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Twisted Pair Extender Best Practices

Twisted Pair Extender Best Practices

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Written by Cameron Smith
Tens of thousands of audio/video over twisted pair extenders are installed every day, but only a fraction are installed according to TIA/EIA standards or what most manufacturers consider as “best practices.” The enclosed guide outlines common considerations to ensure your installation functions properly for years to come.
USB-C to HDMI Adapter Compatibility

USB-C to HDMI Adapter Compatibility

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Written by Cameron Smith
As USB-C becomes more prominent on electronics, the need to adapt USB-C to HDMI affects more and ...
Apple Adapter Update for SMPC Adapter Rings

Apple Adapter Update for SMPC Adapter Rings

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Written by Cameron Smith
Apple has announced the replacement of its USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter which supports the ...
Fiber optic cables built for AV racks

Fiber optic cables built for AV racks

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Written by Cameron Smith
Introducing TechLogix Black Series™ patch and premade cables. Forget the delicate rainbow of fibe...
TL-TP70-HDARC replaces TL-TP70-HDIR

TL-TP70-HDARC replaces TL-TP70-HDIR

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Written by Cameron Smith
TechLogix released a new twisted pair extender set -- the TL-TP70-HDARC -- which replaces the exi...
Simple. Predictable. Reliable.... Share-Me™ Room Systems.

Simple. Predictable. Reliable.... Share-Me™ Room Systems.

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Written by Cameron Smith
TechLogix Share-Me™ collaboration systems have transformed thousands of meeting rooms, classrooms...
Media Converters -- Options & Overview

Media Converters -- Options & Overview

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Written by Cameron Smith
Media converters adapt fiber signals to a variety of different formats and/or cable types. They ...
TechLogix Custom Premade Fiber Cable Brochure

TechLogix Custom Premade Fiber Cable Brochure

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Written by Cameron Smith
Not sure how to terminate? Missing a fiber optic tool? Short on time and labor? TechLogix release...
SMPC Presenter Cable Showroom Demo

SMPC Presenter Cable Showroom Demo

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Written by Cameron Smith
TechLogix SMPC Presenter Cables are now available with a demo tag, allowing you to showcase the p...
How to Select the Proper Fiber Optic Enclosure and Mounting Solution

How to Select the Proper Fiber Optic Enclosure and Mounting Solution

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Written by Cameron Smith
Selecting the proper fiber optic enclosure, whether a rack tray or wall-box, is imperative for re...
How to Convert Single Mode Fiber to Multimode Fiber (and vice versa)

How to Convert Single Mode Fiber to Multimode Fiber (and vice versa)

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Written by Cameron Smith
In a perfect world, a building's fiber optic infrastructure will be installed with the same type ...
TechLogix Launches Professional Line of Wall-Mount Demarc Boxes

TechLogix Launches Professional Line of Wall-Mount Demarc Boxes

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Written by Cameron Smith
TechLogix launched a professional line of fiber optic wall-mount boxes designed for both indoor a...
An Overview of ECO Series Mounting Solutions

An Overview of ECO Series Mounting Solutions

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Written by Cameron Smith
TechLogix's ECO Series of rack-mount distribution panels and wall-mount enclosures provide a pro...
TechLogix Introduces Esports Video Cables

TechLogix Introduces Esports Video Cables

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Written by Cameron Smith
TechLogix Networx, a leading-developer of fiber optic technology, has launched HDMI and DisplayPo...
Power Perfect: TechLogix RKPS 12 port power hub

Power Perfect: TechLogix RKPS 12 port power hub

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Written by Cameron Smith
TechLogix is gaining popularity for their leading-edge collaboration and fiber optic technologies...
VIDEO -- How to Design a Custom Fiber Optic Cable Online

VIDEO -- How to Design a Custom Fiber Optic Cable Online

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Written by Cameron Smith
By using a simple online configurator, TechLogix allows low-voltage professionals to design fibe...
TechLogix Launches IPFO-KIT for Extending Video, Audio, Control & Network Signals over Fiber

TechLogix Launches IPFO-KIT for Extending Video, Audio, Control & Network Signals over Fiber

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Written by Cameron Smith
TechLogix is streamlining video, audio, control and network signal distribution over fiber with t...
Extending Twisted Pair-based Devices over Fiber

Extending Twisted Pair-based Devices over Fiber

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Written by Cameron Smith

Fiber delivers numerous signal transmission benefits over twisted pair, including longer distances, immunity to static electricity and surges, immunity to RF and EM interference, and significantly higher supported signal bandwidths. However, the majority of network-enabled devices don't feature a fiber connection. Most switches, routers, access points, cameras, media players and other network connected devices still rely on traditional twisted pair connections through RJ45 ports. Does that mean you're limited to 100 meter max distances over a cable prone to interference and slow speeds? Thankfully no.

This article explores adapting twisted pair-based devices to fiber optic cabling through the use of SFP modules and media converters. 

