All You Need to Know About Fiber Optics

Diversified Materials Specialist, Inc. provides fiber optic solutions!

Fiber optic connectivity–what is it? For many, the concept of fiber optic cabling is limited to the knowledge that they transmit data using light. And even though these cables have been used for decades, it’s still considered a step into the future when they’re utilized. At Diversified Materials Specialists, Incorporated, we focus on fiber optic connectivity product design and manufacturing. Our reach is global; we work with everyone and every type of customer. We don’t hesitate to serve the Department of Defense, because we know that fiber optic cabling is the best way to keep information secure. Here’s a quick rundown on how our industry works, and the basics of fiber optic cabling.

What are some products involved in fiber optic connectivity?

End users have many different requirements on how and where they need a fiber network installed. We produce a range of product family solutions to help you accomplish your requirement according to your personal needs; they are Classic, PRM, and LGX compatible.

Next comes the actual fiber optic cable. DMSI provides high quality, American made and UL listed cables that are fully traceable. We have multiple types of optical fiber and cabling, including tight buffered cable for indoor purposes, indoor/outdoor, and interconnect zipcord cables. Optical fiber solutions include any standard single or multimode fiber, as well as speciality types. We can also customize jacket rating and colors; but you can always contact us for more details!

Among other products, we have faceplates, module jacks, jumpers, media converters, cleaning tools, and more. Please check out our website for more information on what products we are able to provide!

So, how does it work?

The concept of fiber optics is seemingly confusing. But don’t worry–we’re here to help explain the nature of fiber optic cabling. Do you remember dial-up internet? DSL cables were used for this, and they were slow and inefficient. The problem with DSL and coaxial copper cables lies in the fact that their information ends up in a bottleneck. With information caught up in the ether, it makes the transmission of information across a network incredibly slow. As you can imagine, when the Department of Defense is transferring information, they need to be able to work quickly and efficiently.

That’s where the concept of fiber optics comes in. Fiber optic cabling allows for easy transmission across long distances–for instance, you may have heard of these cables being used by cable companies to deliver you internet, television, and phone services. The concept is as follows: fiber optic cabling uses light, so there is no end to how far the information can travel.

What other products are used with fiber optic cabling?

Fiber optics require a bit more than just a cable and a connectivity box. DMSI can provide plenty of these for your application; but, let’s go over a few of them and what they do. A pre-terminated trunk cable, for example, is a way to connect multiple fibers for easy and fast deployment versus timely field termination. There’s also a fiber jumper, which is essentially a cable that allows fast connections to passive or active ports. Attenuators, loopbacks and adapters are used in similar fashion for connecting and testing; think of it as the equivalent of a Mac adapter. You need to change the type of port between connections in order to transfer information from an Apple computer to a system that only has a connection for a PC. The process is similar; some fiber optic cables have different connectors that need to be changed before they can be connected to certain panels.

What are the advantages of using fiber optic cabling?

There is virtually no reason to use any other type of network cabling. First of all, they use much less energy than traditional copper cabling. This makes them more efficient, and far more technologically advanced. These cables and their network systems will last for years to come, even if there is new technology on the way. Fiber also has the ability to handle heavy loads of bandwidth. Connecting from multiple devices is often necessary for high security facilities. With fiber, this is easy.

Fiber optics cannot be interfered with. They are not affected by electromagnetic pulses like copper cables. For this reason, fiber is incredibly secure, as it’s difficult to intercept information if it isn’t electromagnetically transmitted. And copper cables can be tapped without much effort or indication. Keep yourself safe and protected when you use fiber optic cabling for your network.

Diversified Materials Specialists Incorporated can help with all of your fiber optic connectivity needs!

We focus on custom product manufacturing for fiber optic connectivity. We will engineer solutions to any customer’s specs and needs, and we create end-to-end solutions so you won’t be left in the dark. DMSI strives to provide our customers with the highest quality product above industry standards at a lower cost.

Do you need a custom fiber optic connectivity solution? DMSI specializes in custom design solutions. We work all over the world to provide solutions from our headquarters in Venice, Florida. Our goal is to provide you with the perfect solutions, designs, and cabling.

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How Fiber Optic Cables Can Help You

With fiber optic cables, you’re choosing to upgrade to a more efficient way of completing tasks. A network that runs on fiber optic cables is one that runs smoothly. Instead of using traditional networking techniques, fiber optics have essentially replaced the once-dominant wire method. The difference is in the material used to make these fibers. The cables are basically thin strands drawn from molten silica glass. The information that is processed through these is converted into light, which then gives way to the transmission itself. With fiber optic cables, there are a few areas where you stand to benefit, and today we’re going to detail them here.

Internet Connection

One of the primary reasons many companies are employing fiber optic cables is due to the overall speed it provides. With this technology, the ability to easily send and receive large amounts of data occurs without a hitch. Looking at previous configurations, larger amounts of data would take a longer amount of time to transmit. However, with fiber optics, the technology allows information to travel at a faster speed with no worries of anything stalling in the process. This means production won’t take a hit, and will actually see an increase.

Calling, Support and Customer Service

In what may be a noticeable theme here, the advent of fiber optic cables increases the speed of a process. So, for example, whether it’s a call center or just standard customer support over the phone, you won’t have to worry about a call lagging or even dropping. This is crucial, because a slow response in customer support could ultimately end up costing you business.

Military and Data Transferred

With the military and many defense firms that hold highly classified information, it’s important that those matters are secured and sustainable. Whether it’s defending specific intelligence or processing aeronautical or aerospace data, a reliable security is needed. Fiber optic cables give defense companies the ability to transmit this data in a safe and timely manner.

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DMSI is ready to work with you to customize your fiber optic network!

We focus on custom product manufacturing for fiber optic connectivity. We will engineer solutions to any customer’s specs and needs, and we create end-to-end solutions so you won’t be left in the dark. DMSI strives to provide our customers with the highest quality product above industry standards at a competitive cost.

Do you need a custom fiber optic connectivity solution? DMSI specializes in custom design solutions. We work all over the world to provide solutions from our headquarters in Venice, Florida. Our goal is to provide you with the perfect solutions, designs, and cabling.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Pinterest for more updates on our business and related cabling information.