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Water Detection Sensors: Types and Applications

Water damage is often an unseen threat under floorboards, carpets, and ceilings, causing environmental and structural destruction such as mold and dry rot. Water leak detection sensors monitor areas for the presence of water and send out alerts before substantial damage is done to electronics or surrounding materials. Continue reading

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Differences Between DVI Connectors and Signals

DVI connectors come in three types: DVI-A (analog), DVI-D (digital) and DVI-I (integrated; analog and digital). Both DVI-I and DVI-D connectors have two distinct data rates, also known as single-link and dual-link. Each link type has a maximum allowed data rate that ensures data is not corrupted when transferred from the video card to the monitor. Continue reading

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Benefits of Using RTD Sensors in Industrial Applications

RTDs (resistance temperature detectors) are one of the most common temperature sensor types used in industrial applications. Thermocouples and thermistors are popular temperature sensors as well, but RTD sensors are more accurate over a wide temperature range and more stable over time, making them an excellent choice for many applications. Continue reading

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Maximizing Server Uptime with Secure Environmental Monitoring

A crucial part of sustaining high server availability lies in identifying and monitoring environmental threats, which enable prompt response to detected dangers before they escalate. Continue reading

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Applications for Video Matrix Switches

Video matrix switches are designed to simplify the task of routing video signals from multiple sources, such as computers, surveillance cameras, and DVD players, to one or more display devices, such as monitors, projectors, and TVs. The benefits of deploying video matrix switches include reducing equipment costs and space needs, while giving video system designers more control and flexibility. Continue reading

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HDBaseT Technology

The main drawback of HDMI as an A/V connection standard for high definition video distribution is cable length limitation. Installation costs quickly add up when you consider HDMI cables, control cables and HDMI repeaters for solving distance limitations. As a … Continue reading

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Cost-Effective Video Matrix Switch Installations

Matrix switches, sometimes called crosspoint switches or crossbar switches, are a special category of switches that allow many different inputs to be routed independently to any of a number of outputs. Each input can go to one output or be … Continue reading

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Ethernet Control for SERIMUX® Console Serial Port Switch

Ethernet Control for SERIMUX® Console Serial Port Switch The Ethernet Control option for SERIMUX Console Serial Port Switches allows you to alternatively control the switch via the Internet via the Web Interface or Telnet. Depending on your preferences for controlling … Continue reading

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Protecting Video Signals from EMI When Using CATx Extenders

Previously, I discussed how electromagnetic interference affects video signals when using a CATx extender. In this posting, I will be discussing how using shielded cable can protect your video signal from EMI. A simple and cost effective way to prevent … Continue reading

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Weak Points in Data Center and POP Environmental Monitoring

In a previous posting on environmental threats, I discussed how temperature, humidity, and other factors can impact data centers, telecom switching sites, and other POP sites. I am going to continue that conversation with a look at some weak points … Continue reading

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