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What makes fiber optic cables better than copper?

What makes fiber optic cables better than copper?   Fast, effective communication is critical for both success and convenience in the modern world. Central to this success is the part played by networks, these are used to transmit data over distances of any length to get information from A to B. These networks, however, need

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What are the main data cable categories and what is the difference?

Understanding Data Cable Categories Telecommunications and data transfer are two of the most elements of modern business. Without the correct handling of these two aspects, it’s going to be a struggle to be competitive in the business landscape. Thankfully, you can minimise this struggle by working with the best cables for the job. But there

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Alternating Current or Direct Current

Alternating Current or Direct Current Electricity is a powerful form of energy that can be dangerous if not treated with respect. In order to keep you safe and help you understand electricity better, we're going to look at both alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC). AC and DC are two different categories of electricity.

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What is Ethernet?

  IT networks are crucial for productivity in the modern world. Connecting a variety of IT devices together allows you to combine technologies for the maximum gain e.g. connecting a PC to storage devices and printers to facilitate data transmission. Such networks, of course, have been in place for decades and one of the simplest

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Electrical Equipment Safety

Are you a property owner or a business owner looking for advice on electrical equipment safety? If so, you're in the right place. Electricity can be highly dangerous, so it's important that you know what you're dealing with when it comes to working with electronic devices. Regardless of whether you're changing a light bulb or

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How to increase mobile phone signal strength

How to increase your mobile phone signal? When it comes to mobile phones, there’s nothing more frustrating than poor signal. Generally speaking, individuals in rural areas or densely built-up areas frequently have poor signal. One of the most common questions we receive is ‘how can you increase your mobile phone signal’? In this article we

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Common Fuse Box Problems

What is a fuse box? A fuse box is a type of electrical cabinet in which fuses, and circuit breakers are used to protect the wiring system from overloads, short circuits and ground faults. Fuse boxes help to distribute electricity more efficiently, with safety as a primary concern. Before we dive into the most common

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What Does a Data Centre Do?

   A Data Centre is a facility that houses network computers, storage systems and computing infrastructure. We live in the age of big data, where the sheer volume of data processed on a day-to-day basis dwarfs anything that businesses have been involved with in the past. As a result, this 'big data' needs to be

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What is Cat5e Cabling?

What is Cat5e Cabling What is Cat5e cabling? Cat 5e cable is a type of computer cabling. A cat5e cable consists of 8 strands of different colours terminated on either end with an STP or UTP RJ45 connector.  Additionally, the purpose of the Cat5e cables is to carry voice and data signals between hubs, switches,

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What is Cat6 Cabling?

What is Cat6 cabling? Category 6 cable contains four twisted wire pairs and allows frequencies up to 250 MHz. It is used in 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T (Gigabit Ethernet), 10GBASE-T (10-Gigabit Ethernet) applications. Cat6 also supports 10GBASE-T applications over the traditional limits of copper cabling. This is made possible with all four wires working together to handle

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What is a data cable?

What is a data cable? A data cable is a cable that connects two devices for the purpose of transferring data. Data cables can be broken down into three main types. Twisted pair cabling. Coaxial cabling. Fibre optic cabling. In this blog post we will discuss what each type of data cable is and where

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Are LED Lights Cheaper?

Due to their rise in popularity, the benefits of LED light bulbs are widely recognised. Not only do these lights offer a long lifespan, but they also deliver a lighting solution which is cost effective and high in performance. Traditional lighting such as, incandescent light bulbs and compact fluorescent lamps have always been the go-to

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