Fiber Optic Systems
The use and demand for optical fiber has grown tremendously in recent years. Applications in telecommunication fields are numerous and widespread, ranging from global networks to desktop computers with the transmission of voice, data, or video.
Windemuller has the ability to design and install fiber optic systems that will fit your needs. Be it a small system, or a wide area network, we have manufacturer-trained installers and industry-leading equipment to get the job done. Our people recognize how critical your fiber infrastructure is to your everyday business needs, and they go the extra mile to ensure timely cutovers and efficient service.
All Windemuller fiber optic system installations are certified with up-to-date testing equipment. Fiber optic installations are always tested for dB loss, and the customer is provided with the test results. Network and fiber optic cable is certified with a Fluke DTX-1800, and all fiber optic installations are certified with an OTDR.
When would a fiber optic cable be used in place of a copper cable for communications?
The use of optical fibers for certain communications applications is dictated by the amount of information being sent and the distance between sending and receiving points. When high volumes of telephone voice circuits are to be supported, SMF is specified. For moderate data transmission and distances, MMF is used. For moderate bandwidth and shorter distances (less than 300ft), copper is typically used.
May I mix fibers with a core diameter of 62.5 μm and 50 within a system?
While technically feasible, mixing 50 µm and 62.5 μm fibers is not recommended. Industry standards typically require uniform fiber types in each link, including patch cords and jumpers. In addition, linking 50 µm and 62.5 μm fibers typically results in higher coupling losses.