What Factors Influence the Longevity of Your Fiber Cables?

Fiber Cables

Fiber cables are known for their durability but with that in mind, there are a few steps you can take to increase their longevity.

Many people are turning to fiber optics and there’s a lot of reasons they might do so, including the fact that fiber is known for its durability. From commercial businesses and government, to high-tech data centers and campus buildings, many people are hopping on board with fiber optics options instead of traditional copper cabling. It’s true that fiber cables are durable and long-lasting, but there are some factors you ought to be aware of to get the most out of your system and keep it around for as long as you need it.

Quality Cables, Quality Durability

As with many things, investing in a quality product can pay off over time. All fiber cables have a protective outer layer but there is some variance in just how much that layer is going to do for you. Finding the right kinds of cables for your application—and going with high-quality options that don’t compromise when it comes to build and design—will make it much less likely that you may run into issues down the line.   

Proper Installation

You just can’t expect the best performance out of your fiber network if everything wasn’t properly installed. The little things, like proper cable management and not bundling cables up too tightly, can have an impact on performance and longevity. It might not seem like a big deal but unprofessional installation jobs, proper connectors and rack layouts can end up impacting the lifespan of fiber cables, which ultimately impacts your bottom line. Ensure that your cables are installed the right way and you’re far less likely to deal with issues.

Environmental Impacts

This ties into proper installation but it’s a necessity to be sure that you aren’t exposing your cables to any kind of environmental issues. Too much heat in a data center, for example, could make your cables fail on you. Exposure to water and damp areas are also problematic in many instances. Set yourself up for success by installing cables properly and away from these environmental influences, but also be sure to do regular maintenance and make sure nothing has become a problem since the initial install process.

Get in Touch with FiberPlus

FiberPlus has been providing data communication solutions for over 25 years in the Mid Atlantic Region for a number of different markets. What began as a cable installation company for Local Area Networks has grown into a leading provider of innovative technology solutions improving the way our customers communicate and keeping them secure. Our solutions now include:

  •     Structured Cabling (Fiberoptic, Copper and Coax for inside and outside plant networks)
  •     Electronic Security Systems (Access Control & CCTV Solutions)
  •     Wireless Access Point installations
  •     Public Safety DAS – Emergency Call Stations
  •     Audio/Video Services (Intercoms and Display Monitors)
  •     Support Services
  •     Specialty Systems
  •     Design/Build Services

FiberPlus promises the communities in which we serve that we will continue to expand and evolve as new technology is introduced within the telecommunications industry.

Have any questions? Interested in one of our services? Call FiberPlus today 800-394-3301, email us at info@fiberplusinc.com, or visit our contact page.  Our offices are located in the Washington, DC metro area, Richmond, VA, and Columbus, OH.  In Pennsylvania, please call Pennsylvania Networks, Inc. at 814-259-3999.

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