Getting into fiber optics can be costly. Many security integrators simply lack sufficient fiber runs to justify the special tools, training, and materials needed to terminate fiber optics cables. Despite being a good solution, fiber is either avoided or subcontracted to a specialist. However, an alternative solution exists: field terminated fiber connectors. In this note, we examine these connectors, compare their costs to alternatives and recommend where they should be used.
Fiber Termination: Delicate Operation