Fiber-Optic Cabling Termination Styles

Fiber-optic cabling is growing in popularity. We at Prestige NY are proud to be part of the movement. The rise in sales is largely attributed to cutting-edge bandwidth applications. It’s also credited to the belief that copper cabling is exhausted. Further, the notion that fiber-optic cabling is too costly and difficult to install has disappeared. Our team makes it a priority to stay informed about such trends. Here are some points we at Prestige NY think you should know:

  • Heat Cure Epoxy and Polish: This is the original fiber-optic termination style. Its cost is low, and it’s quite dependable. However, it is somewhat cumbersome and is best done in controlled environments.
  • Easy Cure Epoxy and Polish: Easy cure is also dependable (except in extremely high temperatures). It’s inexpensive as well, but it does require polishing. It is also rather time-consuming.
  • No-Epoxy/No-Polish Connectors: This option is the fastest. It offers easy installation, too. This means little training is required. These connectors are dependable, though they are also rather expensive.
  • Fusion Splice Connectors: No epoxy or polish (or fusion splice) is required here. This style is popular among long-distance carriers. It’s preferred by the military as well. This is due to its high performance and minimal back reflection. It is an expensive option, however.
  • Fusion Splicing of Factory Preterminated Pigtails: This style is also popular with the military and long-distance carriers. Again, it’s all about the minimal back reflection and high performance. It, too, is an expensive option.
  • Factory Preterminated Multifiber Assemblies: There are few downsides to this termination style. Installation contractors and end users prefer it. Further, it involves no training or start-up costs.

At Prestige NY, we hope you find this information helpful. We’ll continue to keep you updated on these trends.