May 20, 2014 3:20 pm

Multi-Mode Fibre-Optics

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In a number of our projects we have mentioned using a type of fibre-optic cable known as multi-mode. We’ve been using it in our projects as much as possible as our partner status with TE Connectivity allows us to fit and guarantee at highly competitive rates.

Its construction is very similar to traditional, single use fibre-optics, but differs in the size of the glass or plastic core. The bigger the core, the more light can be passed through it and as multi-mode fibre has a core that is up to seven times wider (though not any larger in total diameter due to more compact cladding) the cabling is ideal for audio, visual and data applications.

Multi-mode cabling is primarily used over local networks that may require a variety of services simultaneously. Because of the increase in size, multi-mode cabling is limited in its total length due to the light being transmitted being dispersed into interference that degrades the signal. Therefore Phonelink has found that the best implementation is in our Technium projects where businesses would be in smaller premises that were situated close to the central comms room. Our work with the Life Sciences Building at Swansea University, however, required single core fibre-optics due to the detailed and specialized data being transmitted from the research labs to the data cabinets.

Architecturally impressive but unique in it's requrements

Pembrokeshire Technium required multi-mode fibre for its diverse data requirements.

If you’re looking to expand the capabilities of your network or were looking for that speed boost that fibre-optics systems has over traditional copper cabling then contact us on 01792 870104 or if you know the size of your network, get an instant quote online here


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