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Fiber Optic Network Cabling

As companies in Central Florida expand the need for fiber optic network cable expands as well. Copper cabling is limited to a length of 100 meters or 328 feet, including patch cables. It is easy to exceed that distance in warehouses and manufacturing facilities. In many large office buildings in Orlando, fiber optic network cabling is frequently used to connect offices between floors or multiple suites across long hallways. If your company is growing and needs fiber optic cabling please click here to schedule a site survey.

Fiber Optic Transceivers

In the early days of fiber optic networking it was very uncommon and very expensive to find data switches that had built in ability to link directly to a fiber optic network. A device called a media converter was used to go from fiber to copper. Today many switches come with a gigabit interface converter (GBIC) port built in. The GBIC is an optional device that is inserted into the switch allowing a fiber optic patch cable to be plugged directly into it, thus two switches can be directly connected via fiber optic cabling. This type of connection is generally called a fiber optic backbone and connects data switches that are quite some distance apart.

Fiber Optic Services

  • Fiber Optic Cabling
  • Fiber Optic Termination
  • Fiber Optic Splicing
  • Fiber Optic Patch Cables
  • Fiber Optic Tranceivers (GBIC)
  • Fiber to the Desktop (FTTD)

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Fiber to the Desktop (FTTD)

When Network Hook Up started in Orlando, data networks were copper Cat-5E and computers did not even have the necessary network interface cards (NICs) built in, they were an expensive and optional upgrade. Today we are starting to see the emergence of a standard called fiber to the desktop (FTTD). Basically a fiber optic cable can be plugged directly form a switch with a GBIC port (see above article fiber optic transceivers) directly into a fiber optic ethernet network card. Today as when Network Hook Up started they are and optional expensive upgrade. Devices such as wireless routers and access points (WAPs) are begining to be equipped with fiber optic ports on them as well. To discuss the possibilities and advantages of bringing fiber to the desktops of Orlando networks. Please call us at (407) 461-1237.