Beware of CCA and CCC Cables

Beware of CCA and CCC Cables

Be wary: If you are offered cheap cable or cable from an unqualified source, ask the question, is it a solid copper cable or a Copper Clad Aluminium (CCA) cable? CCA cables have aluminium cores with a copper coating. They have some legitimate uses but are now...
Fibre Optic Interface Distances Guide

Fibre Optic Interface Distances Guide

We’ve compiled a list of fibre optic interface standards and have shown the distances that can be transmitted over different types of cable. Click here to download a PDF more detailed copy of this chart    Standard Fibre type FDDI grade OM1 OM2 OM3 OM4 OS1...
Warning – Never Use Internal Data Cable Externally

Warning – Never Use Internal Data Cable Externally

Internal grade copper cabling is not designed to withstand the elements. External grade data cables designed for outdoor use have a special jacket to withstand the elements. If a cable designed only for internal use is installed externally, sunlight and ice will break...
It’s Time to Move on From Cat5e

It’s Time to Move on From Cat5e

It’s time to move on from Cat5e data cabling. So what category of data cabling should you choose? Lynx Networks’ promise of never selling you anything we don’t beleive you need has led to us to recommend Cat5e data cabling in most instances because it...