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What are the Advantages of Fiber Optic Cables?

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Fiber Optic BundleYou may have been using copper wire cable for as long as you can remember, but have you ever thought about making the switch to fiber optic cables? From high carrying capacity to a lightweight build, fiber optics is a groundbreaking element within the communications field.

The Fiber Optic Advantage

  • High carrying capacity. Fiber optic cables are made up of multiple small fibers within one cable. Unlike copper wire, for example, multiple thin fibers can be bunched together, creating a higher carrying capacity. This means that more phone lines or channels can go through the same cable.
  • No fire hazard. With other cables made from metal, there is always the potential for them to spark, creating a fire or communication interference. Fiber optic cables are unique because they don’t carry an electrical current, therefore eliminating the possibility of a fire hazard or spark hazard.
  • Money-saver. Using fiber optic cables can actually save you money in the long run. Fiber optic cables don’t use high voltage like copper wire does. The individual wires in the cable don’t interfere with one another, resulting in stronger signals. Because these fibers don’t have any interruption, it allows the use of lower-power transmitters, which will ultimately result in big savings.
  • Build. Fiber optic cables are small, lightweight, and flexible, making them the perfect cables for just about anything. Whether you are using fiber optics for phone lines, a TV box, or flexible digital cameras in medical, mechanical, or plumbing endeavors, the cables are definitely valuable assets to all fields.

Commercial Fiber Optic Cable Installation

If you are looking into commercial fiber optics for your business, don’t hesitate to call Down to Earth Communications. With the use of fiber optics, we can improve the performance of your information transport systems. We also provide network design, implementation and maintenance. To get started with an estimate, give us a call at 410.242.0000 or feel free to contact us on our website.

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What are the Advantages of Fiber Optic Networking for your Business?

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Fiber optic networkingThere are many options when it comes to networking your office and you want to pick the one that will suit you the best. Fiber optic networking is a fairly new way to network that revolutionized the way that electronics connect. There are many advantages to fiber optic networking for your business. Following are just a few of the best that we’ve compiled.

  • Inexpensive – Fiber optic cable is frequently cheaper than copper wire. This means you can put the money where you need it most: in your customer service. Don’t waste money on high networking costs; instead focus on an option like fiber optics that allows you to allocate your money to the right places.
  • Space Saver – Generally speaking, fiber optic cables are thinner than copper cables. Thin cables means that they take up less space and are less noticeable, making for a better aesthetic appeal in the office. Also, the smaller the wire, the less chance that it will be a tripping hazard.
  • Better Signal – Networking with fiber optic cables works with light signals. These signals won’t interfere with each other in the same cable, meaning you’ll get better reception on your phones as well as computers. Fiber optic cables are also great for carrying digital signals for this reason.
  • High Capacity – As mentioned before, fiber optic wires are smaller than copper wires. This means that more wires can be bundled together and more information can be carried at a faster rate than if you were to use copper wiring to network your electornics.
  • Fireproof – Well, not exactly fireproof, but they aren’t flammable because they don’t operate using electric signals. Fiber optics are less of a fire hazard, which is a great safety feature for your company.

If you run a telecommunications company or a company that uses computers (which includes just about everyone these days), fiber optic networking is a smart solution for your businesses’ technological needs.

Down to Earth Communications, Inc. has over 15 years of experience in commercial and residential audio and video installations for an array of clients within Maryland. We have created custom audio and video systems for apartments, hospitals, airports, stadiums, corporate businesses, restaurants, residential homes and more. Our clients rave about our quality, craftsmanship and affordability. If you have any questions about fiber optic networking, give us a call at 410.242.0000.