Fiber Cabling is now getting a lot of acceptance as it is being touted as the ultimate answer to voice, video, and data transmission needs. The cost of installing Fiber optic cabling has gone down tremendously over the year helping it make inroads in the LAN market and Ethernet Cabling in particular. Fiber-optic cable uses a strand of glass or plastic to transmit data signals using light. In fiber , the data
is carried in light pulses wherein the Copper Cables uses techniques which is electrical in nature. Here are some of the important factors which makes Fiber Cabling the preferred choice:
1. The data transmission distance over Fiber is much more than Copper cables. Wherein Cat5 or Cat 6 has a limitation of 300 feet, Fiber Cable can go all the way upto 40 KM. Depending on the transmission source technology, a multimode fiber is capable of delivering 10 Gigabit Ethernet at 550 meters, and singlemode can deliver 10 Gigabit Ethernet at 40,000 meters.
2. Fiber cables are unaffected by electrical interference and disturbances while Ethernet cables are vulnerable to electromagnetic interference or EMI or crosstalk interference.
3. They take much less space than conventional copper cable and is relatively easy to run.
4. Fiber optic has much higher data transfer speeds compared to Ethernet Cables. It can easily handle speeds starting from 1 GBPS
5. Fiber-optic cable is much more secure than copper cable because it is extremely difficult to monitor, “eavesdrop,” or tap a fiber cable
Fiber Cables comes in two variants; singlemode and multimode. For horizonlatl cabling, we usually install Multimode fiber cable while Single-mode fiber optic cable is most commonly used by
telephone companies and in data installations as backbone cable.
For information on Fiber Optic cabling and termination, please contact our sales team.