[vcf-midatlantic] SX GBIC fiber cable speed
fraveydank at gmail.com
Tue Feb 16 01:49:28 UTC 2021
> On Feb 15, 2021, at 2:38 PM, Ethan O'Toole via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> FS.COM is pretty good.
> I used to work at a place that used 10baseFL. It was a big waste of money. Every computer that came in had an Intel 100mbps nic, it got yanked and replaced with a $400 10 megabit fiber card. But when lightning struck near one of the buildings, it blew out like $100K worth of Lucent Definity phone boards and every HP cat5 jetdirect board.
The Navy uses fiber where possible for the same reason, especially aboard ship. Lots of lightning and fun EMI concerns out there, plus a horrible thing in the MIL STD called "salt fog".
We used copper -> fiber media converters for the project we were on... only ran 10 Mbps, but the other concerns made it worth it.
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