19 Mar 2019
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Fiber enables connectivity in a variety of environments. With the success of your business depending on the speed and bandwidth of your network, you must demand the best. Regardless of the application, the quality of the cable used will determine how much data is transmitted quickly and dependably. A fiber infrastructure can offer many benefits over twisted-pair cabling for AV applications.

What are the benefits?

  • Futureproofing
    • When you’re installing anything in your building, you want it to last for a while! Standards for AV distribution are constantly changing, and with improving video quality (to 4K and beyond) and the addition of HDR and deep color information, it’s important for the technology being used to distribute that video to be ready for today’s standards and the standards of the future. Traditional copper networks are likely not going to be able to keep up, but fiber can handle 25 Gbps and beyond. With fiber, you don’t have to worry about replacing the cable as video evolves – just change a few components and you’re good to go.
  • Longer Distances
    • Copper can encounter issues transmitting data at 100m/330ft. So what do you do when you need to transmit over longer distances? Fiber is the solution, and it’s perfect for tons of AV applications, including campus-wide AV systems, large conference centers and lecture halls. 
  • Better Performance
    • The last thing you want when you’re setting up your AV system is even the possibility of interference. Electrical signals pick up noise, especially from other AV cables, but also from radio frequency, lightning strikes, temperature variations or electromagnetic interference. Fiber cables, though, are immune. You don’t have to worry about interference with fiber cables, so you’ll see better performance from your AV system.
  • More Lightweight
    • With everything you have to take into consideration when installing an AV system, anything that can ease the process helps. Smaller and lighter fiber cables are easier and faster to transport and install than copper cables.

Low Voltage Solutions can provide the cutting-edge technology for many types of audio visual projects. Whether it’s projector systems in classrooms or sound systems and video displays in meeting rooms – our team can help increase overall usability for your business. Not only do we provide the commercial audio visual systems to increase your business’ functionality, we also provide sound masking systems to decrease distractions and increase productivity within your building.

Out of all audio visual contractors, we believe our ability to tailor the design and technology to any project sets us apart. Whatever your purpose may be – entertaining or educating – Low Voltage Solutions is prepared to handle your audio visual installation services.

Check out one of our audio visual system projects here.