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April 16, 2012
CABLExpress® White Paper - Taking Your Network to 40/100G Ethernet

Every day we hear customers describe what’s coming next in their networking infrastructures. By and large, we get very similar answers. And just as you’ve seen in industry news, a common theme that keeps recurring is a migration to 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet.

By Jake
April 13, 2012
Our Experience Listening to the Wisdom of Spiceheads

Recently I had the pleasure of attending a cool event in New York City.  It was called Spiceworks Unplugged.

By Rick
April 11, 2012
CXtec and TERACAI Grant Caleb's Wish

CXtec and TERACAI had the honor of granting a wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation on April 9, 2012.

By cxadmin
April 9, 2012
Cable Management - The Key to Spring Cleaning in Your Data Center

As the weather gets warmer, our thoughts turn to Spring Cleaning. After all, it’s been a long winter, and yes, the dust has certainly started to gather over everything.

By Jake
April 6, 2012
Cisco Phone Videos - Tips To Pick The Right Phone & Save Money

Over the past few months Katie, our Cisco Voice Product Manager, has been doing some brief and informative videos about various Cisco phones.  She covers the Cisco 7900 series phones, alternatives to the Cisco 6900 series phones and a couple other topics.

By Rick
April 4, 2012
We're on Facebook!

CXtec is now on Facebook! I know what you're thinking - "You weren't already on Facebook?" Actually, no. We decided to hold off, but once we saw the new Timeline layout, we couldn't resist! It's the perfect way to show off our culture, talk about our 30+ year history, and show our friends why there really is only one CXtec.

By cxadmin
April 2, 2012
The Zen of Refurbished Networking Hardware

Here at CXtec we get to talk to all sorts of customers. We hear from all levels of IT professionals every day, in a number of industries, including healthcare, government, education, financial and manufacturing.

By Jake
March 30, 2012
Support for Your 3Com NBX IP Phones Even After The End of Life, End of Sale, or End of Service.

If you are familiar with the 3Com NBX IP phone system, you know that it was declared End of Sale back in June of 2010.  That announcement covered the works - chassis, gateway modules, memory upgrades,etc.  3Com/ HP decided on this to focus on their VCX line.

By Rick
March 28, 2012
Central New York E-Waste Collection Event at Solvay Bank

Do you have some old printers, TVs or PCs lying around your house that you'd love to get rid of?

By cxadmin
March 26, 2012
End-of-Life Cisco Phones? Not the end of the world.

At CXtec, we've been extending product life cycles for decades. It's at the heart of our business. So we're not surprised to see more and more organizations embracing this philosophy these days, with the tough economy forcing us all to do more with less. This strategy is vitally important when it comes to networking equipment, but it's certainly no less important when it comes to voice infrastructures.

By Jake
March 23, 2012
How to Save Money with Compatible SFPs

Today we are going to talk about compatible SFPs. To most, buying SFPs is an afterthought.

By Rick
March 21, 2012
CXtec is headed to Enterprise Connect!

CXtec is headed back to Enterprise Connect in Orlando, the industry's top IT communications trade show and conference.

By cxadmin
March 19, 2012
CABLExpress® Announces Industry-Leading Maximum Insertion Loss

Just last week we posted an announcement about our CABLExpress® division breaking new ground with the innovative Ladder Rack Enclosure. Well, with today’s news, we’re putting last week’s post into the category of You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet! Do the words “industry best” grab your attention?

By Jake
March 16, 2012
How Manufacturers Can Buy The Right Network Hardware Without Blowing Their Budgets

At CXtec, our equal2new pre-owned network hardware and phones are our customer's favorite choice. They enjoy the reliability, the performance, the price and the lifetime warranty.

By Rick
March 14, 2012
A Primer on PEPPM: How to Save Time and Money on IT Infrastructure

PEPPM is a national technology bidding and purchasing program for K-14 schools and agencies, libraries, four-year colleges and universities, state and local government and other non-profit organizations.

By cxadmin
March 12, 2012
Network Hardware Spares Program - An Inexpensive Way to Ensure Uptime

Here at CXtec we're always collaborating with customers on how to find the optimum, most cost-effective way to deliver top-notch networking infrastructures. We accomplish this using a number of techniques and strategies, not the least of which is a quality spares program.

By Jake
March 9, 2012
Just for Fun: Old Apple Commercials

With the announcement of the new iPad, everyone is thinking about Apple right now. So, for fun and nostalgia, we thought we would share some old Apple commercials.

By Rick
March 5, 2012
The Innovative Ladder Rack Enclosure from CABLExpress®

Our friends in our CABLExpress® division are at it again. We recently released a brand new product innovation.

It’s called the Ladder Rack Enclosure, and it’s the first copper and fiber enclosure specifically designed to mount directly to overhead conveyance.

By Jake
March 2, 2012
Network Hardware: Reliability is Reliability

The world of network hardware is a place of many interesting topics and discussions.

By Rick
February 29, 2012
Preparing for the Next-Gen Data Center: 16G Fibre Channel

In September 2010, the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) ratified the standard for 16Gb Fibre Channel. And while the adoption of new interconnect technology is never immediate, it's important for organizations to begin thinking about how to prepare for this inevitable change.

By cxadmin