Do you believe that dogs are still man's best friend? Maybe, or perhaps the dog has a new competitor by the name digital data. Today, people spend lots of time sharing information over phones, computers and a host of other communication devices. You are in an information age where transactions, record keeping and storage can happen using devices and without having to meet in person. One thing that makes the exchange of information is data cables. You need the right set of cables for optimal data transmission result regardless of having your office at home or commercial office. Here is a thorough look at telephone and Ethernet cables to help you make the best choice:

Telephone Cables

Telephone cables are probably the oldest data cables available in the market today. Telephone cables have the capacity to handle data transmission requirements. This is achieved by multiplexing the frequency distribution of the cables. It allows the data transmitted to run at a different frequency with the voice signals being carried by the cables.  In simple terms, you can still use your phone for voice communication at the same time you are transferring other forms of electronic data. The only setback is that you cannot enjoy dial-up internet because of the modulator-demodulator, (modem) because the data transmitted shares a frequency with the voice traffic.

On the upside, telephone cables are an affordable cabling option. Most, if not all, governments have a public phone provider to facilitate communication. Tapping into such a shared public resource often comes with lower costs.

Ethernet Cables

Ethernet cables are a more recent advancement in the world of cabling. In fact, they are popular today because of their speed and enhanced capacity to transmit data, unlike telephone cables. There are two types of Ethernet cables: shielded and unshielded.

  • Shielded – shielded Ethernet cables have a conducting shield to mitigate interference from electromagnetic waves.  Certain factors such as distance and strength of the electromagnetic waves affect the effectiveness of the shield.
  • Unshielded – unshielded Ethernet cables come with special filtering and balancing methods to ensure that the data transferred suffers minimal to no interference. There is no shield for these cables.  Even though there is noise induction at both ends of the conductors, there is active cancellation at the receiver.

For the best results, you should go for Ethernet cables for both home and office projects. They have better carrying capacity and speed for an unforgettable experience. Contact a data cabling service for more information and assistance.