Data Cables are used in nearly all aspects of business. Whether it’s accessing the internet, purchasing a product, paying your employees, or picking up the phone to receive a call from a customer, data cables are being used.
It is crucial to make sure that you are picking the right cable for the right application, as well as making sure you are buying a quality wire. If the wrong wire or lower quality is used, the result may end in failure. What would happen if these cables failed? Would your business be affected?
Types of Data Cable
There are many different types of data cable for different applications, so we thought it would be a good idea to give you a breakdown of the three main types and their benefits.
Coaxial (Coax) Cable
Coax cable is the oldest type of the three. Coax is used today mainly to transmit radio signals and broadband internet signals. It transmits at a speed of 50 megabits per second. Coax cable is meant for short distances as the signal strength is weakened the further the cord length is.
Category (Cat) 5e/6/6a Cable
Cat 5e/6/6a cables are a cost effective way to transmit data. Cat 5e can transmit signals at a speed of 1 gigabit per second, Cat 6 at a speed of 3 gigabits per second, and Cat 6a at a speed of 10 gigabits per second, all at a distance of 100 meters.
Fiber Optic Cable
Fiber Optic cable is the most advanced form of data cable, giving you the ability to transmit more info over longer distances. Boasting better security than Cat cables as well as no electrical interference, fiber optic cables can transmit data at speeds of 10 gigabits per second over long distances with no loss in signal strength. Fiber optic cables are also much lighter and smaller than Cat cables, making them a better option for confined spaces.
Why this is Important
The use of high speed data cable is crucial to many industries. Take the stock market, for example. Stock exchange brokerage firms use high speed data cables to get an advantage in trading. Even if that high speed cable means their trade gets through a millisecond ahead of another firm, the difference in price could be astronomical. When you’re dealing with buying and selling stocks for large sums of money, every second (or millisecond) counts. If that trade is slowed down by lower quality cable, it could be the difference between a great trade and a costly one.
Remee manufactures and sells all three types of cable listed above. Our knowledgeable representatives are available to help answer questions so that you can get the right cable for the right job. Give us a call at 800-431-3864. We would be happy to provide a sample of the product or any pricing and or delivery information.