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?
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.
There are 5 grades of multimode fiber: OM1, OM2, OM3, OM4, and now OM5. What exactly makes them different?
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.
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.
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.
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