Every wonder what the difference was between CAT5, CAT6, and CAT7 wiring? How about the difference between UTP, ScTP, and STP cabling? Do you need a CCTV? The answer to these and many other questions that we commonly encounter are answered here on this Frequently Asked Questions section of our web site. Use the search engine to narrow your search through our site. Contact us if you need more information or canít find the information you are looking for. We will be happy to provide you with an answer.
What is RFID?
Radio frequency identification, or RFID, is a generic term for technologies that uses radio waves to automatically identify objects. There are several methods of identification, but the most common is to store a serial number that identifies the object, and perhaps other information, on a microchip that is attached to an antenna (the chip and the antenna together are called an RFID transponder or an RFID tag). The antenna enables the chip to transmit the identification information to a reader. The reader converts the radio waves reflected back from the RFID tag into digital information that can then be passed on to computers that can make use of it.
Are building controls going Digital?
As with most everything these days, building controls for lighting, HVAC, public announcement, video, CCTV, and building access, to name a few are all using TCP/IP enabled building data networks. SNMP enabled equipment and secure Intranet/VPNs allow for the remote monitoring and control from anywhere in the world having access to the Internet. RBC Cable Technologies is a leader in the installation of digital building controls and secure access systems. Call us or contact us for a free quote on your project.
What are the merits of LAN versus Coaxial/UTP CCTV camera systems for surveillance?
RBC Cable works equally well with TCP/IP, Coaxial, or UTP systems whether as a new installation or a retrofit. Depending on the equipment used in your current installation, we may even be able to upgrade your system. There are many factors to consider when evaluating which option is right for your situations including existing equipment, building wiring available, access to electrical power, internal or external camera locations, public or private environments, budget among others. Let RBC work with you to determine your best options.
What does EIA mean
Electronic Industry Association, EIA, is an association of manufacturers and users that establishes standards and publishes test methodologies. For example, ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-A, is the North American standard for cabling describes mechanical properties and transmission characteristics of unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) cables and screened twisted-pair (ScTP) cables and assigns a unique number classification s, e.g., Category 3, Category 4, and Category 5.