There are many reasons to upgrade your network to a fiber optic system. Fiber optic cabling allows you to transmit data via light. It is incredible technology, acting as a telecommunications superhighway and allowing accurate and reliable data transmission at high speeds. Of course, if you ask where the fiber optic connection is in your modem, your computer or any other device, the answer is that there isn’t one. Therefore, fiber optic termination points are essential to the function of your entire network. Fiber optic termination points allow the fiber optic signal to be converted into a different signal that can be received by servers and devices, whether wired or wireless.
When fiber optic termination is not done correctly, the speed and accuracy of your network is greatly impaired. The signal must be connected properly for the data to be converted smoothly and efficiently. Otherwise, signal loss is likely, and a poor quality of transmission is almost guaranteed. Another factor that affects the success of fiber optic termination is whether your fiber optic network is kept clean and dry. Dirt and moisture both interfere with the function of the network. Fiber optic cabling can also be overstretched, diminishing its effectiveness.
Two techniques that are essential to successful fiber optic termination are fusion splicing and hand polishing. Fusion splicing is a permanent joining of two optical fibers. An electric arc is used to fuse or weld them together, with the goal of maximizing light transference along the line. Hand polishing is similarly important as it improves performance at the termination point connector.