The future of fiber optics is here.
The fiber optic landscape has changed dramatically in the last decade and fiber optics are becoming the backbone of the future of broadband Internet service.
The Internet of Things, cloud computing, autonomous cars, smart homes, smart refrigerators and even drones all require fiber optics to deliver the connectivity and power they require.
“We are now in a time where fiber optics will be an indispensable part of the infrastructure for the future,” says Dan LeBoeuf, the CEO of fiber optic equipment company Fiberoptix.
“Fiber optics are the backbone for the next-generation of consumer electronics, smart appliances, and autonomous vehicles.”
Fiber optic light rail systems will use fiber optics for lighting, as will fiber optic routers, power lines, cable TV antennas, video transmission lines and more.
Fiber optic power will soon be a critical component in the next wave of urban, high-density development.
Fiber optics will become essential in building our future cities, and in powering the next generation of autonomous cars.
And fiber optic lighting will be crucial in powering smart home systems, smart city planning, intelligent transportation systems, advanced medical devices and other advanced consumer products.
Fiber Optic Internet of things (IoT) is the future for fiber optics.
Image courtesy of Fiberoptic.com article Fiber Optica fiber optic light rails are expected to power IoT systems like smart home devices and smart cities.
Image Courtesy of FiberOptic.
“The Internet of Everything is the foundation of the fiber optic infrastructure,” says LeBueuf.
“With fiber optic lights, fiber optic cable, fiber optics and other technologies, we will be able to create a truly global network of devices.”
Fiber optics have been around for decades and have a long history in fiber optics technology.
“They’re incredibly resilient and have proven themselves over time,” says Fiber Optix founder and CEO Dan Lebueuf, who co-founded the company in 2001.
“There are so many applications for fiber optic technology.
It’s now a fundamental element of our infrastructure.
It could be used for everything from fiber optics in the homes to smart home products to fiber optics routers in homes and in the cloud.”
Fiber Opti-Light, a fiber optic company, is building a fiber optics power line in Seattle, Washington.
Image credit: Fiber Optikill.com/Fiber OpticLight/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0.
“A single light-emitting diode (LED) will have a diameter of less than 2 inches, or 0.4 centimeters, which makes it ideal for the installation of fiber-optic wiring for many applications,” says Peter McBride, the president of Fiber optics equipment company FibroOptics.
“As you can imagine, it is a critical element in the installation and maintenance of fiber network systems.”
Fiber-optics are a ubiquitous technology, as evidenced by the fact that fiber optic cables are the same lengths as wire and the same thickness.
“When you’re talking about fiber optics at home or in your home, fiber-glass is used for a number of applications,” said LeBuesu.
“These are the exact same properties that make fiber-to-glass, or fiber-receptacle, materials such as glass and plastic so durable and strong. “
That is roughly the same size as a piece of glass, and that’s because it’s a thin, flexible and resilient material that will not flex or deform,” said Lecheau.
“These are the exact same properties that make fiber-to-glass, or fiber-receptacle, materials such as glass and plastic so durable and strong.
Fiber-receiver glass (fiber-receptive glass) is a thin film that has a diameter that is comparable to that of a human hair.”
The world’s most versatile fiber-networking technology, fiber, is a type of optical material that has the ability to conduct electrical current.
“It’s a very simple way to wire up a circuit,” said McBride.
“And because it can conduct electrical energy, it has been used for the past century to create many different kinds of optical products that include lasers, wireless communication, radio communications and many other applications.”
Fiberoptics offer a wide range of advantages.
Fiberoptica fiber optics have a density of about 3,000 square feet per meter (2,300 square feet for a home), while fiber optics used in the home are less than 300 square feet in volume.
Fiber is also used in various applications including high-definition video transmission, smart home automation and other applications.
Fiber was used to connect wireless communication towers in the early 2000s, which allowed companies like Apple and Cisco to gain access to vast amounts of data in low-latency, high throughput, data-center networks.
“If you are building a new, highly-connected high-speed Internet service, you