I am working on a project where I am going to need long distance communication and I am unsure the best way to go about it. I am mainly trying to decide between fiber optic or Ethernet and decide some of the pros and cons of each.
I would be working on a distance of somewhere between 100m-300m. I'm looking to transmit relatively simple controls signals to a remote test setup and have it respond with live data and video from multiple cameras and sensor sources. The control setup and test setup would be custom built by myself so I am free to pick any communication protocol/setup I desire. Oh and the system will be outside so durability is somewhat of a factor.
Does anyone have recommendations for long distance communication? I'm leaning towards fiber because I was under the impression that Ethernet connections begin to breakdown over 100m but I have seen a few posts here that point otherwise. I'm also a bit new to communication protocols and connections so any direction or advice on what is wise to use for long distance connections would be helpful.