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.
Are you working with Cleerline SSF™ fiber or products? We want to see your projects! Are you a residential or commercial fiber installer looking to share your handiwork? Do you have a fiber installation where you’ve used Cleerline SSF™ products?
Cleerline Wins CE Pro BEST Product Award! Solve your media distribution conundrums with an award-winning solution! That’s right, Cleerline Media Extension Solutions are a 2021 CE Pro BEST Product Award Winner! “2021 has been a year like no other. As we
Customize Your Learning at the Cleerline Academy By now you’ve heard the buzz around the Cleerline SSF™ Training Academy and its Level 1 Fiber Certification! This course is built to accommodate the busy lives of system integrators, low voltage contractors,
New End-to-End Solutions from Cleerline SSF™ Media Extension Solutions At Cleerline we are constantly looking to create easily installable, end-to-end solutions for the commercial and residential integrator. Enter our new range of Media Extension Products! These new Fiber Optic Media
Ensuring a Successful Fiber Optic Network Choosing Fiber Optic Tools for Verification, Inspection, and Testing The most important part of your fiber installation is that it works. Our fiber is designed to be easier to use and install, but problems
Cleerline Technology Group Wins Again at Commercial Integrator BEST Awards Cleerline Technology Group is a 2021 Commercial Integrator BEST Award Winner! Cleerline Technology Group’s 24 Strand Rugged Micro Distribution fiber optic cable is a 2021 Commercial Integrator BEST Award Winner!
Let’s face it: many installations do not involve perfect conditions. What are you supposed to do? What are your cabling options? First, make sure to check the rating and specification requirements for your installation. In most cases, cable specifications will
After you earn a Course Certificate at the Cleerline Training Academy, you can share it on your LinkedIn profile or by using a Cleerline Academy URL!
What are the differences between riser and plenum cables? It all comes down to fire safety requirements.
Cleerline Technology Group is always working to provide better solutions that make your installations faster and easier. Our new and updated Cleerline SSF™ fiber optic cabling items provide flexible options for many types of installations, from OSP environments to smaller
4K, 5K, 8K, 10K? How do these resolutions compare, and why should you already be thinking about 8K for your A/V installations?
An SFP module is a Small Form-Factor Pluggable. Simply put, it is a small transceiver that can send and receive data over fiber. Find out more about choosing SFP modules, including wavelength and compatibility.
Why Install Fiber? How can fiber optic cable make a difference in your home (FTTH) and premise (FTTP) installations? Fiber provides a high bandwidth, durable, and long-lasting solution. High Bandwidth and Distance As of March 2020, the average US household
There are 5 grades of multimode fiber: OM1, OM2, OM3, OM4, and now OM5. What exactly makes them different?
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.
In this webinar, Cleerline Technology Group and Luxul discuss fiber usage and networking applications.
Active optical cables are cables with optoelectronic modules in the connector heads that convert electrical signals to light. Unlike passive copper cables, which send electronic signals down the internal copper wire, AOC involve signal conversions.
Cleerline Technology Group is pleased to announce their inclusion in the D-Tools i3 (Industry Information & Insight) Partner Program. All items from Cleerline Technology Group brands Cleerline SSF™ and Planet Waves CI™ are now available
Learn the fundamentals you need to successfully specify fiber. We’ll cover fiber optic essentials, including connector types and installation best practices.
New in November We’d say winter is coming, but here in Montana, we’ve already had one blizzard. On the bright side, November brings some new and updated products. SSF™ HDMI Active Optical Cables In case you missed it, our HDMI
Creating a Cleerline SSF™ Fiber System Building a fiber system can be extremely complex. Many factors come into play, from distance, to bandwidth requirements, to environmental hazards. Every installation is different. However, there are some general points to consider with
June was a busy month for us here at Cleerline! If you visited us at InfoComm 2019, thanks for stopping by our new booth! We hope you were able to view our new fiber optic solutions and see a fiber
SSF™ 4K UHD HDMI Active Optical Cables For the very first time, Cleerline SSF™ is offering a line of 4K UHD HDMI Active Optical Cables! We’re particularly excited about these new cables because they offer a strong, convenient solution for
Ready for InfoComm 2019? We’re very excited to be debuting new products, including our new SSF™ HDMI Active Optical Cables, Rugged Micro Distribution, and more optical fiber solutions. Last week, we were on rAVe RADIO’s pre-InfoComm Rants and rAVes podcast
Are you ready for June? We’re introducing a whole new set of fiber solutions designed to make your installations faster and simpler. If you’re attending InfoComm 2019, visit us at Booth #3189 to learn more! SSF™ 4K UHD HDMI Active
Is your data infrastructure ready for the demands of the 21st century? In this case study, Prosper at the Speed of Light, learn the best way to prepare for the ever-growing Internet of Things. Category cable is increasingly incapable of
Introducing additional color options for select cables! Duplex OM3 and 6 and 12 strand Micro Distribution OM3 cables are now available with a black jacket (plenum only). Our standard Duplex and Micro Distribution fiber cables are colored according to TIA-598-C
Whitepaper: General Guidelines for Residential Installations Choosing the correct fiber optic cable configuration is one of the most common difficulties in fiber installations. This white paper provides general guidelines for fiber type and strand count in residential installations. The included
SSF™ CLEERFIBER wins Installation Best of Show at ISE 2018 As advancements in technology and interior design have opened up new possibilities – and expectations – for clients to create exhilarating environments with integrated A/V systems, one factor has held
Last month, CE Pro covered the benefits of fiber cable over Category cable, with a special note of how Cleerline fiber simplifies fiber installation. We’ve talked about reasons for switching from CatX to fiber before, but the CE Pro article
Missoula, MT – Given the rapid pace of innovation in the AV industry, it’s no surprise that integration professionals can struggle to keep up with the latest information on every new generation of technology. One of the least-understood yet vitally
January 4, 2017 – Missoula, MT – With thousands of new 4k televisions set to be installed in the wake of the 2016 holiday season, the need for fiber optic connectivity is growing by leaps and bounds. Recognition of that
MISSOULA, MT–(Marketwired – November 07, 2016) – These days it seems that just about everything is getting smarter, from thermostats to refrigerators to factories, and becoming ever-more connected. Each of these devices — physical objects with data sensing, analyzing, and
(Marketwired – November 22, 2016) – With Black Friday knocking on the door and some stores already kicking off their pre-Friday sales, many holiday shoppers will find themselves with visions of ultra-high definition televisions and other home AV gear replacing