Fiber-Optic Patch Cable – The Future of Cable
The most notable attribute of fiber-optic patch cable is that this type of cable utilizes light as a means of transmitting data, whereas copper cable relies on electricity to relay information. Light is not only the fastest means of transmission, light further enables the fiber-optic cable to weigh less than ordinary copper cable as well as retain a reduced overall structure. In other words, fiber-optic cable is designed to be installed in areas where copper cable would be unrealistic.
The previously stated facets alone demonstrate a number of reasons why fiber-optic cable has begun to maintain a sound presence within the market. Yet, there is much more to learn and gage when it comes to this innovative product.
Understanding the Basic Structure
There are several inner layers that serve as the foundation of the fiber-optic cable itself. Understanding the importance of each component will inherently construct a broader knowledge of all required specs.
There are six rudimentary layers that found the fiber-optic patch cable.
The most inner core of the fiber-optic cable is made of glass; this allows for the light to seamlessly travel through. Cladding forms the layer that surrounds the core; cladding is either made of glass or plastic and is designed to act as a protective layer that keeps the light inside the core. The 250um coating incases both the fiber core as well as the cladding and is designated to protect each of the inner layers. The 900um buffer layer shields the fiber from outside stress; this layer comes in two types: tight and loose tube. Lastly, the strength members aramid yarn and cable jacket, which serve as the final two layers, are added to prevent the potential breakage of all inner layers as the cable is handled and once the cable is installed.
Fiber-optic cable is customizable; the aforementioned factors may alter slightly, depending on the fiber count, capacity, diameter, length, and jacket material required for a particular job.
The Various Types
Distribution fiber cable is a more common type of fiber cable because distribution fiber cable is designed to be efficiently placed within the internal structure of buildings as the “backbone” and/or used for inter-building campus applications. Furthermore, our distribution fiber cable comes in single-mode 9/125 and multimode OM1 62.5/125, OM3 50/125, and OM4 50/125, with strand counts ranging from 2 to 72 strands.
There is armored fiber-optic cable to prevent damage from moisture, rodents, and other potential calamities both inside and outside. Micro distribution high density fiber cable has the option of being comprised of 2 to 144 strands in order to enhance performance and optimize the allotted space. Dry loose tube fiber is designed for rough terrain underground, harsh climates, and natural abrasions, while aerial fiber is idealized for suspended installation and almost any sort of weather exposure. Broadcast deployable fiber cables and military tactical cable are made for temporary installation; these fiber cables are lightweight, durable, and manufactured for reuse, guaranteeing the wide-reaching transmitting and receiving of signals…
In other words, we offer an array of fiber-optic cable types to effectively get the job done.
In order to heighten and preserve the overall functionality of fiber-optic cable, there must be a system put into place from the start that will sustain the cable. For instance, when networking is involved with distribution cable, we suggest the use of a patch panel to keep the cable organized and kept in place. Specialty cleaning kits are also sold on the Fiber Savvy website in order to ensure the productivity and longevity of the more delicate fiber-optic cables.
As a Final Point
Fiber-optic patch cable not only has the ability to increase the speed of transmission and bandwidth range, fiber-optic cable is inherently a viable option through the level of customization that is obtainable. Being substantially more expeditious than mainstream copper cable, insusceptible to Electromagnetic Interference, or EMI, and incredibly proficient in virtually any arena, fiber-optic patch cable has the potential of being a worthwhile investment for individuals and business owners, while Fiber Savvy will be there to assist with the project.