Installing a Fiber Optics Network Takes More than Just Cables
So you're setting up a fiber optics network...good for you! You're in the right place. This is the spot to be for your fiber optic network accessories. First, you'll need cables, so be sure to check out our selection of optical cords.
Once you've got your cables taken care of, then what? Well, you'll need the right equipment to make sure that everything is connected correctly and securely, so be sure to check out our patch panels and enclosures.
But wait, there's more! While you're installing your network, you'll need to test your cables to make sure they're wotking properly, so be sure to take a look at our fiber testers. You'll also need to make sure they're pristine and clean so they'll perform optimally, so you may also want to peruse our selection of cleaners as well.
The Fiber Optic Takeover
Fiber optic networking is slowly replacing copper as the standard for high speed data transfers. While fiber has the disadvantage of requiring more expensive equipment and training, the extra expenses are well worth the monumental gains in speed and efficiency.
Fiber Optic Cable Management
Fiber optic cabling is made of very fine strands of extruded glass. This cabling is much more sensitive to bending than copper, and often requires special products to handle, install, and maintain for maximum efficiency. CableOrganizer.com offers a variety of products made specifically for this task. Inside our fiber optic cable management section, you will find raceways, spooling rings, waterfalls, and other products specially designed to protect your investment and ensure the highest performance out of your fiber network.
Fiber Optic Termination Preparation
Fiber is, hands down, the world's most difficult cable to terminate. Optical fibers must be finely cut, cleaned, polished, and inspected to ensure performance. It is certainly a far cry from the strip-and-crimp termination of copper cabling!
There are many different products that perform the same basic task in that area, but as with every other industry, every professional has their own tested and proven preferences. Whether you use isopropyl alcohol, wipes, or tapes, we have what you need.
Another great advantage fiber has over copper is very high space efficiency. Fiber can be drawn much thinner than copper, and provides many more connections in panels less than half the space. As a natural result, the enclosures and patch panels used for fiber is completely different. We carry a large selection of high quality fiber panels and housings from such trusted brands as Corning®, Leviton®, Black Box®, Signamax®, and more.