Cleerline Fiber FAQ
Frequently Asked Question about Cleerline SSF™ Fiber and products.
Selecting Fiber Type and Count
Learn the difference between single mode and multimode fiber, include signal ranges and distance limitations. Find out how to choose the correct number of fiber strands.
Choosing a Fiber Cable Configuration
Choosing a fiber cable configuration? Cleerline SSF™ fiber optic cables are available in most typical industry cable constructions. These include Simplex or Duplex, Micro Distribution types, or Armored and Direct Burial constructions.
Choosing Fiber Optic Connectors
There are quite a few different styles of connectors. In the USA for networking and audio/video, the three most popular styles are LC, SC, and ST. LC and SC tend to be the most commonly used styles. Today, ST connectors are seeing more limited usage.
Myths About Fiber
Fiber is easier to work with than you think. In fact, it is easier than ever before thanks to Cleerline SSF™ fiber. We’re here to bust common myths about fiber optics and to explain why adopting fiber for use today allows for easier transitions to new technology tomorrow.
Fan Out Kits: When and Why
One of the most common installation questions we get is whether a fan out kit or a breakout kit is required. It’s a good question, and, as per usual, the answer depends on the installation requirements.
Copper vs Fiber: Why Switch?
IP traffic continues to rise globally, with experts predicting up to a 30% increase by 2022. Especially as workers continue to operate remotely, fast and reliable signal transmission is vital.
Fiber Scary Stories
It’s almost Halloween, and what’s scarier something going wrong with your fiber installation? Don’t try to find an exorcist. We’re here to help with problems, even if the situation makes you feel like you’ve been cursed. CLEAVER WON’T CLEAVE Ready
Simplify Networks with Fiber
Simplify Your Networks with SSF™ Fiber Take Advantage of Fiber Optic Technology with Cleerline SSF™ A version of this article was originally published as part of NSCA’s 2021 P2P Conference. Early, traditional fiber optic technology was no walk in the
Level Up Your Fiber Education
Start out the new year by leveling up your fiber education! Since its start in 2021, the Cleerline Training Academy’s Level 1 Certification Course has been accessed by over 1036 fiber users! System integrators, low voltage contractors, electricians, specifiers, and
Dynamic Solutions for Broadcast Applications
Tactical Solutions from Cleerline SSF™ As a broadcast integrator, your competitive advantage depends on fast and successful deployment. Cleerline SSF™ fiber technology provides all the tools and cables you need for quick and dynamic connections! Our tactical solutions are ideal
We’re Cleerline Technology Group. What does that mean? You’re probably here because of Cleerline SSF™ Stronger, Safer, Faster-to-terminate fiber optic cable. As you know, our line of Complete Fiber Optic Solutions includes all the items you need for your fiber
Identifying Fiber Ports Choosing fiber connector type depends on the equipment in use. What do you do, however, in situations where you do not know the requirements? If facing a switch, SFP, or other item and not sure of the
Have you ever had a job grind to a halt because you don’t have that one key $5 part? Are you tired of having your materials show up in 10 different boxes from 10 different vendors? It’s not our favorite
Choosing Fiber Optic Tools
Ensuring a Successful Fiber Optic Network Choosing Fiber Optic Tools for Verification, Inspection, and Testing The most important part of your fiber installation is that it works. Our fiber is designed to be easier to use and install, but problems
Indoor vs. Outdoor Fiber Optic Cable
Let’s face it: many installations do not involve perfect conditions. What are you supposed to do? What are your cabling options? First, make sure to check the rating and specification requirements for your installation. In most cases, cable specifications will
Riser vs Plenum Cabling
What are the differences between riser and plenum cables? It all comes down to fire safety requirements.
Display Resolutions for Today and Tomorrow
4K, 5K, 8K, 10K? How do these resolutions compare, and why should you already be thinking about 8K for your A/V installations?
Why Install Fiber
Why Install Fiber? How can fiber optic cable make a difference in your home (FTTH) and premise (FTTP) installations? Fiber provides a high bandwidth, durable, and long-lasting solution. High Bandwidth and Distance As of March 2020, the average US household
Multimode Fiber Types: OM1, OM2, OM3, OM4, OM5?
There are 5 grades of multimode fiber: OM1, OM2, OM3, OM4, and now OM5. What exactly makes them different?
Case Study: Installing Fiber in Adverse Conditions with Security 101 Using Cleerline SSF™ Fiber to Upgrade a Camera Network Some installation conditions are more challenging than others. This was particularly true for Security 101, a leading commercial integration company, on
We’ve designed our fiber and tools to be quicker to install and easier to use than commonly available, traditional options. Learn how Cleerline SSF™ technology is compatible with your project.
Choosing Armored Cable
We currently offer two different types of armored cables: Aluminum Interlocking Armored and Armored Corrugated Steel. These cables provide the ultimate in protection, keeping optical fibers safe from impacts or industrious rodents.
Busting Fiber Myths
Is it true that all fiber is always difficult to terminate, fragile, and expensive? No! This is just one of the common and persistent myths about fiber. What are some of the common fictions surrounding fiber optic technology?
The Benefits of Fiber
Why is now the time to run fiber optic cable? Fiber is the key to stable, high-bandwidth installations that are affordable, even when compared to copper installation costs. The long-term benefits of fiber also outweigh those of communications mediums
Fiber Optic Testing
Fiber optic testing is essential for certifying installed links and for necessary troubleshooting. Knowing testing procedures and how to develop a link loss budget is key to installation and testing success.
Selecting Fiber Optic Enclosures
We have a wide variety of fiber optic enclosures and adapter plates to fit your needs. How do choose? In this article, we’ll go through a couple of scenarios to help you determine your equipment needs.
Fiber Optic Color Codes
When identifying fiber optic cables and connectors, there are a few key color rules to help distinguish types and grades. Always check the print legend or contact the manufacturer, as jacket colors can be variable.
Identifying Installed Fiber Optic Cables
You’re on site and need to match an installed fiber optic cable. Unfortunately, the actual spec is long gone, and you’re not sure what you’re looking at. Labeling conventions, plus the TIA/EIA Standards, can help you narrow the field if you can’t locate a part number.
Fiber Optic Cleaning
Reliable and trouble free optical connections are key to any successful installation. Cleaning is extremely important for the long-term reliability of any fiber link, and, happily, cleaning is very easy to do.
What are Active Optical Cables?
Active optical cables are cables with optoelectronic modules in the connector heads that convert electrical signals to light. Unlike passive copper cables, which send electronic signals down the internal copper wire, AOC involve signal conversions.
Creating a Cleerline SSF™ Fiber System
Creating a Cleerline SSF™ Fiber System Building a fiber system can be extremely complex. Many factors come into play, from distance, to bandwidth requirements, to environmental hazards. Every installation is different. However, there are some general points to consider with
Prosper at the Speed of Light
Is your data infrastructure ready for the demands of the 21st century? In this case study, Prosper at the Speed of Light, learn the best way to prepare for the ever-growing Internet of Things. Category cable is increasingly incapable of
Single Mode vs. Multimode Fiber Optic Cables
Many decisions come into play when installing fiber optic cabling. By far, one of the most important questions is whether to install single mode or multimode. This decision has huge implications for your network’s distance, bandwidth, and budget, so it’s vital to understand the differences between these two types of fiber optic glass.
White Paper: Residential Installations
Whitepaper: General Guidelines for Residential Installations Choosing the correct fiber optic cable configuration is one of the most common difficulties in fiber installations. This white paper provides general guidelines for fiber type and strand count in residential installations. The included