Plastic optical fiber delivers solutions for the harsh demands of the electric and diesel train industry. This type of fiber optic is ensuring the integrity of control, signaling and passenger data not be compromised by the harsh environment in which these applications operate. FiberFin a manufacturer and distributor of quality products give you engineering solutions and of a full line of POF products for almost every type of situation. One of these manufacturers is Firecomms.
Firecomms, a global leader in the provision of fiber optic solutions and optical transceivers has developed light sources and communications ICs with the deep understanding of the stresses and strains placed on equipment in electric and diesel trains. Firecomms light sources use Resonant Cavity LED (RCLED) technology to ensure the strongest optical output at the lowest currents while preserving stability after decades of operation. Our robust receiver topologies guarantee error-free transmissions every time.
In the automotive market, there are a few standard bodies. One of the biggest supporters of polymer optical fiber is the MOST, (Media Oriented Systems Transport) . This name came from a joint venture between auto OEMs, systems suppliers, software developers, and equipment manufacturers in their quest for a common goal: develop a standard for an onboard multimedia network protocol and network model. This standard was developed in 1998 with the initial members, the like of DaimlerChrysler and BMW with a common goal of a multimedia infrastructure. Since then it has seen a huge growth, which include more than 20 motor manufacturers with a goal of a lightweight infrastructure for multimedia and safety network.
Industrial Networks & Automation
Industrial controls have used plastic optical fiber (POF) for a long time, some of the major players are IEEE 1394, SERCOS, ModBus/TCP (ModBus protocol on TCP/IP), ProfiNet (Profibus on Ethernet), Ethernet / IP, Foundation Fieldbus High-Speed Ethernet, and ODVA.
These different networking solutions have found that plastic optical fiber is a perfect media for low cost, easy installation, as well as a solution for isolation in high noise environments. Isolation seems to be a key in industrial automation and networking applications as the factory environment can be one of the worst places to communicate.
The industrial network can be broken into three layers: the device network, the control network and the corporate network. Each layer operates in an environment where significant challenges must be overcome to ensure a reliable communication system. In the face of unwanted interference from ground loops and electromagnetic interference (EMI), equipment designers frequently take advantage of fiber optic connectivity to preserve and protect the equipment and communication links.
Firecomms fiber optic POF transceivers deliver on the harsh demands of industrial automation and networking applications, ensuring the integrity of
transmitted data is not compromised by high voltage environments or electromagnetic interference. Firecomms has developed our light sources and communications ICs with the deep understanding of the stresses and strains placed on industrial networking applications. Our light sources use Resonant Cavity LED (RCLED) technology to ensure the strongest optical output at the lowest currents while preserving stability after decades of operation. Our robust receiver topologies guarantee error-free reception in high EMI fields.
Ethernet is a family of frame-based computer networking technologies for local area networks. Ethernet is the dominant standard in commercial local area networks and is increasingly gaining dominance in industrial and process control networks.
Encoding of data over the POF link in many of the EoPOF system complies with the 802.3u 100Base-FX standard. One of many FiberFin’s suppliers is DiMoto an Australia manufacturer of industrial media converters. DiMoto's media converters are fully compliant with the 802.3u 10Base-T/100Base-TX copper standards, providing interoperability with all compliant network switches, routers, hubs, computers, laptops, printers and other network devices and peripherals.
FiberFin and our suppliers give you plastic optic fiber solutions for the all the unique demands of the medical industry, including the industry for medical imaging,
FiberFin has a special finishing process that is very unique and fits into the medical field very well for sensor type applications.
This process allows us to finish or polish plastic optical fiber, Some of this fibers can be quite small, some as small as 200µm in diameter to a mirror like finish, typical in finish quality is qualified to a 3µm RMS polish. This process is semi-automated so we can do hundreds of thousands of fibers at a very low cost per fiber. Give us a try, Call or email us with your requirements.
Firecomms offers a wide choice of fiber optic transmitter, receiver, and transceiver products in
three different connector configurations: OptoLock, ® LC and RedLink. These products and solutions ensuring that the integrity of the processed data not be compromised by the unique
Operating conditions found in medical imaging applications. Firecomms has developed our light
Sources and communications ICs with the deep understanding of the requirements of medical
Imaging applications. Our light sources use Resonant Cavity LED (RCLED) technology to ensure
the strongest output at the lowest currents while preserving stability after decades of operation.
Our robust receiver topologies guarantee error-free reception in high EMI fields.
In wind and solar power generation, The building blocks of power conversion and transmission are extremely similar, even though actual power generation depends on the power source itself.
Spread across the wind and solar power generation platforms are an array of sensors that measure wind speed, blade pitch, battery status, and other critical system monitors. Typically processed on proprietary or standard communication protocols, such RS232/485, SERCOS, PROFIBUS or CAN.
Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) transmitters and receivers are ideally suited for these applications.
Power conversion blocks are the core of solar and wind power applications. To prevent unwanted ground loops and electromagnetic interference where stringent IEC 61000 standards apply, high voltage IGBT/IGCT semiconductors used in Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) transmitters and receivers are ideally suited for these applications.
FiberFin has all the needed resources to meet all of these needs.
Firecomms fiber optic solutions deliver on the harsh demands of the wind and solar power industry, ensuring that the integrity of processed data not be compromised by rugged environments and extreme climates. Firecomms has developed our light sources and communications ICs with the deep understanding of the stresses and strains placed on renewable energy applications. Our light sources use Resonant Cavity LED (RCLED) technology to ensure the strongest optical output at the lowest currents while preserving stability after decades of operation. Our robust receiver topologies guarantee error-free reception in high EMI fields. Firecomms’ RedLink FF-DC-1 MBd and DC-5
MBd Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) transmitters and receivers are ideally suited for these
When large solar panels are installed in a field each one of these solar panels are bolted onto a rail, but can easily be uninstalled and stolen! Using a simple POF cable you can string this in between the panels using special hardware and connect all the panels to a simple device that monitors and attacks any kind of theft or unusual behavior. With this kind of smart technology, you will make sure that there is no false alarms and also the use of video cameras do not have to be monitored.
Luceat, out of Casaglia (BS), Italy, supplies the POF industry with the full line of products and specializing in POF security systems fiber. Luceat is an industry leader in plastic optical fiber security systems, they have a full line that can meet any security need.
The newest in their product line. Optimizing the optical lock so that there is ZERO false alarms. LiteLock functions as a lock that closes a chain, with the difference that our contains a sensor wireless radio and the chain is a plastic fiber optic cable. When the "optical chain" is cut open or the sensor detects it and the unit gives an alarm. LiteLock is the ideal solution to protect property inside and outside the factory or plant and can be connected to any existing alarm panel.
POF lighting was very big business in the 70s, 80s and early 90s, but the introduction of LED as a lighting source has flattened the market. But there is a new resurgence of light pipes in the industrial market using an LED base. There is also been a growing business in the automotive industry for interior lighting as cost is an attractive advantage. Also, POF lighting has a very warming, well-liked appearance.
FiberFin is your number one source for all POF lighting components. We have standard components for 2.2 mm diameter and 3 mm fiber for lenses and LED holders in stock. Also, we can custom make any type of light pipes if needed.
FiberFin has a full engineering staff that can look at the whole project and figure out which is the best way to go. Please give us a call or email.