Resource Library

Browse our resource library to learn more about networking and surveillance technology. Review installation and setup tips, plus general best practices for best results. Read case studies to explore product installations and see how TRENDnet solutions can help you.

How PoE Device Class Affects Your PoE Budget

July 2019 — Have you calculated the amount of PoE budget you need, only to find that once devices are connected, you don’t have enough power? Did you know that your PoE device is assigned a PoE class? Did you know that PoE class may affect your PoE budget? Learn more about Power over Ethernet technology, PoE types, and PoE classes. See what you can do to make sure you have the power you need to keep your devices connected.

Smart Monitoring of Rotating Equipment with TRENDnet and Semiotic Labs
Application Spotlight

March 2019 — TRENDnet’s industrial PoE+ switches and Semiotic Labs’ smart conditioning monitoring solution work together to monitor critical AC induction motors and rotating equipment. This system is used in several industries across the globe, including national military, international beer brewing brand, steel factories, and industrial bakeries. Learn how TRENDnet’s industrial switch networks this system, and how this monitoring system saves on time and reduces costs by preventing unplanned downtime of critical motors and rotating assets.

6 Common Outdoor Surveillance Camera Installation Mistakes

September 2018 — Read about the six most common outdoor surveillance camera installation mistakes that our tech support team hears, and see what you can do to avoid them. Get the most out of your surveillance cameras with these outdoor camera installation tips and tricks. We cover everything from camera placement, silica gel packets, general maintenance, and more.

How to choose the best switch for your network!

May 2018 — Review this basic switch guide to learn how to choose the best switch for your network. We’ll go over switch features such as class type, port requirements, form factor, a few managed switch features, and we touch base on specialized switches. Learn more about unmanaged, EdgeSmart, Web Smart, and Layer 2 switches.


February 2018 — Varifocal lens surveillance cameras allow you to customize your surveillance project(s). In addition to savings on cost, varifocal lens cameras provide a flexible solution that can be tailored to meet your specific needs. Learn more about varifocal lens IP cameras (and optical zoom cameras), and how their features affect your camera’s overall viewing angle and image detail.

TRENDnet Assists Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Air Show [Case Study]

January 2018 — Learn how TRENDnet’s networking and surveillance solutions were used to monitor the parking lots of the largest military airshow in the US. TRENDnet worked with members of the US Border Patrol, US Customs and Border Protection, and the Department of Homeland Security to create a temporary camera system and provide outdoor wireless connectivity.

Tech Gifts for Everyone! Know what to get and for everyone on your list!

November 2017 — There’s a high-tech gift for just about everyone. Check out this holiday gift guide to find the perfect tech gift for everyone in your life. With TRENDnet products, stay connected to whatever matters to you most… from a reliable network connection for the hardcore gamer, or a simple-to-use device so grandma can stay hello to her grandson away at college.

WiFi from your power outlets?!

October 2017 — Powerline technology lets you share an internet connection using your existing electrical lines. Adapters simply plug into your existing power outlets. Some Powerline adapters feature a built-in Wi-Fi access point, allowing you to share a Wi-Fi connection from any power outlet. View this infographic to learn more about Powerline technology.

Outdoor Wireless Bridging

September 2017 — Outdoor wireless bridges are used to provide a network link from one location to another. You may want to network surveillance cameras back to your main office building, or share internet/network access with another building on your campus. Outdoor access points are utilized to create these wireless bridges, but they can also be used to provide internet access outdoors. Learn more about wireless access points and what you need to know before you set them up.

USB-C - The Next Generation in USB Connectivity

August 2017 — USB-C is the latest standard in USB connectors, and it is set to replace all of your USB cables. Not only is USB-C smaller and fully reversible, it can also deliver both power and data over a single cable. Read on to learn more about the new USB standard and its useful features.

