Fiber Cabling Benefits

- Jul 23, 2018-

Fiber Cabling Benefits

Allows for extended transmission distances

Multimode cable < 2km (1.24 miles)

Single mode cable > 2km

Smaller size, less weight and better tensile strength

Easier installation when pulling through conduit or overhead cable trays

Usually existing as network backbone in vertical risers and between buildings

Reduce cost by utilizing existing fiber infrastructure

Improve quality, bandwidth and distance of video system

High degree of security –difficult to tap into or interfere with

Immunity to electrical interference such as:

~Electromagnetic interference (EMI)

~Radio frequency interference (RFI)

High voltage interference caused by:

~Fluorescent lights

~Card access door strikes

~Outdoor lighting systems

Induced voltages caused by ground potential differences between locations

~Occurs in over 50% of all video security systems



How to deploy fiber

Deploy new devices with fiber ports

~Limited availability


Copper-to-Fiber media converters

~Proven technology

~Allows the integration of fiber optic cabling in copper environments

~Successfully used in LANs and WANs

~Retail, Gov’t, Education, Enterprise, Service Providers, Industrial


What is Media Conversion Technology?

A media converter provides a link between different types of media (or cabling) and operates transparently to the network

Supported Media Types:



~MM Fiber

~SM Fiber



Supported Communication Environments


~Ethernet (10Mbps)

~Fast Ethernet (100Mbps)

~Ethernet & Fast Ethernet (10/100)

~Gigabit Ethernet (1000Mbps)

~Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, & Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)

~802.3ah support





~DS3 -T3/E3



~RS232 and RS485

~High Speed Serial


~Analog Video

~IP Video


Benefits of Fiber

~Extend network distances

~Protect data from noise and interference

~Future proofing / bandwidth capacity

Benefits of Media Conversion

~Protect investments in current hardware

~Flexibility: Add fiber on a port-by-port basis

~Save money

~Copper and Fiber can co-exist in most networks

~Most protocols support copper to fiber conversion

~Various form factors are available to fit any application


Enterprise Application


Fiber Integration In Analog Video Networks

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