What is a demarc extension?
Politon can help your business by providing the expertise to extend your data connections and phone lines from the Demrac or MPOE (minimum point of entry) to your Data closet in your suite. Extending these lines is called a Demarc Extension. Sometimes this can be hundreds to thousands of feet away. We have literally pulled miles and miles of cable extending demarcs in all kinds of environments such as hospitals, industrial warehouses, offices, and retail locations.
The material used to extend your demarc could be fiber optic cable, 25 pair feeder cable, Coaxial cable or the most common just an ordinary 4 conductor Cat 5e cable. The material type depends on the service that is brought in and the distance it which you need to have it extended. You want to balance your current and future needs, determine the distance limitation of the cable as well as the environment the cable needs to be installed in. In return air ceilings (ceiling plenum) in office buildings, it is required to use Plenum rated cable. In a warehouse, you can utilize non plenum-rated cable to keep your cost down. So needs, distance, and environment will all affect the cost of your demrac extension solution as well as for any structured cable network. Politon has the expertise to evaluate all these factors and can perform a site survey to give you the most cost-effective solution for today and tomorrow. If you have questions please call us at 214-329-7719.
Below is a list of the most common demarc extensions we perform:
- 25, 50, 100 pair Feeder Cable (indoor and outdoor rated)
- Fiber Optic Cable (Single Mode and Multi-Mode)
- Coax Cable (RG-6)
- Cat 5e cable
Our technicians are very knowledgeable of the materials and best practices to perform demarc extensions in any environment. All successful projects begin with a Cabling Site Survey.
What is a typical demarc extension?
The most common demarc extension is a 4 conductor UTP Cat 5e cable. It can bring in 4 phone lines, a DSL circuit, or Ethernet from an Internet modem. This extension is good up to a distance of about 330 ft.