One thing that has remained the same over the centuries is the use of cabling systems to transfer data and information from one telecommunication device to another. However, with the technological advancements made over the years, data cabling has evolved and is not simply used exclusively for phone services. Your business's choice of a data cabling system could be applied in your computer network, Voiceover Internet Protocol and more. As such, there are a number of options that you could consider if you are looking change your phone services system. Here are some of the different data cabling options that can be used for both phone services and other applications.
UTP data cabling
UTP stands for Unshielded Twisted Pair cabling. This is one of the cheapest cabling options that you could choose for your business. It consists of wires bundled in pairs that will intertwine to form a larger framework of cables. The twisting of these wires works toward ensuring that the smaller wires do not experience any interference from both radio and electrical waves. Although UTP data cabling may be affected by interference occasionally, it is negligible when specifically used for the transfer of voice data such as in phone service applications.
STP data cabling
STP stands for Shielded Twisted Pair. This type of data cabling is a tad more costly than its UTP data cabling counterpart. The basic integration of the wires in this type of data cabling system is the same as UTP in that the wires are bundled in pairs then intertwined among each other. The main difference is that with STP data cabling, the wires have a shield made up of braided metal. This shield works toward preventing the wires from experiencing any electrical interference. As such, the connection provided by an STP data cabling system tends to be much more reliable as well as secure.
Coaxial data cabling
For voice data services, coaxial data cabling is one of the most common options integrated into businesses. This is because the materials that make this type of data cabling are specifically designed for phone services. The core of the coaxial data cabling is made of copper, which is one of the best materials for facilitating the transmission of voice data. This copper core is then insulated with a plastic barrier and further shielded with metal. The barrier and shied work toward ensuring the coaxial data cabling system is protected from both radio and electrical interference, more so than its UTP and STP counterparts.