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Monthly Archives: March 2023

  1. A Building’s Backbone: Fiber Optic Distribution Cable

    Fiber optic distribution cable might not be considered the fanciest optical fiber cable on the market. Sturdy as it is, it is probably not part of the fiber deployment now being used on the International Space Station.

    But fiber optic distribution cable is the most popular optical fiber cable SMC offers, because it is used almost everywhere in a building. It’s no wonder it is commonly referred to as “backbone” cabling – the wires that connect just about everything to everything.

    Our indoor distribution fiber cable is a go-to, general purpose cable that can be installed vertically or horizontally. Its tight buffered design, with multiple protection layers around the fiber core, suits it well for use as LAN backbone wiring within a building. This includes trunk cabling that runs horizontally to connect data center equipment, telecom rooms and workstations, as well as vertically up and down riser shafts between floors.

    By the way, distribution fiber cable is not limited to use in large commercial installations. It also works well in fiber to the home (FTTH) applications, including both individual homes and multi-tenant buildings.

    And let’s not forget that a huge benefit of fiber optic distribution cable is found in those first two words: fiber optic. Compared to Ethernet installations, fiber increases your network’s bandwidth, long-distance reach and immunity to EMI/RFI.

    At SMC, indoor fiber optic distribution cable comes in both riser and plenum versions.

    Riser-Rated Fiber Optic Distribution Cable

    Riser-rated distribution cable is used for wiring in vertical spaces from one floor to another in a building, including in elevator shafts. It has a basic fire rating and is widely used in both commer

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  2. Bulk Cable: 6 Advantages from ShowMeCables

    6 Advantages of Bulk Cable from ShowMeCables

    The term “bulk quantity” might bring to mind the image of an assembly line. But at ShowMeCables it means the opposite.

    When you order bulk cable from us − say, a 1,000-foot roll of Cat6, a 500-foot roll of fiber optic or 100 feet of coax − you get the ability to customize an installation to meet your exact needs.

    When you purchase bulk cable from ShowMeCables, you get six big benefits:

    Bulk Cable in Your Specialty

    We don’t just offer bulk cable in the most popular types. Whatever your need, we have it − in Cat5e, Cat6, Cat6a, Cat7 and Cat8, 10GX tray cable, fiber optic, coaxial, low-loss coaxial, telephone, audio and video, multi-conductor, portable cord, variable-frequency drive cable (VFD) and high-temperature cable.

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  3. Belden Cat6 Plenum Cable: The Future-Proof Choice for High-Speed Data Transmission

    Belden Cat6 Plenum Cable: The Future-Proof Choice for High-Speed Data Transmission

    Whether you're streaming videos, transferring files, or accessing cloud services, you need a reliable and efficient network that can handle your bandwidth demands. That's where the Belden Cat6 Plenum Cable comes in. With its advanced technology and superior performance, the Belden Cat6 Plenum Cable is the future-proof choice for high-speed data transmission in commercial buildings, data centers, and other applications.

    This article will explore the benefits of the Belden Cat6 Plenum Cable, its use cases, and how you can get the most optimal cable for your needs.

    What is Cat6 Plenum Cable?

    The Cat6 Plenum Cable is a high-performance twisted pair cable suitable for home networks, business networks, and data centers. This sixth-generation cable comprises eight copper conductors twisted together in four pairs to provide extremely high-speed data transmission.

    However, what sets the Cat6 Plenum cable apart is its unique design and construction, which make it ideal for use in plenum areas of buildings. Plenum areas are spaces within buildings that facilitate air circulation for heating and cooling systems. These areas are highly prone to fire outbreaks, and this is where the Cat6 Plenum Cable truly shines.

    The high-quality Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) ensures that Cat6 Plenum cables provide superior flame-retardant properties. The cable's jacket and insulation are made with Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP), which enables it to deliver high-quality performance even at high temperatures.

    5 Advantages of Using the Belden Cat6 Plenum Cable

    With over 100 years of experience in the industry, Belden is a trusted name for cable and connectivity solutions. The company's Cat6 Plenum Cable provides many advantages over other cables available in the market.

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  4. HDMI Patch Cables: The Ultimate Guide to Elevate Your Audio-Visual Connectivity

    HDMI Patch Cables: The Ultimate Guide to Elevate Your Audio-Visual Connectivity

    HDMI patch cables are the ideal solution for elevating your audiovisual experience. With these superior-quality cords, you can connect all of your devices and enjoy a crystal–clear picture and sound on any TV or computer.

    This article will explore everything you need to know about HDMI patch cables, including different types of connections, their benefits, and how to choose the right one for your needs.

    What is an HDMI Patch Cable?

    An HDMI patch cable, also known as an HDMI cable or HDMI cord, is a cable used to transmit high-definition audio and video signals between electronic devices. They can connect your television, laptop, gaming console, or other devices with an HDMI port.

    A typical high–speed HDMI cable consists of a plug connected to two connectors – one Type A (standard) and the other Type C (mini) – via a flat ribbon cable.

    Depending on the type of connection you require, you may also need different cabling lengths. For instance, the L-Com HDMI Flat LSZH Cable is available at different lengths from 0.5m to 5m. 

    Simultaneous Audio and Video Transmission with HDMI Cables

    HDMI cables provide the convenience and cost–effectiveness of simultaneous audio and video transmission, eliminating the need for multiple connections or separate audio and video cables. Enjoy high–definition resolutions up to 4K with multi–channel surround sound formats for a truly immersive experience.

    Types of HDMI Patch Cables

    When it comes to HDMI patch cables, you have several options available:

    Standard HDMI Cables

    Standard HDMI cables offer reliable connectivity for older consumer electronics. With a bandwi

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