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Why Are Displayport Cables Popular

audio and video signal delivery. It is referred to as a new standard. A DisplayPort cable can work with any device that has a DisplayPort port. This includes PCs,, laptops, and monitors. DisplayPort was developed by the Video Electronics Standard Association (VESA) as a replacement for VGA, DVI, and LVDS interfaces. By using a DisplayPort, the audio and video signals delivered are comparable to HDMI, USB, and other forms of data transfer.

, November 13, 2016


The Benefits of Using OM1 When Setting Up Your Network

OM1 Cable with Orange Jacket When using fiber optic cable, the information you are sending from one computer to another can get there faster. This is because you are sending the information throw glass. Glass has no restrictions and can allow what is sent to travel long distances and at higher bandwidths than conventional wire.

, November 05, 2016


How to Find a Reputable Apple Accessory Supplier

Mobile devices have become such an integral part of daily life, it’s no wonder we’re always looking for charging stations and cables each time we get to a new location. If a phone runs out of power, you could be cut off from family, friends, work, or even just entertainment. And in the case of an emergency, you never want to be left without a charge.

, October 25, 2016


When Should You Consider Shielded Keystone Jacks?

First, What is a Keystone Jack? Before you can decide on which type of keystone jack/module you need, it’s important to fully understand what a keystone jack is and what it does. According to Wikipedia, “A keystone module is a standardized snap-in package for mounting a variety of low-voltage electrical jacks or optical

, September 28, 2016


How to Convert the Signal from Your Laptop to View on an HDTV

If you need to convert the signal from your laptop or PC to adapt to your display, you can either go from an analog to digital, or the other way around. Keep in mind that the $2 cables you see on the internet do not work - you cannot convert an analog to digital signal for that price! We have tried those cables, and they end up collecting dust in our lost and found drawer!

, September 21, 2016


What You Need to Know When Ordering a Custom Fiber Optic Cable

So you need a fiber optic cable that may not be an "off the shelf" type at the website that you are used to buying cables from. Here are all the questions you need to answer in order to communicate exactly what specifications you need to get the cable you need, correctly and quickly. This should give you a road map to follow based on our own experiences asking and answering questions over time.

, September 16, 2016


Why it’s Best to Keep a Local Supply Chain

It’s impossible to ignore the global economy we now live in – with products containing parts from one country, being assembled in another, and then sold and distributed in yet another. But with the current focus on outsourcing, importing, and exporting, how can a local small business compete?

, September 12, 2016


Which Network Cable Is Best - Cat5e or Cat6 or Cat6a?

When you’re wiring up your internet cabling, you need to know you’re getting the best service. You need fast, secure, and powerful results, and that relies on a number of factors. One of those is your choice of cable. When you’re running a large network, you have the choice between the Cat 5e, Cat 6, and Cat 6A. If that sounds confusing, don’t worry. It’s the most common question we get here about our cables. Is there a big difference, and which one is the right choice for me?

, November 17, 2015


USB 3.0 Cables- Basics Explained

Hidden Facts You Didn’t Know About USB 3.0 Cables The entry of USB 3.0 cables was much publicized all over the internet with people talking about the great benefits and convenience it will have over prior versions. Features like speed, power consumption, higher frequency, etc. are some of the known facts, but there's much more to consider.

, September 18, 2015


Should I Buy Cat5e or Cat6 Cabling?

A big question we receive from prospective customers is whether to go with Cat5e or Cat6 for their structured cabling needs. This is a very common yet confusing question, and can be answered in a simple manner. Below we will run through the two cables and what you should do.

, August 28, 2014


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