We live in a world where the ability to quickly communicate is being regarded as a fundamental right based on some of the legislation floating around. With such significance being given to communication as a whole, it’s no surprise that mast cable assemblies are regarded to such a high degree. Their ability to be the appropriate conduit for relaying information from one entity to another puts them at the forefront of how information is broadcast. The thing is that few people realize that where you are and where you’re trying to send a signal to can really impact the effectiveness of a mast cable assembly.
We’ve all encountered the slightly annoying question, “Can you hear me now?” It became popular as a TV commercial mantra, but it also has been the go-to phrase uttered by people trying to maintain a phone conversation in places that might not be too conducive for a mobile signal. Aside from elevators or other odd “deadspots”, there are also some fairly remote places on the planet that also provide some of the most inhospitable environments that can be found. How can communication be effective in places like this without having some pretty stellar mast cable assemblies in place.
Here are other ways geographic location can influence the operation and functionality of mast cable assemblies:
Environmental Concerns ⏤ Will the mast cable assembly you need be subject to extreme heat or cold? Sand? Straight-line winds? Wildlife? These seem like extreme cases, but in reality, the world is inching closer to being a global community. At the heart of it all is communication via phone, radio, and internet. Having a mast cable assembly that can handle these environments means less interruptions to global news and educational research.
Armor and Insulation ⏤ Part of withstanding environmental impacts is the use of insulating materials on wires and cables being used. There’s a fine line between keeping things out while also maintaining signal integrity. An armored mast cable assembly is at the extreme end of protection, but when you want to protect your investment in equipment, you want to make sure it’s done right.
Other Real-World Factors ⏤ Perhaps the most real-world issue regarding geographic location is war zones and areas of significant civil unrest. Any type of communication tools need to be easy to carry and set-up/break down. Signal quality is also essential.
No matter the reason for needing mast cable assemblies, it’s important to work with a manufacturer that is able to understand your unique circumstances, provide some previous work showcasing their ability to work across different industries, and can advise you about the type of materials to be used. It’s also important for a manufacturer to prepare its clients for the future, so should you be in a position where your needs change or the technology in your industry changes, you’re not left in a position where you’d have to start from square one.
Contact LoDan Electronics, Inc. for all of your mast cable assemblies, and find out why they’ve set industry standards since 1967.