Cables

Gruber began making Fiber Optic cables and products early in the creation of this exciting new way of transferring data.

As early pioneers, we have decades of experience manufacturing even the most complicated types of multi-conductor fiber assemblies, all made in the USA, with Lifetime Warranty.

  • Multi-Mode

    Multi-Mode (38)

    Multi-mode fiber cable is the type of optical fiber typically used to transmit data across short distances, such as across a college campus or throughout a corporate building. OM1, OM2, OM3, and OM4 fiber cables are, progressively, capable of supporting more bandwidth and/or transmitting data over longer distances. Multi-mode fiber patch cable is used as a backbone network infrastructure for its reliability, high carrying capacity, and lower power consumption.
  • Single-Mode

    Single-Mode (16)

    When setting up a network that requires data to travel over long distances, most people opt to install single-mode fiber optic cable. Single-mode Fiber Cable is designed to carry only one ray of light making single-mode extremely useful for long transmission distances (see chart below for estimated distance's). Single-mode fiber is used for its high carrying capacity, reliability, and lower power consumption. Single-mode fiber is physically like multi-mode fiber, however, the glass core is significantly smaller - usually around 10 microns in diameter - and the light source enters the core at 90 degrees. While single-mode fiber cables are physically similar to multi-mode fiber cables, the glass core is significantly smaller - usually around 10 microns in diameter - and the light source enters the core at 90 degrees. These cables are able to transmit data up to 40 miles with a bandwith of 1Gb’s. On the downside, the solid-state laser diodes typically used by single-mode cables make them two to three times more expensive than multi-mode cables. Once you decide to use single-mode cable, over a multi-mode cable, you'll then need to decide whether you need a simplex or duplex version. A simplex fiber cable has only one fiber optic strand and is typically used when data only needs to travel in one direction, such as radio, television and public announcement systems. A duplex fiber cable has two strands, which allows data to travel in both directions. Whether you need a simple one-way cable or a multi strand fiber cable, Gruber Communication Products has it all.