Connectivity

Platinum Tools Offers Test & Termination Promotion

By RS Staff | November 15, 2017

Platinum Tools’ new sales promotion allows customers who purchase a Net Chaser Ethernet Speed Certifier & Network Tester (P/N TNC950AR or TNC950DX), a Net Prowler (P/Ns TNP700, TNP800, or TNP850K1), or Cable Prowler (P/N TCB300, TCB400 or TCB360K1) to be eligible to select one free product along with their purchase, which is up to a $189 value.

Atlona Shipping HDR-Capable HDMI Extender

By RS Staff | November 8, 2017

Atlona’s AT-HDR-EX-70-2PS transmitter/receiver kit is now shipping. Designed for both residential and commercial applications, it extends 4K/UHD HDMI signals over HDBaseT with support for high dynamic range (HDR) formats.

The Gigabit Home: Committing to Fiber

By George Tucker | November 6, 2017

The network needs of the near future will require a backbone beyond 10g speeds, and it will need the ability to scale up with a minimum of data compression or compromises. What we need is a serious and committed move to fiber.

Key Digital Multiview Switcher is Updated

By RS Staff | November 3, 2017

Key Digital’s KD-MLV4x2PRO is designed to serve as a cost-effective, multiview, four-input, two-output video matrix. It now supports SD, HD, and VESA input resolutions up to 1080p/1920x1200 on four HDMI and two analog video inputs. Its analog video input ports support VGA/DB15 or component/YPbPr signal types, and outputs independently upscale to Ultra HD/4K in 4K Quadrant mode.

Key Digital Now Compatible with Aprilaire

By RS Staff | October 30, 2017

Key Digital has added the Aprilaire model 8800 thermostat and Wi-Fi thermostat to its growing list of integration products streamlined within the Compass Control Pro Partner Alliance program.

Atlona Kicks Off Residential AV Roadshow

By RS Staff | October 23, 2017

Atlona’s “Atlona On Tour” 2017 Residential AV Roadshow will take place from November 1 through December 5, 2017. The company will visit eight cities nationwide to present and demonstrate Atlona’s AV over IP, HDR, and networked control solutions.

Pakedge Course 5: Remote Monitoring and Management Training

By John Sciacca | October 23, 2017

Not to imply that the previous courses haven’t been chock full of nuggets of practical wisdom, but this class tackles a real problem that is near and dear to our industry’s heart: remote monitoring and management. The more we can do remotely without having to roll a truck not only saves us time but helps to get the customer back up and running more quickly. And happy customers are paying and referring customers, I always say!

The Gigabit Home: Networking Cable Conundrums

By George Tucker | October 23, 2017

Cable is often overlooked in its importance. We know we need it, but common practice shows how little we recognize it. Who is most often in charge of getting the cable run? More often than not, the crew sent out is comprised of our most junior techs.

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