Media access is an essential component of empowering employees and workstations to achieve their fullest. Sometimes simple WiFi access can boost productivity on even simple tasks. In more extreme cases, Internet of Things (IoT) and similar massive data sampling require virtually every square foot of your facility have fast and reliable wireless communication. No matter the intended utility, if you require industrial Wi-Fi, you have to understand how to manage gaps.
Running cables to a camera is no fun at all. Every unit needs both power and way of sending a feed back to base. It’s hard enough inside a building or vehicle, but remote installations multiply the challenges. That means taking cables out to access gates, parking lots, or anywhere else that needs monitoring. Run them above ground and they’re exposed to weather and attack. Put them underground and you face some steep bills. Switching to Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) cameras halves the problem and could help solve it entirely. Continue reading
There are so many possibilities in network design, that finding the right solution can be overwhelming. If you have wondered if Power over Ethernet (PoE) is the right course for your project, then this guide is for you. You’ll learn about PoE basics, cost saving opportunities, common applications and general reasons why you should or should not utilize PoE. Continue reading