Recommended Fiber Runs by Application

Determining which grade and construction of fiber to integrate can be difficult. This white paper overviews common residential applications and the best practices for fiber cabling.

Application: security & access control
Typical equipment: cameras and media converters
Recommended cable for runs under 1,000 ft.: two strand (duplex) multimode OM3
Recommended cable for runs over 1,000 ft.: two strand (duplex) single mode OS2
Recommended connectors: LC or SC (equipment dependent)

Application: service demarc to main distribution point
Typical equipment: incoming demarc to modem or distribution panel
Recommended cable: two strand (duplex) single mode OS2
Recommended connectors: coupler

Application: equipment rack to equipment rack
Typical equipment: network switch to network switch
Recommended cable for runs under 1,000 ft.: two strand (duplex) multimode OM3
Recommended cable for runs under 1,000 ft.: two strand (duplex) multimode OM3
Recommended connectors: LC or SC (equipment dependent)

Application: general residential prewire
Typical equipment: future-proofing for AV and networking
Recommended cable: two two-strand (duplex) multimode OM3
Recommended connectors: LC or SC (equipment dependent)

Application: home theater video distribution
Typical equipment: source to display/projector
Recommended cable: two strand (duplex) multimode OM3 or OM4
Recommended connectors: LC or SC (equipment dependent)

Application: building to building network distribution
Typical equipment: network switch to network switch
Recommended cable for runs under 1,000 ft.: two strand (duplex) multimode OM3
Recommended cable for runs under 1,000 ft.: two strand (duplex) multimode OM3
Recommended connectors: LC

Application: network switches to access points
Typical equipment: network switch to wireless access point
Recommended cable: two strand (duplex) multimode OM3
Recommended connectors: LC

Download the pdf here: Recommended Fiber Runs

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