FIBER OPTIC Premise Cabling
Single-mode or Multi-mode optical fiber premise cabling is used inside buildings (and in restricted geographic areas like campuses or among business facilities) that follows industry standards. Mostly we are referring to structured cabling systems defined by TIA-568 or ISO/IEC 11801 and related standards that are used for LANs, telephone systems and even other systems adapted to structured cabling like CCTV, security or building management. -Typical multimode links have data rates of 10 Mbit/s to 10 Gbit/s over link lengths of up to 600 meters (2000 feet) - more than sufficient for the majority of premises applications. Splicing is practically unknown in premises applications. Single-mode is used for both inter building and intrabuilding backbone cable. Single-mode has a data rate of 10 Gbit/s over lengths of up to 10 kilometers (6.2 miles).
Single-mode fiber, because of the more expensive electronics required for it is usually used for much greater distances. So for reasons of practicality, most Local Area Networks (LANs) will typically use one form or another of Multi-mode Cable.
FIBER OPTIC Outside Plant Cabling
Multi-mode or Single-mode Fiber Optic Outside Plant Cable is right for any outside plant application. Our loose tube cable constructions are built to withstand adverse environments and provide the maximum fiber protection. They can be installed in ducts, direct buried and aerial/lashed installations for trunk and fiber to the premise applications. Multi-mode data rates are same as premise cabling Cable designs are optimized for the application: cables in conduit for pulling tension and resisting moisture, buried cables for resisting moisture penetration and rodent damage, aerial for continuous tension and extreme weather conditions as well. Our outside plant products conform to TIA/EIA or ISO/IEC.
Fiber vs Copper
The biggest advantage of optical fiber is the fact it is the most cost effective means of transporting information. Fiber can transport more information longer distances in less time than any other communications medium.
The bandwidth and distance capability of fiber means that fewer cables are needed, fewer repeaters, less power and less maintenance. In addition, fiber is unaffected by the interference of electromagnetic radiation which makes it possible to transmit information and data with less noise and less error.
Madison Information Services utilizes industry standards such as TIA, EIA, ISO/IEC, Telcordia standards, and Fiber Optic Test Procedures (FOTPs). Our test equipment is traceable to the National Institute of Standards & Technology (N.I.S.T.), and are calibrated to popular industry wavelengths.
These advantages makes the use of optical fiber the most logical choice in data transmission.
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Our veteran team of designers & project managers are well versed in, and strictly adhere to all the latest EIA/TIA, BICSI, IEEE and National Electric Code standards and practices. All installation services are performed by properly trained skilled & qualified, industry certified technicians.