On November 18th, FiberPlus, Inc. of Jessup was awarded an exclusive contract by the Howard Community College Board of Trustees to install a Passive Optical Network System (PONS) in the Hickory Ridge Building on the Howard Community College Campus. The installation of this system is monumental for both Howard Community College and FiberPlus, Inc. The new PONS system will upgrade the voice and data communications in the Hickory Ridge Building for Howard Community College, making telecommunications faster and saving the college money and energy. FiberPlus is excited to be working for Howard Community College on this important job.
An initial design meeting will be held on the Howard Community College campus to determine how the PONS system will be installed and integrated onto the campus. After the design process is completed, FiberPlus, Inc. will retrofit the existing fiber optic cabling between the Hickory Ridge building and the Network Operations Center in the Clark Library Building and replace existing terminated fiber optic cabling. We’ll also be responsible for every integration aspect of the newly-constructed PONS network, including connections, configuration, and uplink verifications. After installing, we’ll measure the optical output and ensure that it matches our requirements.
What is a PONS System?
There’s a reason that Howard Community College chose to upgrade to a PONS system. A PONS system uses light for communication, which eliminates electronic components that eat up energy and may overheat. Not only does switching to a PONS system conserve energy and save money, but it also produces faster networks for more reliable communication. Additionally, PONS systems are durable and efficient, designed to last for decades.
Carl Strobel, FiberPlus President and CEO stated “We see Passive Optical Network Systems as the future of telecommunications. The systems are nearly indestructible in normal use, cost less to install and operate and offer customers a new level of reliability – an essential asset in a fast moving global economy.” Choosing to switch to a PONS network means that the Hickory Ridge Building will have fast and reliable communication that costs them less money for years and years to come.
FiberPlus has been providing data communication services for a number of different markets through fiber optics since 1992. What began as a cable installation company for Local Area Networks has grown into a top telecommunications business that can provide the Richmond, VA, Baltimore, MD, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia areas with a number of different services. These services now include:
- Structured Cabling
- Electronic Security Systems
- Distributed Antenna Systems
- Audio/Visual 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.