Archives for July 2016

Din Rail solution for Category Jacks!

Signamax Keystone Industrial DIN Rail Mounting Modules afford an opportunity to combine advantages of regular keystone jack design and transmission performance with simplicity and usability of industrial DIN-rail mounting systems.

Din Rail for Jack
State-of-the-art module’s design provides all kinds of features usually found in office work area solutions, – universal labeling, protection covers, “front access,” “gravity compensation” for patch cords along with such important for the industrial applications aspects as tool-less mounting and replacement of connector modules, quick access to any part of the assembly. Additionally, modules allow installing screened jacks without any extra efforts, parts, and tools.

Let’s get a good look at it from our YouTube channel.

There it is, the easiest and best way to get category jacks mounted on that Din Rail. To order the Signamax KI-DIN-RMM-SL visit Discount-Low-Voltage.com

How many Cables can you fit in that Conduit?

That is a very common question, what we need is a calculator that would estimate the number of small circles into a larger circle.

  • The number of smaller pipes that fit in a larger pipe
  • The number of wires possible in a conduit
  • The number of fibers that fits in a connector
  • And similar applications

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Here’s an easy way to figure it out, go to Engineering Tool Box for a super cool calculator that will help you do that.

So when you need to know exactly how many small circles fit in a larger circle, you now have a solid answer. Have a great weekend!

Facial Recognition used for Access Control

Identify or verify users by their face, fingerprint, proximity card or PIN/Password…. or any combination, all conveniently from a single device. Built-in Infrared light source enables operation in dimly lit rooms.The Multibio 700 works without a computer. Complete setup and programming can be done via keypads and embedded firmware.

Stunning 3in color TFT touch screen provides ease of use and rich user experience with intuitive and user friendly GUI. Includes both voice and visual prompts which indicate the acceptance or rejection of fingerprint,

Can store up to 1500 faces, 2000 fingerprints, 10000 card holders and 100,000 transactions. The data can be backed up to a USB flash drive and can also be transferred to another reader in the absence of computer connectivity. Relay Outputs for electric lock visitor bell and alarm. Inputs for door status sensor and exit switch.

Supports multiple timezones and personnel groups for programming valid entry zones. The Alarm will be triggered when the tamper switch is activated. Internal Proximity Card or Mifare Card reader allows triple factor authentication for access control.

Let’s get a good look at it from our YouTube channel.

Let’s double check the many features of the MultiBio700

  • Elegant ergonomic German-designed enclosure
  • 3” TFT color touch-screen display
  • Supports 50 time zones, 99 groups and 10 unlock combinations for access control
  • Contact relays for door locks, exit button, alarms, bell, etc
  • Stores 2000 fingerprints and 400 faces and matches with superior accuracy
  • Infrared light source enables face detection and matching in dimly lit environments
  • Contactless 1-second employee recognition
  • Built-in TCP/IP, Serial and USB interfaces
  • Operates stand-alone or can be interfaced with third party access control panel using Wiegand Interface
  • A voice & visual indication for acceptance & rejection of valid & invalid fingerprints/faces
  • Multi-language support
  • SDK available for OEM customers and software developers
  • Also available with HID or Mifare card modules

I know, it looks cool and all but is it a chore to install? Let’s check out a installation video from ZK Access.

As you can tell there is work involved but if your familiar with wiring you should be able to knock this out.

Now if you want to get more bang for your buck, ZK access has software that is loaded with features and the software is free! You want to download ZKAccess 3.5 Software for standalone reader controllers. You will need to install the software on a computer and network the reader to the software.

Here’s a quick look at the software and you can get more familiar with this software by taking a look at many of their other videos on their YouTube channel.

Now you don’t have to network the Multibio-700 to a computer and use the software in order for it to do it’s job. The 3.5 software is a great option in case you want to get more bang for your buck. To order this online visit Discount-Low-Voltage.com

 

Need Access Control for 1 Door?

InBio carries out the matching of fingerprints on the panel, itself. The FR Series of readers transmit fingerprint templates to InBio via RS-485 for fast and accurate matching with templates stored in a data-base. InBio controllers install easily on your network and support both TCP/IP and RS-485 communication. Auto-discovery tool allows setting and modification of network parameters directly and easily.

Let’s get a look at it from our YouTube channel.

InBio controller firmware can be upgraded in the field. InBio panels stores up to 3,000 fingerprint templates, 30,000 card users, and up to 100,000 events/transactions. InBio is backed up in real-time to an on-board SD card. Data is preserved if power is lost. InBio continues to operate if network connection is interrupted. Along with relay contacts for controlling door locks, easily programmable auxiliary relays can be used for additional control and interface to lights, alarms, annunciators, intrusion detection panels, or even extra locking devices or gate controllers.

