Fibre Optic Cabling

Demand for bandwidth has been increasing exponentially over recent years, driving the development of faster computer networks.

As little as five years ago, only 20% of all LAN traffic reached the network backbone. Today, it is estimated that this figure has now risen to 80%.

New bandwidth-intensive data and multimedia applications, along with faster, higher capacity LAN equipment will continue to demand more from cabling systems.

Complete end-to-end fibre optic solutions for today's requirements and tomorrow’s demands are now available from many manufacturers. These systems offer the industry’s most comprehensive horizontal and backbone fibre cabling solutions.

Exceptional Speed and Performance
High performance cabling systems utilising laser-optimised fibre for superior transmission performance for applications like 1G and 10G Ethernet are becoming more common. These are ideal for companies that do not yet require a 10 gigabit system, but which still need a high-performance system that can support gigabit Ethernet applications.

Xtreme has some of the best fibre installation engineers in the industry, trained to install, splice, terminate and test all forms of fibre utilising the latest state-of-the-art fusion splicing technology. These range from single & multi mode (OM1, OM2, OM3) to blown fibre installations.

Xtreme’s fibre optic solutions include a wide and innovative range of products available for short and long haul circuits, utilising single and multi mode fibres. Among these is our revolutionary 'blown fibre' product. This system allows us not only to install a carrier tube across a site but to only install the actual fibre required to meet today’s demands. The technique offers a high degree of future proofing as well as a very cost-effective solution.

Fibre optic cable offers the following advantages over copper:

SPEED: Fibre optic networks operate at high speeds - into the gigabits
BANDWIDTH: Large carrying capacity
DISTANCE: Signals can be transmitted further without needing to be "refreshed" or strengthened
RESISTANCE: Greater resistance to electromagnetic noise such as radios, motors or other nearby cables
MAINTENANCE: Fibre optic cables cost less to maintain

It has become apparent over the past few years that fibre-optics are steadily replacing copper wire as an appropriate means of communication signal transmission. They span the long distances between local phone systems as well as providing the backbone for many network systems. Other system users include cable television services, university campuses, office buildings, industrial plants and electric utility companies.

A fibre-optic system is similar to the copper wire system that it is replacing. While electronic pulses transmit information down copper lines, fibre-optics use light pulses to transmit information down fibre lines.