All of the engineers employed at Cairn Solutions have been fully trained in the Installation and termination of all types of Fibre.

With over 20 years of experience in the installation of single mode and multi mode fibre systems, you can be rest assured that your install will be of the highest quality.

What is Fibre Optics?

(Taken from the Internet Glossary)

A technology that uses glass (or plastic) threads (fibres) to transmit data. A fibre optic cable consists of a bundle of glass threads, each of which is capable of transmitting messages modulated onto light waves.

Fibre optics has several advantages over traditional metal communications lines:

  • Fibre optic cables have a much greater bandwidth than metal cables. This means that they can carry more data.
  • Fibre optic cables are less susceptible than metal cables to interference.
  • Fibre optic cables are much thinner and lighter than metal wires.
  • Data can be transmitted digitally (the natural form for computer data) rather than analogically.

The main disadvantage of fibre optics is that the cables are expensive to install. In addition, they are more fragile than wire and are difficult to split.

Fibre optics is a particularly popular technology for local-area networks. In addition, telephone companies are steadily replacing traditional telephone lines with fiber optic cables. In the future, almost all communications will employ fiber optics.

What types of Fibre is there?

There are in the main two types of fibre optic cabling, single-mode and multimode:

  • Multimode fibre is used for Local Area Networks (LAN) where the network links can be up to 2,000 meters. Two standard sizes of core are offered: 62.5 µm and 50 µm (with better performances). Multimode fibre have a graded index profile to reduce the dispersion of the signal during the transmission. The high size of the core is makes for easy connection and does not require high cost test equipment.
  • Singlemode fibre are able to transmit over longer distances. The installation is more delicate as they have a smaller core of 9 µm. This implies more precise connectors and test equipment.

Feel free to contact us and find out if we can provide an fibre optic solution for you.