Application Notes


Ultra Electronics, Energy pioneered the use of Fiber Optics in industrial automation and process control applications and now has more units installed than any other Industrial Fiber Optic Converter supplier.

The rapid growth in the use of Fiber Optics in industrial and process control markets has been driven by the inherent advantages of the technology over copper. These include:

  • SPEED: Fiber optic networks operate at high speeds – up into the gigabits
  • BANDWIDTH: Large carrying capacity
  • DISTANCE: Signals can be transmitted further without needing to be “refreshed” or strengthened.
  • RESISTANCE: Excellent resistance to electromagnetic noise such as radios, motors or other nearby cables.
  • MAINTENANCE: Fiber optic cables cost much less to maintain than copper cables.

Ultra Electronics, Energy Fiber Optic Modems are frequently specified where the following application considerations exist:

  • Galvanic separation
  • Lightning immunity
  • Large bandwidth networking
  • Long data transmission distances
  • Intrinsically safe (hazardous area) operation
  • Wet processing
  • RFI/EMI immunity
  • Highly secure and reliable communications are required

Industry Solutions:

Ultra Electronics, Energy Fiber Optic Modems are available for use in the following industries and markets:

  • Cement
  • Chemicals
  • Foundries
  • Life Sciences
  • Military and Merchant Marine
  • Metals
  • Minerals
  • Mining
  • OEM
  • Oil and Gas
  • Petrochemicals
  • Power Generation (Fossil, Nuclear and Wind)
  • Power Transmission and Distribution
  • Printing
  • Pulp
  • Rail Transportation
  • Refining
  • Water Utilities

Supplying robust and reliable technology is only a part of being a fiber networking solution provider. Our business is about creating and maintaining business relationships. This entails understanding your company’s requirements and the specific details of your project. As a result, Ultra Electronics, Energy is able to configure fiber networking systems that will both meet your present needs as well as grow with your company in the future.