Lightning strikes one of your outbuildings, your network goes down - but not just down, it's fried... The reason: the copper cables you have linking your switches together are, by design, very conductive. Lightning struck and proceeded to travel throughout your entire system - taking computers, network equipment, and phones right out. This could have been mitigated by simply replacing key elements of your structured cabling with a non-conductive, highly efficient medium - Fiber Optic Cable.
Interesting fact, humans don’t even know how much data can be sent through fiber optic cable because we don’t have equipment fast enough to test it! Fiber is the most efficient medium we have to connect networks together, and that is the reason it is used not only in relatively small capacities to serve as the backbone of networks, but it also connects whole continents together!
Another great benefit to using fiber optic cable is the sheer distance it is capable of sending packets efficiently. While distance ranges depending on what type is used, a single common multimode fiber can successfully transmit a signal for miles. By contrast, standard Category 6 Twisted Pair cable can span at most 350’. Best practice dictates that network racks be linked together with fiber optic backbones; not only for speed, but for safety mitigation.
Say you want to link existing switches together - fiber optic. You want some security or streaming webcams placed around your property - fiber optic. Setup a kiosk in a remote area - fiber optic. It is literally the answer to all distance and efficiency scenarios.
Fiber optic cable is largely the reason the Information Age has exploded so quickly, people are more connected than ever and require more and more bandwidth to accomplish their online goals. Are you ready to make the leap to high performance and industry standard? It’s time to get in touch with Tech Daddies to make it happen. Email or call us at 501.205.1512 today for your free quote!