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What do OM1, OM2, OM3 and OM4 mean? March 12 2014

There are different types of fiber optic cable. Some types are single-mode, some types are multi-mode. Multi-mode cables can be found in OM1, OM2, OM3 and OM4 types. Each type has different properties. OM1 cable typically comes with an orange jacket and has a core size of 62.5 micrometers (µm).  It can support 10 Gigabit Ethernet at lengths up 33 meters.  It is most commonly used for 100 Megabit Ethernet...