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Conspicuous Convergence

- It’s an old story. For years, we’ve been hearing about how technology is “converging” to a single standard. We’ve been told that one day everything will happen “in the cloud” and that the only wires we’ll need are the AC mains that carry power into the building. Sitting in a conference room trying to connect 21st century mobile devices to fixed AV assets with 20th century connections, one might be forgiven for being skeptical. Sometimes the failure of convergence to manifest in a form that al…

Universally Simplified Bus Cable – Understanding USB-C

- Understanding USB connectivity is becoming easier. With the influx of USB-C enabled devices and the deluge that is following close behind, USB-C will soon be one of the only if not the only connector available on a mobile device. To understand why this new technology has simplified connectivity we will break it down it to three easy sections: power, data, and media. Power Since the onset of mobile phones and other modern portable devices there have been countless connector types used to interfac…

USB-C: The Latest and Greatest

- The need to be charged, in-sync, and on-the-go has never been greater as this fast-paced world gets even crazier. Everyday connectivity is no longer a novelty, it’s a necessity. Whether it’s to stream music and videos with friends, charge and sync devices as you’re on the go, or transfer and store files for work, staying connected is a part of each step of your day. This makes USB connections one of the most vital connections out there, and C2G is here to keep you connected with simple and depe…

IoT Cables and Trust

- It’s been called “the infrastructure of the information society”. By the end of the decade it will have profoundly impacted the scope and evolution of residential, government and enterprise automation, management and communications networks. Businesses alone may add as many as 9 billion connected nodes or more. The Internet of Things is a storm of change existing at a granular level, generally not noticed from the perspective of day-to-day experience, where simple devices supporting simple ta…

C2G Introduces Adapter Kits

- New technology is exciting! From how we communicate, to how we gather and share information, technological advances have changed the way we do business. I always look forward to the latest and greatest features from technology, and can’t wait to see how my life might be made a little bit easier because of those advances. For the most part, this is always the case, where those technological advances translate into doing something a little bit easier than you did before; however, in some instances…

Say What? USB 3.1 and USB Type C Are Completely Different!?

- Wait, what? USB 3.1 and USB Type C are two totally different things? I thought USB Type C was synonymous with USB 3.1. It’s not. APPARENTLY, even though these are being introduced at the exact same time, they are two completely different things. Here is the difference: USB Type C is a new CONNECTOR, not a technology update. This means that any of the existing USB signals such as USB 1.1, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, or USB 3.1 could be sent over a cable with a Type C connector. Indeed, you will start seei…

LIVE From CES! Wireless Power and More.

- This article was written by Jennifer Crontinger, C2G Product Manager, while she waited at McCarran Airport in Las Vegas for her flight home from CES. Imagine this... Living in a world where our “fitness watch” will tell us we have burned a certain number of calories through exercise, then alert us that it’s time for a snack to replenish. It will be able to pull up a list of available snacks in the refrigerator that are in that calorie range. Once that item is consumed, the refrigerator will al…

What Does USB 3.1 and the USB C Connector Mean For Video Ports?

- With the recent exciting news released by the USB organization about the future of USB, there leaves a lot of questions to be answered. How will this change mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, etc)? What will laptops/netbooks and Chromebooks look like in a year? What does this mean for existing video ports? The great news is that the new proposed specifications will really change the landscape for USB and jump it forward in a great way. However, as always with new jumps in technology there is…

Understanding USB 3.1 and USB C

- In 1996, the designers of the original USB standard, USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), had planned to simplify desktop connectivity by creating a single connection that would standardize how all devices are connected to a computer. Their plan included replacing many standard ports of the day, which included DB9 (Serial), DB25 (Parallel), PS/2 (keyboard and mouse), and others. The original USB 1.0 standard, which featured low-bandwidth (up to 1.5Mbit/s) and full-bandwidth (Up to 12Mbit/s) data rat…

The Future of Present Decisions

- In an earlier blog entry I referenced a concept I called Drucker’s Efficiency. In case you were wondering, Peter Ferdinand Drucker was something of a rock star in the world of multinational corporations during the latter half of the 20th Century. His groundbreaking book “Concept of the Corporation” was strong medicine for GM and the other industrial giants of the 1950’s. Drucker’s impact on business is only now being put into real perspective, and that makes his observation that “Long range pl…

A Revolution In C

- Previously I’ve written about the introduction of a new USB connector. New USB 3.1 standards, released in July 2013 and not included in any products on the market yet, hinted at this upcoming change. The actual specification for the new connector (released about a week ago as I write this) is related to both that USB 3.1 standard and the new USB Power Delivery standard, which was released as an element of 3.1 (we’ll be talking a lot more about these standards and what they might mean in upcomin…


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