Using Fiber Optic Cable

Using Fiber Optic Cable
A fiber-optic line has significant advantages over its predecessor, including the ability to carry a larger amount of bandwidth over a greater distance at faster speeds. All of these benefits for a lower maintenance cost and with increased resistance to electromagnetic interference from objects like radios and other cables.

There are two primary types of fiber-optic wires. Single mode cords have one glass strand and multi-mode wire has two or more strands along the line.

Multi-mode cable strands are physically larger when compared to single mode strands, which may be up to 10 microns. Fiber-optic wire has layers in its design.

The core is in the center and is the glass strand that carries the light signals. The cladding layer acts as a mirror allowing the light to reflect off it as it travels.

The coating protects the line and cladding and prevents signals from leaking out of the cord. Additional strands known as strengthening lines surround the coating to make the wire resistant against being crushed or broken.

A thick plastic jacket covers the cable to protect it when being installed and used. Pulses of light are sent from one end of the cable to the other end.

The pulses represent data being transmitted that a decoder at the other end of the wire can decode into information. The strand is made of glass and the light travels through the line, which is coated with reflective material that bounces the light down the strand.

The light is either LED or laser. The cord is used in applications such as digital cable and internet connections as well as computer networks and digital telephone services.

Copper-wire wires use electronic pulses as the signal medium while fiber-optic cords use light pulses in diverse environments. They can be used in telephone systems, cable television, medical technology, and engineering technology.

The lines are made of strings of pure glass that can be as thin as a strand of human hair. They have a transmitter at one end that processes inputted data and transforms it to a light pulse that subsequently travels down the wire to its destination.

The process is possible because of total internal reflection. This is due to an optical occurrence in which a ray of light reflects back into the medium that contains it when it strikes the medium at a certain angle.

Networking and telecommunication are two areas where fiber-optic cords are ideal signal conductors. Light travels great distances through optical lines without weakening, which makes the systems well-matched for both long-distance and short-distance communication.

Individual glass strands can also transmit independent light pulses on multiple wavelengths. This allows each strand to carry simultaneous streams of data on various channels.

The material’s resistance to electrical interference also increases the clarity of propagated signals since nearby cables and environmental noises do not affect them. Usage of these wires in the cable-television industry quickly spread because of the new medium’s superiority over traditional coaxial cord.

The glass-based system is less expensive and capable of transmitting clearer signals farther away from the source signal. It also substantially reduces signal losses and decreases the number of amplifiers required for each customer.

Fiber-optic cord allows cable providers to offer more customized service to separate neighborhoods because only one optical line is needed for every 500 or so households. Another popular use of fiber-optic cable is in imaging.

In a medical setting, an endoscope is a diagnostic instrument that enables users to see through small holes in the body. In other environments, where the device is also called a borescope or fiberscope, it makes it easier to observe areas that are difficult to reach or see under normal circumstances.

All versions of endoscopes look like a long thin tube, with a lens at one end. This tube is where light is emitted from the bundle of optical lines banded together inside the enclosure.

More and more industries are relying on fiber-optic cords because of the material’s benefits. For instance, computer and internet technology has improved due to optical fibers’ enhanced transmission of digital signals.

Ronald Pedactor is a health care physician. He has been developing professional health care equipment for more then 20 years. He recommends avideo borescope to improve health care treatment.

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Using DiSC To Create More Fun

Using DiSC To Create More Fun

DiSC Behavioural Profiling is an amazing, yet simple tool that can help you in organising your Reward and Recognition, Staff Incentive and Fun-at-Work Programs.

The big thing to keep in mind is that we are dealing with behaviour, NOT personality. Behaviour is more flexible, situational based and will often change based on our perception. DiSC helps you identify what people need in order to feel significant and successful.

The four behaviour types are:

Dominance Behaviour – This behaviour type love to achieve. They like to have control, can get a little competitive and enjoy winning. They are direct, upfront and assertive.

Influence Behaviour– ‘I’ Behaviour is very social. They strive for social recognition. They love to talk, interact and engage. They are very animated and expressive.

Steadiness Behaviour – ‘S’ Behaviour are social creatures, yet more laid back than ‘I’. They are people focused, nuturing, caring and great listeners.

Consciousness Behaviour – ‘C’ Behaviour is the more logical, details focused and analytical of the four. They enjoy solving problems, are usually quiter and more the ‘thinker’.

It is important to be aware that 80% of people have 2 main preferences, 10% of people have one preference and the remaining 10% operate out of all four.

So how does this help when organizing Fun-at-Work Programs?

By understanding that different people have different needs it is important to find a team activity or program that meets most of those needs. For example…

‘D’ – love anything that has a sense of competition. (word of warning – make sure that the competition is friendly and doesn’t get out of hand)

‘I’– love anything that is exciting, social and animated.

‘S’ – Enjoy activities that get people interactive, talking and socializing.

‘C’ – Enjoy activities that get them solving puzzles, plan and organize. It is important for ‘C’ behaviour that the ‘rules’ or ‘expectations’ are clearly defined and followed.

As an example our Race Around the World Activity meets all those needs.

‘D’ Competition – Team who earns the most points wins

‘I’ Social and Exciting – Work in small teams of 4-7. They participate in a range of fun activities at various checkpoints

‘S’ Social – Work in small teams of 4-7

‘C’ Analytical – Teams need to solve puzzles, map out their route and plan their journey in order to get to the most checkpoints.

So when organizing your Reward and Recognition, Staff Incentive and Fun-at-Work Programs make sure that they have an element that meets all four needs.

Mike Symonds is the Managing Director of Interactive Events Pty Ltd. Interactive Events is committed to assisting organizations with engaging staff, igniting relationships and creating fun & exciting workplaces through the use of interactive and fun games and activities. You can find out more about Interactive Events at