As technology continues to evolve at a very rapid pace so do the opportunities that businesses – and people in general – have to make use of it to manage their homes and workplaces more efficiently, to help streamline everyday processes and tasks, improve security, reduce costs and much more. The media tends to refer to it as ‘smart tech’ because the fact is that technology really is becoming more intelligent and intuitive than ever before.
One of the most common questions people often have when it comes to Ethernet cables is what do the numbers mean and what’s the difference? We hear this question from both people looking to change or upgrade their home network and from businesses hoping to do the same.
If you have ever paid attention to your current ethernet cables – which it is probably unlikely you do – you know that would each cable is labeled with the abbreviation “Cat,” followed by a number like 6, 6a, or 7. Essentially, “Cat” just means “category.” The number that follows refers to the cable’s specifications, such as bandwidth and transmission speed.
The digital element of a huge number of businesses operating in all kinds of niches continues to experience tremendous growth. And while that growth may be great for both a customer or client’s experience with a company, and for that company’s bottom line it can place huge stresses on the cabling systems that keep a business computing network up and running.