Today’s world has often been described as a wired world, and that certainly seems accurate. Computers and related devices are widely used today for work, entertainment, and more, and not even wireless technology has rendered cables obsolete. In some applications, such as mobile phones, wireless Internet is to be desired. But for devices meant to stay in one place, cables are not only viable, but might be preferable to wireless tech. With cables such as cat5 cables, bulk fiber optic cables, of siamese video and power cables, a device may smoothly and securely connect to the Internet and other devices without interference. It can become impractical to have too many wireless devices in place, but siamese video and power cables, cat6e cables, USB bulk cables, and others can get the job done. Just what are siamese video and power cables or Ethernet cables? Used right, they can make any job easy.
Cables for the Office
A typical American office space, even a small one, is bound to have at least a few computers in it, and thus, cables, too. IT professionals are responsible for setting up both the hardware and the software of an office’s computers, and that includes cables, too. For example, siamese video and power cables are named how they are dual purpose: they combine the video cable with the power cable for convenience. USB cables, meanwhile, are nearly universal and can connect many different devices for the sharing of data (and recharging batteries in some cases).
Cables may be used to create an office’s data server, for example. For those not familiar with them, a data server is a large collection of computers that are linked with cables to create a single whole. These are not desktop PCs, and they don’t even have monitors or keyboards or mice plugged into them. Instead, these many computers sit on shelves in a dedicated room, plugged into each other to create a giant computer brain with vast storage and high processing speed. Desktop PCs in the office will be plugged into a data server with cables, and this allows all connected computers to easily share data with each other and also benefit from a boost to their processing power. Data servers can be built and expanded with ease, when more computers, racks, and cables are added.
That’s not all. Ethernet cables, such as cat6 cables or cat5e cables (e for “extended”), may easily secure a computer to the Internet. Physically, these cables will plug into a computer or laptop on one end, then plug into a router on the other. This enables a fast and secure Internet connection, free from wireless interference. Cat6 cables, for example, have four pairs of copper wires for the fast and smooth transmission of data. This is vital for a large office that features many different computers all using the Internet at once. Using wireless Internet connections for them all may prove problematic, but cables can handle the job. Such cables are typically threaded discreetly through the office so that they do not pose a tripping hazard. In fact, holes may be drilled into the floor to thread cables through.
Cables in the Home
Most American households feature more cables than the power cords for a lamp or toaster. Many Americans own mobile phones that need power, and they can be plugged into cables that may plug into a computer or even a wall socket with an adapter. Meanwhile, a person may craft a home office or even a home entertainment system with cables, so long as all involved items are compatible. A home office may involve plugging a computer into a router, a printer, or even a fax machine, for example. Meanwhile, many items can be plugged together to form a home entertainment system. These range from HDTVs to digital projectors to DVD players, sound systems, and video game consoles. For HD visuals, an HDMI cable will connect a TV or a projector to a game console or other device, and USB and other cables may link computers and more to a sound system. An ethernet cable may plug a game console into a router for Internet access, to allow online gaming or video and music streaming services alike.