fiber optic network design


fiber_optic_network_designYour fiber optic network design will depend on a number of factors:  the size of your organisation, the distance to be covered, the amount of traffic travelling between nodes, the type of ground and the depth of your pockets!

fiber_optic_network_design_-_constructionDeciding on the correct fiber optic network design is not an exact science, although “experts†will say that it is. Why fiber optic at all?  Well, it’ll probably be because the distances to cover are greater than can be accommodated by copper networks using CAT5 or CAT6, it might be because the volume of data demands you operate at Gigabit speeds, or it could be purely for security.

Having decided that you do need a fiber optic network design then you’ll want to know what construction of fiber optic network cable to use and how it’s terminated so that you fiber_optic_network_design_-_patchchoose the right active devices.  fiber optic network design.pdf

Shop around.  Ask two or three fiber optic network design firms what they recommend – be sure you understand why they have reached the design they have and enquire about future growth, because, as you have seen, the way in which we communicate has been transformed since the turn of the Century.

The advisors at TelephoneSystemsDirect can be contacted on 0800 652 8052 with regards to fiber optic network design.

data jacks


data_jacksThe term data jacks has changed over the last twenty years.  Back in the 1980’s data jacks were normally “D-type†connectors of 9, 15 or 25 way.  Every electronics engineer had to be able to solder wires to the pins in these data jacks to show he was competent.

Today data jacks look totally different – they are like a larger scale of the European telecom plug (that’s an RJ11).  The RJ45 data jacks are found in all offices today and are the termination outlets for a structured cabling system allowing anyone to move a device (phones or computers) from one place to another quickly and simply without having to send specially for engineers.  data_jacks.pdf

data_jacks_rj45You’ll usually find that the data jacks are all the same, but the cables themselves have a colour-coding to identify their usage in the comms room on the patch panels…..we use red for data and blue for voice with green and yellow being for specials such as ISDN lines.

Buying data jacks is plain sailing from any online store that sells electronic components.

Unfortunately we don’t list any data jacks in our e-commerce shop as this majors on BEST BUY phone systems with 25% discounts. Sorry if you’ve read this far and been disappointed – BUT book mark this page in case you need a telephone solution in the future – we’re really good at it!

fiber optic networking


fiber_optic_networkingYour fiber optic networking will be dependent on a number of factors:  the distance to be covered, the size of your organisation, the amount of traffic travelling between nodes, the type of ground and how deep your pockets are! 

fiber optic networking.pdf

Shop around.  Ask two or three fiber optic networking firms what they will recommend – be sure you understand how they have reached the design they have and enquire about potential future growth, because, as we have seen, the way in which we communicate has transformed since the beginning of this Century.

fiber_optic_networking_-_constructionDeciding on the correct fiber optic networking is not a precise science, although “experts†will say it is. Why fiber optic at all?  Well, it will probably be because the distances to cover are greater than can be accommodated by copper networks (CAT5 / CAT6); it might be that the volume of data dictates that you operate at Gigabit speed; or it could be purely for security reasons.

Having decided that you do need a fiber optic networking then you’ll want to know what construction of fiber optic networking cable to use (uni-mode or multi-mode) and how it’s terminated so that you choose the most appropriate active devices.

 

The Telephone Systems Direct advisors can be contacted on 0800 652 8052 with regards to fiber optic networking and telecommunications solutions.

fiber optic systems


fiber_optic_systemsMost fiber optic systems have been installed because the organisation uses huge amounts of data.  Typical users of fiber optic systems are marketing agencies, architects, science labs, etc.

Other fiber optic systems are used by those who require high security with minimal risk of their communications being snooped on through radiation….typically the police and armed services (GCHQ is typical)
 
fiber_optic_systems_-_constructionWhy do they use fiber optic systems?  Well fiber optic systems pass digital information across vast distances more quickly than copper can without the same degradation of signal.  OK they both do it at the speed of light, but when traffic increases fiber optic systems keep going faster than CAT5 or CAT6 due to their physical limitations.  fiber optic systems.pdf

Mostly fiber optic systems link or extend structured cabling systems over larger business premises.  PTT’s utilise fiber optic systems as their backbones between local nodes where microwave links are over-kill. 

Need to know more about fiber optic systems?  Ring the advisors at TelephoneSystemsDirect on
0800 652 8052.

fiber networks


fiber_networksfiber_networks_-_constructionYour fiber networks design will depend on various factors:  the size of your organisation, the distance to be covered, the volume of traffic travelling between nodes and the depth of your pockets!

Deciding on the most appropriate fiber networks is not an exact science, but the “experts†will say that it is! Why fiber optic at all?  Well, it’ll undoubtedly be because the distances to span are greater than can be accommodated by copper networks using CAT5/5E or CAT. It could be because the amounts of data demand you operate at Gigabit speeds – or it could be mainly for security to avoid the possibilities of radiation that could be snooped on.

