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Tethering Guide

Tethering Guide

tethering-101.jpgAs long as there has been a need to keep handy pens, pencils, keys other widgets of every dimension there has been a need to keep from disappearing. And for those many generations there has also been every conceivable manner of "tethering" things to equipment, counter, retail display, wall, etc. If you are reading this, chances are you are faced with a similar challenge. Hopefully you will find these pages a help, if not some of the products that they reference.

In designing a tethering "solution", there are a number of key factors to consider, each of which we will address below:

  • Tether Material
  • Tether Length
  • Mount (what is the tether secured to?)
  • Connection (how to connect to your device/widget?)

Coiled Urethane Tethering MaterialTether Material - tethers can be made from a very broad range of materials, however we have found several that suit most needs - aircraft cable, nylon cord and urethane. Click here to learn more...

Tether Length - while this may seem to be a simple option, it is actually one that should receive a fair amount of thought. How far a given tether can reach has an impact on the usability of the item that it secures. It is always a good idea to test your environment using a piece of string before making a final decision.

Mount - tether-mounts-holders.jpg"mount" is the term that we used to describe the place and/or method that a tether connects to a securing point, e.g. a counter, equipment panel, etc. The mount you choose will depend upon the "connecting points" available and/or the level of security that you need. Click here to learn more...

tethering-connection.jpgConnection - "connection is the term that we use to describe the means or method with which a tether is attached to a given device. This will have a great deal to do with the device itself, as well as the level of security required. Click here to learn more...

 

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