About Florida Basements

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Florida Basement

A basement in Florida you say? Never thought I would see that!
But what if you could have all that great space and be in Florida?
In our home for the Modern World we offer many modern features and Smart
Home technology. But one of the most thoughtful design features is our
engineered space above the garage. Our Florida Basement features a retractable
staircase thirty inches wide! With this access stair you can walk your biggest
items up the stairs safely and into the Florida Basement.
Combined with our Green Homes Foam Insulation feature with an R value of 25 or
higher in most cases, your Florida Basement will stay comfortable all year long.

We have gone the extra mile and have created a place for your stuff. While in the
attic and a use of the usually unused space in your roof trusses a Florida
basement features a structured level floor and maximum height for walking in the
room.

Home Networking – Switch Vs. Hub

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SUN COUNTRY SMART HOME – Switch VS. Hub

In today’s hyper connected world, the need for faster and more reliable networks becomes obvious. This is especially true when setting up your home network. With most, if not all, members of the household using one or more devices, plus adding all computers, smart devices, and game consoles, it would be wise to choose a switch over a hub.

When sending any sort of data over your network, whether it be video, photo or text message, it is broken down into small chunks called frames. Each frame contains your data, its destination address, and other related information.

Two Important Considerations

DELAYS – Hubs ignore the destination address, and broadcasts your frames to every connected device. This causes network traffic to spike. Only a handful of devices can overload a hub’s network.

SECURITY – A switch, however requires an access code to allow information to pass thru and learns and stores all addresses of each connected device.

Your secure switch then only sends frames (your data) to its destination device and does not broadcast it throughout the network as occurs with the use of a hub, which it shares its bandwidth with all its ports. For example, if you have a 10/100mbps hub the entire 10/100 is shared across every connected device. On a 10/100 switch, every port gets a full 10/100 to itself.

So, in conclusion if you want the fastest, most reliable secure network in your home, use a switch to expand your network beyond the ports normally found on your ISP’s modem/router.