Archive for June, 2013

Jun
28
2013
Written by: Jason Gazaway

Baby Caroline Collage

Two weeks ago today was a VERY special day for us in the CK family!  Our Founders, Craig and Christin, celebrated the birth of their little baby girl, Caroline!  This week we are able to publicly celebrate with them!  Little Caroline came into the world 7 weeks early (born at 33 weeks, 2 days), weighing in at 2lbs, 15oz and 14 3/4 in.  Baby, mom and dad are doing wonderful and adjusting to their new life adventure very well!  We join with Craig and Christin in praising God for this miracle and look forward to watching her grow up around the craziness of the CK office! (We know, the pictures are so cute, right?)

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Leslie Collage

This week we said goodbye to Leslie, one of our expert Broker reps.  A few of us around the office honored her with a “Runaway .5k Race” (Yes, a .5k!) and a homemade, potluck barbecue lunch.  Leslie is an avid runner so we thought it would be a fitting way to say goodbye to her and wish her luck on her new adventure.  It was a day filled with

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Jun
20
2013
Written by: Jason Gazaway

This is part 1 of a series devoted to the most asked questions about Ethernet cabling and accessories. If you have a question that you would like answered or addressed, please leave a comment below or feel free to contact one of our Awesome CK team members either by Live Chat or Email. Now on to the FAQ’s!

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What are the differences between Cat5E, Cat6 and Cat6A Cables?

While a Cat5E Ethernet Cable is currently sufficient for most needs, it is predicted that Cat6 and Cat6A will take over in the future. Cat6 cables simply offer better performance.

Cat5E gives an available bandwidth of up to 350MHz, whereas Cat6 almost doubles that – with an available bandwidth of up to 550MHz. Cat6 is designed specifically for Gigabit Ethernet specifications. While most systems are not capable of running such speeds, many organizations are choosing to prepare for future needs by going with Cat6 cables.

Cat6 can run much faster speeds than Cat5E, and Cat6A only improves upon those abilities. Cat6 also benefits from improved insertion loss, return loss and several other improvements over the older Cat5E design.

Cat5E, Cat6 and Cat6A Ethernet Cables can all run about 300 feet reliably.

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What is the difference between stranded, solid cable, and plenum rated cables?

Cat 5E, 6 and 6a can all be purchased in stranded or

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Jun
19
2013
Written by: Jason Gazaway

CablesAndKits is excited to announce that they are now part of the Google Trusted Stores Program!

The positive shopping experience at CablesAndKits is being recognized via inclusion in the Google Trusted Stores Program. With the Google Trusted Store badge, this pre-owned Cisco equipment seller will be able to show potential customers their proven track record of on-time shipping and excellent customer service.

Google Trusted Stores is a badge for an e-commerce site which gives users background on merchants — whatever their size — including ratings for on-time shipping and customer service.

CK Google Trusted Store Badge

As a Google Trusted Store, CablesAndKits customers now have the option to select free purchase protection from Google. Then, if a problem arises with

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Jun
14
2013
Written by: Jason Gazaway

Jeremy's BirthdayThis week we celebrated the birthday of our amazingly talented, and a little bit crazy, Design Coordinator, Jeremy.  He is a little bit of a supper hero/comics and Lego buff, so we decorated his work area appropriately with Avengers, Spiderman,  Batman decor, and about a gallon of confetti.  The best way to imagine what it actually looked and felt like would be to think of a 6 year old boy’s birthday party. (Which is appropriate for him!) Also, he was not looking forward to turning 32 so much that we skipped it for him and went straight to 33.

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CK Boxes

I thought this was a cool shot that one of the guys captured this week back in our warehouse area.  All of the nice, new CK logo’ed boxes all lined up to go to their new homes.  And we

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