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Why Fiber Optics?

The most commonly asked questions about fiber systems revolve around “how far can a signal be transmitted?” and “how many signals can I put on one fiber?” These questions only highlight two of the many advantages fiber offers over conventional metallic cabling systems. The use of wire is the most limiting part of any video or data transmission system. In terms of video, 1000 feet is the quality limit of standard RG-59 when transmitting a black and white picture. In truth the picture starts to degrade at the point where the signal enters the cable. High frequencies are attenuated more than lower frequencies and results in the loss of picture resolution. Therefore, distance is a very important benefit of fiber systems. It is possible to transmit a video signal 2 to 3 miles with a simple video transmission system and there is virtually no signal degradation. American Fibertek can offer a system to transmit a video signal up to 40 miles with no repeaters or loss of signal clarity.

Fiber cable has high bandwidth capacity. Once a backbone is installed, there is a tremendous increase in the potential to move information. American Fibertek provides equipment that takes advantage of this capacity.

Our bi-directional products allow multiple functions to be transmitted simultaneously in both directions (full duplex) over a single fiber. Our low cost video multiplexers allow 4, 8 or 16 channels of real time video to be transmitted on one multimode fiber and up to 64 videos on one singlemode fiber. We can provide electronic fiber optic solutions for complex system needs.

Other Benefits:

– Superior Signal Quality
– Long Distance Signal Transmission
– Protection from Ground Loops
– Secure Communications
– Smaller Size, Lighter Weight Cable
– Immunity to Electrical Interference (EMI and RFI)
– Lightning Isolation – Transient Protection
– Safety In Hazardous Locations
– Expansion Capability
– Long Life Of Infrastructure
– Most Cost Effective