Fibre Optic 2017-06-20T09:25:13+00:00

Fibre Optic Cables – Light Technology

Fibre optic communication networks have revolutionised the way information (data, image and voice) is transmitted across the globe. If you are looking to take full advantage of this technology for your next installation then you need to choose ACCL.

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Fibre Optic cabling installation: patch panel

Faster data transmission

Fibre optic cables are the modern alternative to traditional copper cabling, with the ability to transmit far greater amounts of data more quickly and with more reliability. Fibre optic cabling helps to maintain the data signal transmission without degradation, making it more ideal for long distance communications.

There are several other factors which make fibre optic cabling superior to its copper predecessor as well (see below for further explanation). For networks that need the best of the best, fibre optic cabling is the obvious choice – and at ACCL, trained engineers are ready to professionally handle and install your next fibre optic network.at6a infrastructure.

What is Fibre Optic?

Fibre optics itself refers to the science and engineering behind the usage and design of optical fibres.

Fibre optic strands are known as optical fibres, and are at first glance quite simple: they are simply thin lengths of glass or plastic which can transmit light along their length. The strands carry light by trapping it within the core of the fibre using the principle of total internal reflection. The full explanation is fairly complicated, but essentially, light which strikes a barrier at a specific critical angle will be fully reflected and none will pass through that barrier to escape the core. Because light travels extremely quickly and will not degrade when reflected within the core, fibre optic cables are both a rapid and reliable way to transmit information.

Fibre optic cables simply carry data information from one point to another in the form of light. The data is transmitted via light through thin strands of glass or plastic. Since the data is being transmitted using light, as opposed to electrical current, there are several key advantages that make fibre optic cabling attractive in applications ranging from telephony to computers to aircraft.

Benefits of fibre optic cabling installation

  • Can be used over greater distances without signal degradation
  • Versatility – meets the need for emerging technologies such as Video
  • Lighter than copper cable – less stress on cable ducting
  • Stronger than copper cables – in some cases even steel (used in the Aircraft Industry)
  • Fibre optic cables can be used to transmit extremely wide bandwidth
  • Fibre Optic cables can transmit signals for up to 200km
  • Splice and breakout expenses can be minimised.
  • Deployment of fibres are related to actual requirement.
  • Significantly reduced timescales and costs for subsequent connections.
  • Service provision on a just-in-time basis.
  • Existing tube routes can be interrupted at any location – allowing rapid network upgrades

Fibre optic cables are fast becoming the data cabling medium of choice for high-speed data networks. If your next project requires the need for data storage, networks, video, data acquisition or other on-demand applications then blown fibre cables are the ideal conduit to give you reliable, high-speed transfer of your company’s precious data.

Why use a fibre optic cables over copper cable?

Optical fibre cable is an installation solution that gives you a more flexible and cost effective deployment, because of its ability to support your company’s future network expansion requirements. With traditional copper cables it can be costly to upgrade and replace existing data networks.

How is ACCL different?

With over 25 years experience you can be sure of a top class service. We can help you plan, design, install and maintain your optical communication network both today and in the future.

In the past ACCL has worked on many fibre optic cabling installation projects for numerous clients including:

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