Copper and Fiber network infrastructure will be around for a long time. We’ll help you keep yours up to date.

Hardwired For Reliability

It’s expected that industrial M2M networks will incorporate millions of new wireless nodes in the very near future. Most of these new wireless devices will do their jobs out at the messy network edge, where local conditions or a need for mobility can make wired connections impractical. The prospects are exciting.

But wherever it originates, most data will ultimately need to move across fiber optic and copper Ethernet infrastructure, just as it does today. And, just as they must do today, the networks of the future will need to unify disparate data protocols and multiple data transmission methods in a single, seamless entity. Many of the necessary tools and techniques are already in play, like Ethernet switches, media converters, and protocol converters, and B+B has been involved in developing and perfecting them all. As new data networking technologies appear, we’ll help you use them to extend the network edge. But we’ll also help you ensure that your core systems are rock solid, and that they are ready for the applications of the future.

Traffic Cops for Busy Networks

Unlike Ethernet hubs, which broadcast every data packet received to every available port, all network switches reduce network traffic by forwarding data packets to the correct destinations only.

As networks grow and traffic increases, managed and unmanaged switches have become increasingly vital components in network infrastructure. B+B designs and builds award-winning switches that will help you keep your network traffic travelling in the right direction.

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B+B SmartWorx® Ethernet Switches
IMC Fiber Media Converters

Bandwidth for Today and Tomorrow

Fiber optics overcome the distance limitations of copper Ethernet cabling while providing much greater bandwidth. Fiber is immune to EMI and RFI interference. Fiber future-proofs an installation – as the need for bandwidth continues to grow, fiber infrastructure is already prepared to provide it.

In some situations fiber may be run all the way to individual devices. Security cameras, for example, may need it when they are located in remote locations, and there is a need for real time, full motion video. In military applications fiber is often run all the way to the desktop – it’s hard for a hacker to intercept data when it’s traveling in the form of light. But whether fiber provides the backhaul for an individual device or an entire network, there will ultimately be a need to convert the light pulses to electrical signals so that the data can be put to use. That calls for fiber to copper Ethernet media conversion.

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