What is Plastic Fiber Optics?
Plastic Optical Fiber is a type of fiber composed of a polymethylmethacrylate nucleus and a fluoride coating. Its use in cars and aeronautics is already widespread and now it is also doing it more and more in homes.
Does Plastic Fiber Optics replace current fiber (FTTH)?
No. Plastic fiber optics and FTTH have advantages and disadvantages with each other. The FTTH has no length limitation in terms of ensuring data transmission bandwidth (1Gbps) while the POF does so up to 50 meters (can be controlled by using Daisy Chain type media converters). On the contrary, the FTTH has no easy installation, requires welding and optimal spatial conditions for its location, while the POF is flexible enough to be installed anywhere and in any form, requires no works and you can do it yourself.
Where is Plastic Fiber Optics installed?
In an entire building or in one room. Through existing electricity, through any other conduit or externally. Wherever you want! Wherever you need it!
What are the advantages of plastic fiber?
POF technology sends and receives data without loss or interference, has a small size, halogen-free, is cheap and easy to install and carries no electrical risk.
How do I install it? Can I install it myself?
If you are an installation professional and want to learn about the installation, contact us here. If you are an individual and want to install it yourself in your home, there is an easy-to-use Self-Installation Kit here.
How much does a Plastic Fiber Optic installation cost?
A basic point-to-point installation can be done from 250 – 300o depending on the cable length required and the time spent by the installer.
Is Plastic Fiber Optics better than Wi-Fi?
Wi-Fi alone dims its range based on the distance and obstacles between the broadcast point and the point of receiving its signal, which is not the case with the POF. However, a POF installation can be perfectly complemented by a Wi-Fi emitter at the receiving point.
Can Plastic Fiber Optics be used with Wi-Fi?
Yes, of course. Wi-Fi is a very good complement to the POF reception point for wireless connections via Smartphone, Tablet, etc.
Is this connection wireless or wired?
It is an easy-to-install wired connection.
Does fiber plastic deteriorate rapidly or what expiry time do you have?
It is equivalent to any existing infrastructure wiring in any home such as electrical wiring, TV or copper cables. Its service life is very long.
Does this system also improve the amount of data that comes to my home?
This system will keep you from losing any megas you pay for, but it won't give you more data speed than you've hired.
Why install more cables if the future is Wireless?
The Wireless format has the advantage of not requiring "cable" to make connection and thus significantly increase the physical mobility of both the device and the user. On the contrary, dependence on distance along with physical obstacles and the issuance of signals that may interfere with each other require an alternative that ensures an interference-proof high-fidelity internet connection.
Thus, the future is a balance between the two concepts.