Fibre Optic Cabling
Fibre optic cabling retains greater speed than copper cabling and can be installed directly to the desktop. However, it is generally not installed at this stage due to its high cost implications and the durability of the fibre cable segments.
Fibre optic cabling segments are generally used as backbone links that link local area network (LAN) distribution cabinets, or as direct links to essential network interfaces to maximise traffic. This requirement is generally fulfilled using multimode fibre cable, which is designed to support many modes or rays of light, making it ideal for different network needs.
Fibre core size is measured in microns and multimode fibre is specified by its core size. Thus, multimode fibre optic cabling is available in a range of core sizes for each different network design.
Principle among multimode fibre are 62.5/125 (OM1), 50/125 (OM2), 50/125 (OM3), and now 50/125 (OM4). DWM can install multimode fibre optic cable as part of an appropriate network design. Fibre optic cabling can be terminated and presented in many different ways (ST, SC, MTRJ, LC etc) depending on customer preference and available budget.
DWM are equipped to perform direct terminations or splice terminations as required.
DWM can also apply and integrate singlemode fibre optic cable into a network infrastructure. This is becoming more prominent due to performance demands, and is generally installed over long distances due to its small concentrated core size.
All fibre optic cabling installations that are undertaken and completed by DWM are tested, documented and archived by our engineering teams. We use Fluke optical time domain reflectometers (OTDRs) to analyse, test and document fibre optic segment. Our equipment is regularly calibrated and maintained to ensure optimum and accurate performance.
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