Many decisions come into play when installing fiber optic cabling. By far, one of the most important questions is whether to install single mode or multimode. This decision has huge implications for your network’s distance, bandwidth, and budget, so it’s vital to understand the differences between these two types of fiber optic glass.
New Case Study: Installing Fiber in Adverse Conditions with Security 101 Using Cleerline SSF™ Fiber to Upgrade Camera Network Some installation conditions are more challenging than others. This was particularly true for Security 101, a leading commercial integration company, on
Gain AVIXA CTS RUs by completing the Dealer’s Guide to Specifying Fiber Optics. Earn 0.75 CTS, CTS-D, or CTS-I AVIXA renewal units.
Fiber training from Cleerline is available now via the SDVoE Academy! Join Cleerline’s own Gary Vlaeminck for several short courses on fiber optic technology.
Cleerline’s “Dealer’s Guide to Specifying Fiber” webinar is now an approved CEDIA Continuing Education Course (CEU898). Gain one CEU credit toward CEDIA Certification by completing the class.
We’ve designed our fiber and tools to be quicker to install and easier to use than commonly available, traditional options. Learn how Cleerline SSF™ technology is compatible with your project.
SSF 8K UHD HDMI Active Optical Cables are racking up the awards! CI BEST, CE Pro BEST, Residential Systems Best of Show, and more!
New from Cleerline SSF™: 24 Strand Single Tube Micro Distribution Fiber Optic Cable. This cable consists of 24 SSF™ Stronger, Safer, Faster-to-terminate optical fibers within a single distribution-style tube. Available in OS2 or OM3.
In addition to bulk fiber optic cable, Cleerline offers the end-to-end solutions needed for installations, including enclosures and adapter plates. Along with indoor wall mount and rack enclosures, we now offer outdoor terminal boxes in a range of sizes.
Cleerline offers two different testing kits, the SSF-TKITP-400 Pro Testing Kit and the SSF-TKITE-100 Basic Testing kit. Each of these kits can be used to measure insertion loss on installed links, providing loss measurements in decibels.
Terminating fiber optic cable requires special considerations and some specific tools. We have everything you need in convenient termination kits. Some of the most important tools are outlined in this article.
We currently offer two different types of armored cables: Aluminum Interlocking Armored and Armored Corrugated Steel. These cables provide the ultimate in protection, keeping optical fibers safe from impacts or industrious rodents.
The annual Commercial Integrator BEST Awards recognize outstanding new products, solutions, and services. We’re proud to announce that Cleerline SSF™ 8K UHD HDMI Active Optical Cables are a 2020 BEST Award Winner!
Is it true that all fiber is always difficult to terminate, fragile, and expensive? No! This is just one of the common and persistent myths about fiber. What are some of the common fictions surrounding fiber optic technology?
Why is now the time to run fiber optic cable? Fiber is the key to stable, high-bandwidth installations that are affordable, even when compared to copper installation costs. The long-term benefits of fiber also outweigh those of communications mediums
Fiber optic testing is essential for certifying installed links and for necessary troubleshooting. Knowing testing procedures and how to develop a link loss budget is key to installation and testing success.
We have a wide variety of fiber optic enclosures and adapter plates to fit your needs. How do choose? In this article, we’ll go through a couple of scenarios to help you determine your equipment needs.
For higher-volume installations, we have a variety of fiber optic enclosures and supplies available to make cable management a breeze. We’ve also recently updated some of our existing enclosures for even easier cable access.
When identifying fiber optic cables and connectors, there are a few key color rules to help distinguish types and grades. Always check the print legend or contact the manufacturer, as jacket colors can be variable.
You’re on site and need to match an installed fiber optic cable. Unfortunately, the actual spec is long gone, and you’re not sure what you’re looking at. Labeling conventions, plus the TIA/EIA Standards, can help you narrow the field if you can’t locate a part number.
Reliable and trouble free optical connections are key to any successful installation. Cleaning is extremely important for the long-term reliability of any fiber link, and, happily, cleaning is very easy to do.