Fiber Optic Installation

Fiber Optic Installation

The Manilanet team has multiple fiber optic installation specialists on board for any fiber project that you are in need of. Our expert team understands which options are best for you and your environment.

Single Mode Vs. Multi-Mode Fiber Optic Installation

As the name suggests, when using a single-mode fiber optic cabling, this only allows one light mode to pass versus the multiple modes in a multi-mode fiber optic cable. Other than maybe an obvious difference based on the names themselves, a multi-mode fiber optic cable has a larger core, no matter the multi-mode cable option (see below).

One of the biggest differences and a factor that needs to be highly considered before the start of the fiber optic installation project are the distances in which your bandwidth can go. Due to the fact that a single-mode fiber optic installation only has one mode passing through, it can be utilized at a longer distance with less signal loss than if you were to choose the multi-mode option.

Fiber Optic Tools

When coming in contact with fiber optic cables, you will also come in contact with multiple tools that will assist you in your installation. Check out some of the Bridge Cable team’s favorite go to’s!

Fiber Optic Installation Tools

  • Crimper A handheld mechanism used during the termination process that ensures that force is transferred to the connector itself as opposed to the fiber optic glass.

  • Cleaver Coming with multiple options, a cleaver allows you to cut a freshly stripped fiber optic cable in a straight fashion.

  • Fusion Splicer A machine that will take two ends of cleaned a cleaved fiber optic cable and fuse or weld the two ends to create one unified cable. **Check out this exclusive step-by-step tutorial on using a fusion splicer.

  • CertiFiber Pro Optical Loss Test Set A FLUKE Networks product that allows you to test your installed fiber optic cables. This is one of the most useful and important tools for fiber optic installation.