Book a Fibre Engineer: A lot of the fibre optic work that we complete is often directly for electrical contractors on projects located here in Dublin, they typically need the fibre optic cables that they’ve literally just pulled in themselves spliced, they just want it to work; oh, and they’ll want a test report certificate and it needs to be done before handover day, which is this coming Friday. It’s also quite common that the contractor isn’t really an expert in fibre optics, sometimes they don’t really understand much about fibre splicing other than the cable is now installed as per the technical drawings and it just needs to be terminated and tested and they need a test report to send to the end client, and that’s it. Because the tender sheet says loose tube – OM4 with 16 cores and LC ends and that’s what they work off, the OM4 loose tube cable with 16 cores is now installed so what else could we want?
There is certainly in some of the cases that we see, an element of the contractor willing the system to work because they don’t specialize in fibre and its obvious, they don’t fully understand every part involved. There can be pressure involved because of this and their commitment to their own client. And given that the fibre optic links that they are in the process of installing are generally required to control and monitor their own electrical system they have installed, without that data network component their system just won’t function. Sometimes the contactor could be installing the structured cabling but either way there can be worry that they have left something out or did something wrong. These companies regularly need to facilitate fibre optics in their installations as during the tender stage they choose leave the fibre section out, there is a chance project will be awarded to another company that will facilitate it. So given this, it can be often quite frustrating because many of these companies are familiar with terminating and testing ethernet cables, commonly Cat6 or Cat6A, but in these situations where there are a number of electrical controllers located around the site, it’s not the high bandwidth that fibre optic offers but the distance it will operate at compared with max length ethernet is rated for. The (Telecommunicating Industry association TIA) specify under TIA/EIA 568B that the maximum length of these copper based Cat6 and Cat6A cables is 90 meters installed and then a total of 100 meters including the patch cables either end of the permanent link, whereas multi-mode fibre can operate at up to 2 kilometres at 100Mbps and single mode fibre optic can work at 40Km out and more.
With the above said it is only fair to mention that there are many electrical contractors who are fully trained and qualified in fibre and have excellent capabilities but it’s also perfectly ok to not know everything as that’s where we come in, Lynch Networks specialise in fibre, we are trusted experts and understand fibre perfectly well, we also own all the equipment that we use and don’t need to hire or wait on anything which is sometimes common in the industry, so going with us you can still have a fibre optic network that has been installed to a very high standard with everything labelled and tested Etc, often at short notice too, even if you have pulling in your own cables! Lynch Networks are very happy to work with all clients whether that be basic knowledge up to high level, it makes no difference to us.
Our experience isn’t only with electrical contractors sub-contracting work to us here in Dublin, but over the years we have completed projects all over Ireland and across Europe. From fibre optic projects in Bankenviertel, the banking sector in Frankfurt, Germany with several skyscrapers where we completed a number projects to a year-long national carrier telco, data centre roll out project across hundreds of locations in Belgium down to the islands off the coast of Co. Kerry for a fish farm system provider who had their fibre optic cables damaged in rough weather or another interesting project was for a waste processing facility in Co. Waterford who simply could not shut down their operations due to their own deadlines. And the other projects where we made repairs to fibre optic equipment for several of the pharmaceutical company’s located here in Dublin whether that be on prototype equipment or on analysis devices that incorporate fibre optic cables that get abused over time. Lynch Networks have seen many situations where we were able to complete the tasks assigned to us. But given that 90% of our overall fibre-based projects are right here in Dublin for electrical contractors from both north and south of Ireland, it doesn’t matter the location, situation or skill level our fibre optic engineers can deliver and provide services that will get your project completed to a high standard.
Domestic & Private Customers: We are primarily a business-to-business service provider but we also complete domestic work for farms and one-off homes and so on who wish to move their Eir or Siro fibre termination point or OPD (optical fibre distribution box) which is typically installed 1 meter inside property. This service is often referred to as FTTP (Fibre to the Home) or FTTP (Fibre to the Premises). Lynch Networks technicians extend this optical connection to any location you wish, whether that be to an attic or on the other end of a farm or outhouse, meaning you can completely move all your active equipment such as your ONT (optical Network Terminal) and router and so on and have a direct fibre optic connection in the location that you require.
Thank you for taking the time to read our page, we hope it was lightly entertaining and somewhat informative but in a slightly more serious note if you have any questions or have a tender document or EOI you would like us to bid on please don’t hesitate to call or email. Thank you, Lynch Networks.