This is default featured slide 1 title
This is default featured slide 2 title
 

Monthly Archives: August 2017

.

A Beginner’s Guide

While this may be a known fact for veterans of these industries, there are individuals that are pretty new to the scene that are still learning the ins and outs of how custom cable assemblies actually work and, in turn, benefit their chosen profession. Moreover, there are a number of individuals that operate from home in smaller scales that are in need of optimizing their own computing & mechanical abilities who really want to know more about how custom cable assemblies can benefit them.

First things first, it is important to have a working definition for a cable assembly. A cable assembly is a group of cables or wires arranged into a single unit. Cable assemblies are organized into an easier-to-install package that is easier to maintain & eventually replace as necessary. A sleeve provides protection to the assembly.

When delving into the world of customization, you as the customer need to have basic information on the type of application of the assembly. Assembly manufacturers want to be sure to provide all customers a quality product that meets their needs, but unless they know what the assembly is for, it’s hard for them to know how best to build the product. Moreover, you also need to provide accurate information about measurements for the amount of product needed because surplus material means an expense that wasn’t necessary on your part.

Certifications held by cable assembly manufacturers are a key thing to keep in mind and to look for from the very beginning. After all, certifications are a mark of competence and dedication to knowing the industry well. It also is indicative of a manufacturer’s dedication to its employees and customers as these certifications ensure safety protocols being followed, their employees are receiving up-to-date training in the materials they are using, and that safety is a high priority. Though it can be tough to navigate all of the certification in the industry, it’s important to look out for at least a few key acronyms: Figuring out what all the ambiguous letters and numbers involved in the huge array of certifications out there mean, can be mind-numbing. Unless you are in the business, most of it just seems like a bunch of nonsensical abbreviations, but there are a few very important ones to look out for: ISO certification, UL Registry, RoHS compliance, and IPC/WHMA adherence.

Finally, it’s important to be sure to know what type of lead time you require, as well as what type of budget constraints you operate under. Manufacturers are keen on maintaining production dates & working with a client’s budget while still providing a quality product that suits their needs. While these two bits of information are last on this list, they should probably be right at the top in terms of their importance.

Custom cable assemblies can be a little intimidating for the uninformed. However, with just a general bit of information, and common sense, any industry can improve its operations via a customized solution.

.

The Trusted Brand for External Hard Drives

The Seagate external hard drive has the latest features which you’ll find helpful especially when you need the space to store your files or process your programs. It even has wireless units which you can bring for no-fuss set ups. Know more about the Seagate brand and how it can benefit your lifestyle today.

The Seagate Brand

Seagate is a reliable brand when it comes to external hard drives. The Seagate external hard drive is even used as a back- up system to not only keep your documents, photos, videos, and music. It’s actually relied upon to keep your programs, operating systems, and other preferences safe from being corrupted. Now you won’t need to worry of whether your hard drive’s damage can mean the end of your efficiency. With Seagate, you can keep your programs and files safe, as they may be easily retrieved in case something happens to your main computer.

Allows for Remote

Access Seagate’s external hard drive allows for you and other authorized users to remotely access your files and run your programs. This means if you’re the agile type of worker, you won’t need to keep bringing the hard disk as you keep going around the office to get things done. If you own a start-up and a whole team needs to keep sharing files, you can trust your set of hard drives will keep your data safe and secure.

Multiple User Optimization

Instead of solely having access to your files, the external hard drive additionally allows for your other team mates to upload and download your data. For instance, the Seagate IronWolf can enable user workloads at up to 180 TB per year. They also have the IronWolf Pro which has a 300 TB per year capacity. These two are perfect for creative agencies and small businesses.

Handles High Data Traffic Network

Since Seagate has the multi-user type of technology, you can also allow for many users to access files and run programs even during the peak hours of your operation. The multi-user technology lets your authorized teammates to see and

access the files you’ll need to get your projects going. It’s even suggested for you to purchase more than one pack of external hard drive and bunch them up so you can have much more storage for your programs, applications, and data.

