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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 […]


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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 […]


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

Datacomm Cables (Cables.com) 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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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.   […]


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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 […]


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

Since 2001, Datacomm Cables (Cables.com) 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 […]


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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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Fiber cabling keeps up with zettabyte era – Data Center Solutions

An article, entitled, “Fiber cabling keeps up with zettabyte era”, by author, Khoo Boo Leong, appeared in the Tuesday, October 10, edition of NetworksAsia.com. The article describes that, “increased migration of applications and workloads to cloud architectures and the surge in number of devices connected to cloud or IP networks are generating unprecedented volume, velocity […]


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Global Fiber-optic Cable Market Research Report 2017 to 2022 – Donohue Report

An important new Donohue Report, entitled, “Fiber-optic Cable Market Manufacturing Growth, Demand and Trends 2017 to 2022”, the highlights of which were posted today (9/11), on the group’s website. This study of the business, technology and regulatory landscape for the Fiber-optic Cables and related solutions, also, critically, “presents forecasts”, for “investments from 2017 till 2022.” […]


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Why Precise Optics Is Vital to the Growth of the Internet of Things – Via CustomerThink and Cables.com

An article by by contributor, Ritesh Mehta, of TatvaSoft Australia Pty Ltd., entitled, “Why Precise Optics Is Vital to the Growth of the Internet of Things” , was published yesterday on the CustomerThink website. Mehta explains that, “The rationale of fiber options use in the insurance IoT is as simple as the famous adage: An […]


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