In our high-tech society, connectivity is the name of the game. More and more neighborhoods, businesses, schools, churches and homes are realizing they need their own network to keep up with the rest of the world. That means a lot of work for network engineers and a cabling adventure for do-it-yourselfers.
A common problem with running a network cable from room to room is where to run the cables. Wiring through the walls is the most popular solution, but it requires a lot of work and leaves holes in the walls. And running cables outdoors along the wall looks unprofessional and is not appropriate in many environments.
Bullnose wall plate
In some cases, the choice is taken away from you - the walls are stone or brick, there's no floor, or there are pre-existing crawl spaces or cable ducts - but more often the installer is faced with the daunting task of cutting holes and fishing out cables while trying not to destroy the décor. But never fear, budding network engineers, there's an easier solution. You can use the bullnose wall plate for any wire on the wall.
A number of companies have recently developed super-flat wires for everything from Ethernet cables to speaker cables to electrical and other household cords. And when they say super-flat, it's no exaggeration - these wires are literally no thicker than a fingernail.
Fiber optic HDMI
This means that fiber optic HDMI with an unprecedented low profile can now be installed under carpet, wallpaper and even paint. Most brands have a self-adhesive side for easy attachment. The other side is either a specific color (usually white) or has a transparent layer specifically designed to bond well with paint.
Cat 6 ethernet cable
It should be noted that super cat 6 ethernet cable are usually unassembled, meaning there are no connectors on either end, only cables that can be cut to the exact length you need. So you'll need a keystone socket and a wall mount to properly terminate the wires and create an easily accessible outlet on the wall. Disconnect instructions can be easily found on Google, there are dozens of them.