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Offline Skip555

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Magic wire
« on: May 31, 2014, 09:00:10 AM »
Interesting

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Offline silversam

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Re: Magic wire
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2014, 10:00:38 AM »
Certainly good for residential. Not so good for commercial, where exposed wire - if you're adhering to the EIA/TIA 569 spec - is a no-no. Certainly NG for industrial....

It seems like it's a coax replacement, not fiber. Fios brings fiber in to the house and then runs coax and Cat5E to the locations in the house (at least from what I've seen)

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Offline hbiss

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Re: Magic wire
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2014, 11:48:25 AM »
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It seems like it's a coax replacement, not fiber. Fios brings fiber in to the house and then runs coax and Cat5E to the locations in the house (at least from what I've seen)

That's what I've seen too but that is clearly fiber. Maybe they are going to fiber cable boxes? That does look awfully fragile and like you said might be good for hiding it in residential but its usefulness anywhere else is questionable. Also, it takes Verizon about two days to do a normal FiOS install, how long will it take to do one of those?

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Offline Marc Haycook

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Re: Magic wire
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2014, 05:53:20 AM »
It seems like it's a coax replacement, not fiber.

It looks similar to what we are using to bring fiber inside the residence. If it is... it's a single strand of fiber and it's incredibly strong with an amazing bend radius.
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Offline hbiss

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Re: Magic wire
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2014, 08:44:24 AM »
Marc, have you been locating the ONT deep inside the residence or are you using the fiber for something else?

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Offline Marc Haycook

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Re: Magic wire
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2014, 07:08:22 PM »
Marc, have you been locating the ONT deep inside the residence or are you using the fiber for something else?

-Hal

Yes... the new ONT goes inside the house with the modem.
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Offline djhacker

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Re: Magic wire
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2015, 06:13:13 AM »
Great for apartments where cable wiring is a problem. Not too sure on all those nasty bends in that fibre, also is that MM or SM fibre?
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Offline ptcaezza

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Re: Magic wire
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2015, 01:00:05 AM »
I don't buy the hidden aspect of it. Those stick-on pieces look rather large to me and the fiber doesn't stick to the surface it's just help in place under tension and depending on the installer it could end up a massive mess in a short time. I never see any type of stick-on that stayed stuck to ruff wall surfaces very long.
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Offline Marc Haycook

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Re: Magic wire
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2015, 07:41:00 AM »
Until you use it you probably shouldn't knock it...

As I said we've been using it for a while now, but we just had the product people come in to do a demo. I actually saw the guy tie a knot in the fiber and then pull on it with very little loss of signal. When applied properly to white baseboards it's invisible. I'm impressed with the product we are using and not much impresses me anymore.
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