Posts tagged as cabling


Information from Bitrate Today’s IT discussions are filled with terms like cloud, virtualisation, SANs, BYOD, SaaS, and SLAs. Rarely is the physical layer – Layer 1 of the 7-Layer OSI model – part of the buzz. But at the end of the day, all network technologies lead back to that critical, foundational layer and the […]

Why screening – screened cabling vs unscreened

Information from Nexans Cabling In addition to the performance  classes and categories within structured copper cabling there are two main different technologies:  shielded and unshielded twisted pair (U/UTP) systems. Both types have been in existence since the earliest cabling standards were defined.  While shielded cabling became popular from the  outset  in countries like Germany, Austria, […]