Building a new extension

We loved our house from the first time we went through, but it really didn't have enough living space. We have worked on improving the layout of the home and increasing the living area of the home to create a modern and more pleasant layout to the home. We are really proud of how the job has turned out and we wanted to share some of the details of how the extension and layout changes where designed and constructed. This blog has some of the photos of our extension as well as tips that we have learnt along the journey,.

Why Choose Fibre Optic Cabling?

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Fibre optics have become a preferred choice over traditional copper wiring often used for data cabling applications. If you are curious to know why more and more people and businesses are opting for fibre optic cabling, then you will have to understand what advantages it offers over copper cabling.

Increased data security

One of the major drawbacks of copper cables is that they can be intercepted by connecting taps to a transmission line in order to pick up electronic data signals. With fibre optics, you can be sure that your data will be safe from interception. As fibre optic cables do not radiate signals, they are almost impossible to intercept without detection because it is extremely easy to identify tapped cables, which emit visible light when transmission lines are interfered with.

Given that it takes a remarkable level of skill to physically intercept the fibre optics, fibre optic cabling is your best bet when it comes to ensuring that vital data remains secure. 

Higher bandwidth

No other data cabling system can match the carrying capacity that fibre optic cabling offers. Since fibre optics are thinner than conventional copper wires, any data cable of a certain diameter is bound to have more fibres than copper wires. What this means is that Internet users can get to enjoy greater browsing speeds, more channels can be transmitted into a cable TV set, and more telephone lines can be connected through a single fibre optic cable line.

While fibre optics do not offer a limitless range of bandwidth, they definitely provide greater bandwidth relative to traditional copper wiring. More bandwidth also means fibre can transmit data with greater reliability than copper wiring. If you want to enjoy the greatest bandwidth, you should opt for single-mode fibre, as fibre speeds depend on the cable-type used.

Greater transmission distance

With copper cables, the more the bandwidth required, the higher the number of repeaters that are needed to transmit data over a network, and this can lead to considerable loss of signal over long distances. When used to transmit data over a long distance, fibre optic cables experience lower attenuation as compared to copper cabling, meaning they lose fewer signals in the process.

As a matter of fact, the more advanced fibre optics that have been introduced on the market come with powerful lasers that can convert light beams into electrical signals, effectively reducing the number of repeaters needed to transmit data over long distances.

For more information about the benefits of fibre optic cabling, contact a company like Cabling & Wireless Pty Ltd.


18 April 2016