Computer Network Cabling: Necessities, Practicalities and Aesthetics

In the modern digital world, computers are ubiquitous to say the least. They are the beating heart of the modern economy; whether you are an ecommerce site with the front end of your business stored on some server somewhere, a transport company that needs to keep a log of where it’s drivers are and where they are due at any time, or even a sports centre that just needs to keep a log of accounts and bookings. Servers and desktops may be the beating hearts and vital organs of the World Wide Web, but they would be nowhere if there weren’t the blood vessels to carry that life giving data between them. Computer network cabling may not be sexy, it may not be exciting, but it is vital.

Computer network cabling provides a variety of choices to meet your needs, requirements and preferences. Booted, non-booted and moulded cables are typically available. Booting a computer network cable makes it easier to remove from a bundle, while giving it extra strain relief. A snag-free tab surrounds the end of the cable.

Non-booted, or “standard” is preferred by those who require cabling for a high density environment. The server stack of a busy organisation can be a bird’s nest of tangled cables and non-booted computer network cabling allows multiple cables to be fitted into sockets very close together. The squeezable design also makes it simple to plug in and out.

Moulded computer network cabling is every bit as easy to plug in and out. The cable cover and plug are moulded together, incorporating the tremendous strain relief properties of a booted computer network cabling assembly without the added bulk. The cables have the added strength of a booted design while still being practical for use in server stacks and similar set ups.

If you are not concerned about space but still need the strength offered by an a moulded assembly and the snag-free tab of booted computer network cabling, moulded snagless cables can combine the best of both worlds. This strong and snag-free design is suitable for those who’re often have to set up and take apart their network set up, e.g. travelling businessmen, IT consultants and specialists, and so on.

Computer network cabling also comes in a range of colour options. This may sound like a minor detail, but the colouring of your cables has a number of notable uses. If the cabling is going to be on show, then the choice of colours can be an important aesthetic choice. The front desk of a blue chip company doesn’t want to be messed up with multi-coloured cables lying all over the place. While efforts can be made to hide the computer network cabling away as much as possible, muted or smart can prevent them drawing the eye. If your computer network cabling is hidden away in a server room, colouring can help keep a track of which cables do what. Any IT specialist will tell you that a server room can quickly and easily become a jungle of hanging veins/cables; a clear and simple colour code can help make sense of the mess.

Horribly techy it may be, but computer network cabling is a practical necessity. Getting the wrong cable may not be the end of the world, but it does look smart and make your life that little be simpler: not to mention saving your poor fingers as you struggle to plug fiddly cables in and out.

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