As a service to our customers, CableWholesale.com provides informative technical articles, each one focusing on a particular technology. Our goal is to help our customers get better acquainted with the often confusing cables, connectors, and standards to be encountered out there.
|The Evolution of Fiber Optics
|Learn about the history of fiber optics, from the inception through many technological advancements of fiber optic cables and their construction.
|Introducing HDMI Ultra High Speed Cables & HDMI 2.1
|HDMI 2.1: Introducing HDMI Ultra High Speed Cables & HDMI 2.1 a CableWholesale Technical Article.
|USB-C to HDMI and more
|USB-C to HDMI and more: A short primer on DisplayPort over USB-C a CableWholesale Technical Article.
|Understanding Specialized Ethernet Cable
|Understanding Specialized Ethernet Cable: A short reminder/primer on a variety of Ethernet cable a CableWholesale Technical Article.
|Connecting Your Smart Phone to your TV
|Connecting Your Smart Phone to your TV: Help connecting your phone to your TV a CableWholesale Technical Article.
|What's Your Port?
|What's Your Port?: Help identifying your ports a CableWholesale Technical Article.
|Beyond HD: Exploring 4K and 8K Resolutions
|Beyond HD: Exploring 4K and 8K Resolutions a CableWholesale Technical Article.
|Network Testing: a CableWholesale Technical Article on Network Testing.
|Introducing 10 Gigabit USB 3.1
|Introducing 10 Gigabit USB 3.1.
|Confusing Cable Terminology Explained
|Confusing Cable Terminology.
|Direct Burial/Outdoor Rated Basic Cable Types
|Direct Burial/Outdoor Rated Basic Cable Types.
|Traveling with Technology
|Traveling with Technology.
|How Cables are Constructed
|How Cables are Constructed.
|The Home Theater PC Highway
|The Home Theater PC Highway.
|Putting the HD in HDBaseT
|Putting the HD in HDBaseT.
|Home Recording Studio 101
|Home Recording Studio 101.
|From the Big Screen to the Basement
|The third installment in our home theater articles discusses the basement home theater of our very own Joe Davis.
|This article is a robust explanation of methods to connect your cell phone to other devices.
|Category Cable Cornucopia
|This article is a refresher on Category/Network cable, it covers current standards, marketing myths and quality issues you may face.
|This article discusses coaxial cable from why it is named to its many uses.
|The Ubiquitous USB
|This article discusses usb adapters to extend functionality to your computer.
|Sur Vay Lence
|This article provides a primer on the hardware behind surveillance systems.
|Infrared Emitters, Receivers & Repeaters
|This article covers the technology needed to add an infrared remote distribution system to your home.
|Network Cable Connectivity
|This article examines the peripheral devices which hold networks together including: keystones, wall plates, patch panels, punch down blocks and punch down tools.
|Taming the USB Jungle
|This article explores camera, phone and proprietary USB connectors, USB power and more.
|In this article we explore 3D television.
|Make The Right Connection
|This article examines signal types, cable interfaces and the connectors that support them.
|Fiber Optics - An Overview
|Fiber optics make up the backbone of telecommunications and the Internet. This article examines fiber optic operation, history, cabling types and more.
|HDMI High Speed with Ethernet
|The release of HDMI High Speed with Ethernet could cause some real confusion. We break all the changes down for you.
|Fire Alarm, Security and CCTV Cable: An Overview
|Often overlooked and undervalued, fire alarm and security cable provides the framework for protecting your home or office.
|Cable Ratings and Materials and Counterfeiters! Oh My!
|It is easy to get lost in the sea of acronyms, part numbers and other markings when it comes to cables. Here we discuss some of these.
|USB 3.0 - SuperSpeed USB
|Getting to know the new version of Universal Serial Bus.
|The Great PC to TV Connection - Reloaded
|Two years later, and it's still the number one asked question: "How do I connect my PC to my TV?".
|Here we talk about the lesser-known monitor cable and it's purpose.
|By far, the most frequently asked question we get is, "Is this a good quality cable?" Learn all about cable quality here.
|The Venerable VGA
|The world of VGA can be confusing. There are so many different terms flying around. We will attempt to alleviate some of the confusion.
|Jowling for Jackets
|Here we talk all about the different types of jackets found on various cables, including what the writing on cables is all about.
|USB Cables Revisited
|In this article we modernize our original USB article by talking about a few things that weren't around back when we wrote the first one.
|Making Your Own Ethernet Patch Cable
|Here we change up the format a little and give you a how-to article. We'll show you how to make your own ethernet patch cable. While it's recommended you use professionally made cables, we offer this advice anyway.
|This technical article will help explain what a home theater is and how it can be set up.
|This article shows you what it means for a cable to be a coaxial cable.
|HDMI is a great technology with many facets. We will go over some of the features of HDMI cables.
|The Technical Side of Power Cords
|There are more to power cords than meet the eye. This article gets into some of the real technical bits about everyday electrical power cords.
|The Mysteries Of Surge Protectors
|This article gives you the ins and outs of surge protectors and helps you choose the one that's right for you.
|Wireless Home Networking How-to
|This article builds on last month's Home Networking How-to article, showing you how to use wireless technologies to set up a home network.
|Home Networking How-to
|As broadband internet connections gain popularity, more and more people are finding it necessary to connect multiple home computers to one internet connection. This article will walk you through that process.
|The Great PC to TV Connection
|Connecting your computer to a television, even HDTV, can be confusing. This article spells out exactly what products to use based on your computer and television types.
|All About Audio
|There are so many different audio connections out there now; how do you know which one will be the best to use? This article will aid in understanding the different types of audio connections, audio formats, and where they are used.
|A View of Video
|Focusing on the different types of video connections available to us for computer and home theatre components, this months article will address common video conversion problems and solutions.
|This month, we return to our most basic product: cables. While there is certainly a wide variety of cables and standards out there, all cables share certain properties, and a good understanding of cable construction and technical designations is always helpful.
|Why would a company called CableWholesale.com send out information about a technology that doesn't need cables? Wireless networking is a fantastic way to connect home computers, and it's advantages are easily recognizable, but this technology is not for everyone.
|Serial ATA Simplified
|Just like a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, a computer is only as fast as its slowest component. These days, the hard drive is the slowest commonly used component in most computers. IDE hard disks, while very common, have crippling limitations, and will very soon be replaced by a new technology called Serial ATA (SATA).
|The complete story of SCSI is so massive, it's simply not possible to present all the details in an article such as this. In an effort to organized this article in a reader-efficient manner, it's been broken into two parts based on the questions the reader would like answered.
|Hooking Up Home Theater
|With the advent of the DVD player, having true at-home theater-quality sound production has now become a reality. This technical article will help explain what home theater is and how it can be set up.
|Networks Untangled - Part 2
|This month, we're going to take a more practical approach, and show you how you might want to set up a home or small office network.
|Networks Untangled - Part 1
|All networks, no matter how simple or complicated, have one and only one goal: to connect two or more computers together so they can talk to each other. So, how do they do that?
|Here we sort out the various problems encountered in dealing with USB devices, cables, and connectors.
|This first article helps to demystify the new DVI (Digital Video Interface) technology, which is becoming more widespread as computer monitors and high-definition televisions move to an all-digital format.