What is Fiber Optics?

In its simplest terms, fiber optics is a medium for carrying information from one point to another in the form of light. Unlike the copper form of transmission, fiber optics is not electrical in nature. A basic fiber optic system consists of a transmitting device, which generates the light signal; an optical fiber cable, which carries the light; and a receiver, which accepts the light signal transmitted. The fiber itself is passive and does not contain any active, generative properties.

Fiber Benefits

Optical fiber systems have many advantages over metallic-based communication systems. These advantages include:

  1. Long Distance Signal Transmission
  2. Large Bandwidth, Light Weight, and Small Diameter
  3. Long Lengths
  4. Easy Installation and Upgrades
  5. Non-Conductivity
  6. Security
  7. Future Applications Needs

In all of our Fiber Networks, BitStream utilizes Corning Fiber. To demonstrate the true power of fiber, we have linked our site to an amazing pesentation from Corning. Please take a moment to view this short presentation to get an understanding how fiber can dynamically impact your next project.