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.
SFP
Small form-factor pluggable transceiver:
(Optical) plugin for media converter, nic or router.

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