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Leviton, OnQ and others offer structured media solutions across a broad spectrum - from the enclosures, to the modules. Are they interchangeable, or do I need to pick a brand for the enclosure and then stick with them for modules, etc? Any opinions on who's the best for quality, technical issues, warranty?
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I'm not to sure that the leviton modules would fit in an ON-Q enclosure than again I never tried it either. Why would you get a ON-Q enclosure though but leviton modules or vice versa? I would say stay uniform where ever possible. As far as the outlet end goes it makes no difference as long as the jacks work with whatever faceplates you get. Another words you can use an ON-Q enclosure and modules with Leviton faceplates and jacks.
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I think they are different but an easy fix if needed is linked below.

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Note: channel vision stuff is compatible with leviton for more options.
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Why would you get a ON-Q enclosure though but leviton modules or vice versa?
Different module availability. For example, OnQ / Greyfox offers a cat5 bullet camera and a 4-camera video sequencer module. Leviton doesn't do cat5 bullet cameras or sequencers. This is the only cat5 camera I've found.
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so why not just stick with On-Q modules than?
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Leviton, OnQ and others offer structured media solutions across a broad spectrum - from the enclosures, to the modules. Are they interchangeable, or do I need to pick a brand for the enclosure and then stick with them for modules, etc? Any opinions on who's the best for quality, technical issues, warranty?
Leviton and OnQ modules are not interchangable, as I found out to my dismay :)

As mentioned Leviton and CV modules will work in each's enclosure. CV tends to be a bit less expensive than Leviton, but they don't have the selection of componets that Leviton does. So, an answer to the original question, pick a vendor and stick with them for everything you need.

As to which vendor, it will depend on your needs and situation, like most things do. OnQ has things Leviton doesn't and vice versa. Leviton has a nice all in one punchdown/telephone module that OnQ doesn't. As mentioned, OnQ has an IP camera missing from L's lineup. I've used both in large installs, and prefer Leviton/CV to OnQ. Also, you can pick up Leviton at your local Home Depot if you need something same day.
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Also only one of them makes modules for cat6 connections. Or at least that was the case last month anyway. So if your using cat6 terminations, check for availability.

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Leviton makes modules for cat 6 punch down? Do you have a link for this? If this be the case I may start using Leviton primarily instead of On-Q.
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Or include an old-fashoned back board in your wiring closet, and hang anything your heart desires.
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Leviton makes some cool stuff:
http://www.levitonvoicedata.com/copper/
http://www.levitonvoicedata.com/copper/cat6.aspx



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Leviton makes modules for cat 6 punch down? Do you have a link for this? If this be the case I may start using Leviton primarily instead of On-Q.

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Oh those are just standard patch panels. I thought you were refeing to modules to go in residential enclosures. Leviton is decent. I wouldn't say they make the highest quality stuff though.
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