Both screened and unscreened network cables have been used for many years, and they both offer different benefits. Shielded cabling originally became popular mainly in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France, and the rest of the world supported unshielded cables. Now, it has been found across the globe, that although both types of cable work perfectly at lower data rates, screened cables have shown their superiority through their performance over higher data rates.
Within the cabling industry, there are four main standards bodies who are all responsible for developing industry protocols. These standards specify the differing levels of performance required for different components, such as cables, connectors, installation, field testing, and administration. Having these globally recognised standards ensures that the systems perform at their required level, allowing customers to compare competing products, knowing that quality has been maintained throughout.
Smartphones are now part and parcel of everyday life; so, it’s no surprise that an innovative app has made its mark on the IT infrastructure market.
Patch App & Go eradicates the need, and additional expense, of having two men on site to carry out testing. For those working unaccompanied, testing can be a significant task; because of this, the app reduces the overall testing time, offering a substantial benefit to lone workers.
Running on both Android and IOS, Patch App & Go offers both the Continuity Tester and the Cable Tracer to simplify the cable testing process.
Over the past year, we have seen a resurgence in Copper Clad Aluminium (CCA) RJ45 patch leads on the market, driven by a weakened pound and higher copper prices. The decrease in the strength of the pound, combined with the rising price of copper, has resulted in the price of pure copper patch leads (insulated cables with a plug at each end) to rise. With the market changing in such a way, it raises the question as to whether businesses should be considering a cheaper alternative or remain loyal to the industry standard when it comes to purchasing RJ45 patch leads.
Just to let all our valued customers know, we will be closing for the Christmas period on the 22nd December until the 2nd January. The 21st December at 5 pm will be the last chance to order before we close. Make sure you get your orders in before then to avoid disappointment.
Starting on Wednesday 6th December, we will be running a special offer on a selected product each day to celebrate the 12 days of Christmas!
Place an order of over £100 to be entered into a prize draw to win a fantastic prize!
Week 1 - Win an Amazon Firestick!
Congratulations to Bob Knight who was randomly drawn as the winner of an Amazon Firestick!
Week 2 - Win an Amazon Echo Dot!
The draw will take place on the 18th December with the winner being announced on the 19th December.
Week 3 - Win a Garmin VivoFit 3!
The draw will take place on the 20th December with the winner being announced on the 21st December.
Once again this year we will be donating to Crisis at Christmas. The charity provides much-needed support and hot meals for homeless people at Christmas.
In the spirit of Christmas Netshop are offering many Prizes and price promotions over the winter period to bring the festival savings to you. We will be offering 3 prizes that are up for grabs during the festive period and a number of promotions on some great products. Come look for yourself.
Our new look and online presence emphasises our three core brand values; simple, friendly and experts within our industry.
The new website has a number of new features which makes your experience with us easier and more convenient.