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4 Broadcast Trends and Need for Fiber

Posted by Samantha Flannery on Aug 19, 2020 10:00:00 AM

The entertainment industry is changing to accommodate people's expectations as they become more connected to devices. As technology advancements taking place in the broadcast industry give users a more impactful, unforgettable experience. It also places a large demand for a wired infrastructure because of the amount of data and people connecting to networks. Similar to stadiums, the growing demand for bandwidth in the broadcasting market will continue to increase.

As a result, the broadcast industry will begin to rely heavily upon fiber for its dependable wireless connectivity. Fiber can provide faster downloads, maintain signal strength over long distances, and provides fewer delays.

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Topics: Fiber Optics Assemblies, Fiber Optic Cable, Fiber Optics, Fiber, Fiber Optic, Pre-Terminated Fiber Optic Assemblies

When to Use Fiber Optic Cable?

Posted by Samantha Flannery on May 19, 2020 9:00:00 AM

As industry shifts begin to change, bandwidths continue to increase, and fiber prices have fallen, many organizations are asking the question, "When should I use fiber optic cables?"

Below is a list to consider when looking to use fiber optic cable:

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Topics: Fiber Optic Cable, Fiber Optics, Fiber Optic

How Does Weather Impact Fiber Optics?

Posted by Samantha Flannery on Feb 27, 2019 2:00:00 PM

This year's winter weather has been far from pleasant from coast-to-coast thus far. With the polar vortex that took place in January and high speed winds, there have been many power outages, cabling issues and more. With frigid temperatures and a record low of -50 degrees in certain parts of the country, how does this affect our cabling, especially fiber optic cable?

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Topics: Fiber Optic Cable, Fiber Optics, Fiber, Fiber Optic

Top 5 Most-Read Blog Posts of 2018

Posted by Samantha Bante on Dec 18, 2018 10:00:00 AM

This year marks the first year that West Penn Wire published blog posts on a regular basis, a total of 20 blogs this year ranging from basic cable information to systems with greater detail.

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Topics: Category Cable, Category 6A Cable, Fiber Optic Cable, Fiber Optics, Copper Cable, Armored Fiber Optics, Fiber Optic, fire alarm, fire alarm systems, fire detection systems

Category 6 Vs. Fiber Optic Cables

Posted by Samantha Bante on Oct 1, 2018 10:00:00 AM

There has been a big change in the AV industry from the standard coax cables to networking cable solutions, known as category cables. Although Category 5 cables are still heavily used, many growing businesses are looking into faster solutions with Cat 6, Cat 6A Cat 7 and Fiber Optic cabling.

In this article, we will compare the differences between Cat 6, Cat 6A and Fiber Optic cable so that you can best decide what will suit your customers and business in the evolving AV industry.

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Topics: Category Cable, Category 6A Cable, Fiber Optic Cable, Fiber Optics, Fiber

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

Advantages of Fiber Optics Cables vs. Copper Cables

Posted by Samantha Bante on Aug 3, 2017 10:21:00 AM

This week we are looking to determine what factors need to be taken into consideration when choosing Fiber Optics Cables over low-voltage Copper Cables. There are so many benefits. Keep reading to find out more....

First things first... How does it work?

Fiber Optic Cable are composed of fine hair-like glass fibers and messages are transmitted by sending light beams down the thin strands of glass through a shielded cable. Fiber Optics Cables are comprised of three main areas:

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Topics: Fiber Optics Assemblies, Fiber Optic Cable, Fiber Optics, Copper Cable

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