Fiber Optic Local Area Networks

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What is a Local Area Network?

What is a Local Area Network?

A local area network, or LAN, is a geographically limited network intended for the local transport of voice, data, and video. Often referred to as an enterprise network, a LAN is just one of many types of area networks. It can be a small in-building network designed to connect IP devices, or a large network connecting multiple sites or buildings in a medical or university campus.

The LAN is made up of three primary applications: outside plant or campus network, in-building, and the horizontal. These areas contain both active (electronics) and passive (cabling) components that enable the transfer of data to all devices connected to the network. Understanding your network needs is critical to providing a network that will support your needs today and allow your network to grow into the future.

Your local area network (LAN) is the heart of your organization – connecting all the IP devices and providing the bandwidth and reliability needed to run your business. Whether you are connecting devices to the network through wired or wireless connections. Creating a well-planned fiber optic backbone for your network infrastructure is what we do. We are here to ensure that you have the tools, resources, and support you need to build that is scalable, reliable, and cost-effective network that is easy to deploy.  Explore our services and complete line of fiber optic solutions, including cables, hardware, connectivity, and accessories for campus, building, and horizontal applications.

Considerations in LAN Design

Considerations in outside fiber-optic cable design

Considerations in outside fiber-optic cable design

The Outside Plant network is evolving due to ever increasing bandwidth demands and the push to drive fiber deeper and deeper into the network. These trends are leading to rising demand for fiber counts greater than 1000 fibers in one cable. These demands require installers and designers to leverage different cable designs to meet current network complexity.

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Distributed sensing cable in industrial environments

Distributed sensing cable in industrial environments

Imagine being able to continuously, accurately, and in real-time detect small acoustic, temperature, and/or strain changes anywhere along an optical cable in the outside plant environment. Find out how this is possible using optical fiber as the intrinsic sensing medium. 

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Distance, wattage considerations drive power decisions

Distance, wattage considerations drive power decisions

Power over Ethernet—It’s an old concept with new applications happening today. As the concept is being re-imagined, why not also re-imagine your infrastructure to align data and power for the future of the building. New power solutions today enable high power options with traditional low-voltage labor and safety. 

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Network Infrastructure: Now the Fourth Utility

Network Infrastructure: Now the Fourth Utility

Reliable connectivity has become the expectation in our increasingly connected world. This is why forward-thinking business professionals consider their telecommunications infrastructure a “fourth utility” that is as crucial to their employees and clients as electricity, water, and HVAC. Download our white paper to learn the value of a converged fiber network

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Traditional Local Area Networks

Traditional Local Area Networks

 
Scalable Network

Scalable
The future requirements of your network are unclear and ever changing. It is important to deploy a network infrastructure that is easy to upgrade and deploy as your network needs change.

Reliable

Reliable
Downtime can cause a reduced productivity and undesirable customer experience resulting in a considerable loss of revenue. It is critical to have a network that is available and minimizes downtime by installing solutions that are available, compatible and easy to deploy.

Cost Effective

Cost Effective
Network owners are challenged to do more with less. Innovative products that reduce installation time and require less training can reduce overall project cost. 

What type of fiber optic backbone are you deploying?

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