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  • Christmas & New Year – Office Hours & Delivery Schedule

    Christmas & New Year – Office Hours & Delivery Schedule

    Dec 02, 2020

    FS Cables will be open for business over the Christmas period. We’ll be here until 1pm on Christmas Eve and open again on the 29t & 30th, we’ll resume normal office hours from Monday 4th January. Read more for full details...

  • HDBaseT Recommended Cable Program

    HDBaseT Recommended Cable Program

    Nov 11, 2020

    Since its introduction in 2010, HDBaseT has revolutionised the AV market and has quickly become the leading standard for whole home or office distribution of uncompressed HD media over a single cable. Through a single HDBaseT recommended Cat 5E, Cat 6 or

  • Bus Cables

    Bus Cables

    Nov 11, 2020

    Prior to bus systems being developed each switch, sensor, detector or contact needed wiring back to the process controller via its own pair or cable. Due to the high transmission rates and data flow requirements in evolving industrial applications...

  • Shipboard, Marine & Offshore Cables

    Shipboard, Marine & Offshore Cables

    Nov 02, 2020

    The technology used in marine and offshore applications is advancing at an incredible rate and the need for cables to link equipment or systems to enable reliable communications is rapidly increasing. Until recently, the availability of products with..

  • The Antennax™ Range

    The Antennax™ Range

    Oct 15, 2020

    The Antennax™ range of ultra low loss coaxial cables are high quality, cost effective alternatives to Times Microwave Systems LMR® and Andrew Cinta®. The Antennax style coax offers many benefits over corrugated types, it offers greater flexibility and...

  • Undersea Fibre Optic Cables

    Undersea Fibre Optic Cables

    Oct 14, 2020

    On the 5th August 1858, (on the third attempt) the first undersea transcontinental telegraph cable was laid. The British ship HMS Agamemnon and the American USS Niagara met in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, connected two ends of the cable, and together

  • Alternatives to Belden - Over 120 Types to Choose From

    Alternatives to Belden - Over 120 Types to Choose From

    Oct 05, 2020

    With over 120 different types to choose from we’re sure you’ll find what you’re looking for from one of the largest ranges of alternative to Belden data cables stocked in Europe. Delivered next working day, you can choose from the most popular types in...

  • Shoal Group Announcement

    Shoal Group Announcement

    Oct 01, 2020

    We’re delighted to announce the establishment of Shoal Group Limited that formally brings together the management teams of FS Cables & Cablecraft. This consolidation will result in a strengthened offer that will underpin our future growth whilst provid...

  • Wired vs Wi-Fi

    Wired vs Wi-Fi

    Sep 23, 2020

    Way back in 2003 the UK Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) came up with the following definition for a smart home: "A dwelling incorporating a communications network that connects the key electrical appliances and services, and allows them to be...

  • Call Off Orders and the Need for Purchasing Flexibility

    Call Off Orders and the Need for Purchasing Flexibility

    Sep 21, 2020

    Over recent months, lockdown gave us pause for thought about how our part in the supply chain delivers products and services for you, especially moving forward in an economic climate likely to be vastly changed in the short to medium term...

  • Draka Fire Resistant Cables

    Draka Fire Resistant Cables

    Sep 15, 2020

    Where people and property come first, the Draka Firetuf cable range provides the ideal solution. Draka Firetuf cable has been installed and commissioned into a variety of buildings designed under fire safety engineering principles...

  • Prysmian Fire Resistant Cables

    Prysmian Fire Resistant Cables

    Sep 04, 2020

    The safety of occupants during a fire remains an important factor when designing a buildings infrastructure. Prysmian manufactured fire cables are a market leader in terms of quality and performance and are designed to provide continued functionality of..