5 Things to Know About a Micro Armor Fiber Optic Cable

Dec 30, 2022

Fiber optic cables are the most powerful mediums for processing the amount of data the world does everyday. With fiber being so vulnerable and susceptible to damage, gridlocks in data flow from a damaged piece of fiber could mean the difference between affecting a company’s ability to function and a gamer disconnected from his game. 

This uncomfortable and unnecessary scenario is easily avoided 

with the micro armor fiber optic cable by Tinifiber. It’s smaller, lighter, and more durable than the competing aluminum interlock armor (AIA) fiber optic cable.

Keep reading as we discuss 5 things you should know about this armored fiber cable.

1. Micro Armor Fiber Optic Cable Is Easier to Install

Running a cable is a lot more difficult than it may seem. Cable management is not just the domain of IT enthusiasts who build their own computers.

Building engineers must take extra care in designing the infrastructure for their cables. Cables run through walls, ceilings, and underfoot. They need clearance to pass through these areas, which means giving ample space for multiple cables.

The problem with every supplier of fiber optic cable is that their offerings take up too much space. Armored cables crowd these tight junctions where the cable must run. This creates a nightmare for operators who need a clean run that eliminates opportunities for error correction in the future.

A cable should make it easier to place it, not harder. That’s what the Tinifiber armored fiber cable does.

It’s 75% smaller than competing cables, like the AIA fiber optic cable. That means it hogs less space without sacrificing overall cable integrity. It bends easily at turns without kinking.

2. It’s More Durable Than Competitors

An armored fiber optic cable often goes where no other cable can: the outdoors. There are a lot of threats to transmission once a cable leaves the safety of the walls. There is inclement weather, physical abuse, and pests that like to nibble. 

Standard fiber optic cables often aren’t all that easy to replace depending on where the damage is and how much needs to be replaced. It’s prohibitively expensive to redo an entire run, so the cost-effective solution is to use armored fiber optic cables that stand the test of time and abuse without the need to replace it due to damage. Of the available options of Armored Fiber Optic cables, Stainless Steel Micro Armor is far more durable and superior to Aluminum Interlock Armor due to its ability to be both crush proof and resistant to rodent bites. Aluminum Interlock Armor is more malable and less resistant to these issues compared to stainless steel Micro Armor.

3. It’s More Cost-Effective to Install

Tinifiber might be easier to install, but the ease of installation is only one thing. Man hours and man effort are other factors to consider. The type of cable that you use will affect the price of installation.

Heavier cables require heavier-duty equipment. It requires more men to be all hands on deck during the unspooling. More inspectors and operators have to be on call to examine the end result and anticipate any potential complications.

With Tinifiber, you slash those costs in half. Smaller cable means smaller equipment, fewer men, and fewer specialists. There is a far smaller margin for error, mitigating future costs as a result.

4. It’s Longer Lasting

The unfortunate reality is that you have to replace cables on a regular basis. In many cases, that amounts to once every few years. Cables become fragile with age, hardening and losing their transmission efficiency.

However, the amount of life you get out of a cable depends on its manufacturing. The AIA fiber optic cable is not designed to survive for long periods of time. Inferior manufacturing means that there’s a good chance you’ll have to dig it up and start again soon enough.

Tinifiber’s micro armor cable, on the other hand, is intended to last much, much longer. This is more of a “fire and forget” kind of cable. Once you lay it, it will do the job until you dig it up again.

It’s not eternal by any means, but it far outpaces any competition. Long-lasting cable is a game changer for cutting down maintenance costs and improving operational efficiency.

5. It’s Crush-Proof

While this may seem like a little thing, consider how fragile fiber optics are and how often they’re in the ground. What you have are strands of pure glass. Glass is one of the most fragile substances in the entire universe.

Granted, pure glass is not the same as what you might find in windows or drinking cups. But it’s a similar material chosen for its ability to conduct and bounce light over long distances. It’s a double-edged sword that gives unparalleled speed at a significant endurance cost.

Thus, a cable’s worse nightmare is to be stepped on. It doesn’t take much pressure to sever the leads in the average cable. The weight from a single adult human’s footstep can be enough to ruin a cable for good.

Tinifiber’s armored fiber cable can resist that and much more. This is a cable that excels in situations where humans and vehicles run over it all day long. It will last for years under these extreme pressures without a dip in transmission efficiency.

Trust Tinifiber for Your Fiber Optic Needs

Fiber optic cable is at once the most important component of our digital infrastructure and the most vulnerable. Many companies have presented their take on an armored cable, but none compare to Tinifiber’s micro armor fiber optic cable. This is a cable that can resist all abuse and do so in a package that is many times smaller and lighter.

It’s time to make the switch to the last cable you will ever need. Tinifiber can supply all your cable needs, whether indoor or outdoor–or both. Request a sample from our website and see the legendary micro armor cable for yourself.