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October 12, 2011
Warp drives and gig transceivers!

What do they have in common? "Scotty, I need more power!" While I’m not named Scotty, I hear this request frequently and often in relation to gig transceivers. I need more distance. I need to go over 900 feet on my multimode fiber. I need to achieve transwarp beaming!

By cxadmin
October 10, 2011
What Is UNEDA and What Does It Mean to Network Hardware Buyers?

What does UNEDA stand for?
UNEDA stands for the United Network Equipment Dealers Association.

What does UNEDA do?
UNEDA is an organization comprised of the top used network hardware dealers in the industry from all over the world. They collaborate to promote industry best practices in order to achieve the highest quality standards. UNEDA also works to eliminate counterfeit and fraud within the used network hardware industry.

By Rick
October 7, 2011
Accumulating old electronics? There's an e-waste dropoff

CXtec Vice President of Operations and Administration, Barbara Ashkin, recently visited Laura Hand at CNY Central to talk about our upcoming e-waste collection event:

By cxadmin
October 5, 2011
CXtec's Cisco Catalyst Support Program

For over 15 years, the Cisco Catalyst switch series has been the foundation of Cisco's networking product line. So what does the introduction of the Cisco Nexus and NX-OS mean for organizations who have built their networking infrastructure around the Catalyst and IOS?

By cxadmin
October 3, 2011
A Warehouse by Any Other Name...

We're proud of our warehouse in Syracuse, NY. So proud, in fact, that the name "warehouse" doesn't quite do it justice - so we call it the Technology Certification and Distribution Center (or TCDC for short). "Technology Certification" because it's where our equal2new voice and networking equipment is received, tested, undergoes quality control and is shipped to your doorstep. "Distribution" because we have over 250.000 products already in stock and ready to ship.

By cxadmin
September 30, 2011
CXtec is headed to Interop NY!

Meet us at booth #617 at Interop, New York, October 5-6, to find out how CXtec can turn your old networking and voice hardware into money. We offer cash, credit or trade for your used equipment - and no one pays more.

By cxadmin
September 28, 2011
Get rid of your home electronics - October 8th

CXtec is holding a FREE electronic waste collection event on Saturday, October 8th. The collection will take place at our facility on East Brighton Ave. in Syracuse from 8am to noon.

By cxadmin
September 26, 2011
Cisco Catalyst Switches: Still Kickin' After All These Years

You see it all the time.  Some hot technology is released and people go bonkers for it.  And why not? To these people, the product is valuable.  People often stand in line for hours to purchase that new product.  You buy it, you bring it home (or to the office), you set it up, you play around with it, you read the manual (or not), you find a nice place for it in your home. You love it. Pretty soon you know how to use it really well. You are more productive and you have this product down pat. Then it happens.

By Rick
September 23, 2011
CXtec Sponsoring InteropNet at Interop NY


Headed to Interop New York? CXtec is once again providing CABLExpress brand cables to InteropNet (formerly known as the NOC), Interop's temporary network.

By cxadmin
September 21, 2011
Why there's only one CXtec

CXtec and its sister company, TERACAI, were recently featured in an article by Chad Berndtson of CRN, " Solution Providers CXtec, TERACAI: Diversify and Double Down."

By cxadmin
September 19, 2011
2011 AFCOM Data Center World

The folks over in our cabling manufacturing division, CABLExpress, are pretty hardcore about respecting layer one in the data center. In the OSI model for communications systems, layer one refers to the physical layer of the data center - including cabling infrastructure.

By cxadmin
September 16, 2011
Give Me a Home Where The Wireless Roams...

Controller-based wireless networks really changed the face of wireless networking. Overflowing with features, one of the cornerstone highlights was the roaming capability. Simply put, the wireless access points can hand off your wireless call from one to another as you move across your campus.

By Rick
September 14, 2011
The Evolution of Avaya IP & Digital Phones

The business phone has evolved exponentially in a relatively short time span, with added features and capabilities. IT practitioners are challenged with finding the right phone to fit their organization's specific telephony needs - without blowing the budget. Finding that perfect model among a multitude of options can be daunting. View the archived version of "The Evolution of Avaya IP & Digital Phones" to learn the best option for you.

By cxadmin
September 12, 2011
CXtec at the United Way Kickoff Cookoff

We had a blast at the United Way Kickoff Cookoff last Friday, held at the CNY Regional Market. And while we didn't take home the gold for our International Division entry, we did enjoy the picture perfect weather, cooking up hot dogs for the crowd, and of course, having the CXtec Dinosaurs rock the house! Check out coverage from WSYR-TV below.

By Rick
September 9, 2011
Tiny Particles, BIG IMPACT: A Look at Fiber Optic End Face Contamination

CABLExpress recently hosted a webinar presented by Brian Teague of US Conec Ltd., "Tiny Particles, BIG IMPACT: A Look at Fiber Optic End Face Contamination." Contamination causes over 50% of network outages, and it can be easily avoided. Learn how in this presentation.

By cxadmin
September 7, 2011
Get Your Cable Fix at Data Center World!

Our cable manufacturing division, CABLExpress, will be at Data Center World in Orlando on September 12-13.  Stop by booth #715 - we’ll have our cable specialists and product managers on hand to talk to you about your data center infrastructure.

By cxadmin
September 5, 2011
The CXtec Dinosaurs at the United Way Kickoff Cookoff

On Friday, September 9, United Way of Central New York is hosting their annual Kickoff Cookoff, a community-wide food competition that will kick off their annual giving campaign.

By cxadmin
August 31, 2011
10 Random Selections of IT/ Computer / Tech Fun

Sometimes you need a few chuckles. Just break it up, here are some random bits of fun for you to peruse.

You may have seen some of these, but maybe you haven't.  Who knows?  Either way, enjoy!

Random Selections of  IT / Computer / Tech Fun

By Rick
August 29, 2011
8 Common Misconceptions & Myths About Wireless Networks

When it comes to wireless, sometimes it's difficult to separate fact from fiction. There are certain adages or rules that many feel are a given. But that may not always be the case. With that in mind, we've assembled this list of eight common misconceptions about wireless.

By Rick
August 26, 2011
Webinar: The Evolution of Avaya IP & Digital Phones

he Evolution of Avaya IP & Digital Phones

The business phone has evolved exponentially in a relatively short time span, with added features and capabilities. IT practitioners are challenged with finding the right phone to fit their organization's specific telephony needs - without blowing the budget. Finding that perfect model among a multitude of options can be daunting. We're here to help.

By cxadmin