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  • HDBaseT Recommended Cat 5E & Cat 6 Now In Stock

    Sep 24, 2014

    HDBaseT is a simple, cost effective solution for HD media distribution with outstanding performance levels. FS Cables have been members of the HDBaseT Alliance since 2013, offering large stocks of HDBaseT approved Cat 5E and Cat 6. HDBaseT is the leadin

  • Cat-5E UTP Colours - Now in Stock

    May 27, 2014

    FS Cables now stock Cat-5E UTP in a range of new colours. In addition to the standard grey sheath, Cat-5E UTP is now available in red, blue, green, yellow and white for easy circuit identification. Tested to 350Mhz, these cables allow transfer of high

  • Draka Firetuf Data and Coax

    Oct 16, 2012

    The market for soft skin fire alarm cables is now well established and some might say over subscribed! However it has taken years to develop a high performance data cable to meet the same standards. Draka FireTuf Data is a totally new product which has b

  • Reigniting an Old Flame

    Oct 16, 2012

    New fire safety laws came into force on the 1st October this year, and early indications suggest that a number of employers are still unaware of the implications. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRFSO) sets out a change in legislation applying

  • Cat-5 Armoured and Duct Grade in Stock

    Oct 16, 2012

    External data applications for Cat-5 cables are increasing all the time and so are the physical demands that these cables are being asked to cope with. Long gone are the days when cables were simply contained in trunking around offices or under suspended

  • CCTV Cabling - Putting You in the Picture

    Oct 16, 2012

    Some years ago the security world was inundated with ‘wireless’ radio frequency security products ranging from detectors to cameras. So why twenty years on are cables still so important? The short answer is that in the majority of cases cable is simply b

  • All That Glistens Isn't Copper

    Oct 15, 2012

    Copper can be up to 80% of the cost of a cable. It is no surprise then that alternatives to copper are constantly being sought. The most common alternative to copper used in the electrical industry is aluminium. Widely used in power distribution, many a

  • Multipair Cat-3 & Cat-5 cables

    Oct 12, 2012

    Where you need to run large numbers of pairs of Cat-3 or Cat-5 cables over distances multipair versions may be the answer. Cat-3 10, 25, 50, 100 or 200 pair and Cat-5 25 pair are now held in stock on bulk reels so you can order just the cut lengths you ne