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Fiber Optics Explaned: A Guide to Understanding Fiber Optic Systems

Although fiber optic technology has been around for some time, the growth that it has experienced in the past few decades has been exponential as innovation after innovation has brought it to the forefront of cutting edge data transmission. Often referred to as ‘speed of light’ bandwidth, fiber optic connections have garnered plenty of attention and plenty of subsequent confusion has surfaced around them. And while the plain truth underlying fiber optics is pretty incredible, here at Cables For Less we want to make sure that we all understand the basics of fiber past, present, and future so that making educated decisions in fiber shopping and installation is trouble free. So continue on to the topics below and we will go over some concepts, key terms, definitions, and explanations essential to fiber optic systems to help you orient yourself sturdily in the fiber optic world.

And remember, if you don't find the answers you are looking for here or if you ever feel weary in your understanding of what it is exactly that you are looking for, contact us and one of our locally-based, trained professionals will help you solve your cabling needs. Moreover, if you have special Fiber Optic needs, or related questions, contact our Fiber Specialist John Fitzsimmons at (800) 273-9556 ext. 12 or john@cablesforless.com about options for customized/special order cables, connectors, panels, accessories, and all peripheral fiber devices.

Cables For Less has a variety of high quality Fiber Optic solutions at great prices! Visit our Fiber Optics page and peruse our ever-growing selection of multimode and single-mode patch-cords/jumpers with any combination of LC, SC, ST, FC, and MTRJ connectors. Don’t see the fiber cable you need pre-made? Not a problem with our custom calculator, which allows you to build your fiber to exact specification! See our assortment of pre-made and customizable patch panels, collection of fiber couplers and termination boxes. Don’t forget our networking converters and MTP/MPO trunks, cassettes, and fan-out kits. At Cables For Less, we are dedicated to satisfying all of your Fiber Optic and cable needs! And if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to give us a call and speak to one of our locally-based professionals.
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