Single-mode VS Multimode Fiber Optics
Put simply, the main difference between SM and MM fiber optic cables is the size of the core. Multimode fiber is thicker and measures in the 50 to 100-micron range. The thinner single mode fiber core has a diameter of only about 8.3 to 10 microns.
November 18, 2019
Compare metallic cable to fiber optic cable.
Learn how to convert metallic cable setups to fiber optic setups and vice-versa.
July 09, 2019
Install the right cable for the job now so you don't have to replace it later.
Time is money, and so it's important to install the right cable for the job now so you don't have to replace it later. Fiber optic cable is often a great solution.
June 11, 2019
Since 2001, Datacomm Cables (Cables.com) has been a single source for VARs, other resellers and solution providers for IT Cables and Accessories to support Servers/Racks, Storage Devices, Networking Products and Endpoint Devices.
April 30, 2018
At the end of a calendar year, many Value-Added Resellers (VARs) and other professional integration and installation companies receive requests from clients to make urgent, final week purchases of IT equipment and accessories for budgetary reasons.
December 18, 2017
An article, entitled, "Fiber cabling keeps up with zettabyte era", by author, Khoo Boo Leong, appeared in the Tuesday, October 10, edition of NetworksAsia.com. The article describes that, "increased migration of applications and workloads to cloud architectures and the surge in number of devices connected to cloud or IP networks are generating unprecedented volume, velocity and variety of data flowing through data centers."
October 11, 2017
An important new Donohue Report, entitled, "Fiber-optic Cable Market Manufacturing Growth, Demand and Trends 2017 to 2022", the highlights of which were posted today (9/11), on the group's website. This study of the business, technology and regulatory landscape for the Fiber-optic Cables and related solutions, also, critically, "presents forecasts", for "investments from 2017 till 2022."
September 11, 2017
An article by by contributor, Ritesh Mehta, of TatvaSoft Australia Pty Ltd., entitled, "Why Precise Optics Is Vital to the Growth of the Internet of Things" , was published yesterday on the CustomerThink website. Mehta explains that, "The rationale of fiber options use in the insurance IoT is as simple as the famous adage: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Linear fiber sensing systems could be utilized to exactly predict where and when preventive action would be needed, lowering the risk of losses as well as reducing the costs of maintenance."
September 06, 2017
OM1 Cable with Orange Jacket When using fiber optic cable, the information you are sending from one computer to another can get there faster. This is because you are sending the information throw glass. Glass has no restrictions and can allow what is sent to travel long distances and at higher bandwidths than conventional wire.
November 05, 2016