Image result for Cable ProductsCable technology has come a long way over the last few decades. Today, it allows for signal transmission (audio, video, TCIP, voice over IP, etc) from a source to an intended product. Advancements in cabling technology has made two-way communication, internet, and audio/video transmission much more seamless and efficient.
Optical Fiber Cables
Optical fiber is often used for telecomm purposes due to its flexibility and portability. It also allows for more efficient long range communication than electrical wires. Furthermore, each fiber can carry several independent channels, each using a different wavelength of light. And because fiber optic cables can carry so much more information, aren’t subject to the electrical interferences and are not flammable, they are also ideal for short range uses, such as creating a network within a residential or business unit. Fiber optic systems can include multi-media outlets and boxes, connectors, adaptors, enclosures, jumpers, plug and play cassettes, splice trays, and a number of bulk cables.
Raceway
Raceway is essentially an conduit which allows cabling to be routed across intended areas of a unit. It allows for better cable and wiring management as it allows for cabling to be run across a wall. This allows for protection for both the cable (from being damaged) as well as people (from tripping). It also makes for a more aesthetic and professional appearance than having unsightly cables running across a wall. Raceway systems include boxes, station outlets, raceway fittings, surface raceways, and raceway tools.
Modular Connectors
Modular Connectors is the standard generally used by many electrical connectors. Most commonly, this can be seen in both residential phone connectors as well as Ethernet cables. The small size and structure of these connectors makes for easy plugging and unplugging, limiting the amount of time needed for connecting, disconnecting, and reconnecting. Of course, this same structure also makes for quick and easy wear and tear, which results in loose connections that are easily disconnected as it only takes a small amount of pressure for a plug to fall out of a wall jack.
A number of adaptors and couplers are available for modular connectors. These can be used to connect a single male-end connector to an adaptor with multiple female-ended connectors to allow for multiple sources to connect to a single jack. They can also be used to connect different types of connectors to a modular connector, or to filter out radio frequencies.
Cables: Types and Applications for use
Patch cords are generally short and are usually for Ethernet and go between a wall jack and computer or phone. They are also used on data racks between patch panels, routers and switches for networking. Telco cables (or Telecom cables) are thicker and are generally used for Local Area Networks. They connect phone lines from the phone company to a phone system that processes and directs the calls. Intercom cables are used for connecting intercoms for real-time communication between two or more parties.
Audio/video cables as their names suggest, allow for connecting audio or video mediums to their provider source. A number of splitters are also available, which allow for multisource transmission for transmitted signals.
Implementing Cable technology
Laying a telecom foundation in a business or residential unit can be a daunting task. It’s best to shop around and research so you can have a good understanding of what you need and what to ask for when looking for installers.

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