigel Hedges on nigel.hedges@flukenetworks.com and quote: Networks Centre More
Networks Centre is pleased to offer you an excellent-value promotion from Fluke Networks, starting in February 2015, the OnePromo. Save money now! Get a great deal on the latest technology by Fluke Networks. Trade-in your old fibre module set and save up to £1750 on a new Fluke Networks CertiFiber Pro (OLTS)  Add CertiFiber Pro 'Quad' MM and SM modules to your current DSX, by trading-in your old fibre testers Save up to £2500 when you trade in a qualifying copper/fibre bundle and buy an eligible DSX Versiv model, with copper and Quad MM and SM OLTS or Quad OlTS/OTDR capability  Just ask your Account Manager for more information today by calling 01403 754233.   These days, it takes more than just speed to get the job done. Getting more jobs done right the first time is the key benefit of the DSX-5000. It can prevent common project and setup-related problems, therefore helping you to accelerate and error-proof every step of the copper and fibre certification process. The DSX-5000 CableAnalyzer comes with a new Taptive™ interface and unmatched speed when testing Category 6A cable, Class FA and all current standards. Each unit is ETL Verified to IEC Level V, offering the most stringent accuracy requirements today. The CertiFiber Pro OLTS improves the efficiency of fibre certification; certifying 2 fibres at both wavelengths, within 3 seconds. Furthermore, it has a set reference wizard to ensure correct reference setting.   The Fluke Networks OnePromo is valid from 2nd February until 3rd July 2015. Terms and conditions apply.    Start Saving Money Today! For more information, call us on 01403 754 233 or email enquiries@networkscentre.com More
KBC Networks has recently released a new generation of ThruLink products, a family of transmission devices which allow encrypted, real-time video and data to be streamed over public networks. ThruLink is now available in a series of throughput sizes for systems that range from single cameras to large-scale surveillance networks that use the internet or 3G/4G as the transmission medium. The new range includes embedded 3G/4G models that support live video transmission from patrol vehicles; units that can operate as a mini hub, and 200Mbs+, high capacity units.ThruLink is becoming a popular choice amongst government bodies, military organisations, banks and security companies who deem the technology to be very secure. It supports AES, Blowfish and Camellia encryption up to 256bit. The new  generation of ThruLink products also allows meshed networks to be set up over a WAN, allowing direct connection without the need for central server authentication and, with improved management information, enables users to understand the status of all ThruLink devices on a network. Designed for low installation and running costs, ThruLink is straightforward to install and, to reduce unnecessary site visits, in the event of a network failure, ThruLink automatically re-connects once the network is re-established.The KBC Networks ThruLink family includes standard, standard plus, high capacity and high capacity plus units. Depending on the camera type and network, the standard capacity unit is recommended for 1-4 cameras, standard plus for up to 10 cameras, and high and high capacity plus units for 10+ cameras. The standard and standard plus units can be wall- or vehicle-mounted, and the two high capacity models are designed for a 19” rack. KBC Networks offers a range of IP, analogue fibre and wireless security products. Explore KBC Networks and ThruLink and learn more about the benefits of each system. More
Choosing the right cabling has never been more important, or more complex and so it’s useful to understand the options we now face, particularly in light of unfolding category 8 developments.There are multiple standards bodies that specify cabling standards e.g. TIA (Telecommunications Standards Organization), ISO (International Standards Organisation) and CENELEC (European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization), but here we will concentrate on ISO/IEC and TIA.The 10GBASE-T standard specifies 10Gb/s transmission rates and is the fastest commercially available Ethernet over copper balanced twisted-pair cabling application.  Category 5e is not capable of supporting 10Gb/s and is not recognised in the 10GBASE-T standard.   ISO/IEC and TIA guidelines specifically recommend against installing new class E/category 6 cabling to support 10GBASE T.So, the cabling choices for new installations supporting 10GBASE-T over full channel topologies up to 100 metres are limited to class EA/category 6A, class F/category 7, or class FA/category 7A.  For new data centres, ISO and other standards bodies have specified the minimum grade of cabling to be deployed in new data centres to be class EA/category 6A.  The IEEE 802.3 40GBASE-T Task Force has nearly finalized baseline objectives for a new 40 Gb/s balanced copper twisted-pair Ethernet application standard and is currently working on developing a first draft. This means that the longer term view should encompass 40 Gb/s Ethernet speeds, which takes us well beyond the capacity of class EA/category 6A cabling.Traditionally, cabling categories are supersets of each other – meaning that a higher category of cabling meets or exceeds all of the electrical and mechanical requirements of a lower category of cabling and is also backwards compatible with the lower performing category. Whilst the TIA specifies cabling systems up to category 6A performance, it chose not to adopt category 7 or 7A as published by ISO/IEC.  Instead, the TIA has decided to call its next generation cabling system ‘category 8’ to avoid confusion with published ISO/IEC category 7 and category 7A standards, which are indeed supersets of each other and of category 6A. Whilst it’s true that the currently proposed TIA category 8 specifications tentatively describe transmission performance up to 2 GHz for 30 metre channels containing 2 connectors, whereas ISO/IEC specifies category 7A requirements up to 1 GHz for 100 metre channels containing up to 4 connectors, the performance limits proposed for category 8 today do not meet or exceed the category 7A requirements up to 1 GHz.Take note also that category 8 will have a different deployed channel topology and will not be an electrical performance superset of category 7A. In fact, for every transmission parameter except return loss, ISO/IEC category 7A channel and permanent link limits are more severe than those proposed by TIA for category 8 up to 1 GHz. In the case of internal crosstalk parameters, the differences are significant; with category 7A beating category 8 performance by more than 20 dB!For the support of 40GBASE-T transmission, ISO/IEC adopted class I as the name to describe cabling constructed from shielded modular RJ-45 style category 8.1 components and class II to describe cabling constructed from fully-shielded non RJ-45 category 8.2 components. Whilst ISO/IEC is also actively working on a project to characterise the capability of existing category 7A connecting hardware to support 40 Gbit/s data transmission, until the processing capabilities of a 40 Gb/s Ethernet (40GBASE-T) application are finalised, it’s too early to guarantee 40GBASE-T application support distance for any media.................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Source: Siemon    Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specialising in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance low voltage infrastructure solutions and services for data centres, LANs and intelligent buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning 100 countries, Siemon offers a comprehensive suite of copper and optical fibre cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data centre power and cooling systems and intelligent infrastructure management solutions. With more than 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of industry standards, underlining the company’s long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry. Siemon Interconnect Solutions (SIS) is a Siemon business unit comprised of a team of dedicated technical sales professionals supported by Siemon Labs, mechanical, electrical and signal integrity engineers committed to solving industry and customer driven interconnect challenges. Siemon provides custom network infrastructure solutions to OEMs, leading manufacturers, value-added resellers and system integrators. 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