InBio controllers come in three sizes to suit project needs and reduce the cost of unused capacity. 1-door, 2-door, and 4-door models can be mixed and matched in an optimized system architecture. Anti-Passback, First-Card Opening, Multi-Card Opening, Duress Password Entry, and Auxiliary Input/Output Linkages are built into the InBio controller’s firmware.

There’s also a 2 and 4 door kit available. To order the InBio-160 visit Discount-Low-Voltage.com

Fiber to the Desktop

AFL’s “Fiber-In-A-Box” solution offers contractors lightweight, easy to use cable packaging with “out of the box” disbursement of fiber cable. No reel supports or pay-off’s are required. Simply set the box down in a convenient place, unlock the built-in braking mechanism and begin pulling. Adjust the braking mechanism to apply the amount of pulling tension required. Stack and configure boxes together to disburse cable from several reels at the same time. this unique cable package solution will save contractors valuable time and cost.

Simplex fiber optic cables provide the strength and flexibility required for today’s fiber interconnect applications. AFL offers the broadest selection of simplex cordage including Plenum, Riser and LSZH, available in all diameters. Our simplex cable is tested to meet Telcordia GR-326 when used in connectorized assemblies. AFL provides customized performance with regard to jacket stiffness and flexibility, diameter, print legend, jacket color and tight buffer strippability. The easy strip option allows removal of up to one meter of 900 μm material without stripping the fiber’s 250 μm coating. Compliant with Directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS).

Okay, let’s take a look at this fiber optic cable from our YouTube Channel.

Let’s go over the features that maybe were not mentioned in the video.

  • Easy count printing – descending marks (feet or meters) indicating amount of cable remaining on reel
  • Light weight and easy to transport with grips on both sides of the box for easy handling
  • Eliminates the need for reel supports and cable spooling equipment
  • Unique braking mechanism allows reel to be locked in place within carton during transport and provides control of tension during cable pulls
  • Boxes can be stacked and configured to support easy pay-off of multiple cable runs
  • Wording under feed-through slot reminds installers of proper pulling methods for optical cable
  • Factory packaging ensures cable is not “over-stressed” in non-factory cable cutting operations where personnel may not be sensitive to proper handling of fiber optic cable
  • Available in lengths of 1000, 2000 and 3000 feet, depending on cable diameter
  • Easy access to reel from top allows installers to repackage excess cable removed from box
  • Easy way to organize, store and manage short lengths of excess cable

If your looking to get a connection for that one piece of equipment and you do it often due to adds, moves and changes this might be a perfect fit for your application. Order online at Discount Low Voltage.com

 

How to install Blue-Water Underground Omni Marker

Let’s take a look at the Blue Omni Marker by Greenlee from our YouTube channel.

How do we install these? Let’s figure it out.

  1. First, you need to determine whether or not the Omni Marker needs to be secured to the object being marked. If it does then you need to attach it using 1 or 2 cable ties.
  2. Place the marker over the object to be marked as shown in the image below. The Omni Marker can be buried in any orientation.
  3. Cover the marker with six inches of soil to prevent movement during backfill.
  4. Backfill the hole or trench normally.

omni install

Easy, right! There are couple things you need to keep an eye on during your installation. If you’re marking an object that is metallic, the marker should be placed at least four inches above the object and the space between should be filled with soil. If you’re marking a non-metallic object, the marker can be placed directly over the object.

The Omni Marker can be reliably detected if the distance between the locator and the marker is five feet of less. Do not bury the marker deeper than that.

The Omni Marker is patented and other patents are pending, if you need to order these online you can pick this up and other colors at Discount-Low-Voltage.com and if you do place an order congratulations on purchasing the best underground locating marker in the Galaxy.

Need help repairing that underground telephone cable?

If you’re reading this post because a Backhoe cut a cable your at the right place. What your going to want is a underground splice enclosure by Preformed Line Products. Let’s check out a How-To video from our YouTube channel.

As you can tell it’s an easy repair, keep in mind you might need a tone and probe to locate each conductor in case the conductors are hard to identify. The part number for the 6 pair enclosure is 8006137 and the 12 pair is 8006039 and they are inexpensive. Don’t forget you’ll need the UY connectors and you might need a 10 to 15 foot piece of cable in case you don’t have extra slack to make you repair.

Don’t forget to always call before you dig…next time.

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