In residential settings, coaxial cables are still used for one reason — they work incredibly well. They also happen to be very cost-effective to produce, secure in their connection, and proven to last. However, it should be noted that for as omnipresent as coaxial cables have been in residential settings, they have been a mainstay in commercial and industrial settings for decades for many of the same reasons.
Industries such as mass communication, medical, aerospace, and the military are dedicated users of coaxial cables. They will often be found in areas such as:

  • satellite dishes
  • cable TV and CCTV
  • ham radio (does not require internet or cellphone connection)
  • defense land systems
  • oximetry systems and ultrasound probes (medical)
    The presence of coaxial cables in such high-stakes settings may seem a bit odd to some considering that its technology is ancient by today’s standards. Though most agree that the invention of the coaxial cable came in 1929, patents and the groundwork for the technology dates back to 1880. In the ensuing century, various forms of connectivity have come and gone into fashion based on advances in technology, changing attitudes toward the use of certain materials, and appealing to greater audiences.
    Today’s lightning-fast, internet-based world relies on fiber optics to keep the world connected. Commerce, trade, and stock markets the world over depend on being able to make transactions in real time, something with which coaxial cables cannot completely keep up. Because of their physical make-up, they can take up space, especially for long runs. Perhaps the biggest disadvantage some cite with coaxial cables is that should something compromise the cable itself, network connectivity can be fully disrupted.
    However, the advantages of coaxial cables certainly outweigh any cons. They have remarkable durability, are budget-friendly, easy to install, and can be customized to a client’s needs. Plus, it is important to remember that even if equipment being used in an industry is utilizing older technology, performance & efficiency is still quite optimal. In other words, if the equipment is still doing its job and all that is perhaps needed is higher quality coaxial cables, there is no reason to fully replace the equipment.
    It does, however, mean it is time to find the right manufacturer of coaxial cables. LoDan Electronics, Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of coaxial cables. Our client list covers a variety of partners in commercial, industrial, and military applications, and we are dedicated to meeting the demands of our clients in an ever-changing world.
    Let LoDan Electronics, Inc. in Chicago show you what has made us a trusted name in custom-engineered interconnect solutions since 1967.