Professional Fiber Optic Network Repair Services
Fiber optic networks have become increasingly critical for businesses worldwide as they offer faster Internet speeds and more reliable connections than traditional copper cables. As a result, companies rely on fiber optics to provide the backbone of their communications systems. To ensure that your business gets the maximum performance out of its fiber optic network equipment and connections, hiring experienced professionals who can perform repairs and maintenance is essential.
ACIS IT Solutions is one of Springfield, MO’s leading managed service providers, providing comprehensive fiber optic cable repair services. Their team of highly skilled fiber optic technicians has extensive experience in diagnosing and repairing issues with fiber optic cables quickly and effectively. By employing state-of-the-art tools and techniques, they can inspect, clean, service, and repair fiber optic equipment with the utmost precision and efficiency.
Moreover, ACIS IT Solutions offers certified technicians with specialized industry certifications that attest to their skill levels in performing intricate repairs on fiber optic networks. This gives customers peace of mind knowing that their fiber optic network is serviced by experts who have undergone rigorous training. As a result, any issue is resolved promptly without compromising performance.
When you rely on ACIS IT Solutions’ expertise for your fiber optic cable repair needs, you can rest assured knowing you’re getting the highest quality repairs. With their fast response times and friendly customer service staff always ready to answer any questions, there’s no better way to ensure optimal performance from your business’s communication system than entrusting it in the hands of ACIS IT Solutions’ dedicated team of professionals.
Broken Fiber Optic Cables
Broken fiber optic cable can lead to data transmission issues. Fortunately, the problem can be resolved by repairing the cable.
If the damage is minor, it can be repaired by splicing together a broken cable section. This is more cost-effective than having to replace the entire cable.
Fiber optic cable can be damaged due to construction work or weather conditions. If damage occurs, it could affect your company’s network access, so it is essential to act quickly.
The glass core of the fiber optic cable is delicate and can easily break if pulled or unspooled under excessive tension. Additionally, the core can crack when bent at an acute angle.
Fortunately, most broken or damaged cable can be repaired rather than replaced. A technician typically uses a fiber optic cutter, cuts out the damaged section of the cable, and then splices it back together to restore it to working order.
Once a broken or damaged fiber optic cable has been identified, it should be removed and repaired by an experienced technician. If the cable isn’t functioning correctly, it may need to be replaced entirely.
Another way to test a fiber optic cable is by passing it through a laser. While this method may not be as accurate as an OTDR test, it will indicate the cable’s condition and whether it can be repaired or needs replacing.
Network engineers use optical fiber testers called Optical Time Domain Reflectometers (OTDRs) to diagnose problems with fiber cables and determine their structural soundness. OTDRs use high-power light pulses to transmit signals down a fiber, then measure any light reflected back onto the port. These events, known as “backscattered” or “reflected,” indicate loss in the cable plant if its power has been significantly reduced or it cannot travel the total distance down its fiber.
An optical depth sounder (OTDR) used to inspect a cable’s length can detect incorrectly installed bends, breaks, and high-loss splices. It can also detect kinking and tight bend radius issues caused during installation – leading to one end of the cable being significantly shorter than its other ends.
Ghosts, Gainers, and Reflective Attenuation
Ghosts on an OTDR trace are caused by highly reflective events in the link under test. While they may seem scary, technicians can quickly identify and eliminate an OTDR ghost by cleaning or replacing the connector. They may also use index matching gel to reduce ghosts on the trace further.
Gainers are a similar phenomenon occurring when light is reflected from one substance to another with an index of refraction different than that of the glass it passes through. For instance, they can occur when light leaves the core of a fiber and encounters either an air gap within a connector or pass through an index-matching gel in a mechanical splice.
Reflective events often appear as a spike before attenuation, typically indicating a connector or mechanical splice in the line.