Fiber Optic Cable Routing Paths
To understand fiber cable management, we have to understand about cable routing paths. It is more related to fiber cable’s minimum bending radius as improper routing of fibers by technicians. Routing paths should be clearly defined and easy to follow. Such paths should be designed so that the technician has no other option than to route the cables properly. Leaving cable routing to the technician’s imagination leads to an inconsistently routed, difficult-to-manage fiber network.
Also, another challenge is Improper cable routing which causes increased congestion in the termination panel and the cableways thus increasing the possibility of bend radius violations and long-term failure. Well-defined routing paths, on the other hand, reduce the training time required for technicians and increase the uniformity of the work done. Additionally, having defined routing paths makes accessing individual fibers easier, quicker and safer, reducing the time required for reconfigurations. Also, a well-defined cable routing paths reduces the time required to route and reroute patch cords.
Fiber Optic Cable Access
Fiber cable management’s second aspect is the accessibility of the installed fibers that allows easy access to installed fibers which is critical to maintain proper bend radius protection & to ensure that any fiber can be installed or removed. The accessibility of the fibers in the fiber cable management system can mean the difference between a network reconfiguration time of 20 minutes per fiber and one of over 90 minutes per fiber. Accessibility is most critical during network reconfiguration operations and directly impacts operation costs and network reliability.
Optical Fiber Protection
Physical protection of the installed fibers is the third aspect of fiber cable management. All fibers need to be protected throughout the network from accidental damage by technicians and equipment.Fibers routed between pieces of equipment without proper protection are susceptible to damage, which can critically affect network reliability. The fiber cable management system should therefore ensure that every fiber is protected from physical damage.
Fiber optics has several advantages over traditional metal communications lines
To understand further, fiber optic cables have a much greater bandwidth than metal cables that means they can carry more data and are much thinner and lighter than metal wires. Data can be transmitted digitally rather than analogically. But the main disadvantage of fiber optics is that the cables are very expensive to install. In addition, they are more fragile than wire and are difficult to splice.Telephone companies are replacing traditional lines with fiber optic cables and in future,almost all communications will employ fiber optics.
Advantages of Fiber Optic Cables
Fiber cables have many advantages over long-distance copper cabling.Firstly, it supports a higher capacity & the amount of network bandwidth a fiber cable can carry easily exceeds that of a copper cable with similar thickness.Fiber cables rated at 10 Gbps, 40 Gbps, and even 100 Gbps are standard because light can travel much longer distances down a fiber cable without losing its strength, it lessens the need for signal boosters.
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