Information Technology Tip Thursday – Zero Day Attack

I found this article from Dark Reading and we have a security breach! “Microsoft is investigating private reports of a vulnerability in the Microsoft Graphics component that affects Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Lync. Microsoft is aware of targeted attacks that attempt to exploit this vulnerability in Microsoft Office products,” the software company said in a security advisory issued today.

Check out the full read from Dark Reading

Cat Links by Erico Caddy and available in different colors

CADDYCAT LINKS is the most advanced J Hook support solution from ERICO for use with a wide variety of cable, including large-diameter cable and Cat. 6a and Cat. 7. Featuring a wide base with smooth, beveled edges, the versatile CADDY CAT LINKS provides the largest bending radius of any J-Hook. This feature helps ensure a stable and secure installation to easily accommodate current and future high-performance cables that comply with TIA standards.

Erico Caddy J hook

Manufactured from up to 80% recycled steel, this product is completely recyclable. CADDY CAT LINKS uses up to 80% less material compared to perforated or wire mesh tray systems of equal capacity. And, unlike wire basket and perforated cable tray systems, grounding is not necessary. This means that less time, labor, materials and logistics are required in the construction of the total installed system. Colors available are the traditional stainless steel, Blue, Red, White, Yellow, Green and Black.

To support a large amount of cable, trees can be quickly and easily fabricated on site in any size combination. CADDY CAT LINKS is designed to accommodate high-performance cabling upgrades, which will help eliminate the need to replace your infrastructure as additional cable is added. Utilizing code-compliant materials and all-metal construction, the product meets worldwide standards and is ideal for use in multiple environments and applications.

This enhanced J-Hook is cULus Listed and features a durable metal wire closure to retain the cables. It is available in 1, 2, 3 and 4 inch sizes and accommodates a wide variety of attachment methods for threaded rod, beam and wall. Bracketed fasteners reduce field inventory costs and provide instant installation solutions without having manually assembled, unsafe or unreliable fasteners.

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Tight on space in that telecom closet?

Many pieces of network equipment are deep, most common size out there seems to be 18 inches. If your in a small closet you might not have the room to have a switch stick out that far, let’s check out a solution to your problem.

These are also available in other rack sizes such as 2u, 4u and 5u.

Comtran Cable now available at

Do you have a project where an American made wire is your only solution? Comtran is a good fit for your project.

They also manufacture many audio, fire alarm, security and specialty electronic cables. I’m sure they’ll have a fit for you.

Structured wiring home network demonstration

Over the past few years we’ve continued to rely on the Suttle brand for high quality between stud panels and for their selection of modules. Here’s a quick look at what your home can be.

If you need more details in panel sizes and what modules are available, visit

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Behind the wall wire and cable pulling kit

Cabling behind the wall can be a chore, make sure you have the right tools for the job. A good place to start is with this cool kit offered by Greenlee.

Now that you have some tool to start the project, check out our YouTube channel for a video on how to drill and pull that string.

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PVM Public View Monitor to the rescue!

If your looking to add to your retail establishment another deterrent besides cameras and dummy cameras you might want to consider adding a public viewing monitor.

pvm in store

Shoplifters are morons, sometimes you have to make it as obvious as possible for them to know your watching. Let’s take a look at a model we offer by Everfocus from our YouTube Channel

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Information Technology Tip – Cisco Networking Antenna

Antennas can be a mystery sometimes, it feels like Cisco makes it easy.

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Broadcasting Reel for Audio and Video Fiber?

If you’re thinking about investing into broadcast deployable fiber optic cable for audio and video I’m sure you’ve spent an exuberant amount of time and money researching the proper cable for your application, just don’t forget about the importance of the reel.

Are you tight on space and would prefer to stack multiple reels? Do you need a external drum to help manage and protect the connectors? Do you need a larger than standard size reel? These are just a few questions to consider in your selection and you’ll also want to consider the life expectancy of your cable and select a high quality reel that can match that.

Here’s a quick look at a medium capacity reel.

Now that you have a few options take your time and make sure your selection is best suited for you application. Measure twice, cut once.