Connecting Over Happy Hour

On May 9th, Pactech hosted a Spring 2019 Happy Hour Gathering at Scott’s Seafood in downtown San Jose. It was a relaxing yet meaningful time of networking and learning about our guests’ interests, projects, and needs, all while discussing Pactech’s High-Speed Inter-connectivity Solutions for 10G/25G/40G/100G/200G/400G capabilities.

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Innovative Solutions for PCIe Cables

When it comes to connecting high-speed components inside your PC, peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe) connections are essential. For the growing number of people who desire high resolution and powerful graphics processing units (GPU) or graphics cards, which are key to smooth gaming experiences, as well as video streaming, internet browsing, Photoshop or image processing, or video editing, PCIe connectors are necessary to connect the GPUs to enhance power supply units (PSU).

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What do Chipotle, Blaze Pizza, Fusian Sushi, and Pactech have in Common?

Ever since Subway let customers build their own sandwiches, customization has become a major trend in the consumer experience. We see it in the food industry, with companies such as Chipotle offering a vast array of options for burrito toppings. We see it in the classic example of pizza parlors.

Yet, customization on its own is not enough. Consumers want what they want, along with speed and value. This has led to innovative practices such as fast-fire ovens that bake pizzas in 3 minutes (Blaze Pizza) and automated sushi makers that assemble and plate a sushi roll in about a minute (Fusian Sushi).

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Data Center IEC Power Cords

Under the current trend of computing and networking, data centers play the centralized role to collect and process the big data in the cloud. Since there is a crucial need for using extension “jumper” power cords for inter-rack PDU, Pactech launched a full set of commonly used IEC 60320 jumper power cords as today’s data center solutions.

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New Product: FlexLite Ribbon Cables

Lowering Design & Installation Costs and Labor Hours for Cabling Data Centers

Today’s data centers include a diverse number of devices like bladed servers, clustered storage systems, virtualization appliances, and backup devices. All these devices are interconnected by networking equipment and physical cables, which require a reliable, scalable, flexible, manageable, and high-performing cabling infrastructure.

Data Center and Rack designers will tell you that planning is the key to successfully cabling a data center. At Pactech we’ve continued providing innovative cabling products to make things easier for our clients.

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The Difference between F/UTP and U/FTP in CAT6A Cables

In the last 2 years we’ve seen an increase in demand for 28AWG CAT6A cables. As one of the pioneers of developing this product, we wanted to take some time to explain some of the differences between the CAT6A cables on the market.

What’s the difference between F/UTP and U/FTP? The letters are so similar, so someone unfamiliar with these products may miss the difference.

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Breaking the Perception that Cables are Boring by Using Fashion Models at the Data Center Trade Show in LA

One of the challenges of being in the cable industry is the perception that cables are boring. Most people see cables as a commodity and they constantly price shop to find the best deal. Being in the cable industry for over 20 years, we know that not all cables are created equal. The quality and design of a cable can make a big difference in terms of performance, product life, and impact on the environment.

But how can we communicate this to the leaders in our industry?

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New Trends in Data Center Ethernet Connectivity


Last year Facebook and LinkedIn, following the moves of other hyperscale data center operators, decided to design their own data center networking switch and replaced off-the-shelf switches with 100G ports. They felt that off-the-shelf switch vendors, such as Cisco and Juniper, were unable to meet their requirements in high bandwidth, high availability, and rapid deployment. As a result, for example, LinkedIn came up with its first in-house developed 100G data center switch called Pigeon, which includes 32 x 100G ports. It plans to roll out at scale in its upcoming data center in Hillsboro, Oregon.

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Innovations Big and Small


Recently we met with a robotics company that is developing service robots for the hotel industry. When customers staying in the hotel make requests for more shampoo or towels, these service robots would make the delivery right to the customer’s hotel room. These service robots would allow for quicker service for the customers and decreased costs to the hotels. It’s exciting to see innovative ideas being developed. Here’s a few more innovative ideas:

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