As video data rates increase, installation engineers must become as familiar with fibre as they are with coax. Many types of fibre and twisted-pair copper must be purchased pre-terminated.
Runs of 3Gb/s in copper require special attention to cable type if long runs are required. It may be necessary to evaluate cables with the send and receive equipment to be used as not all line-drivers and receivers are equal.
Future planning will need to carefully balance the costs of fibre versus copper to minimize costs, yet achieve the building wide networks that collaborative file-based production demands.