In industrial automation and networking applications the factory environment can be viewed in three layers: the device network, the control network and the corporate network. Each layer operates in an environment where significant challenges must be overcome to ensure a reliable communication system. In the face of unwanted interference from ground loops and electromagnetic interference (EMI), equipment designers frequently take advantage of fiber optic connectivity to preserve and protect the equipment and communication links.
Firecomms fiber optic POF transceivers deliver on the harsh demands of industrial automation and networking applications, ensuring the integrity of transmitted data is not compromised by high voltage environments or electromagnetic interference. Firecomms has developed light sources and communications ICs with the deep understanding of the stresses and strains placed on industrial networking applications. Our light sources use Resonant Cavity LED (RCLED) technology to ensure the strongest optical output at the lowest currents while preserving stability after decades of operation. Our robust receiver topologies guarantee error-free reception in high EMI fields.
Firecomms products with Plastic Optical or Plastic Clad Fiber (POF/PCS) links offer many advantages in industrial networking applications: