Coaxial cables have been a mainstay in electronics for quite some time now. Even as technology marches forward, coaxial cables have kept the same basic construction. However, as the desire for faster access to data & information has grown, there has also been a need for all manner of hardware to suit these changes. For many in technology, coaxial cables are a thing of the past. They are a reminder of certain industries’ stubbornness to move forward & change with the world around them. However, coaxial cables are still effective decades after their initial development.

Dependable Operation Through the Years

Applications where this type of cabling can be found include, but aren’t limited to:

  • antenna connectivity (e.g., commercial, residential, and industrial applications)
  • CATV, HDTV, CCTV signals (e.g.,, public buildings, residential services, and newsrooms)
  • Remote Monitoring (e.g., surveillance)
  • Aerospace
  • Military

    Getting the Job Done

Coaxial cables are often maligned for their physical clunkiness & rigidity, not to mention the simplicity that comes with their design. However, this basic construction allows coaxial cables to be far more effective than one might imagine. Consider the following:

    Signal – While many associate coax cable use with residential applications, they are still widely used in commercial arenas because of their ability provide stellar signal integrity. This is why constant signal testing is paramount to make sure everything is operating so as to meet, or exceed, set standards.

    Variations – There is a wide variety of coaxial cables based on the specific needs of the end user. Differentiation between cables comes down to things such as inner core conductor material, cable impedance, and minimum bend radius.

Communications – Early uses were specific in radio, television, and telephone. In fact, coaxial cable would go on to lay the foundation for the first transatlantic telephone cable system. Today, coaxial cables are still used in a variety of ways in the media due to their versatility, durability, and consistent performance.

High-Stakes Applications – As noted before, residential use of coax cables in video & cable TV type applications is common. However, industries like aerospace and the military are big on the use of coaxial cable technology. This is due to their construction & ease of use in the field. It also makes for lighter aircraft construction, as well as operating communication and/or weapons systems.

    Specifications – No two coax cables are made the same way out of the same things. Depending on the application & the need of the client, coax cables must be made to spec. This requires a lot of internal conversation about what the application is, as well as the expectation of said application.


    Cost-Effective Simplicity

    Some of the key benefits worth noting about coaxial cables have to do with their ease of wiring & installation, as well as their ease of expansion. This makes for an inexpensive yet incredibly effective component in which to invest. While physical degradation can take place over time, lifespan for coaxial cable can be in the two decade to quarter century range with little maintenance needed. Once again, this means lower operational expenses over time.
    LoDan Electronics, Inc. of Illinois has been at the forefront of coaxial cables & other calling solutions for nearly sixty years. Their reputation for quality products & customer service are unrivaled. Call us today to find out how we can help your operation run its best.