Optical Fiber & Copper Networking Solution
The proper application of data cabling and wiring (also referred to as network cabling & wiring) is imperative for successful business, government and academic network infrastructure installations.
Businesses of all types have far fewer stand alone computers and the data cabling system is the network wiring necessary to interconnect them. However, different businesses have different data cabling needs.
Copper and fiber optic cable are mostly used in the following industries today:
- Aerospace and Defense
- Data Centers
Copper Data Cabling:
Copper data cabling and wiring systems are divided into categories or classes by the cabling standards organizations and use bandwidth needs to determine the proper customer application of each category of cabling. Standard categories for data cabling and wiring are outlined in the following table:
Optical Fiber Data Cabling:
The second type of network data cabling and wiring system is fiber optic cabling. This data wiring solution features a thin glass core that transmits laser light pulses. Fiber optic data cabling allows communication signals to be transmitted much faster, at a higher bandwidth and over much greater distances than copper data cabling systems. Because light is transmitted at a much higher frequency, fiber optic data cabling offers greater signal capacity. Fiber optic cabling is smaller than copper cabling and is also impervious to interference, with a much lower transmission loss.