fiber optic

  1. Cable Distance Limits - Data

    Every type of cable has a maximum distance. These distance limits can vary greatly from one type of cable to the next. Along with determining whether a cable will work, distance limits will also determine how well a cable works. Knowing the fundamentals behind cable distance limits is the first step in selecting the best cable for your needs.

    Cables will always have some sort of “maximum signal” rating, depending on the type of the cable. For ethernet cables, it will be the maximum upload/download speed. For HDMI, it will be the maximum resolution of the video. And so on and so forth for other cables. Any type of “maximum” rating should be taken with a grain of salt.

    Those ratings are the best possible rating the cable is capable of under t

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  2. Fiber Optic Cables

    Fiber optic cable is the newer, faster way to transmit data. These send data signals using light (lasers) instead of electricity. Light signals can travel faster for higher bandwidth, suffer from less signal loss, and degrade less from electrical interference. Fiber optic cables come in a few different varieties with multiple types of cable as well as multiple connectors.

    Types of cable include:

    • Single-mode
    • Multi-mode
      • OM1
      • OM2
      • OM3
      • OM4

    Types of connectors include:

    • FC
    • LC
    • SC
    • ST
    • MTP/MPO
    • MTRJ

    Fiber Cables

    Single-mode

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