The largest hurdle in wide scale deployment of fiber optics hasn’t been the initial cost of materials–in fact, fiber optics are relatively cheap, but the labor typically ends up costing about 80% of the project. Traditional methods of fiber deployment, such as blown or pulled fiber, are simply far too costly and labor intensive. Pushable fiber is changing how we look at fiber optics in significant ways, but what is pushable fiber and why is it having such an impact?
A Different Approach
Pushable fiber are fiber optics that can be deployed by hand or, for longer distances, via inexpensive handheld machines. These machines use a belt or driven wheels that push the cable, which increases the speed and potentially even the length of installation routes. By using pre-connectorized cables, there is no need for costly fusion splicing machines, which is why pushable fiber is perfect for structured cabling. Pushable fiber allows for neater, and more effective, organization of cables.
Traditional methods of installing fiber optics require skilled operators that must undergo expensive training. Also, if pre-connectorized cables aren’t used, fusion splicing must be performed which is costly and requires highly skilled technicians. In contrast, pushable cables are able to be installed by crews that have no specialized training. Typical electricians or ground staff are able to perform pushable deployments, which can end up saving a lot of capital.
Save Yourself Some Time
The quicker you can get your install done, the lower the overall project cost. There is no need to set up or tear down large pieces of equipment just for the job. Pushable fiber strikes a balance between stiffness and flexibility, making it suitable for structured cabling and easy to work with. If getting a job done in time is a concern for you, pushable fiber may be the best option for you.
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FiberPlus has been providing data communication solutions for over 25 years in the Mid Atlantic Market for a number of different markets. What began as a cable installation company for Local Area Networks has grown into a leading provider of innovative technology solutions improving the way our customers communicate. Our solutions now include:
- Structured Cabling
- Electronic Security Systems (Access Control & CCTV Solutions)
- Distributed Antenna Systems
- Public Safety DAS
- Audio/Video Services
- Support Services
- Specialty Systems
- Design/Build Services
FiberPlus promises the communities in which we serve that we will continue to expand and evolve as new technology is introduced within the telecommunications industry.
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