I have the following situation. There is a ethernet network on the 10th, we want to expand it to the 5th. We hired somebody, they setup the patchbox and the cables in the 5th to each office. They wouldn't mess with the fiber optics stuff because they didn't have experience and the fiber optics cable is more fragile. So we found an electrician who would; he purchased the cable, with 8 LC connectors on each end, and instaled it.
I contacted an IT shop, to get a matching switch for those connectors but he called me back, telling me that LC connectors are out-dated technology and that acquiring switches and/or fiber media converters would be nigh impossible.
My question is, what would be the best solution? - hunt down a switch with LC connectors? - search for LC media converters, from LC to SC or whatever? - tell the company made the cable that they chose the "wrong" connectors and ask them to cut the LC connectors and replace them with the "right" ones? - do I really need to use all of the 8 connectors? The man from the IT shop said that I would need 8 of those media converters and they would take up 8 slots from a 24-port switch, is that true? - is there another, better option that I haven't thought of?
I may be using this site wrong and ask too many questions at once, but I really need a competent answer and it doesn't seem I will be getting it from local vendors.
Edit: here are some pictures of the connectors i.imgur.com/EuQ2IDf.jpg i.imgur.com/6vAxeJC.jpg also the "Test Sheet" I received says the cable is 50/125 which apparently means its a 50micron cable.