• How is the POF cable installed and terminated?

    POF installation follows familiar methods employed in traditional cabling, including routing through conduits or along surfaces. Due to its smaller diameter, it can often still be installed in places that are less easy accessible to UTP copper cabled. Contrary to UTP, POF can conveniently be installed alongside power cables, be it in cable ducts, tubes or ligting systems. Termination is a straightforward process without connectors, merely involving cutting the cable, and insertion of POF cables into equipment connectors via the patented OptoLock™.

  • What are the limitations of Optolux® for indoor connectivity?

    Like any technology, also POF has some limitations. The bandwidth is comparable to UTP CAT6 copper cabling but lower than glass optical fiber, and transmission distances similar to UTP but shorter than glass optical fiber.

  • What are the advantages of using Optolux® for indoor networks?

    Advantages include flexibility, easy installation, immunity to electromagnetic interference, lower CO2 footprint, operational energy savings, and cost-effectiveness for short-range communication within indoor environments.

  • What makes Optolux® unique?

    The Optolux® network topology operates on a ring configuration rather than a star network. The POF cable and network components establish a loop (or ring) to connect the active network components. This stands in contrast to traditional UTP star networks where each Ethernet outlet requires a separate cable running from the main equipment room. Optolux® presents numerous advantages, including a substantial reduction in necessary cables (promoting sustainability and labor efficiency) and ensuring redundancy for all network connections (enhancing uptime). Of course, Optolux® can also be implemented in the traditional star topology if needed.

  • How does POF differ from traditional optical fiber?

    POF is more flexible, robust, and easier to install than traditional glass optical fiber. It has a larger core diameter, making it suitable for shorter-distance indoor applications.