Fiber optic communications have come a long way in the past few decades. Initially they were expensive to install and complex to operate. However, the clear advantages of communication over fiber optic, in particular for data throughput – has seen considerable investment in the technology. In the last decade the costs of developing, installing and maintaining fiber optic networks have dropped considerably and the technology is now a perfectly viable option for a range of industries seeking to improve the performance of their telecom networks.
Benefits of an Industrial Fiber Optic Solution
An industrial fiber optic solution is the ideal choice for businesses seeking to transmit high volumes of data in real-time. Industries such as banking need to generate transaction data in massive quantities which must be resolved in multiple locations instantly. In cases such as these copper networks simply do not offer the speeds necessary to ensure data is processed in the right time frames or volumes. The risk to the bank of failing to process such data is potentially unlimited financial liability for losses incurred in the process. It’s perhaps unsurprising that banks were among the first industries to adopt high-speed solutions for their data needs.
The cost-benefit returns of an industrial fiber optic solution are now applicable to many other industries thanks to the drop in running costs. Manufacturing can benefit from an industrial fiber optic solution too – it allows the manufacturer to coordinate pricing of raw materials and components on a global scale in real time. This enables a competitive edge in produced goods by delivering price advantages in the manufacturing process without compromising on quality.
Travel companies may also find that the ability to draw on data from a wide range of locations enables them to offer better pricing to their clients and last-minute offers from any destination. This is vital in a sector where purchasers are extremely price-sensitive. The alternative of course is for those companies to surrender their clients to online service providers which are already reaping the rewards of fiber optic cabling solutions. Whatever industry you’re in it might be time to examine what fiber optic can do for your business.
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