TechLogix Launches European and Australian Warehouses

TechLogix Launches European and Australian Warehouses

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Written by Cameron Smith
TechLogix announced the launch of their European and Australian warehouses at ISE 2019. The manuf...
Share-Me™ Room Systems Now Feature Twisted Pair Extension

Share-Me™ Room Systems Now Feature Twisted Pair Extension

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Written by Cameron Smith
TechLogix's award-winning Share-Me™ table insert systems are now available with built-in twisted ...
TechLogix Introduces Share-Me™ Kits with Pass-through Table Inserts

TechLogix Introduces Share-Me™ Kits with Pass-through Table Inserts

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Written by Cameron Smith
The TL-SMKIT-05 and TL-SMKIT-06 are the latest releases in TechLogix's turnkey Share-Me™ system l...
TL-SMG-4C: Control Displays & Projectors from a Table Insert

TL-SMG-4C: Control Displays & Projectors from a Table Insert

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Written by Cameron Smith
Forget clunky remotes and expensive control systems. The TechLogix TL-SMG-4C controls displays an...
Decoding Audio from Media Players (and other HDMI devices)

Decoding Audio from Media Players (and other HDMI devices)

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Written by Cameron Smith

When it comes to audio, media players are no longer being designed for integration. Early generations slotted into the professional installation thanks to analog and digital audio outputs, but the latest generations from Apple TV, Roku, and countless other manufacturers only offer a single HDMI output. So how do we handle audio distribution? 

Streaming media players with no audio output

There are several solutions depending on the application, but increasingly integrators are turning to audio de-embedders with or without decoding. This article explores these devices, as well as other common solutions that have become mainstream in professional AV. 

Troubleshooting Fiber Runs

Troubleshooting Fiber Runs

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Written by Cameron Smith
Fiber optic cabling is arguably the most reliable way to transmit audio, video, control and netwo...
Distributing Power with Fiber: Technologies and Applications

Distributing Power with Fiber: Technologies and Applications

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Written by Cameron Smith

Fiber optic cabling does not transmit electricity and therefore won't power connected devices -- it's an issue many integrators must grapple with when converting their projects from copper to fiber. And while there are several important benefits to not transmitting power, dealing with power distribution for connected devices can be a challenge. 

This article looks at the whys, whats and hows of dealing with power in fiber-based installations. 

Tactical Fiber: Ideal for rental, staging, broadcast & outdoor applications

Tactical Fiber: Ideal for rental, staging, broadcast & outdoor applications

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Written by Cameron Smith
Tactical fiber, also known as "military-grade" fiber, has become a popular solution in commercial...
TechLogix Launches Fiber Wallplate Keystone Adapters

TechLogix Launches Fiber Wallplate Keystone Adapters

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Written by Cameron Smith
TechLogix launched a line of universal keystone adapters for use with any wallplate, rack tray or...
Demarc Wiring: Common Applications with Fiber

Demarc Wiring: Common Applications with Fiber

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Written by Cameron Smith

We often get asked how to wire a demarc with fiber optic cabling. Unfortunately, there isn't a single answer or a dominant installation example -- several variables combine to determine the best way to integrate fiber into a new or retrofit installation.

This article will examine seven different integration patterns, including the reasoning behind each configuration. However, before we begin it's important to understand the terminology and technology we will be using. 

Most importantly, one must understand that the demarc (or point of demarcation) is the area where the public network connects with the private network. It divides the responsibility between the telecom provider or ISP (internet service provider) and the individual home or business owner. In a residential internet application, the demarc is typically where cable from the street terminates into a modem. In some cases, the demarc must be extended and this article will explore the necessary wiring. 

Is Fiber Appropriate for my Installation? The checklist....

Is Fiber Appropriate for my Installation? The checklist....

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Written by Cameron Smith
How do you determine if a fiber optic infrastructure is appropriate for your next installation? A...
Basic Conference Room Design: HDMI Table Insert with Auto Control

Basic Conference Room Design: HDMI Table Insert with Auto Control

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Written by Cameron Smith
The TechLogix design team is often asked for simple, low-cost solutions for conference rooms, hud...
Improve your sales and profitability with fiber.

Improve your sales and profitability with fiber.

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Written by Cameron Smith
Fiber optics is the latest disruptive technology to hit the commercial AV and custom installatio...
8K is coming. Is your installation ready?

8K is coming. Is your installation ready?

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Written by Cameron Smith
8K displays are getting prepped for the holiday season, and 8K with all its pixel-popping glory ...
Future-proof your next theater install with fiber. 

Future-proof your next theater install with fiber. 

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Written by Cameron Smith
Home theaters demand signal integrity and system reliability, and nothing performs better than a...
TechLogix offers Fiber Point-of-Sale Display

TechLogix offers Fiber Point-of-Sale Display

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Written by Cameron Smith
TechLogix is offering a fiber optic counter display for partners with will-call counters and show...
TL-FO2-HDC2 Is Now Shipping

TL-FO2-HDC2 Is Now Shipping

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Written by Cameron Smith
  The long awaited TechLogix TL-FO2-HDC2 is now in-stock and shipping.  The TL-FO2-HDC2 transmit...
White paper: Typical Fiber Cabling Options

White paper: Typical Fiber Cabling Options

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Written by Cameron Smith
Interested in running fiber optic cabling but not sure what your options are? TechLogix can help....