When people are considering building an outdoor wood bridge, the choice of wood is often paramount as the single most important decision of the entire process. The wood used will influence not only the design of the bridge, but also its aesthetic value and its reliability and durability over time. Luckily, the choice is easier than one would imagine, as ipe wood is the clear choice when it comes to bridge building material. Why is this?
Ipe is a South American wood, most commonly harvested from the forests of Brazil. Ipe is hard, tough, resilient, strong, and resists weather wear, abrasion, and naturally occurring wood rot. Ipe is incredibly dense and hard. Because of this, it is also naturally resistant to fire and mold damage. In fact, ipe is so resilient that its fire rating is equivalent to that of concrete. Compare this to a more common cedar or walnut deck that, in the case of fire, will act as kindling. An ipe bridge will just about last forever.
Ipe is also beautiful. In its appearance, it is similar to mahogany. It makes a fine interior wood when it is shined and varnished. It has that dark, blood red brown that is so desirable in finished woods. You’re guaranteed to love the look of an ipe deck.
With this in mind, let’s look at ipe versus some common bridge woods.
Mahogany. Although mahogany is usually a good choice for high quality bridge material, there are some significant disadvantages compared to ipe. Firstly, mahogany wood has to be treated and re-sealed every few years, and every year if you want to maintain the wood for any length of time. Ipe does not need to be sealed at all except for on the ends of the lumber and will, even if left un-treated over the life of the bridge, will out last mahogany.
If you treat and seal ipe deck wood, then it will last nearly forever. Additionally, since mahogany is used as an interior wood and in the production of consumer materials like guitars, the supply has been dwindling. Because of the diminishing supply, it is very possible to get lower grade and inferior mahogany. Twenty years ago, this was not a problem, but today, a lot of the mahogany on the market is of an inferior quality.
Cedar and pine. Unfortunately, most bridges are constructed out of either cedar or treated pine. Both of these woods are susceptible to rot, particularly in wet climates or in climates that experience extremes in temperature. Pine is also a fire hazard.
Ipe is rated higher than cedar and pine in durability and resiliency, and also rated much higher in terms of appearance. If you are interested in building the best bridge possible, you should choose ipe.
Ronnie Tanner is a contributing writer at Everlasting Hardwoods. He writes about Bridge material and other industry specific topics.
Concern by Man A: Wireless bridge solution?
I should find a wireless bridge to use in my residence. My router is upstairs, and my computer + xbox is downstairs. Moving the router is not an option. Powerline adapters are not an option. Making use of a wireless card/similar for the xbox & PC are not an option. Basically, I can only utilize wireless bridging.
Am I right in stating that a wireless bridge can be
1) 2 pieces of hardware, 1 located at the router (& plugged in), 1 located anywhere else working as a hub
2) 1 piece of hardware, that transforms the wifi signal into etherent cable televisions (in fundamental terms).
If those 2 choices are practical, # 1 would provide the very best connection, right?
If I’m totally wrong (or not, I don’t understand), can you reccomend some wireless bridging items (ideally around the array of 50 pounds).
Response by vulcan
You can bridge 2 routers.
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This is a simple way to bridge your Xbox 360 to your laptop/computer, I and friends, use it, so I know it works. This is on Vista, if there are any problems for other Operating Systems message me and I’ll help you.
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US Internet Deploys ZyXEL Active Ethernet Solution for Fiber
These switches are connected to ZyXEL's FSG1100 active Ethernet gateway in customer premises via fiber. The FSG1100 then connects to ZyXEL's 802.11n wireless NBG4615 router for blazing fast Internet. US Internet is also able to deploy tiered services …
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Add an Ethernet port to your MacBook Air for an easy
Without an Ethernet port, the MacBook Air is a wireless-only device. But, with a cheap, portable adapter, you can hook it up to a wired network whenever you need. Read this blog post by Sharon Vaknin on How To.
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Article by Disco Designer
Stages and TV sets demand suitable lighting for many various reasons. Having the potential to operate the lighting is critical simply because nobody might manually move lights around a stage precisely without many troubles from occurring. Utilizing a system to deal with the light is the finest choice for any type of production. A digital theatrical lighting control is called a digital multiplex or a DMX.
