In the most recent edition of Leviton’s “Crosstalk” newsletter, the company reminds us of the most commonly accepted fiber optic outer-jacket colors. “Color coding is an integral part of our industry, as it helps to identify individual fibers, cable, and connectors,” the company states. “A fiber cable’s jacket color is typically defined by the fiber type, and can differ based on mode or performance level. For example, laser-optimized multimode OM3/OM4 is aqua making it easy to differentiate from single mode (yellow) or OM1/OM2 (orange). Both multimode and singlemode cables designed for outdoor use will typically have a black jacket to protect the cable from damage due to solar exposure and UV light.”
With demand on the rise for higher bandwidth over longer distances, more and more data centers are opting for OM4+ performance to meet their needs. The new Leviton OM4+ Premium Violet System allows for a never-before-seen 40/100GbE transmitted over an astounding 300 meters. The above table was taken from the most recent issue of Leviton’s “CrossTALK” newsletter. To view the article in its entirety, click the link below.