Fiber has become a hot topic in residential and commercial audio-visual installations. Integrators are turning to glass at an increasing pace to optimize their installations and future-proof for tomorrow's technology.
After all, fiber provides an exponentially larger pipe for the demanding signals of today (18G HDMI 2.0) and it promises to support the mammoth signals of tomorrow (48G HDMI 2.1). Traditional copper cabling simply can't make that claim.
But does performance alone make fiber relevant? Not really.
TechLogix has long been a proponent of glass, and they were one of the early adopters of fiber technology in signal distribution electronics. Their white paper, What's My Bandwidth?, introduced a new wave of audio-visual professionals to the growing need for glass; however, they'll be the first to say that bandwidth alone won't define the emerging fiber category.
"Technology advancement is great," explains Cameron Smith, TechLogix CEO. "But it needs to be adoptable and deployable. We are seeing that in the fiber product category."
The combination of cable and electronics development have made fiber a growing choice in AV.
Take Cleerline bulk cable for example. Cleerline revolutionized the fiber installation experience with a product that installs in minutes, is easy to terminate, and is virtually indestructible with normal handling. Simply put, Cleerline provided integrators the confidence to jump into fiber.
But cable alone doesn't make an installation, and a major detractor from the "all fiber enterprise" has been the lack of signal distribution electronics. That's where TechLogix comes in.
TechLogix was one of the first firms to tackle fiber-based signal distribution technology with their TLXpress AV over IP system and growing line of fiber extenders. But perhaps more importantly, they were one of the first investors in fiber-centric industry training.
"Fiber is real, relevant and a growing part of the AV professional's business," continues Mr. Smith. "It's the new standard."
TechLogix Networx is committed to fiber optic technology. Contact them to discover how easy entering the fiber category can be, from turnkey sourcing to staff education.