Those days are gone where your network consists of a ring of coaxial cables and BNC connectors. With the smallest interruption of the links and the whole network drops. We all welcomed Ethernet and were probably not to miss the old ways of networking anytime soon. The whole world was calling out for something new, launching Category 5e with speeds of up to 10 Gig at a bandwidth of 100Mhz.
A big leap forward in network stability and speed. No longer does the whole network collapse if a single cable is disrupted. Ethernet cables are direct links to the network from each computer enabling adjustments to be made with no disruption. Category 6 provides all the benefits of Cat 5e with the benefit of twice the bandwidth 200Mhz. With Cat 6, more can be done with a single cable, for example a computer and an IP telephone can be run on a single data point.
With different ways of networking come new ways of using it. There are lots of ways data cabling can be used.
To name a couple: Wi-Fi and IP Security Cameras.
Wireless or Wi-Fi has now become ever more popular in schools, businesses and homes around the world, with ease of installation and versatility wireless access points can be used in almost any environment. Wireless has arrive leaps and bounds since it initially arrived on the scene, and now there is wireless 802.11n with speeds of up to 300 Mbps which makes it three times faster than a standard cabled connection.
I.P Security Cameras
Security and safety are very important in this day and age, and IP cameras are certainly the way forward. With a large number of cameras available which are remote controlled pan tilt and zoom (PTZ), infa red, motion detection cameras. You can be sure to find the camera that meets your needs, and it all works over a standard network cable (Cat 5e or Cat 6). Software driven and easy to use control from anywhere on your network, it really is a no-brainer.