Paige DataCom Solutions has released the first all-in-one cable designed specifically to support the Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP), a standard developed by the Security Industry Association (SIA) to improve security and interoperability among access control and security products. “OSDP Access Control is the clear choice for those looking to make our buildings more secure and intelligent,” said David Coleman, VP of business development for Paige. “With more and more access control professionals installing or upgrading systems to include OSDP-enabled devices, there is a real need for a single cable that will help to easily and cost-effectively deliver an advanced, secure and complete OSDP solution.” Smart card technologies Paige, formerly known as Paige Electric, boasts over 10,000 customers from 10 offices across the globe Paige’s new cable for OSDP is a composite construction that provides four plenum-rated components together in a single jacket. With OSDP, access control readers need only two low-capacitance pairs compared to the six to 12+ conductors typically used in legacy systems using the Wiegand protocol. OSDP significantly improves security by enabling continuous monitoring that would identify failed, missing, malfunctioning or tampered readers. It also supports AES-128 encryption, preventing hackers from intercepting data transfers or spoofing a card read, a capability required in U.S. Federal Government applications. The OSDP protocol also delivers advanced functionality, improved ease of use and greater interoperability, including the support for smart card technologies, advanced user interfaces, and the remote configuration and upgrade of readers. The OSDP Access Control Composite Cable is available through major security distributors, including ADI, Anixter/WESCO and ScanSource. Diversified wireless products Paige, formerly known as Paige Electric, boasts over 10,000 customers from 10 offices across the globe. Paige manufactures and distributes a diversified set of electrical wire & wireless products, connectorized cable and accessories to the Asset Protection, Datacom, Illuminated Sign, Industrial OEM, Irrigation, Landscape Lighting, Precision Agriculture, and Submersible Pump markets. Paige is employee-owned, from factory worker to CEO, and has more than 200 employees.
Paige DataCom Solutions, the developer of the GameChanger Cable, a cable designed to significantly exceed the reach of traditional category cable, announced a new version of the cable to support the special requirements of hazardous locations. These locations are defined in Article 500 of the National Electrical Code (NEC), where explosive or ignitable gases or vapors are present under normal operating conditions. "This brings a new, important and much more affordable option to installations typically requiring very expensive solutions," said David Coleman, VP of Business Development for Paige. Explosion-proof cameras “For those applications classified as Hazardous, this really is a game changer. With the CI/D1 rating this armored cable allows installers to skip the expensive and time consuming installation of rigid pipe, and with a reach that goes well over two times traditional cable, this can save a significant amount of time and money." This version of GameChanger is ordered cut by the foot and can even be factory terminated Additionally, this version of GameChanger is ordered cut by the foot and can even be factory terminated, eliminating the potential need to purchase a standard cable length that is far lengthier than the installation requires. Paige’s GameChanger cable delivers 1Gb/s Ethernet and PoE+ up to 656 feet (200 meters) and 10Mb/s Ethernet and PoE+ up to 850 feet making it an ideal pairing for explosion-proof cameras, WAPs and other edge devices. Performance testing solutions This cable eliminates intermediate IDF requirements and the need to install repeaters, power supplies and other equipment, which are costly and introduce additional points of failure. This new GameChanger cable for Hazardous locations can support a broad range of industrial applications, including petroleum refineries, aircraft hangers with fuel servicing, gasoline storage and dispensing areas, paint shops and facilities, utility gas plants, chemical plants, and alcohol/cannabis production facilities. An independent performance evaluation completed by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) evaluated GameChanger cable technology and verified that it delivers 1 Gbps performance and PoE+ over 200 meters. GameChanger cable is also supported by the field performance testing solutions of renowned vendors, including AEM, Fluke, Ideal, Netscout, Softing and Viavi.
Paige DataCom Solutions, the developer of GameChanger, a new cable designed to significantly exceed the reach of traditional category cable, announced the results of an independent performance evaluation completed by UL LLC as part of its Marketing Claim Verification program. The UL assessment evaluated the performance of the award-winning GameChanger cable technology and verifies the claim that it delivers 1 Gbps performance and PoE+ over 200 meters. "We are thrilled that the leading independent testing facility verifies that GameChanger delivers this type of performance at over twice the standard cable length," said David Coleman, VP of business development for Paige Electric Co., LP. “These results independently document that Paige’s GameChanger Cable really lives up to its name. With a reach that far exceeds traditional cable, it can save integrators and end-users an enormous amount of time, money and hassle across many different applications." Paige’s GameChanger Cable Paige’s GameChanger cable extends the reach for any Ethernet application including high definition video and PoE+ to 850’ without a repeater making it ideal for replacing a CCTV and for use in applications that are beyond the 100m reach of a traditional category cable. This cable eliminates intermediate IDF requirements and the need to install repeaters or transceivers, which are costly and introduce additional points of failure. In April 2018, GameChanger was recognized by the Security Industry Association (SIA) as the best in Video Surveillance Hardware and Accessories in the New Product Showcase at the ISC West trade show. Previously, GameChanger was presented with the Platinum Award in the Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2017 Innovators Awards Program at the BICSI trade show.