Fiber Optic cabling provides high bandwidth and is typically used for backbone connections between localized networking equipment and is increasingly becoming the preferred choice for high quality and reliable analog and digital communications. Although its higher cost can be prohibitive for desktop applications, fiber optic cabling provides a high security link, with immunity from electromagnetic interference (EMI). It is also the solution for inter-building links and other connections beyond the maximum 90m for Category 5e copper cabling.
Fiber Optic Cable Design & Installation
Fidelis, Inc. designs, instals, test, and maintains Fiber Optic systems. We perform Fusion Splicing & Termination of multimode & singlemode fiber cables, including repair work. Fidelis fiber technicians are skilled with external and internal fiber cable installs and repairs. All fiber tech’s are certified specialist.
Fiber Optic Termination & Testing
Our Fiber Optic termination and testing service is offered to corporate end users as well as other communication providers who prefer to use our skilled services rather than invest in expensive test equipment and costly engineer training. Both methods of termination are offered either direct termination or fusion splicing of pre-manufactured pigtail assemblies.
Fiber Optic Advantages
Fiber optic system have very high bandwidth, with data rates up to 10Gb/s and the ability to agrogate multple fiber connections for an even higher datat rate.
Due to the low attenuation (or signal loss) exhibited by optical fibers, signals can be transmitted very long distances. Repeatered systems can span as much as 10,000 to 15,000km, where optical amplifiers are used to boost the signal levels typically around every 80km or so.
Lightweight and Compact
An optical fiber is extremely light and therefore it is ideal for use in applications where weight is critical. Equally, a coated optical fiber is only 250 microns (a quarter of a millimeter) in diameter; a 12 core (12 fiber) cable may be less than 8mm in diameter for indoor use.
Fiber Optic Cabling Is Safe & Secure
Operational fibers do not radiate any signal, the optical signal is completely contained in the middle of the fiber. This means that fibers are frequently used for applications where data security is important such as military and government communications. A fiber optic communications cable does not need to carry any electrical current. It is possible to construct completely non-metallic cables so that full electrical isolation can be achieved.
Fiber Optic Cabling Is Future-proof
Any fiber optic system currently installed will only be using a very small fraction of the potential information carrying capacity of the fiber. Therefore, as demand for communications capacity increases the system can be upgraded by attaching more sophisticated transmission equipment.
Fiber Optics Are Cost Effective
Applications where there is a lot of data to move over long distances fiber is likely to provide the cheapest solution.
Fiber Optic Disadvantages
Cost of Installation
Although prices are reducing all the time for much of the equipment, the costs are still higher than for copper cabling installations.
Cost of Transmission Equipment.
The cost of converting an electrical signal into an optical signal for transmission down a fiber, and the added cost of converting it back into an electrical signal is much more expensive than sending an electrical signal down a copper cable.
Fibers Cannot Carry Power
Electrical power cannot be carried along a fiber. This has important implications for fiber to the subscriber, where at the moment the electricity needed to make the telephone work is provided down the wire from the exchange.
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