Having decided that you do need fiber networks then you’ll shop around for a provider.  Ask two or three fiber networks firms what they recommend – be sure you understand why they have put forward the designs they have and enquire about future growth, because, as you appreciate, the way in which we communicate has been transformed since the year 2000.  Next find out what the construction of fiber networks cable is to be used and how it’s terminated so that you choose the right active devices.  fiber networks.pdf 
 
The advisors at Telephone Systems Direct can be contacted on 0800 652 8052 with regards to fiber networks for use in telecommunications networks.

fibre optic installation


fibre_optic_installationYou will require a fibre optic installation if your structured cabling system has outlets more than 100 metres from your comms room.  You’ll have to install a fibre optic link from one switch to another to extend the network to maintain signal strengths.

The fibre optic installation components are: fibre optic patch panels, fibre optic patch-leads, fibre optic ports on your Layer 3 switches.

Fibre optic installation is more specialised than copper CAT5e or CAT6 installations.  The number of technicians that are competent to perform the fibre optic installation is much smaller than for general CAT-cable installation.  fibre optic installation.pdf

fibre_optic_installation_XTelephoneSystemsDirect recommends that you choose your fibre optic installation carefully.  Check out the credentials of firms offering fibre optic installation and ask to see the individual’s certificate prior to the event.

Need more information on fibre optic installation?  The ring us up on 0800 652 8052 and chat to us.  We’ll tell you frankly whether fibre optic installation is necessary in your scenario.

optic fibre splicing


optic_fibre_splicingFor optic fibre splicing you do need a specialist who knows what he or she is doing.

This optic fibre splicing is a necessity where two fibre optic cables or connectors have to be linked.  It’s imperative that the end of the optic fibre splicing is perfectly flat and at ninety degrees so that light travels straight through the junction and little is lost through a total internal reflection.

optic_fibre_splicing_XThere is going to be some loss of signal through optic fibre splicing so it is desirable that the fewer optic fibre splicing events there are is minimised.

 As we said at the outset, optic fibre splicing is a specialised operation.  Unfortunately at Telephone Systems Direct we don’t employ such a person, but we have our own contacts where this skill is required to supplement our primary skills of installing and implementing phone systems. optic fibre splicing.pdf

If you do require any more information on optic fibre splicing, then please feel free to chat to the advisors at TelephoneSystemsDirect on 0800 652 8052.

optical fibre


optical_fibreWhat keeps the World going?  optical fibre!   optical fibre.pdf

Optical fibre carries our communications at the speed-of-light.

The main users of optical fibre are PTTs (that’s public telephone network providers).  They utilise all sorts of technologies to connect point A with B.  They’ll use copper in the local loop, optical fibre between towns and sub-distribution points; Microwave from hilltop to city; Satellite from one country to another.

optical_fibresWhy optical fibre?  It transmits laser light at 300,000 miles a second – this is modulated to carry digital signals in packets of data forming internet pages, voice conversations, videos and films.  It’s cheaper over shorter distance – has less loss than standard metal cables.

In offices structured cabling systems are limited to about 100m.  Where the area to be covered exceeds this optical fibre can link numerous areas together through fibre optic modems, switches and hubs.

For more information on optical fibre solutions feel free to ring TelephoneSystemsDirect on 0800 652 8052.

fiber optic networks


fiber_optic_networksFiber optic networks are required where you have commercially sensitive data that you want to protect.  It prevents snooping on radiations from copper cables (CAT5 or CAT6) These can only operate with Megabit speed up to 100m.  Over greater distances and with Gigabit speeds then fiber optic networks are a necessity.

Choosing installers for your fiber optic networks can take some time depending on the configuration and complexity of your WAN.  Ask the contenders for installing your fiber optic networks to give examples of the networks they have done, plus the contact details of the IT managers on the reference sites.  Get in touch with these and discover if they are totally satisfied with every aspect of the fiber optic networks.  If not, find out why they aren’t. Then you can avoid the same problems.

For more information on fiber optic networks and telecoms implementations feel free to chat to the advisors at TelephoneSystemsDirect on 0800 652 8052.  fiber optic networks.pdf

fibre patch leads


fibre_patch_leadsPatch Leads link telephone systems and computer hubs, switch and routers to users through a structured cabling system.

Fibre patch leads give flexibility in larger installations for linking different elements of a fibre networks or help with resilience when things go wrong and someone damages a single optical fibre.  fibre patch leads.pdf

Fibre patch leads join up the optic ports of the latest switches to fibre patch panels delivering Gigabit data speeds.

You can get fibre patch leads in nearly whatever colour you desire.  They also have many forms of connectors such as ST, SC, LT, MTRJ…..so make sure when ordering that you are specific.

fibre_patch_leads_2Some of the fibre patch leads look similar to RJ45 patch leads – however, you’ll have to allow for greater bend radii as these fibre patch leads aren’t quite as flexible as their copper equivalents.

Need to know more about fibre patch leads?  Call the advisors at TelephoneSystemsDirect on 0800 652 8052.  We’ll speak to you frankly about fibre patch leads or anything else to do with telecoms.