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Universally Simplified Bus Cable – Understanding USB-C

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

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Since the onset of mobile phones and other modern portable devices there have been countless connector types used to interface every brand’s equipment. To increase the confusion, the same brand may offer an exciting new product with yet another new connector. This could easily frustrate a brand -loyal customer needing multiple different chargers or connectors to charge different devices. The tragedy in this is further compounded by waste. All of these different connectors become outdated, are no longer useful, and end up in a landfill or in an electronics recycling center. This leads us to modern smartphones and devices. Most manufacturers have settled into using USB Micro-B or Lightning® cables, but what about laptops and tablets? They still needed an entirely different cable to charge. Finally, we USB-C has arrived. This single cable can charge any device from a smartphone to a laptop, delivering up to 60 watts of power to the receiving device. Unlike every charging cord before it, the USB-C cable can pull power from a tablet to charge a smartphone,from a smart phone to bolster a laptop, or from a laptop to power a monitor. It is the most universal power cable ever invented, and has truly simplified connectivity for power.

Data

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Waiting is like sooooooo USB 2.0. We live in the information age where data is literally at our fingertips; however, it wasn’t so long ago that the delivery of data was measured in hours, and sometimes, days. It all started with carrier pigeons…nah, let’s start a little sooner than that. From newspapers to radio to television, the speed at which we receive data has changed from days to minutes….and now, it arrives in seconds. Within moments, someone can receive world-wide news on their smartphone. We can transmit and receive information, news, data, messages, and video as it is happening So, what does all this have to do with USB-C? I’ll tell you. We have all this data ported directly onto a device in our hands, but many times we need to transfer it elsewhere. These data files have become colossal and we are so used to waiting mere seconds for everything.. Enter our hero, USB-C, capable of transferring up to 10 Gigabits every second. How much is 10Gb really? We all can agree that a 4K movie is big. Imagine being able to transfer a 4K, full length movie from a laptop to a smartphone or tablet in 16 seconds—that’s fast! All of this speed and capability comes from a single cable type that will become the standard the world over, absolutely making USB-C the simplified connectivity solution for data transfer.

Media

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There has always been a plethora of connectors used to deliver an audio/video signal from a source to a display. USB-C cables continue to simplify connectivity by using a single connector type to do it all. This cable can deliver up to 4K video and high bit depth audio from a USB-C device to a USB-C device through DisplayPort ‘Alt’ mode. That’s not all. It can easily convert to VGA, HDMI, or DisplayPort with a simple converter. This simplicity allows any user to walk into a conference room or huddle space, plug in with absolute confidence, and deliver a presentation.When their work is done, they can go home, plug into a TV and stream videos. This simple cable delivers the most complex solutions for connectivity with ease—making it the go to for simplified connectivity in A/V.

USB-C simplifies connectivity for power, data, and media. C2G has simplified the search for USB-C with the most robust offering of USB-C cables, adapters and converters. C2G has a straight forward solution for nearly every USB-C need.Have questions about USB-C? C2G has the technical expertise to answer nearly any question, from what video adapter is needed to connect a USB-C device to a non-USB-c device to the best way to setup a conference room or huddle space. Every technical expert has been thoroughly trained on C2G products and applications, and many have earned industry-recognized certifications in specific fields of technology. All of this leads to the effortless experience. Beyond the support and easy -to -use products, C2G offers online tools for sharing your cart, rebuying past orders, and expedited shipping through our web shop. When you email, text, call, fax, or live chat, you are speaking to a C2G employee that is supported by product managers, technical support experts, and a finance team just down the hall. We make doing business with C2G easy−regardless of how you interact with us.

USB-C is the simplified solution, C2G is Simplified Connectivity