Structured Cabling: Supporting Communication and Data Transmission
Fiber optic cabling is a structured cabling solution that enables high-speed data transmission using light signals. This cabling type, which consists of thin glass or plastic fiber strands, is resistant to electromagnetic interference and provides minimal loss and latency in data transmission. Fiber cabling is used for long-distance communication, applications requiring high bandwidth, and high-reliability needs.
Copper cabling is a structured cabling solution that uses electrical signals for data transmission. Copper cables, typically offered under standards like Cat5e, Cat6, Cat6a, Cat7, support data transmission at different speeds. Copper cabling is used for shorter-distance communication, office networks, and applications with lower bandwidth requirements.