Fiber Optics

Our staff at Merritt Computer has years of experience with fiber optic installations and are  BISCI certified for fiber installs. Our staff members have the skills and equipment to insure you a perfect installation every time.

optical-fibers-blueWhat is Fiber Technology?

Fiber technology that uses glass (or plastic) threads (fibers) to transmit data. A fiber optic cable consists of a bundle of glass threads, each of which is capable of transmitting messages modulated onto light waves. Fiber optics has several advantages over traditional metal communications lines:

  • Fiber optic cables have a much greater bandwidth than metal cables. This means that they can carry more data.

  • Fiber optic cables are less susceptible than metal cables to interference.
  • Fiber optic cables are much thinner and lighter than metal wires.
  • Data can be transmitted digitally (the natural form for computer data) rather than analogically.