Tag Archives: Fiber optic network

Fiber in the Cockpit!

FiberPlex – There’s a tactical reason why fighter pilots need good vision. He who sees first, strikes first. But anymore, that kind of vigilance takes more than good eyesight. Today’s next-generation avionics include thermal and infrared imaging, better radar systems and enhanced surveillance systems that require the transference of huge amounts of data in real-time. […]

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Happy 50th, Fiber Communications!

FiberPlex Technologies We couldn’t let 2016 slip into history without recognizing a milestone anniversary. Fifty years ago, research engineer Sir Charles Kao published his findings on fiber optic communications in a paper read by his peers. Copper cabling was the transport medium of the day and what Sir Kao proposed was quite remarkable. His 1966 […]

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OUTSMARTING SCADA HACKERS

FiberPlex SCADA hacking is on the rise. We just learned of another attack on a water treatment plant in which hacktivists were able to change chemical levels through the SCADA system. Attacks targeting SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems rose 100 percent in 2014 compared to the previous year. These data control systems are […]

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Maximizing Infrastructure – Is There Gold In Your Walls?

FiberPlex Technologies, Kyle Rosenbloom  In retrospect it’s wonderful that so many buildings had the foresight to install fiber optics in their walls. The copper lines originally used are now past their breaking point, having exceeded their limitations. Copper has become woefully inefficient when faced with the current need for lightning-fast data transmission and cyber security. […]

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FiberPlex:Breakthrough Potentially Doubles Speed of Fiber Optic Communications

FiberPlex Technologies Fiber optic communication has revolutionized telephone, internet, and television communication since its development and early uses in the 1970s. Continuing development and technological advances in the fiber optics industry will further advance communications across the globe. Today, the primary infrastructure for much of the internet consists of fiber optics-developing ways to increase the […]

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Microtrenching and Fiber Connectivity. Crazy Like a Fox.

FiberPLex  Dee McVicker The more one learns about microtrenching, the crazier the old way of bringing in optical cable seems. I can’t imagine sitting before a corporate board or explaining to city planners why it’s necessary to uproot concrete and move tons of dirt just to bring in something as small as optical fiber. I […]

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Fiber Connectivity on a Budget: Tips from the Great Recession

FiberPlex  10/23/14 Like moths drawn to a bright light, those of us who barter in the handling of information keep coming back to the lessons of the Great Recession. We just can’t turn away, even after all this time. The recession was arguably the most significant mismanagement of information in recent history. There are many […]

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Is Copper Cabling Putting Your Network at Risk?

FiberPlex  Dee McVicker 9/12/14 5 Risks of Copper Cabling Copper cabling is slow, unstable, and prone to signal leakage and interference issues, all of which make it a risky proposition going forward. Here is what you need to know about your failing copper cabling, and what you can do about it.  1. It’s only a […]

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Fiberplex: Lead with Light! … why is Pro AV lagging with fiber?

FiberPlex Doug Schwartz  July 25, 2014 After meeting with countless consultants and integrators all over the country, one particular repetitive statement began to reverberate in my head: “We don’t get much call for fiber, but we use it when we have to.” This was a shocking statement to me at first, especially considering it was […]

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Taking a Whack Out of Fiber Costs

FiberPlex Technologies, LLC, on May 9, 2014 Security. Big data. Austerity. Fulfilling all three requirements for a large project can be like playing the business equivalent of Whack-a-Mole. If you manage to whack one mole, another one pops up. So while fiber optics communications clearly has the capacity for big data (100s of times that […]

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