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Monthly Archives: October 2019

  1. Cat6a Slim Patch Cable (Product Review)

    Cat6a Slim Patch Cable (Product Review)

    What is a Cat6a Slim Patch Cable?

    A Cat6a slim patch cable is an ethernet cable, which is used with wired networks and connect devices like computers, routers and switches with a local network. Patch cables normally travel short distances (a maximum of 100 meter or 330 feet), and can be used to wire offices and server closets. This cable provides a reliable, high-speed data connection to your home or office network, and is good to keep on hand!

    What Makes a Slim Cat6a Patch Cable Special?

    Here are a few differences between the Cat6a slim patch cable and the Cat6 patch cable.

    It is 40% thinner than its predecessor. This allows for more airflow as well as more flexibility within the cable itself. What this means for you is a tighter turn radius and less congestion, and the ability to do more in smaller spaces.

    Better blocking of electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radiofrequency interference (RFI) occurs. If you are seeking a cable that needs to be next to other cables or machines that give off a lot of power, you’ll need to block those signals. The same is true if you’re near a radio tower or electrical substation.

    It can transmit double the amount of data, capable bandwidth of 600MHz. Standard Cat6 patch cables can support network speeds of 1-10Gbps, but higher speeds are only supported over a shorter length of cable. With the Cat6a slim patch cable, speeds of 10Gbps are supported through the maximum length of the cable. Additional bandwidth delivers more efficient data transfers, enhancing your network experience. It’s also made from pure copper, enhancing performance and safety over copper clad aluminum cables.

    Who Uses This Cable?

    If your

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  2. Ten Key Advantages of Wire Mesh Cable Tray

    Wire Mesh Cable Tray

    Wire mesh cable trays have been gaining in popularity over the past decade.  It is becoming the preferred cable support choice of installers, integrator and construction companies.  Here are a few of the advantages of wire mesh cable tray vs. closed cable tray or conduit.

    Material & Cost Savings

    Due to the nature of wire mesh having openings, it requires less raw materials to make, which is better for the environment and reduces manufacturing costs.  There is both less steel and less steel waste for wire mesh trays than solid steel trays or cable ladder trays. This savings is passed on to the customer. As a whole wire mesh cable tray (also referred to as cable baskets) is less expensive than other solutions.

    Solutions for All Industries

    Cable trays are used in all types of industries including fiber optic installations in data centers, data cabling in offices, tray cable for manufacturing or harsh environment industries such as oil and gas.  Wire mesh cable trays options include galvanized, hot-dipped, stainless, polyethylene and NEC rated to meet the requirements of your project.

    Customizable In the Field

    Every installation is different and requires various bends and slope changes to properly route cable.  Wire mesh cable trays are the only solution that can be customized on the job site. With simple tools, the cable tray can be cut and bent to meet the exact requirements.  With ladder or steel trays, you would have to order the parts, joints and corner pieces beforehand. If anything would change or the installation was sligh

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