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Moving Faster Fiber Optic Patch Cords Provide Greater Bandwidth, Quicker Speeds, Better Security


Enabling Modern Communication and More

Fiber Optic Patch Cords are the backbone of many modern telecommunications applications, providing connections between various devices such as networked computers, cable television devices, audio/visual equipment, etc. Fiber optic patch cords are made from standard fiber optic cables and have fiber optic connectors on either end. Fiber optic patch cords transmit signals via light through small fibers. Fiber optic cables can transmit more data than traditional copper wires and can also transmit that information faster than copper wires.


Fiber optic patch cords have a variety of names in the telecommunications industry, including: • • • • • • •

Jumpers Optic cables Fiber jumper cables Duplex fiber jumpers Fiber optic jumpers Fiber wire Network/LAN fiber


Benefits of Fiber Optic Patch Cords • Size - A small fiber/cable can handle as much data as a much larger copper wire. • Weight - Fiber optic cables are much lighter than traditional wires. The size and weight advantages allow manufacturers to make more efficient use of space and resources. • Bandwidth - Fiber optic cables have very high bandwidth capabilities. • Low loss - Single mode fibers have losses as low as .2 dB per km. This means that fiber optic cables can carry signals for longer distances and require fewer repeaters.


More Benefits of Fiber Optic Patch Cords • Low noise - Fiber optic cables do not suffer from electromagnetic or radio frequency interference that can corrupt signals and reduce efficiency. • Transmission security - Fiber optic cables are less susceptible to outside interference than other cables. • No short circuit risk - Fiber optic cables are made of glass and do not conduct electrical current or produce energy or heat. • Adaptable to various environments - Fiber optic cables can operate in a variety of extreme temperatures.


There are a wide variety of cable types for consumers to choose from. Fiber optic patch cords are classified in a variety of ways, including:

Fiber cable type

Supported Modes

Termination connector

Fiber size


Fiber cable type identification Fiber cables are typically classified into two types: Simplex and duplex. Simplex patch cords have a single fiber and have one connector on each end of the fiber. Duplex cords consist of two fibers and two connectors on either end.


Termination Connector Type Identification With regard to termination connector type, cables either have identical connectors on either end of the cable or hybrid connectors on each terminus of the fiber optic cable.


Supported Optical Fiber Modes Identification • Single mode - One mode of light transmitted along the fiber. • Multi-mode - Multiple modes of light transmitted along the fiber. • 10 Gigabit multimode Multimode on steroids. Appropriate for large networks.


Size-Based Identification

Fiber optic patch cord manufacturers typically make their product in five sizes: • • • • •

250 um 900 um 1.6 mm 2.0 mm 3.0 mm


About Precision Fiber Products Precision Fiber Products, Inc. makes quality fiber optic products for consumers worldwide. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Precision Fiber Products makes fiber optic components for telecommunications, government agencies, medical research labs, equipment manufacturers and other businesses. PFP works closely with clients to make fiber optic products that suit their needs and the company has a convenient website to make ordering easier for clients. To learn more, visit http://www.precisionfiberproducts.com/about-us/ or call 408946-4040.


Fiber Optic patch cords provide greater bandwidth, quicker speeds, better security