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fiber optic installation, termination & service

Optimal Tek provides complete turn-key fiber optic installation, fusion splicing, fiber termination for both single mode or multimode and fiber optic troubleshooting services for existing installations that my not be performing as expected.

 

Our company is owned and operated by an engineer, so you can rest assured that all work will be installed and tested to the TIA specifications.  We absolutely will not install sub-standard equipment or install anything that contradicts current BICSI or TIA installation standards.  We believe standards are there for a reason and we follow them.

Whether you need work done to an existing building or are planning a new facility, we are here to help you and guide you through each step.  With any new project, we have the expertise that can save you from a costly add-on late

fiber installation

Optimal Tek selects only the top vendors for use in our installations. We take great pride in choosing only local, American manufactures whenever possible. For our fiber installations, we specify Corning fiber which is used by several of our US based manufacturers. Our installations are installed in full compliance with BICSI standards which means your installation will receive the full manufacturers warranty and provide decades of trouble-free service.

we proudly install 
CORNING fiber optic cable
Optimal Tek installs Sumitomo Lynx2 fusion splice-on connectors

fiber terminations

Every fiber installation requires proper termination. In fact, seasoned IT directors and those familiar with fiber will know that problems with fiber generally come from terminations, whether bad termination hardware, bad cable routing in cable trays or just dirty connectors.

Optimal Tek has invested in state-of-the-art core-alignment fusion splicing equipment by world-renowned Sumitomo Electric. This versatile equipment allows us to perform virtually flawless fiber-to-fiber fusion splicing but also allows us to provide fusion splice-on connectors, which offer near zero loss as opposed to traditional mechanical connectors.

fiber testing

Optimal Tek takes great pride in performing a complete certification of every fiber termination we perform along with complete end-face testing. At the completion of each project, you will receive a report detailing the OTDR testing of the fiber and each end-face of the connectors we installed.

Each and every fiber installation is tested at both wavelengths for the associated fiber and tested from both ends to develop a bi-directional average.

Each end-face is tested against the industry accepted standard of IEC 61300-3-35 and automatically included with our test report.

our certification reports

certification - we're serious about it!

Every fiber & connector installed by Optimal Tek is tested using sophisticated, calibrated electronic equipment to guarantee the fiber and the terminations will perform to the industry standard.

what is a "Certified Installation"?

A Certified Installation is one in which each fiber and end-face has been tested using high-end electronic testing equipment and a formal report generated and submitted as part of the final installation.  This equipment is very expensive, which is why most installation companies can't provide this report.

why we care about it so much?

We are committed to quality installations.  Period.  It's impossible to know if an installation will work without testing it to the limits it was designed to operate in.  We simply cannot install something and "hope it works"...never have and never will.  It's just part of our DNA. 

Secondly, nearly every installation we are called on to troubleshoot could have been avoided had the original installers tested their work.  We feel if you're paying for a connection to work then, well, it should work!

why should you care?

In order to meet the demands of today's infrastructure, it's crucial that the physical layer of the network be installed in such a way that guarantees the fibers will do what they're designed to do. Without testing the installation, you don't know if it will perform correctly. If you've paid for the install...shouldn't you get one that works?

If you don't get a report like this, your installation isn't certified and may not perform as it's intended (that means a slow network)!