Bend-Insensitive Multimode Fiber Cable: Facts or Fictions
Over the years there have been a lot of controversial topics surrounding fiber optic cable – from cost effectiveness, to use of tight buffer cables outdoors – but I don’t think I have seen a topic heat up as quickly as the buzz in the marketplace about bend insensitive multi-mode fiber (BIMMF) use.
There are two major manufacturers weighing in heavily on this topic. CommScope on one hand, has issued documentation stating, among other issues, that BIMMFs are not compatible with traditional fiber cables, and will cause forward compatibility issues with different BIMMFs. Corning, on the other hand, has introduced their ClearCurve® product line, and have issued significant data including a brand new website where they have compiled an entire case for use of this new product.
So what do you think?
Read CommScope’s White Papers: Bend Insenitive Multimode Fiber – is the reward worth the risk? And Read their follow-up white paper
Visit Corning’s website “The Truth about Bending” for information supporting the opposing viewpoint