In the world of networking, data rates continue to climb as more devices are being connected to LANs through wireless and wired connections. Versus, ten years ago there was a single network that would manage both data and voice.
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.
Category cable or, Networking cable, is essential for networking or multimedia installations in projects such as higher education, government, corporate, conference rooms, healthcare, houses of worship, digital signage, hospitality and large venue applications. This article will go over the most common and different types of category cables.
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.
As technology advances each year, shielded category cables are becoming more commonly used for a variety of small to large scale projects. Although these are not always required, they are highly spec'd and suggested.
This year is the first time West Penn Wire had a dedicated product knowledge blog displaying products, relative information and documents to help any customer understand West Penn Wire's popular products.
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West Penn Wire has recently expanded our already extensive Category Cable breadth to now include Category 7 S/FTP Twisted Pair cables.
Category 7 cables help to meet the demand for the growing presence of IP access points and networking security applications exceeding speeds of 10 Gigabits networking (10G) bandwidths of up to 600 MHz.