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2-in-1 Ethernet and Security Cable

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000032070D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Oct-22
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Oct-22

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This invention describes a solution that combines an Ethernet cable and computer security cable into one single cable. This solution can be used on laptops that have Ethernet integrated into them. The advantages of this solution are: * There are fewer steps to connect and secure a laptop. * This solution is designed to work with existing Ethernet connectors. * The Ethernet cable is less prone to damage because a metal mesh jacket now surrounds it. This invention is not limited to use on laptops. It could just as easily be used on standard desktop and tower computers that need to be secured.