Of the two major techniques in fiber optic cabling connection, pre-terminated is far and wide the most popular. Pre-terminated cables offer a range of advantages over field termination or factory termination. In this day and age, managers need to examine the pros and cons of both carefully for long-term return on investment. Whether you are the manager of an IT team, data center, campus, or office building, learn the costs and benefits of pre-termination to discover if it’s right for you.
Part 3 of 4: The Differences Between Pre-Terminated and Custom Terminated Cables
When ordering fiber optic cables, you’ll come across one major crossroad – to choose pre-terminated or custom terminated cables. Comparing and contrasting the two will lead to a list of benefits and drawbacks for each. It can be difficult to know which is the right choice for you. A list of pros and cons of each can help you make the correct decision for your enterprise.
Part 2 of 4: Pros and Cons of Pre-Terminated and Field Terminated Cables
While there are several ways technicians can terminate fiber optic cabling, there are two main techniques users can choose today – factory pre-terminated or field termination. Both have redeeming factors and different elements to recommend them. Examining the pros and cons of each type can help you decide which would benefit your enterprise the most.
Part 1 of 4: Field Terminated vs. Pre-Terminated Cables: Which is Right for You?
In the field of fiber optic cabling, termination refers to the addition of fiber optic connectors to each fiber. While technicians have come up with several ways to terminate fiber optic cables, there are two major methods for termination – field terminated and pre-terminated. Learning the differences between the two – and their strengths and weaknesses – can help you decide which is a better fit for your deployment.