A conventional DMX uses Ethernet cables to connect to the lighting. The cables may run throughout the ceilings and beneath the floors and connect precisely to the box. A DMX wireless controller for lighting enables you to operate the lighting equipment without the use of Ethernet cables. The wireless control system still uses Ethernet but it is on a wireless network. It is quite welcome in many filming events to not demand the use of cables. That is when a DMX wireless controller can provide the best lighting solution.
Once a DMX wireless controller is used there are still cables to be used with the setup. The system will comprise two distinct boxes. These boxes comprise a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter and the receiver need to have power connected to them through a power cable. The controller will be plugged into the transmitter and the receiver will be hooked up to the kit. The way the lighting is configured will be through the use of a computer application. The software can set up the receiver and the controller and any other lighting products on the network and the way the lighting is presented on the stage.
DMX wireless solutions make a stage or production set become much nicer than when using cables and it helps make it less complicated for production staff not to need to edit out cables in video when it appears in the background of the filming. Wireless solutions are plug and play and they act the same as a DMX system that uses Ethernet cables. The traditional in solutions also use a computer application to deal with the hardware components and the lighting.
A DMX wireless system is used for tTV and theatrical productions which may incorporate plays, live television, motion picture production, concerts, and more. The wireless systems are easy to use simply because all you need to do is plug them in and they are ready to use. The wireless DMX is more expensive than a hard wired in solution but it can save you the hassle of editing out cables in the movie and having to use floor coverings and things to cover the cables.
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Article by Ki Grinsing
Home theater today is different than many years ago. Mostly new home theater devices including Blu-Ray player, Xbox console, internet HDTV etc are designed to be able to connect to your home computer network and the internet. They are designed with built-in Ethernet port for wired connection to the network. But most of us do mind with the clutter of the wires within the house. Therefore, the wireless home theater is the solution for eliminating the clutter of the wires within the house. With multiple home entertainment devices you have including the Blu-Ray DVD players, XBOX gaming console, Apple-TV or Roku, etc which are equipped with Ethernet-port ready, you can connect them to your existing network and the internet. Connections can be done using wired connection or wireless connection. You can use the network cable for wired connection to the network. But if you do mind with the hassle of running the network cable, consider of using the WNHDB3004 wireless home theater by NETGEAR. What this Product Does
As the wireless device, the WNHD3004 wireless home theater adapter is powered by the latest industrial wireless 802.11A/N technology. The wireless is designed to work with 5GHz frequency band
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Knowing what you need helps you choose the correct devices to meet your need in building your home computer network solution. This is due to the abundance of wireless devices available in the electronic stores you can purchase, easy to install devices even by non-technical person. Now, which solution is suitable to meet your need?
Know What You Need
Selecting which network devices suitable for your home, you should know what you need. As general, there are three types of home computer network solutions that meet your need. They are computer networks for:
1. Work Only2. Work and Play3. High Performance Network
All the above types have the same networking concept but the performance of the router as the heart of the network is different. The higher the performance of your network you demand the more expensive. If the network you need is just for browsing, email, file sharing, then you don’t need a more expensive high performance network.
Computer Network Solution for Work
The first scenario for your home network solution is for work to allow you share broadband internet connection, share the printer, email and other simple networking tasks with couple of computers in the same room. In this case, you just need a modem-router device for example DSL-2540 by D-Link (for DSL service) a router with built-in DSL modem which includes 4fast Ethernet ports.
In addition to providing the wireless access for your mobile devices, you may consider the all-in-one device such as the TEW-657BRM. This is an economical wireless modem-router, a 150Mbps wireless N ADSL modem router provides both Internet access and a high speed wireless N network. For Cable broadband services, you may consider the new all-in-one Surfboard SBG6580. This is a wireless N DOCSIS 3.0 Cable modem gateway which includes 4xGigabit Ethernet port for high speed wired connection and high speed wireless N network.
The all-in-one devices include all the requirements to build a wireless network in home easily including the security, the DHCP server, wired and wireless access.
