Today’s world is one dominated by computers and similar electronic devices, and these computers are used both for work and for play. They offer more advanced software and connectivity than ever before, and many mobile devices are designed for wireless use, including wireless Internet connections. This is useful for using a laptop or smart phone on the go, but wireless technology has certainly not made cables obsolete. In a more fixed setting such as an office or the home, cables may in fact prove preferable to wireless tech. These may include a variety of cables, such as bulk USB cables (like USB 3.2 cables), cat6 cables, cat5 cables, and HMDI cables, among others. Engineers are hard at work coming up with newer cables models such as USB 3.2 cables that offer faster data transmissions, more secure networking, longer cables, and tougher plastic sheaths. These USB 3.2 cables and others often come packaged with electronic goods out of the package, but these USB 3.2 cables and HDMI cables can also be bought on their own. This is useful, for example, for building a home office or home entertainment center.
Cables in the Office
Modern American offices typically have a lot of computers in them, and even small businesses will probably have a few on site. These computers, both their hardware and software, are set up with the assistance of IT professionals, from the router to the desktop PCs to the data server room. And, of course, all of this includes the right cables to keep everything connected. Wireless technology is useful on the go, but in an office, all those computers might interfere with each other on wireless networks. Instead, many cables will be installed.
Ethernet cables such as cat5 or cat6 cables will plug into a desktop PC on one end, and plug into the site’s router on the other. This makes for a secure, smooth, and private connection to the Internet, and in an office, these ethernet cables will be discreetly and safely threaded around the office space to prevent tripping hazards. In fact, some offices drill holes in the floors to allow cables to go through. Meanwhile, cables are also essential for a data server, and for those not aware, a data server is a collection of computers that are hooked together to form a single, cohesive entity. Hundreds or even thousands of these computers will be connected with USB cables to form a giant brain of sorts, which offers fast processing speed and vast data storage.
Cables allow work PCs to plug into this data server, and that means that employees can easily access that vast storage space and share data with one another (not to mention enjoy a boost to their processing power). Most employees won’t actually visit the data server in person, though; most servers are a specialized room with the server computers on storage racks, with cables connecting them all through holes in the rack walls.
Cables in the Home
What about cables in a typical household? These go well beyond the power cord for a lamp or vacuum cleaner, as many Americans own advanced electronics such as HDTVs, game consoles, a desktop PC or laptop, and more. Here again, cables can connect everything and form a home office or a home entertainment center. A remote employee may dedicate a room as a home office, and they will plug their computer into a router for a secure Internet connection, not to mention plug in any needed scanners or printers.
A home entertainment system, meanwhile, definitely calls for cables, from USB 3.2 cables to HDMI cables to an ethernet cable. This may involve using an HDMI cable to plug a laptop into a digital projector, and once a sound system is also plugged in, that forms a miniature movie theater. HDMI cables can also connect a game console to an HDTV, and an ethernet cable can connect that game console to the home router to allow online gaming and data streaming (most game consoles feature data streaming). A homeowner can also buy specialized little brackets that can be easily hammered into the wall. Those brackets hold the cables to the walls and ceiling, keeping them safely out of the way.