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Archive for February, 2013

The Power of Digital Coaxial Audio Cables

Feb 27, 2013

digital coaxial cableIf you’re still using the red and white RCA stereo connectors to send audio signals between your audio visual components then you should pay attention. There is a better way to transfer audio signals to and from today’s digital devices. A digital coaxial audio cable is a one plug solution that can improve your sound quality and broaden your audio horizons.

Digital coaxial cables look similar to the traditional RCA audio cables because they have the same RCA connector on the end. The most obvious difference is that there is only one signal cable instead of two. Don’t be fooled, unlike the old days where 2 separate signal cables were needed to transfer the left and right audio channel, a digital coaxial cable can send both signals on the same cable. In fact, digital coaxial cables support stereo audio as well as DTS and Dolby 5.1 surround sound. That means more connection options with a single cable.

In addition to connection options, these cables have a much higher bandwidth than their traditional analog RCA cables cousins. That translates to better signal transfer and bigger sound. These cables offer the best data transfer of digital audio signals making them perfect for connecting home theatre systems, MP3 player docking stations, and more.

Save your Old Devices with USB Converters

Feb 18, 2013

Computer IdeasThe evolution of technology is inevitable. These days it seems like computers and peripherals are practically obsolete by the time you get them out of the store. For some people it can be hard to say goodbye to a favorite printer, mouse or monitor when a computer is upgraded. As the technologies evolve newer machines have different port configurations forcing people to upgrade components and change their ways.

At Triangle cables we understand the frustration this can cause, and we want to help. By offering a full line of USB converters we can help you get your connectivity back. By converting your old device connections to USB you can plug them into newer computers that lack the old ports. This is great news for people who don’t want to see their favorite peripheral find its way to the trash heap.

Whether you have an old printer that uses an IEEE 1284 connector, and old mouse that uses a PS/2 connector or an old joystick that uses the DB15 game port connector, Triangle Cables has a USB converter that can keep you connected. Check out our selection of USB converters today and bring back your favorite computer accessories.

The Advantages of Fiber Optic Cables

Feb 11, 2013

Fiber Optic CablesWhen it comes to telecommunications cables are king. Without the endless web of cables connecting communication hubs data would go nowhere. In the not so distant past the world of traditional telecom cable was revolutionized by fiber optics. Fiber optic cables bring many distinct advantages to the world of data handling that was not previous available.

Compared to traditional copper cabling fiber optics can carry far more data at a fraction of the price. Not only that, but data can travel much farther without needing amplification. It’s not uncommon for fiber optic lines to transmit signals over 80km before needing a boost.

In addition to cost and signal transfer, another important improvement the fiber optic cable offers is signal quality. Fiber optic cables have a much higher degree of signal fidelity than traditional cabling and over 1000 times greater bandwidth. And, because Fiber optic cables are transferring light through glass they are not affected by electrical interference in the same way copper cable is.  This makes them an important asset in lightning prone areas.

Safety is an added bonus for fiber optic cables. Because there is light, and not electricity, being transferred through the lines there is no risk of fire. Electrical fires are generally caused by damaged cables that run too hot and in turn create fire hazards.

Choosing and Connecting a Wireless Network Router

Feb 4, 2013

Connecting a Wireless RouterLike most people these days you may have multiple devices that utilize an internet connection. More often than not these devices are not wired directly into an Ethernet plug. Devices like smartphones, tablets, game consoles and internet ready televisions can all use a wireless signal to connect to the internet. This makes finding the right wireless router a challenge. You need to find something that will handle your homes unique demands for wireless data sharing.

For homes with high demand for wireless signal it may be a good idea to choose a multiband wireless router. These routers broadcast multiple wireless frequencies so your home electronics don’t have to compete for a connection. Typically these routers use a 2.4ghz and 5.1ghz signal to connect to your wireless devices. While the 2.4ghz signal travels farther, the 5.1ghz signal is less susceptible to signal interference from other household items like cordless phones or microwaves.

For homes with fewer wireless devices a single channel router would be sufficient. Once you’ve selected the best wireless router for your home, all you need to do is connect it. Simply connect a Cat6 patch cable from your broadband modem to the wireless router’s WAN port and you should be on your way to wireless internet connectivity.

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