In your computer network solution, should you require sharing the printer you can share it in a traditional way by connecting the printer to the computer and configure it to be accessible by the computer clients across the network. But for easy solution, you can choose the wireless router which includes a USB port for hosting the printer such as TEW-634GRU by Trendnet or ASUS RT-N16 Wireless-N Gigabit Router. Both routers have built-in two USB ports for sharing a USB-printer and USB-storage at the same time.
Computer Network Solution for Work and Play
Should you require a wireless network in home for work and play, you can consider the router which supports high-speed both wired and wireless connection. The router must be powered by wireless N with dual band technology and supports the QoS feature such as Belkin F7D4302 Play wireless router or TEW-634GRU by Trendnet. Both routers are ideal for work and play including streaming video and include one USB port for hosting a printer or storage.
High Performance Network
Should you require a wireless network solution for fast-responsive online gaming and streaming High Definition Video as well as longer distance coverage, the network must be powered by high performance wireless router such as Linksys E-3000 or the new version E-4200 N750. Or you may also consider a DLNA compliant wireless router WNDR37AV. Those routers are designed for multimedia, high speed both wired and wireless connection. The routers support the gigabit Ethernet interfaces for both LAN and WAN ports. With the high performance network ready, the broadband internet services must be high-bandwidth as well.
If you have multiple home theater devices such as XBOX, Blu-Ray Players, HDTV, you can connect them to the wireless network by installing the multiport wireless bridge such as WLI-TX4-AG300N by Buffalo. The WLI-TX4-AG300N is powered by wireless N with dual band technology to allow you connect up to four Ethernet-ready devices to the internet.
The next computer network solution is using the Powerline adapters. When you have a multi-floor building, providing the wired or wireless access to the whole building can be difficult. Running the backbone cable for inter-floor connection can be a difficult task to do. The easy solution is to deploy Powerline adapters or Wireless router with built-in Powerline such as WNXR2000 N300 Wireless Router with built-In Powerline Av.
By Ki Grinsing
About the Author
Ki Grinsing shares his knowledge about computer networking in his blog. For small business computer network solution, you may consider Cisco RV082 Dual WAN router. For multi WAN router, you can consider Edimax Multi-wan router.
Nokia Siemens Networks Uses Azimuth Systems’ Field-to-Lab Solution for LTE Testing
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Neustar Demonstrates the Power of Mobile Services at CTIA
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Pro-Gadhafi Libyans strut in Tripoli, critics cool
The family of a Libyan soldier killed in an allied airstrike quickly listed all those they blame in his death – al-Qaida militants, Al-Jazeera television and “the Crusader conspiracy to divide Libya.”
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Infinet is one of the major supplier of wireless backhaul system including point-to-point wireless bridges . Infinet has been successful in delivering high-sophisticate cost-effective wireless solutions for companies and service provider. The high performance, cost effective and wireless solutions has been able to deliver superior service to wireless backhaul network requirements.
Infinet’s having considering the large scale demand of wireless technology for every other needs of the industry, had developed a seamless technology with the flexibility to be mobile network solution. The advance wireless solution has been developed with the intention to reach out at every aspect of the demand, that is expected of it. The advanced solution in the wireless networking has allowed corporates and individuals to let their facilities work unhindered without having to rethink on their modus-operandi. The scalable technology also has the facility to retrieve and store data to help them in their future plans as they proceed with new and existing projects.
Infinet’s products has an upper hand when it comes to deal with wireless technology with the best features. Providing world-class technology to customers at a affordable price, Infinite has set standard of quality to ensure better quality and product reliability and attain customer satisfaction.
The company has strong presence in UK has a network of experienced business partners like resellers and distributors in entire UK. This gives the company the flexibility to cater to wide area of customer base and address their networking issue.
The effort by Infinet has been to develop wireless solutions that match the needs of individuals and corporate houses. The company in the recent years has been able to handle almost all the wireless needs of the industry and has been successful in catering cost-effective solutions. Infinet today seems to be the leading vendor of high capacity and high quality wireless solutions.
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