Choosing the Right Fiber Optic Solutions for Enterprise LAN Networks

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Matt Miller and Katherine Asbeck, Corning

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Fiber optic cable, hardware and connectivity are now mainstay solutions for enterprise LAN networks, from the campus network, up the riser and now in the horizontal, with more and more fiber to the edge optical LAN networks being deployed. But knowing which fiber optic cable, hardware, and connectivity to choose for each application can be difficult, especially with the very many options on the market today. From outside plant cable, be it direct buried, hung aerially, or installed in ducts, to fire rated cables for indoor or indoor/outdoor applications, installed in riser or plenum spaces, in ducts, cable trays or conduits, the options for fiber types and cable jackets are many. There are also many different methods for terminated fiber optic cables, from pre-terminated options to fusion splicing to field terminated connectors, and the many different tools that are needed for each method. Finally, choosing the right hardware and enclosures can be another chore, whether they be rack or wall mounted, or put into handholes or manholes, and all the different environmental conditions that need to be considered. The session helps designers, contractors, and end users to logically decide on which solutions are best suited for their applications and for each specific project, discuss the pros and cons of each methodology and help educate on some of the considerations that need to be included when choosing the right fiber optic solution for enterprise LAN environments.
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