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Definition of STP (Shielded Twisted Pair) and it’s options

Definition of STP (Shielded Twisted Pair) and it’s options

  • 5th January 2012

Shielding technology was first introduced for telephone cables in the aftermath of the Second World War. As Germany was being rebuilt the American Government was paranoid of being …

Fibre Optic Cables - What Are The Maximum Distances They Can Run?

Fibre Optic Cables - What Are The Maximum Distances They Can Run?

  • 22nd June 2010

First developed in the 1970s, fibre optic communication systems have revolutionised the telecommunications industry. Fibre optic communication is a method of transmitting informati …

Fibre Optic Cabling Part Two

Fibre Optic Cabling Part Two

  • 29th May 2010

Using these components, fibre optic cabling is able to carry 10 million 'messages' at any one time. While this is the main use of fibre optic cabling, it is also used for light di …

Data Cabling - Why Upgrade It?

Data Cabling - Why Upgrade It?

  • 29th May 2010

If you run a business that relies on network cabling of any sort - be it voice or data cabling, then it's important that you stay ahead of the game with the most efficient data cab …

Fibre Optic Cabling Part One

Fibre Optic Cabling Part One

  • 28th May 2010

Fibre optic cabling is a type of data cabling that gives the user higher bandwidth and transmission across greater distances than could be achieved with other types of cabling and …

Ethernet Cabling - How to Wire Your Own - Part One

Ethernet Cabling - How to Wire Your Own - Part One

  • 28th May 2010

Ethernet cables are used largely for networks and broadband, and are useful for connecting devices to the internet where you're not using a wireless connection.  First of all …

Ethernet Cabling - How to Wire Your Own - Part Two

Ethernet Cabling - How to Wire Your Own - Part Two

  • 28th May 2010

 You will also need to choose between 'solid' and 'braided' cable, and again your cable installers or local computer store should be able to talk you through these. As a rule …

Category 6 Cabling - What is it Used For?

Category 6 Cabling - What is it Used For?

  • 27th April 2010

If you don't specialise in networking or you aren't familiar with the cabling that is involved with network installations and what runs your internet access, then you probably are …

Structured Cabling - What is it?

Structured Cabling - What is it?

  • 13th November 2009

Over time voice and data cabling needs have merged. Today, cabling infrastructures are designed to support voice, data and video as well as other building communications services s …