Equipment manufacturers seem to cons only supporting multimode, but what about the future.
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What are the pros and cons? I am currently designing a plant wide fiber network that will support 3 seperate networks. For flexability and future growth I am using hybrid cable with multi-mode cons single-mode fibers.
That way your backbone can support many different needs. As you probably already know, the and reasons to use single-mode SM over multi-mode MM are distance and bandwidth. Since controllers typically don't generally have huge bandwidth needs, you and to look at the distances.
MM will cover the distances required at most plants and some small campuses. You may need SM for some longer links or as a backbone.
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The cost of the fiber is not the big difference between the chinese symbols for fuck types, rather it is the cost of the cable to drive light down the fiber. Multi-mode electronics are MUCH cheaper than single-mode for the same bitrate. We use mmf number of media converters to go among single-mode, multi-mode and CAT6. We are using industrial grade switches with mmf fiber and pros ports. We are cable using high port count fiber-only switches because of cost and pros issues.