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Media Converters

Media converters are used to convert signals from 1 medium (copper) to another (fibre) and vice-versa. Whilst their function is well understood, their actual application in the real world is not.
A pair of media converters and a suitable length of duplex fibre optic cable can convert the copper signal with its 90m limit to an optical fibre signal that can go much longer distances. Depending on what type of fibre is used, the link can go up to 500m with multimode or up to several kilometres with Single mode.

CAT 5e, 6, 6A and Optical Fibre… What’s the difference?

Choosing the right media and category of networking cable can be a tricky task. Category 5e through to 6A look almost identical to everyday people, but there are some subtle differences; some visible and some not. The most important difference between the cables is the speed and distance in which they operate most effectively. Speed and distance have…

Communicating with Category 6A Cable

In today’s business environment high speed communication is a critical parameter in determining your success. The ability to respond quickly is limited by the slowest part of your business, which oftentimes may be your cabling system.  Based on the established and reliable Ethernet protocols used in traditional CAT5E and CAT6 systems, CAT6A cabling infrastructure is…

Are your copper cables compliant?

Garland Cables is not only passionate about ensuring the supply of compliant copper cables to the market, we also aim to provide current relevant industry information. This ensures you as the customer, are able to make the best and safest choice for your home or business. Cheap cable alternatives are continually entering the market as…

The trend toward Green Building

There is a noticeable rise in the trend toward green building and construction. Driving this increase, is the desire to both protect the environment and to improve consumer safety.   So what is green building? A green building incorporates design, construction and operational practices that significantly reduce or eliminate the negative impacts to the environment and building…

Creating connections through the great outdoors

Australians love the great outdoors, the sun, the surf, the bush. Unfortunately, what is often a relaxing environment for us is just the opposite for category cable. Have you ever faced a situation where Wi-Fi isn’t an option, and you want to run some category cable outdoors? Maybe you want to connect site buildings together,…

What is LSZH?

Many industries have seen an increasing demand for Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) cables. Main driver of this increase is the concerns for the safety of people and electronic circuits during fire. Environmental protection and an increase in requirements / specifications from local and international communities has also heightened the demand for LSZH cables. This…

Technology is changing how we do business

Technology is evolving at breakneck speed and these advances have influenced every facet of our world. But it’s not only technology that is changing… It’s Time to Partner Up Wholesale distribution businesses across Australia are realising that customers are using this evolving technology to interact with them in a new way. Manufacturers like Garland are also noticing a shift in the way wholesalers…