What Installers Need to Know About Smart Home Hubs

• • Cable, Smart Home, Structured Wiring

The term ‘smart home’ has been around for a while now. Initially, it described a residence that was wired throughout and connected to the Internet. Now, the word ‘smart’ in smart home implies some kind of remote control, most likely from – take a guess – a smart phone. For installers, this is an opportunity […]

coaxial fiber cabling

Can copper cabling survive in a fiber world?

• • cabling standards, ftth, industry trends

Two new technologies – G.fast and Cat8 – are improving copper cable options. This opens up new opportunities for telcos that have large amounts of legacy copper infrastructure, which currently cannot handle the speed and bandwidth that can be delivered by fiber. Upgrading their existing copper is not only much cheaper than replacing with fiber, […]