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
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
What are the differences between riser and plenum cables? It all comes down to fire safety requirements.
4K, 5K, 8K, 10K? How do these resolutions compare, and why should you already be thinking about 8K for your A/V installations?
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.