Fiber Optic Cabling Systems
Fiber Optic backbone cabling is quickly becoming the number one choice for connecting equipment rooms, campuses and multi-story riser distribution. Its small diameter, low cost and ease of installation makes it a perfect choice for extending all types of Network, Communications, VoIP, Security Access Control and CCTV systems.
How Do I Choose The Right Fiber?
Currently there are (3) types of fiber which are most frequently used:
New Generation Multi-Mode50/125 Micron Laser Enhanced/Laser Optimized
The new laser optimized fibers are a perfect choice for new and retro fit installations. It is designed to support all new 10 gig transmission rates up to 500 meters and fully supports the majority of existing in-building and multi-story riser applications while providing a clear path for future bandwidth growth. Most manufacturers provide 3 levels of 50 micron fiber, 150 meter, 300 meter and 500 meter.
Legacy Multi-Mode62.5/ 125 Micron Standard Multimode Fiber
62.5 micron fiber can provide high speen links to support transmission up to the TIA/EIA standard of 300 meters within buildings and up to 2000 meters within a campus. Supporting the following standards 1000 BASe- SX up to 300 meters and 1000-BASE-LX up to 600 meters. Some manufacturers have extended the bandwidth to 10 Gdps Ethernet using ewdm lasers up to 300 meters. Due to its limited bandwidth 62.5 micron fiber is slowing being phased out.
Zero Water Peak Single Mode8.3/125 Micron Long Haul & Unlimited Bandwidth
The new Zero water peak single mode fiber was developed to provide a fiber optic solution to support Metro/Campus backbone for today’s new performance requirements. These cables provide the widest usable wavelength and allow for expansion of data rates in the future. This makes them a perfect choice for long haul application, up to 60 km, and campus distribution systems requiring unlimited bandwidth to support all types of systems and applications.