Fiber optic communication

Some jargon

APC
Angle polished Physical Contact.
Fiber optic connector.
Fiber media converter
Converts optical- to electrical signals and electrical- to optical signals. Usually has one- or two optical connectors and one Ethernet connector.
Fiber optic modem
Actually not a modem at all, but a fiber media converter.
FTU
Fiber Termination Unit:
A little spool with some fiber optic cable and a clamp to hold a fiber optic connector. Connects to fiber media converter or patchcover.
LC
Lucent connector.
Fiber optic connector.
Media converter
Fiber media converter.
NT
Network Termination unit:
Fiber media converter.
NTU
Network Termination Unit:
Fiber media converter.
Patchcover
Cover for FTU with optical fiber extension cord. Connects to fiber media converter.
PC
Physical Contact.
Fiber optic connector.
SC
Subscriber Connector.
Fiber optic connector.

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