4 Types of Computer Cabling Services

For companies that rely on computers, data systems, VoIP phone calls and video or audio communication, Alpha Net Communications are essential for ensuring that these technologies function properly. The PRIMARY reason that many businesses choose to implement cabling is to get a handle on the tangled mess of cords and cables that are continually strung through walls, basements, and ceilings throughout the workplace.

Cable Management and Organization

The resulting infrastructure of wires and cords can be frustrating, slow, and inefficient to work with. A well-designed and maintained cabling system makes it easier to manage your technology and make changes or upgrades in the future.

Unlike traditional electrical wiring, structured cabling systems typically use low voltage (50 volts or less). It’s used for digital devices and technology like WiFi, telephone and data.

There are 4 main network cabling types that you may encounter in your business:

A cable, also known as a cord or plug, is made up of one or more wires encased in plastic and connected to the device. The two most common types of computer cables are power and data cables. A power cable carries electricity to the device and is typically red in color. A data cable creates communication between devices and is plugged into a USB, HDMI or VGA connector. They don’t change the nature of the signal they transport – that’s the job of the devices on either end of the cable.