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July 9, 2018

Paige's GameChanger Cable Awarded "UL Verified" Confirmation

UL Verifies Performance of GameChangerCable from Paige

The Leader in Global Product Safety Testing Verifies Claim of 1 Gbps Performance and PoE+ over 200 Meters

UNION, N.J. July 9, 2018 – Paige DataCom Solutions, the developer of GameChanger™, a new cable designed to significantly exceed the reach of traditional category cable, today announced the results of an independent performance evaluation completed by UL LLC as part of its Marketing Claim Verification program. The UL assessment evaluated the performance of the award-winning GameChanger cable technology and verifies the claim that it delivers 1 Gbps performance and PoE+ over 200 meters (see, A808170).

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June 4, 2018

Lengthonomics at 1006' with no repeaters. Yes, really!

Code Blue, (@codebluecorp) a Paige DataCom Solutions partner, has achieved a working channel on GameChanger cable of 1006' with no repeaters.  CodeBlue, a security product and solution company, sees the value in longer channels to support their customers.   A summary of the application follows in this blog.  

According to Code Blue's tech department

"We hooked it all up and used our CB 5-s unit with your cable and it works great. Overall distance is 1006' connected to a 802.3af switch. The cable runs into a PoE splitter in our unit. The splitter then is powering our blue light, our faceplate light, and our IP5000 speakerphone. This is a nice product."



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May 8, 2018


Short cables can be short-sighted.  Singlemode fiber that used to be considered primarily for backbone and extended distances, may hold an advantage by taking advantage of larger switch chassis models providing greater port utilization.  For copper,  longer distances remove additional points of failure, power draw, and risk.   

While there are applications for short reach copper and fiber, in some instances these shorter reach cables increase the overall costs of a communication from point A to point B.  This is where lengthonomics should be considered.  

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April 16, 2018

SIA at ISC West 2018 Best in Video Surveillance Hardware and Accessories

We did it again!  GameChanger voted best in Video Surveillance Hardware and Accessories in the #SIA pavilion at #ISCWEST 2018.  The security show features new hardware, software, and accessories for the security industry.  This is the second award in less than a year for the GameChanger cable.  

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March 22, 2018

State of the Data Center - Tides are Shifting

Data center marketing and think tanks would have us believe that everyone is going to cloud or colo, everyone is implementing DCIM, and everyone is well doing whatever it is that they are marketing at the moment.  While these things are certainly at play in many data centers, we challenge that "everyone" isn't doing anything outside of trying to secure their data regardless of location.  That is really the only one thing that everyone is doing.  A recent survey conducted by AFCOM details just how far off trend predictors can be when it comes to data centers in 2019.  There were certainly some surprises!

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January 11, 2018

Standards You Need to Know for 2018

One thing is certain in the IT industry and that is change,  Sometimes the change is good moving forward, sometimes the change leaves a giant question mark in its wake, and sometimes the changes lead to more changes as new opportunities for technology arise out of evolution.  2017 and moving into 2018 the standards are certainly evolving in IEEE, TIA, ISO/IEC and codes in NEC elsewhere.  While some of these are older, this is designed to be a cribsheet for the standards and codes that will impact our infrastructures in 2018.

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