Why Use Fibre Optic Cabling?
Used primarily to link two communications cabinets together, optic fibre ensures that the link between the two cabinets is electrically isolated, this is important if the cabinets are housed in separate buildings.
Fibre also has the advantage over copper (Cat5e/CAT6) links in that there is less attenuation so the signals can be transmitted further and are less susceptible to interference.
Fibre offers a much greater bandwidth than copper so is ideal in high demand applications.
Two types of fibre in common use are Multimode and Single Mode fibres. Multimode is the most commonly used for data, telephone and audio visual transmissions, single mode is used in long distance communications (2000mtr-5000mtrs) and is very expensive.
Typical Drive Distances:
Fibre Type Fast Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet 10Gigabit Ethernet
OM1 300mtrs 275mtrs 26mtrs
OM2 300mtrs 550mtrs 82mtrs
OM3 300mtrs 550mtrs 300mtrs
OM4 1100mtrs 550mtrs
To connect a optic fibre to your system a media converter is required, these are supplied at the desired speed of your link usually 100Mbits or 1Gbits but can go beyond that to 10Gbits , 40 or even 100gbits.
What ever your requirement Ampec have over ten years experience in delivering the right product for your system.