In order to understand how they work, let’s explore how they’re made!
Fiber optic cables are created from thin strands of glass or plastic known as optical fibers, and when we say thin, we mean thin. One strand is less than a tenth as thick as a human hair, and each cable includes hundreds of these tiny strands. Don’t let their size fool you, though! One strand can make as many as 25,000 telephone calls, and one fiber-optic cable can easily carry several million calls.
Fiber optic cables use light, rather than electricity to transfer. Using binary code, the light transfers data in byte-sized pieces—see what we did there! Packaging data with light allows it to travel at much faster speeds!
The light travels through the cable at incredible speeds without leaking. The cable’s structure keeps the light inside the pipe. The main part of the cable, called the core, is the tunnel the light travels through. Wrapped around the core is called the cladding. The cladding keeps the light’s signals inside the core because it is made with a different material, keeping the light inside on its way to its destination!
So, what’s the emphasis on fast? Fast connections are necessary to keep up with today’s demand.
You can’t ignore the digital world. It’s where our business is conducted, where a vast majority of our classes are taught, and it’s also where we go to unwind. We live an unprecedented time of technological innovation and Fiber Optics are making it so we don’t miss a thing!
If you’ve been searching for a reliable source for fast connection then you’ve come to the right place! CableLAN Products is a proud supplier of the most trusted fiber optic products.
Honestly, we’re picky when it comes to our cables. Our team meticulously chooses the fastest, most durable choices in the market today.
After all, if you want the best, you have to connect with the best. Take a look at some of our most trusted suppliers, vetted
Prysmian offers one of the industry’s broadest product lines. They are the world’s largest supplier of multimode optical fiber, and are among the largest fiber optic cable manufacturers in the world.
While their cables are expertly made, it’s their dedication to their craft that sets them apart. Prysmian is always looking for the next “Big Thing”, be it in innovation or sustainable practices.
Optical Cable Corporation is the world’s premier manufacturer of tight buffered cables. Whether you require a simplex or duplex cable, plenum cables with up to 144 fibers, or a tight buffered, gel-free cable with more than 1000 fibers, OCC cables meet your needs.
Choose a connection you can count on!
Need a custom fiber optic cable or one that integrates copper cable, air tubes or other length-based components into a single cable design? Hitachi Cable America is the choice for all of your optical fiber cabling needs. HCM operates in two divisions; Performance Cable Systems & Materials Division and the Automotive Products Division
Remee manufactures both loose tube and tight buffer fiber optic cable under our ISO 9001 Accreditation in Florida, New York. Remee has been manufacturing fiber optic cable for decades and is considered one of the small manufacturing leaders in fiber optic production.
CableLAN’s premium quality network cables meet today’s latest standards. A brief phone call to our cable experts will get you prompt answers to your questions about premises and campus wiring products. Contact us today!