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Fiber Optic Cables

Fibre optic cables are used when you need high-speed networking and data transmission. Nothing travels faster than light, and we have fibre optic cables to help your light and data get from point A to point B as quickly as possible. Fibre optic networking is often used for television and internet networks and internal intranet networks, where data speed transmission is critical. If this sounds like you, if you want hyper-fast data speeds in your workplace, speak to the team at JW Computers, where technology is made easy.

Fibre optic cables are the fastest form of cabling available and are often used for long distance networking, such as connecting different buildings on a campus or enterprise to a datacentre.

Singlemode fibre cables - are designed to support huge distances (often 50x that of multimode). The cores inside are much smaller and only transmit one ray of light. The attenuation is much lower (loss of light intensity), thereby enabling the data signal to travel further. These are most prevalent in large projects (i.e. school campus) opposed to smaller (i.e. LAN) projects.

Multimode fibre cables - can support many signals simultaneously, which results in higher total bandwidth. More light equates to more attenuation, so they are better suited to shorter distance applications (such as transmitting video in a large auditorium system).