Wireless Range Extender Basics

July 2017 — Wireless range extenders, Wi-Fi repeaters, and Wi-Fi Boosters help to eliminate Wi-Fi dead zones by extending the range of your wireless router. Get simple tips on how to get the best performance out of your wireless range extender.

Simple Seamless Roaming – Wireless Controllers

June 2017 — Wireless controllers help to manage multiple APs from a centralized management interface. Controllers also help to provide a true seamless roaming environment without dropping your connection, which is crucial on VoIP and video calls. Learn more about how wireless controllers improve your network and reduce time spent on maintenance.

DVRs for Surveillance

May 2017 — Security DVRs are comprehensive physical security and surveillance solutions. DVR kits offer a simple DIY installation for your home or office surveillance project. Read on to learn more about basic DVR features, how to install a DVR, and gaining remote video access.

Benefits of Fiber Networking

February 2017 — Fiber networking has become much more affordable over the last several years. It is often utilized because fiber is less susceptible to interference, and it is ideally used for long distance applications. Get a basic overview of fiber-optics networking, learn about additional benefits as well as its limitations, and the common terminology that you’ll need to know.

How to select your NVR

October 2016 — Network Video Recorders (NVRs) are replacing DVRs in the surveillance sector. Learn more about NVRs, their benefits for your surveillance network, and the differences between standalone NVRs and standard NVRs.

Managed Switches 101

September 2016 — Understand some of the basics of managed switches, how they differ from unmanaged switches, and the different sub-categories of managed switches available (Layer 2 and Web Smart only). Learn about the technical features you need for traffic management, troubleshooting, access controls, and system monitoring.

HPNA IPTV Streaming Solution

December 2015 — Many homes are pre-wired with coaxial (RG6) cabling, but not many homes are pre-wired with Ethernet cabling. Rewiring an entire home can be very costly, but TRENDnet’s Mid-Band Coaxial Network Adapter, model TPA-311, assists to extend an Ethernet connection for IPTV streaming for a fraction of the cost by using a home’s existing cabling.

PoE Camera Solution

August 2015 — A complete surveillance solution of TRENDnet’s IP cameras, PoE switches, and fiber modules were utilized for a corporate campus surveillance plan. A total of 40 outdoor cameras were used, eight on each building of the campus. TRENDnet’s web smart switches were used to network the cameras and fiber modules were used to relay camera data feeds from long distances.

PoE Access Point Solution

August 2015 — A medium-sized company, housed in a two-story office building, needed to create a building-wide high speed WiFi network. The challenge was to create a single continuous network that didn’t require multiple SSIDs and passwords, so users could move freely throughout the building without ever losing connectivity. To construct a seamless wireless network, TRENDnet implemented a roaming wireless network solution that utilized six separate TRENDnet PoE access points, all powered by a single TRENDnet web smart switch.

Make Your Point with PoE

November 2013 — As technology evolves, an ever increasing number of businesses and government departments are utilizing Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) solutions to extend their digital networks. PoE transmits both data and electrical power over a single network cable, thereby producing significant installation and network cost savings.

GREENnet Power Saving Technology

April 2011 — TRENDnet is committed to creating environmentally sound networking hardware solutions and promoting policies and practices that respect the natural environment. This means not only creating more energy efficient products, using recycled packaging content and reducing heavy metals from our networking hardware products, but also promoting an internal culture of environmental awareness and everyday green practices.

TRENDnet Keeps the Dough Rolling at Round Table Pizza

July 2010 — “TRENDnet's PoE installation was the ideal solution for this project. The brand offered all the advanced features and reliability of competing products, at a significantly lower price point. The cameras were easily installed without disruption to the normal flow of business.”

TRENDnet Fiber Converters Yielded 65% Hardware Savings

July 2009 — “Sourcing TRENDnet's highly reliable fiber converters resulted in an incredible 65% hardware equipment savings as compared to Cisco solutions and the adoption of TRENDnet Fiber Converters by over 75 school districts to create a high speed Gigabit fiber network in a remote rural region of Quebec, Canada.”