FIBRE OPTIC SOLUTIONS

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: Most of the fibre projects that we are hired to work on are for electrical contractors, and these projects are located here in Dublin. Often, the contractor requires cables they have already pulled in themselves, to be spliced and tested. It’s also common that the contractors are not really experts in fibre optic systems and sometimes they don’t really understand much other than the cable is now installed as per the drawings and specifications and that it just needs to be terminated and tested and they will often refer to it fiber welding, but because the tender document says 24 cores, OM4, loose tube with LC ends that’s what the contractor is working off, the OM4 loose tube cable with 24 cores is now installed so what else could we want?

Fibre Optic Splicing


There is also in some of the cases that we see, an element of the contractor willing the system to work because they don’t specialise in fibre and it's obvious, they don’t fully understand how it works and with this there can be pressure because of their commitment to the client and the amount of time and money it has taken to supply and install in the cabling. The optical network they are trying to build is typically required to control and monitor an electrical control system and without the fibre links, the system won't function. These companies need to facilitate optical networks in their installations as during the tender stage, if they choose to leave this section out, there is a good chance the project will be awarded to another company that will. Given this, it can be frustrating for many of these companies as they are often familiar with terminating and testing copper-based twisted pair networks, commonly Cat6 and Cat6A, but in situations where there are several electrical controllers located around the site beyond 100 meters, it’s not the high bandwidth that fibre optic offers that they require but the distance it will operate at. The (Telecommunicating Industry Association TIA) specify under TIA/EIA 568B that the maximum length of copper-based Cat6 and Cat6A cables used for ethernet is 90 meters installed and a total of 100 meters including the patch cables at each end. Where multi-mode fibre can operate at up to 2 kilometres in distance at 100Mbps and single-mode fibre optic can work at 40Km out.

OTDR Testing Services


With the above said it is only fair to mention that some electrical contractors are trained and experienced in fibre optic systems and have equipment to complete the work but it’s also perfectly OK for others to not know everything as that’s where we come in, Lynch Networks are specialists in fibre optic splicing, we are trusted experts and offer these services professionally. We also stock the specialist splicing and OTDR equipment so that we don’t need to hire or wait on hardware on short lease which is common in the industry. Directly hiring Lynch Networks for consultation or onsite services means that you can have your project completed to a high standard and often with little notice, even if you have pulled in your own cable and we are happy to work with all clients whether that be for contractors with a basic knowledge or high level telecommunication engineers, it makes no difference to us.


Testing and Repair of Fibre Optic Cables


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 for IT operators and so on. From splicing projects in Bankenviertel, the banking sector in Frankfurt where Lynch Networks completed several projects within the banking skyscraper buildings there to a multi-year-long national carrier telecom provider, data centre roll-out project across hundreds of locations in Belgium to the islands off the coast of Co. Kerry for an offshore system provider who sustained damage to cabling in rough weather and needed help repairing their fibre cables which were pulled up from underwater, we initially used our Fluke Networks OTDR equipment to locate the damage with the assistance of under water divers to pinpoint the damage and then made repairs at sea. Another interesting project was for a waste processing facility in Co. Waterford that could not shut down their operations and we were still able to complete the sensitive fusion splicing process inside an operating waste facility. On other projects, we have made repairs to devices for several of the pharmaceutical companies located here in Dublin whether that be on prototype devices or on analysis machines incorporating fibre cores that become damaged with use. Lynch Networks has 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 the project completed to a high standard and all backed up by an industry-leading Fluke Networks OTDR certificate.


Installation of Fibre Optic Cabling


Domestic & Private Customers: Although we are primarily a business-to-business service, we do facilitate domestic work for farms and private homes and such who need to move or extend their fibre termination point. This service is often referred to as FTTP (Fibre to the Home). Lynch Networks technicians can relocate this point to any location required, whether that be to an attic or on the other end of a farm or outhouse, meaning you can relocate the active equipment such as your ONT (optical Network Terminal) and router and so on and have a direct fibre optic connection in the location required.


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As well as offering general cable splicing services we also provide OTDR testing which allows us to provide you with an industry leading test report that proves your installation is completed and ready for service. This technology further gives us the capability locate and pin point damage that has taken place.

Thank you for taking the time to read our page to the end, we hope it was informative for you and gave some insight into our services. If you have any questions or would like more information, don’t hesitate to call or email. Thank you, Lynch Networks.