Plastic optical fiber is able to withstand extreme ranges of operating temperatures.
Military and Biometrics
Dual-jacketed duplex POF cable for harsh environments. Part FF-L84D02000S333.
Professional installer kit for LC duplex connectors, with crimping and finishing tools. Part FF-STDLCINST-K.
100Base-FX Ethernet switch with 24 OptoLock ports. Part FF-MCE24242.
Harsh environment housing for LC connectors, with IP-67 certification. Part FF-LC-IP67-HS-5.6 W/CP.
Complete POF testing solution for installers, with software and a large selection of adapters available. Part FF-OLK-61P.
When a plastic optical fiber undergoes a physical change, such as bending, the light passing through it undergoes changes that are detectable, allowing it to be used as a sensor.
Plastic optical fiber can withstand heat, direct sunlight, and, with the right components, dust and moisture. Image: MINING.com / Flickr (source) (CC BY 2.0)
Because POF is made of insulating materials, it can provide electrically isolated data links in environments and applications where electrical isolation is critical. Image: NAVFAC / Flickr (source) (CC BY 2.0)
lastic optical fiber is the medium of choice for data links in manufacturing equipment. Image: Kitmodo Marketplace / Flickr (source) (CC BY 2.0)
Plastic optical fiber offers complete immunity to EMI, because it is made entirely of insulating materials.
POF brings several key advantages over copper and glass to every application that it is used in. Image: verkeorg / Flickr (source) (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Plastic optical fiber is resilient to physical strains, making it the superior choice for industrial data.
Ethernet copper/POF media converter for industrial applications. Part FF-MCE1002-OPT.
Because of tolerance for harsh environments, POF is the medium of choice for robust data links in biometric applications, particularly those used by the military. Image: The U.S. Army / Flickr (source) (CC BY 2.0)