CAT Cable: An Effective Alternative to Video Over Coax
While you’re probably more familiar with coaxial cable, it may not be the best cabling option for your operation. The Z-Band RF video distribution system makes use of Category 5e or 6 Ethernet cable to serve as the signal transmission vehicle. CAT cable is rapidly becoming the preferred choice for video distribution systems in industries such as healthcare, gaming, education, government and military installations, as well as a wide range of commercial businesses for a number of important reasons.
Coax Video Distribution Is Often More Expensive
These days, organizations of all sizes are looking to cut costs wherever possible. If you’re thinking of implementing video distribution over coax, you might be surprised to learn that coax cable can be up to 30 percent more expensive than a comparable quantity of CAT cable. It’s not just the cost of the cable itself that makes video over coax more expensive; there’s also the need to purchase a host of accessories such as splitters, combiners and amplifiers that are unnecessary with CAT cable.
Superior Quality and Reliability
A CAT cable-based RF video distribution system such as the one offered by Z-Band enables the use of Automatic Gain Control (AGC) that eliminates the need for manual tuning. When combined with the superior bandwidth capabilities that CAT cable provides, you get excellent picture quality without the fear of disrupting other data transmission systems in your operation. Unlike HD video over coax, you also get simultaneous distribution of up to 268 high definition channels – all with the use of only one cable to serve as the backbone for the entire system.
Scalability to Grow as Your Business Expands
With video over coax, adding additional devices to your system can be a cumbersome task. A CAT-cable based video distribution system allows you to make additions and changes with relative ease. Through the use of a cascading process, additional distribution hubs can be added to the master hub through simple plug-and-play connectivity. You won’t have to deal with the hassle of installing more cable. This also saves you money in the form of lower maintenance costs, as little time or expertise is needed to make system upgrades.
Contact Z-Band to Learn More About the Advantages of CAT Cable
CAT cable is a video over coax alternative that makes sense for any organization concerned with maximizing video distribution quality and minimizing costs. Contact us to learn more about the benefits of CAT cable today!