Lots of Storage for Businesses

To give you an idea of Seagate’s capacity, the external HD can actually store thousands of full-length High Definition films. With this type of storage space, you can only imagine the many files and programs which can be stored to support the transactions of your business. So if you own a media-based business, this external drive would also be ideal for you.

.

Choose a Printer If You Have a Design Business

If your design business does a lot of printing because it is a big part of what you do then the best type of printer to get would be an inkjet printer. Inkjet printers produce higher quality images and artwork that create a sharper and more detailed image.

Firstly, you have to make sure that the printer has individual cartridges or tanks for each separate colour to avoid a nasty situation. Some cartridges have three colours in one and often result in bleeding and clogging. Damaged artwork is a waste of time and money especially if there was a way to prevent it.

You have to keep in mind that ink can be quite expensive when it comes to printing detailed artwork. Choosing a printer that uses economic ink cartridges that will allow you to print more pages will help you to reduce your expenses.

Dye based inks or pigmented inks might be one of your more difficult choices when considering a printer for your design business. Dye based inks tend to be cheaper and their colours pop out much brighter. They do, however, fade quicker than pigmented inks. You also won’t be able to change between the two types of ink if you are not satisfied because some printers are not compatible with such changes.

What size paper will you need to be printing on? This is also another important factor to think about because. Depending on your business model you may require to print different sizes. If you are printing billboard signs or anything that goes on an exterior wall, you will need to make sure you find the correct size and type of paper. You will also have to consider a printer that uses pigmented inks so that the image lasts longer. The size of the paper also determines how quickly ink gets used and the time it takes to be printed.

When you are looking for a printer for your design business, think about all the factors mentioned above. Whether you are considering a refurbished printer or brand new one, you can always make the machine work for you provided you know exactly what you want.

It is our aim to combine world-class print technology with managed print services and enterprise solution services that suit your needs. We endeavor to understand the uniqueness of your organization and business goals. Our Service philosophy extends beyond hardware, software and technical service. At ETG we want to help you find ways to improve your business such as cost control, information security, process improvement, financial solutions, business insights and technology trends.

.

In-Row Cooling Increases Data Center Efficiency

Most modern data centers have adopted some sort of aisle-containment solution to minimize the mixing of hot and cold air. With cold-aisle containment, racks are positioned in rows with their fronts facing the aisle, which is enclosed to contain the cold intake air. Hot air from the rear of the equipment is exhausted into the room, which becomes a large hot-air plenum.

A hot-aisle containment system mirrors this approach – the rears of the racks face the aisle, which contains the hot air and exhausts it into a drop ceiling void, return system or computer room air handler (CRAH). Hot-aisle containment is more efficient than cold-aisle containment because it leverages the fact that hot air rises. It also creates a more comfortable environment for data center staff and non-racked equipment.

Either way, aisle containment makes it possible to set cooling systems to a higher temperature while still maintaining a safe operating temperature for the equipment. It also minimizes the risk of hot spots, and reduces the need for humidification and dehumidification. All of this reduces costs by reducing power consumption.

However, aisle-containment with a CRAC unit is not as efficient as in-row cooling. As the name implies, in-row cooling places a cooling unit directly in the row of racks. The unit may be suspended from the ceiling, placed on top of a cabinet or mounted on the floor. Because the cooling unit is closer to the equipment, the cold air doesn’t have to travel as far and heat can be dissipated faster. In-row cooling can be used to supplement room cooling, or installed in a closed-loop arrangement with a cold-aisle containment enclosure.

In-row cooling units may use refrigerant or chilled water, and incorporate fans to distribute the cold air. State-of-the-art units have built-in intelligence, varying cooling capacity and fan speeds according to the load.

There are several obvious used cases for in-row cooling. It may be used for a lab environment within a data center, or to provide more efficient cooling for a customer in a co-location facility. In-row cooling is also ideal for extremely dense environments, particularly those that use power-hungry GPU clusters for machine learning and other artificial intelligence applications.

In-row cooling units should be designed to meet customer demand for higher capacity to address today’s heat loads. These units must fit comfortably in any data center environment for delivering maximum cooling capacity.Marcus Doran is VP and General Manager at Rahi Systems Europe. He has over 20 years of experience in data center segment.