Coaxial cables have been one of the mainstays of commercial and residential communication & connectivity for generations. The simplicity in their design, coupled with their reliability and low cost, have made them an easy solution for a wide array of industries. Overall, this ease of expansion, budget-friendliness, and reliability is still worth investing in.
As newer technology has developed over time, the use of coax cables has been called into question by some. Concerns about their general physical degradation when compared to other cable types has long since been a matter of speculation. However, it is important to keep in mind that coaxial cables tend to require little maintenance over their lifetime & can last for years before needing to be replaced (averaging 20-25 yrs).
Coaxial cables are best found in high-stakes applications such as those found in the aerospace and military industries (e.g., aircraft construction and weapons systems). One will most commonly see them in communications. While many associate coax cable use with more residential applications, their ability to provide stellar signal integrity makes them an ideal solution for even the toughest environments.
Of course, different applications call for different types of coaxial cables. Differentiation between cables comes down to things such as inner core conductor material, cable impedance, and minimum bend radius. Types of coaxial cables one might encounter include:

  • hard line
  • flexible & formable
  • rigid & semi-rigid
  • twin axial & triaxial
    Of course, not all situations that use coaxial cables need to be cut-throat or high-stakes. This, however, does not make them any less important to the individuals who work within them or the communities they serve. Coax cables are also found to be integral to the following:

  • internet/ethernet network connectivity
  • CCTV/video/data transmission
  • receiver to antenna connectivity
    In a changing world where news cycles operate twenty-four hours a day, and streaming services have become king, a reliable, hardwired infrastructure is absolutely important to keeping things running smoothly. This constant connectivity and uninterrupted data transmission is also of great consequence to the development of IoT technology making its way into every industry on the globe. The ability to keep people, physical infrastructure, machinery, and computers all connected in real time is no simple task. But with the assistance of coaxial cable, reliable connections are one less thing to worry about.
    It is important to note that like with other types of cabling, further specialization of coaxial cable may be necessary for a particular application. In order for coaxial cables to made correctly, specs need to be handed over to a trusted manufacturer with knowledge, experience, and the wherewithal to make it all happen.
    This is why working with LoDan Electronics, Inc. make all the difference. We are committed to delivering the ideal product to our customer on time and on budget. Our name has been synonymous with standard-setting interconnect solutions since 1967.
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