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Category 7 (CAT7) Ethernet Cable Benefits – Datacomm Cables

Category 7 (Cat7) Ethernet Cables (and the newer standard, Cat 7a), from Datacomm Cables ( have maximum speeds of 10,0000 Mbps and maximum bandwidth of 1,000 MHz.


Poor data-center configuration leads to severe waste problem – From NetworkWorld and Datacomm Cables

A recent study in the UK showed that "only 59 percent of the 361 respondents consider energy efficiency important when building or leasing a new data center."


A country’s ambitious plan to teach anyone the basics of AI – Finland – From MIT Tech Review with Datacomm Cables

On January 15th, 2019, an article appeared in MIT Technology Review, by their Artificial Intelligence Reporter, Karen Hao (originally in their AI newsletter, “The Algorithm”), entitled, “A country’s ambitious plan to teach anyone the basics of AI”. Hao wrote: “In the era of AI superpowers, Finland is no match for the US and China. So […]


How to Connect CAT5e and CAT6 Cable

Thus far in past blog articles we’ve focused on the different types of networked infrastructures, the need for UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) cable, the various do’s and don’ts associated with the handling and installation; and how UTP, as a balanced line cable, is able to reject RFI  (Radio Frequency Interference) and EMI (Electromagnetic Interference). In […]


8 Steps to a Successful Network Cable Infrastructure

In our last blog post we covered the use of balanced STP (Shielded Twisted Pair) and UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) to minimize the effects of RFI (Radio Frequency Interference) and EMI (Electromagnetic Interference), along with crosstalk that can take place between wire pairs carrying dissimilar data. Because STP is not as common in today’s networked […]


A Unique Solution: Online Patch Finder for Network Cables and Power Cords

Datacomm Cables ( offers a series of unique services to value-added IT resellers (VARs), other technology integration and solution provider companies, audiovisual (A/V) professionals and to consumers (home, small office, etc.). Among these services is our Online Patch Finder for Network Cables, Patch Cables and Power Cords.     Most web-based resources for cables and […]


Reducing Radio Interference In Metallic Cable

The world is becoming dependent on wireless connectivity more and more every day, but there’s still plenty of metallic cable to go round. Where it makes sense to use wireless in some situations, in others there’s no doubt that it can pose problems. For example, if you’re an alarm dealer and you have a new […]


Ring and Bus Topologies

As we shared in previous blog posts, there are three methods by which data are distributed throughout a facility when installing Category 5e and 6. We have already covered Star topology. Even though the other two network arrangements are less common, it is important to at least touch upon them.   Ring Topology Ring topology is […]


The Handling and Installation of UTP, Part 2

In our blog entitled, “The Handling and Installation of UTP, Part 1” we wrote that there are three methods by which data is distributed throughout a facility. They are Star topology, Bus topology and Ring topology. The method that is used with IP camera surveillance, access control, and other data-driven services is Star topology.   […]


The Handling and Installation of UTP

The security industry is advancing by leaps and bounds as network tech leads the way in a number of areas, such as IP (Internet Protocol) cameras. In fact, many security companies also specialize in the installation of network cabling to further attract income potential from their existing and prospective clients. This cable is often referred […]


Datacomm Cables: A Unique Solution for Value-Added Resellers VARs and Other Solution Providers

Since 2001, Datacomm Cables ( has been a single source for VARs, other resellers and solution providers for IT Cables and Accessories to support Servers/Racks, Storage Devices, Networking Products and Endpoint Devices.     Headquartered in Long Island, New York, with fully-stocked warehouse facilities located throughout the United States, Datacomm Cables delivers complete solutions to […]


Year-End Purchases – Cables, Accessories and More for VARs and Other Professional Integrators

At the end of a calendar year, many Value-Added Resellers (VARs) and other professional integration and installation companies receive requests from clients to make urgent, final week purchases of IT equipment and accessories for budgetary reasons.   Cables and related accessories are among the most important, and necessary, capital expenses for data centers, other IT […]


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