Surge Protection for fibre data lines
Telkom and other telecommunications companies are investing in fiber technology for greater data speeds, and less downtime due to cable theft. IP phones and cloud computing are changing the way South Africans do business.
Clearline 12-00713 is specifically designed to protect your IP Phone and Computer Equipment.
Traditional PABX systems have turned into IP phones, or headsets now being used through existing networks and computer systems. Cloud Computing is changing the way business’s use and spend money on IT infrastructure. Online storage. Video Conferencing. The list goes on, all made possible with faster internet technologies such as fibre!
Is fibre also going to save our equipment from surges and lightning strikes? While its true that an electrical surge cannot travel through a fibre cable, surges can still affect your network through other sources. Eskom Power will continue to be supplied on copper cabling, so moving your telecommunications over to fibre, isn’t going to solve the problem entirely.
Eskom’s unstable grid and any up-and-down power outages(load shedding) leaves you vulnerable. Additionally, most business or small home networks still utilize Copper CAT5e or CAT6 copper cabling internally. A nearby lightning strikes loves to find some copper to ride and could easily cause inductions of electrical current and ZAP your equipment.
Check out our article on how lightning and surges can hurt your equipment, or download this as a PDF file.