Fiber

Wireless Networks Will Always be ‘Second Rate’ vs. Hardwired

By By Robert D'Addario · December 26, 2018 • Opinion: Wireless will never be the answer to network speed woes compared to hardwired, and and the experience of wireless will always be 'second rate.'

‘Light Compression’ Isn’t so Light in 18Gbps 4K Comparisons

By Todd Whitaker · November 14, 2018 • While the effects of 'light' compression can be hard to see, side-by-side comparisons to real 18Gbps 4K content often show the issues with compression.

Advancements in Termination Durability Help Fiber Reach ‘Last 100 Meters’

By Robert D'Addario · November 1, 2018 • According to Robert D'Addario, fiber termination methods like epoxy/polish and fusion splicing have helped propel the technology much closer to becoming the backbone of telecommunications.

2018 CEDIA Talks - Like TED Talks for the Smart Home

By CE Pro Editors · July 26, 2018 • 'CEDIA Talks' at Expo 2018 feature 12 short presentations for smart-home pros in areas such as wellness, blockchain, robotics and 'multidimensional light.'

Chromis Fiberoptics Targets Resi Market with Plastic Optical Fiber

By Jason Knott · March 19, 2018 • Long-time OEM Chromis Fiberoptics moves to the forefront with its own branded GigaPOF active optical cables with tight bend radius and 100lb pull strength.

Copper vs. Fiber: Don’t be a Scaredy Cat

By Robert Archer · February 23, 2018 • Fiber optic cabling beats copper (Cat x) when it comes to long distances, high bandwidth, reliability and future-proofing, but smart-home integrators are hung up on fiber myths and high prices.

FIBBR Ultra 8K Fiber Optic HDMI Cable Claims 56Gbps 8K HDR

By Jason Knott · January 17, 2018 • At CES 2018, FIBBR unveils Ultra 8K, an ISF-certified fiber optic HDMI cable, claiming 56Gbps bandwidth up to 50 meters.

WyreStorm H2XC Series Modular Switchers to Debut at ISE 2018

By Robert Archer · January 9, 2018 • The signal management and distribution company WyreStorm will showcase its new H2XC Series Modular Switchers at ISE 2018 this upcoming February.

Cleerline Video Q&A: ‘Future Has Arrived’ for Fiber

By CE Pro Editors · September 26, 2017 • Cleerline Technology’s Robert D’Addario discusses fiber’s superior speed, durability and signal quality compared to copper.

CEDIA Q&A: Why Rely on Cleerline Fiber Cables for 4K 60 HDR and HDMI 2.1?

By CE Pro Editors · September 2, 2017 • Visit Cleerline at CEDIA 2017 to hear about why fiber is the only fool-proof method of moving 4K 60 HDR content inside a home or business.

What Makes Fiber Better Than Category Cable?

By Advertorial · August 9, 2017 • An integration professional tackles myths and shares first-hand experience that made him a proponent of fiber video distribution over category cable.

MoCA Access Spec Debuts as Fiber Extension Alternative

By Jason Knott · June 14, 2017 • MoCA Access specification leverages existing apartment/condo coaxial cable and offers 2.5Gbps data rates with low latency.

CE Pro 100 Names Top Fiber Optic Cable Brands

By Robert Archer · June 13, 2017 • Cleerline leads the fiber optic cable category, followed by Celerity, Corning, Tributaries and Metra Home Theater. Check out the complete list in our 2017 Brand Analysis.

The Benefits of Fiber over Category Cable

By Advertorial · May 15, 2017 • An increased demand for distribution of video makes fiber appealing to integrators and customers, so here’s a case for the benefits of fiber over Category cable.

Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Rebrands as Fiber Broadband Association (FBA)

By Jason Knott · May 8, 2017 • Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council rebrands as Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) to push commercial focus. 13.7M homes currently connect to fiber.

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