This year marks the first year that West Penn Wire published blog posts on a regular basis, a total of 20 blogs this year ranging from basic cable information to systems with greater detail.
There has been a big change in the AV industry from the standard coax cables to networking cable solutions, known as category cables. Although Category 5 cables are still heavily used, many growing businesses are looking into faster solutions with Cat 6, Cat 6A Cat 7 and Fiber Optic cabling.
In this article, we will compare the differences between Cat 6, Cat 6A and Fiber Optic cable so that you can best decide what will suit your customers and business in the evolving AV industry.
Last month we compared Fiber Optics to traditional Copper Cables and the differences between the two in regards to data transmission. Within the Fiber Optic product line, Armored Fiber Optics is an option for businesses that require installation within rigid environments.
Armored Fiber Optic Cable can be utilized for: telecommunication, high bandwidth data, video signaling, long-distance CCTV, communication between fire alarm panels, and much more.
This week we are looking to determine what factors need to be taken into consideration when choosing Fiber Optics Cables over low-voltage Copper Cables. There are so many benefits. Keep reading to find out more....
First things first... How does it work?
Fiber Optic Cable are composed of fine hair-like glass fibers and messages are transmitted by sending light beams down the thin strands of glass through a shielded cable. Fiber Optics Cables are comprised of three main areas: