Three Goals Of Fiber Optic Installation
The three goals of fiber optic installation are:
low power loss,
low installation cost
All fiber optic networks consist of series of links. Each of these links is a link between optoelectronic transmitter and receiver. Optoelectronic means having both an optical and an electronic function. As we know, all electronic devices require a minimum signal strength to function properly. Low optical power loss through a link results in delivery of this minimum signal strength to the receiver. Proper installation causes this delivered power to be sufficient for link operation. Successful Fiber Optic Installation provides the information and procedures essential for installation of low loss cables, connectors, and splices.
Errors during installation can, and usually do, result in increased link power loss, and replacement of cables, connectors and splices. Successful Fiber Optic Installation provides understanding and procedures that guide the installer both to correct procedures and to minimized installation costs. In addition, Successful Fiber Optic Installation provides salvage and rework techniques (Chapter 18) that reduce both initial cost and installed costs.
Subtle errors in installation can reduce the reliability of installed cables, connectors and splices. These errors may not become evident until years after the installation. Successful Fiber Optic Installation provides the procedures and methods to achieve the highest reliability possible from the installed products.
Respectfully submitted for your consideration,
Eric R. Pearson, CPC, CFOS
Pearson Technologies Inc.
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