Fiber optic network solutions
National On-Demand has become an emerging player in the fiber optic network solutions market. With our industry-proven experience and high-quality solutions, we have built the reputation of a reliable optical fiber network infrastructure provider – one with a team that manipulates cutting-edge optical fiber network technologies to deliver high-value, durable and efficient fiber networks. Our capabilities include a wide range of solutions, including the ones briefly described below.
Point-to-point (p2p) Fiber deployment
A point-to-point (P2P) fiber network is a dedicated connection between a primary access node and various client points, such as servers, workstations, or even external business locations. This type of a network creates a direct connection with secure transmission of data and specified bandwidth, offering greater security, easier management, and more effective network administration.
P2P fiber connections are your best option if you need to connect more than one buildings to a corporate center, wish to offer unusually high security to your workstations along with extraordinary bandwidth on various network ports, and equal download and upload speeds. Some organizations require P2P fiber connections to meet compliance standards.
Gigabit-capable passive optical network (gpon)
GPONs are point-to-multi-point connectivity networks. Essentially, a GPON connection is a P2P network except it connects a single access node to client points by means of passive splitters. This unique feature of GPONs allows each of their single fibers to serve a multitude of small buildings, such as houses or small business units.
GPON technology is suitable for large optic fiber networks where the access node operator intends to provide multiple services to its their clients. The technology enables service providers to reduce infrastructure costs significantly and dramatically increase bandwidth, usually offering up to 2.5 GBps downloading speed and proportionately half uploading bandwidth. Through GPON fiber optic connectivity,organizations can achieve secure,adaptable and fast deployments to a huge market at incredibly low ownership and rollout costs.
One of our key fiber optic solutions is fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) deployment. The FTTH protocol isa method for delivering data transmissions to multiple endpoints scrambled across a wide area. It is widely used in last-mile telecommunications.
Using a GPON and P2P Ethernet architecture, service providers can use FTTH connectivity to install fiber to the residence where a router might be used to further distribute the bandwidth to multiple ports acting as endpoints. Through an FTTH protocol, the machines consuming bandwidth on these endpoints, including computers and smartphones, receive significantly strong speeds going up to 100 Mbps.
FTTH connectivity is largely popular among telecom service providers who require mass-market access and build the huge infrastructure such ambitions require.
Aerial & underground fiber placement
Aerial fiber placement is a mode of cable distribution on large networks, often of nationwide proportions. Aerial cables are insulated fiber cables suspended overhead and running across the network coverage area by means of utility poles or similar structures installed to support them.
Another mode of fiber cable network distribution is underground fiber placement where fiber cables run across large regions underneath the surface of the ground.
Both of these networks are central components of large fiber cable infrastructures and are widely used by public and large private entities around the world. Through these placements, network owners channelize bandwidth, distributing their service to a large number of end-users.
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Fusion splicing (Loose tube)
Our fiber optic solutions include fusion splicing, which is the process of permanently fusing together two fibers without using connectors. This method is used for reducing insertion loss and making the network more efficient.
Loose tube fusion splicing is a more common and traditionally trusted way of splicing fibers. Specialized equipment, including fusion splicers, is required to perform fusion splicing and technicians performing the exercise need to be trained and qualified for the job, as it requires a detailed process with several steps to fusion splice via loose tubes.
Fusion splicing (Ribbon)
Another form of fusion splicing is ribbonizing the fibers and splicing these ribbonsusing a ribbon-splicing machine. While loose tube fusion splicing requires that the technician strip, clean, cleave and splice every single fiber individually, which takes a long time for a cable’s complete splicing, ribbon splicing performs the job must faster.
This is because ribbon cables carry ribbons of 12 fibers each, and, instead of splicing each fiber separately, the technician merely splices the ribbons. This causes the process to progress at least 12 times faster and saves considerable labor costs.
Our team has numerous technicians who have years of experience in loose tube fusion splicing while many of them have now gained plenty of experience in ribbon splicing, which is a fairly new technology.
Testing (otdr, link loss)
Once a fiber network is installed, the final step before live traffic is initiated on it is thorough testing. Our fiber optic solutions include complete fiber optic testing. Our technicians are qualified to perform the many tests involved in this process.
The first series of tests are visual tests, which are done with the help of a fiber optic tracer, which is a tool that looks like a small flashlight and inspects visual damage to the fibers in a cable. The technician connects a cable to the fiber optic tracer and checks whether the light is transmitted to the other end of the fiber. If not, the technician locates the fault by checking all connection points in the cable.
Every fiber optic system is expected to maintain a designated range of power depending on the network requirements, which tend to change according to the purpose of the fiber optic system.
Power testing is done to ensure that fibers in a cable are running power that falls within the strength assigned to that optic system. If the power of an optic system is too low, the receiving device will confuse signal and noise, making the transmission faulty and noisy. Similarly, over-the-range power can cause other errors in transmission reception.
A power meter is used for measuring power in a fiber optic system, which is an easy-to-use device and evaluates the current power readings of a cable attached to it.
Power loss of a fiber optic, which is often called link loss, is the loss of power due to internal diminution and inhibitions in the exterior settings of the fiber.
Link loss is tested for every fiber optic to ensure the recorded loss stays within the plant’s link loss budget and is not forwarded to the client.
Link loss is measured by two different methods, and our technicians are qualified to successfully performboth of them.
The Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) is a special instrument used for testing fiber cables’ integrity. An OTDR is used for measuring the loss of splices within the cable as well as for troubleshooting.
An OTDR is a sophisticated instrument supplying the technician with various kinds of data. Therefore, only those technicians are allowed to operate the instrument who are well-versed in reading the data this instrument offers. OTDR testers in our team are trained to master the instrument and are qualified testers.
As a full-service fiber optic solutions provider with a capable and experienced team of licensed technical professionals, we consider it our duty to be transparent and compliant in our operations. For every fiber optic project we complete, we invite recognized independent agencies to test and certify the new network’s performance in meeting industry standards.
This practice gives our clients the assurance that we have delivered what we promised.
In short, at National On-Demand, we are ready to provide you all the infrastructural and technical support you need for your fiber optic networks. With our streamlined operations and tested protocols, getting a fiber optic project underway and finish successfully is only a matter of how soon you initiate the process.Contact Us Today