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Fiber Optic cabling delivers a far greater bandwidth than copper and is generally used for backbone network connection between localized networking equipment and is increasingly growing to be the preferred choice for high quality and reliable analog and digital communications. Although its higher cost can be prohibitive for desktop applications, fiber optic cabling delivers a high-security link, with immunity from electromagnetic interference (EMI). It is also the solution for inter-building links and other cable connections beyond the maximum 90m for Category 5e copper cabling.
Fiber Optic Design & Installation
iTECH2 provides the design, installation, testing & maintenance of Fiber Optic systems which includes Fusion Splicing & Termination of multimode & single-mode fiber optical cables, including repair work.
All types of fiber optic cabling systems are offered including:
Fiber Optic Termination & Testing
Our Fiber Optic termination and testing service is provided to corporate end users as well as other communication providers who desire to use our skilled services rather than invest in expensive test equipment and costly engineer training. Both approaches of termination are offered either direct termination or fusion splicing of pre-manufactured pigtail assemblies.
A fiber optic system often has a very high bandwidth, sometimes functioning at data rates of 10Gb/s, equal to more than 120,000 standard telephone calls over one pair of optical fibers (one transmitting and one receiving). Under Lab conditions, data rates as high as 10 terabits per second have been confirmed (150 million telephone calls). Datacomms type fibers have a lower “data” transporting capacity but are capable of 1Gb/s with some 10 Gigabit devices now in use.
Because of the low attenuation (or signal loss) exhibited by optical fibers, signals can be transmitted very long distances. In subsea telecommunications, distances of up to 280km have been used without the requirement for repeaters or boosters. Repeatered systems can span as much as 10,000 to 15,000km, where optical amplifiers are used to boost the signal levels typically around every 80km or so. Datacomms optical fibers have higher losses but can easily cope with the longest cable runs likely to be encountered in LANS.
Lightweight and Compact
An optical fiber is incredibly light, a 2km bobbin would only weigh approx. 1lB, as a result it is ideal for use in applications in which weight is critical. Likewise, a coated optical fiber is only 250 microns (a quarter of a millimeter) in diameter; a 12 core (12 fiber) cable may be less than 8mm in diameter for indoor use.
Fiber Optic Cabling Is Secure
Operational fibers will not radiate any signal, the optical signal is completely enclosed in the center of the fiber. This implies that fibers are generally utilized for applications in which data security is important just like military and government communications. Regardless of whether attempts are made to ‘tap into’ a fiber optic cable by isolating a bare fiber and putting a tight bend onto it so that some of the signals escapes, this intrusion can be detected by monitoring the power of the transmitted signal, and located using an OTDR technique (Optical Time Domain Reflectometry).
Fiber Optic Cabling Is Safe
A fiber optic communication cable does not need to carry an electrical current. It is possible to construct completely non-metallic cables so that full electrical isolation can be achieved, particularly important in the Electric supply industry. There are no risks of short circuits generating sparks which may ignite explosive gases etc.