It’s called a junk drawer for a reason, but this is getting ridiculous. As you sorted through phone chargers and network ethernet cables, you came across pens, pencils, paper clips and a variety of other things you would expect to find in a junk drawer in a kitchen of a large home. You could not, however, find the one thing that you were looking for, Cat6 ethernet cables were on your packing list and you knew you had some in the house somewhere.
In this age of wireless everything, we often lose track of and forget about the basics that we once relied on. The cat6 ethernet cables are one example, however, that most everyone in technology always has on hand. Whether they have a short cable for connecting to an office without WiFi, or they have a 500 ft ethernet cable, some ethernet and USB cables are standard items for any technology team. Similar to extra power bricks and phone charging cables in different lengths, Cat6 ethernet cables will help presenters connect to the internet when WiFi is not available or is unpredictable.
Ethernet cables are often a good back up plan for any team that is planning to take a media presentation on the road. While WiFi internet connections are often available, the Cat6 can be used for networks and multi-line phone systems as well. Some brands have a maximum frequency of 250 MHz and can transmit up to 10/100/1000Mbps. The Cat 6a is also used for networks because the newest options have a maximum frequency that extends to 500 MHz and can transmit up to 10/100/1000Mbps and 10Gbps.
Because of its versatility, the Cat6 and other zipcord fiber optic cables can make sure that laptops, projectors, and speakers can always access the internet connections that they need. As basic as a power strip surge protector, the right set of cables will help trade show booth presenters and convention hall speakers deal with any unexpected technology problems.
Purchased individually at retail stores, HDMI cables traditionally cost $50 or more. Although stores do charge a great deal of money for a single HDMI cable, must technology teams no that this is not the price they need to pay. Purchased in bulk, these prices can be a fraction of what retail stores charge. Understanding that most Cat5 and Cat6 ethernet cables that are constructed of top grade materials can be expected to last 5 to 10 years, purchasing in bulk is often the best option.