Plano Fiber Optic Cable Repair

Politon was recently contacted by the account rep for the At Home Store at 121 in Plano Texas in regards to a Plano fiber optic cable repair between two network cabinets.

Upon arrival, our technician was taken to the first network cabinet to re-terminate 6 strands of multi-mode 10 Gig fiber with LC connectors. His first observation was that the fiber cable was multimode 10Gig loose tube fiber. This fiber comes with fiber strands that are 250um diameter and are not to be terminated directly to a connector. This was the case when we arrived and quickly explained why their fiber cable was damaged. The 250um fiber is so fragile that anyone working in the network cabinet could simply bump the strands and cause them to break off in the connector. Our tech installed what is called a fanout kit which is basically a support structure that you slide the fragile strands into. Basically, a fiber sock so to speak which gives it enough structural integrity that you can install a connector on the end without fear of it breaking the small fiber strand. There are fiber cables that do not require a fan-out kit for additional structural support but are typically more expensive but are easier to terminate.

We have included some pictures of the fiber strands below without out the fan out kit. You can see the loose tube fiber with the super small fibers terminating directly into the LC connectors. We also include a picture with the fanout kit installed and you can see how much bigger the diameter with the fiber jacket on is and how they would be more secure and strong than when they are bare.

 

Multi-Mode Fiber without fanout kit for structural support.

Without fanout kit installed.

Multi Mode Fan Out Kit
With fanout kit installed.

Politon is located just minutes away from Plano, TX.  Not only specializing in Plano Fiber Installation & Repair but in Cat5, Cat6, phone systems, and paging. Politon is a locally owned family business that believes its strength is delivering personal professional service.

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Denton Fiber Optic Cable Repair

Politon was recently contacted by City Parc at Fry Street Apartments in regards to a Denton fiber optic cable repair between three buildings in there complex.

The best place to start troubleshooting is always at the end of the patch cord.  Our technician quickly discovered the first problem was that the SC Multimode Fiber patch cord was damaged by connecting the patch cord to his laser visual fault indicator.  He quickly discovered that the fiber strand had become disconnected from the SC connector.  This could have possibly happened when the staff was trying to troubleshoot the more sinister problem which we would soon discover.  After replacing the defective patch cord with a tested one we discovered that we could get 600 plus good feet of fiber signal which took us to the first building with a problem.  We left the visual fault indicator in the main building on and when entering the storage closet where their data rack was we saw a bright red glow behind the fiber panel with no light coming out of the bulkheads.  Upon inspection, there was a strand of fiber with a red laser coming out of it just laying on the bottom of the fiber tray.  We soon learned that the culprit that disconnected two apartment buildings was probably a mouse.  The symptoms were already suspected because of how the outages occurred and are fairly common especially in data closets with an exterior entry.  The lesson to be learned here is when you have exterior entry data closets to make sure they are tightly sealed.

Fiber Optic Repair Denton TX
Damaged SC Fiber Patch Cord
Fiber Optic Repair Denton TX
Fiber test measurements
Fiber Optic Repair Denton TX
Damaged Multimode Fiber Cable
Fiber Optic Repair Denton TX
Rodent damaged Mulitmode Fiber Optic Cable.

Politon is located just outside of Denton near Lake Dallas, TX.  Not only specializing in Denton Fiber Installation & Repair but in Cat5, Cat6, phone systems, and paging. Politon is a locally owned family business that believes its strength is delivering personal professional service.

We LOVE meeting new customers and helping them solve problems.

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We, not only service Denton but many surrounding cities such as Lewisville, Little Elm, Argyle, and Frisco.