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High-Speed Despite the Distance

If you're looking to span great distances with your network or need a high-speed connection for your backbones, fiber optics is it. With distances up to 1800 feet with multi-mode fiber and miles with single-mode fiber, you'll never have to worry about your building or campus being too large. At Full Spectrum Systems, we recommend you consider multi-mode fiber optics for any cable runs over 280 feet or for critical backbones. If you need POE (power-over-ethernet), a copper backbone could be run alongside the fiber or the fiber could be brought to a POE capable switch or injector and act as a backbone.

How Fast Can Fiber Optic Cable Go?
Very fast! How about 10Gb/s (10 Gigabits per second). Your average network runs at 100Mb/s (100 Megabits per second). That's 100 times faster than most workstation PCs communicates with other computers on your internal network.

In contrast to the Internet, most Internet speeds are no more than 6Mb/s (6 Megabits per second). Fiber can handle speeds over 1666 times that! Of course, the equipment to make your fiber optic network run at 10Gb/s is far too expensive for the average business, but new technology brings that speed closer to reality every day - think of it as future proofing your investment!

How Fiber Optics Works

Each strand of a fiber-optic cable is thinner than a piece of human hair. These strands are highly polished and create a terrific pipeline for light to pass through. With multi-mode fiber this light is usually created with a lower cost LED (light emitting diode). With the much greater distance of single-mode fiber a laser is used instead.

fiber optic cableA network connection is usually made with 2 strands of a fiber optic cable. One strand is used to transmit packets of network information in the form of rapid pulses of light being sent from one end of the network while the other strand is used to receive packets from the opposite end of the network. Normally fiber optic cables have many strands all run together. The remaining strands could run additional network connections or be left disconnected for redundancy or future use.

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What We Can Do
At Full Spectrum Systems we can offer you a full range of fiber optic services including planning, installation, and repair of your multi-mode fiber optic network. In addition we have high-quality test equipment to verify and certify your fiber optic cabling.

We have years of experience installing fiber optics in industrial and commercial facilities including multi-campus environments. We have the tools, experience, and knowledge to get your job done right the first time.