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Fiber Optic Connectors and Termination Videos

Posted by Samantha Bante on Sep 27, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Fiber Optic connectors are definitely distinctive compared to the traditional copper cable connectors. Instead of the metal-to-metal contact, fiber optic connectors need to align microscopic glass fibers in order for the communication data to carry efficiently. 

Each connector contains three key components: Ferrule, Connector Body and Coupling Mechanism.

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Topics: Fiber Optic Connector, Fiber Optic, Connector

Environmentally Friendly: Halogen-Free Cables

Posted by Samantha Bante on Sep 12, 2017 3:30:00 PM

With so many companies taking the "green" initiative to improve the distribution of toxic chemicals being dispersed into the environment, organizations are finding new ways to improve consumer safety and environmental factors. Although the demand has risen in recent years, the awareness of cable alternatives is moving rapidly towards alternatives such as Low Smoke, Halogen-Free cables in communication and security applications.

What are Halogens? and why are they dangerous?

Pretty simple. Halogens are found in a variety of various components. For example: flame retardants, building insulations, polyurethane foam and cables. These compounds use chlorine or fluorine and are commonly found in jacketing materials including PVC and CSPE.

When these components are burned they emit toxic fumes into the environment and have the potential to create acid when combined with moisture to create problems for people and industrial environments who have exposure to these elements.

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Topics: Low Voltage Cables, Halogen Free, Low smoke, Envionmentally Friendly

Why choose Armored Fiber?

Posted by Samantha Bante on Sep 8, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Last month we compared Fiber Optics to traditional Copper Cables and the differences between the two in regards to data transmission. Within the Fiber Optic product line, Armored Fiber Optics is an option for businesses that require installation within rigid environments.

Armored Fiber Optic Cable can be utilized for: telecommunication, high bandwidth data, video signaling, long-distance CCTV, communication between fire alarm panels, and much more.

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Topics: Fiber Optics, Armored Fiber Optics