Install a Local Area Network with Related Fiber Optic Equipments

A decision must now be made by the enterprise about what physical protocol to use. Currently there are several in use, although Ethernet is the most popular. Each protocol is capable of a different maximum data speed known as the bandwidth, and costs do differ.  And install a local area network need what. I will give you some instructions…

Using Fibre Optic Patch Panels

All of the fiber cables that comes from the buildings need to connect the hub. A Fibre Optic Patch Panel is often used as an intermediary. There are many types you can choose from the Fiberstore, such as MTRJ patch panel, and there are also different ports you can choose, 6 port fiber patch panel and 8 port fiber patch panel (shown as the Figure)… All the fiber cables is punched down or attached to the back of the patch. The front is made up of RJ45 connectors into which patch cables connect. This prevents any damage to the room cables because changes do not require the modification of the room cables.

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Using Patch Cables

Patch cables, or jumper cables, connect the patch panel to the hubs, connect workstations to the wall jacks, or connect multiple hubs. This allows the network administrator to easily reconfigure the network because all that needs to be modified are the jacks the patch cable connects. The first two types of connections require a straight-through cable. The third requires a crossover cable.

Different cables are needed because of the way twisted-pair cables connect. One pair of cables transmit information in the reverse direction. A hub reverses the cables from a workstation, allowing the lines to match up correctly and straight through to the high speed LAN/WAN system. However, when connecting two hubs, the cables in both is reversed and so both would attempt to transmit on the same pair and to receive on the same pair – thus causing them to be unable to communicate. A crossover cable reverses the transmit and receive lines so that the hubs can correctly communicate.

Using Fiber Boxes and Fiber Patch cables

Just as Fibre optic patch panels and patch cables attempt to percent damage to the fiber cables going out to the buildings, a fiber box and cables do the same for fiber optic cable. The fiber from the other part of the LAN/WAN system connects inside the fiber box and a fiber patch cable is used to connect the box to the hub.

Using the repeaters

Repeaters were the most basic type of active high speed LAN/WAN equipment in the most recent past. They operated solely at the physical layer, receiving a signal on one port, or connection, and rebroadcasting it on all of its other ports. Repeaters could extend a new network beyond the limits imposed by the cables, by boosting the signal level. Today, repeaters are seldom used in new networks. Modern (and more expensive) devices look at the message the signals carry to determine whether they really need to pass each message to the next segment.

Using Fiberstore Patch Panel

Fiberstore patch panel is a special type of patch panel. When connecting rooms, a patch cable runs from the normal patch panel to the Fiberstore patch panel. This connects all of the networks to the Fiberstore patch panel.

If a building has many devices to connect, a good solution is to use a Fiber Box. A fiber box connects to an Ethernet port on a hub and to a Fiberstore patch panel. It converts the packets on the networks into Ethernet packets. This allows workstations on a network to act as if they were directly on the Ethernet network. The fiber Box is a smaller version that can connect to a single network and bridge that network to an Ethernet network.

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Electric Torch Testing of Fiber Optic Connection

When we insure the existing fiber types once checking the markings on the fiber cable, and the next step we will do is that to see whether the specific fiber link that is going to be used is functional, and. not broken. And this test can be finished by cheap and quite bright electric torch. You can use the small size LED electric torch that are available at just about any hardware or grocery.

To finish the test, two technology are required. Required materials needed are a roll of tape and the electric torch. Each technician is stationed at each end of the fiber link, perhaps in two different telecom closets which is where the fibers are usually terminated. Each technician must identify the specific fiber’s connector end, which in most cases is connected to an adapter on the back plane of the Fibre Optic Patch Panel or termination box.

The test include the fiber connector (called the ferrule) directly against the electric torch with the light on. it must unlink the fiber connector from the patch panel adapter so that the tip of the fiber can be directly applied to the electric torch’s lens. When unlink the connector and extracting it a short distance from the patch panel, with at least enough slack to reach the electric torch lens. There are two prevalent types of fiber connectors in use today. The ST or round connector disconnects by pushing the connector toward the adapter and turning the connector body counter clockwise ¼ turn and then pulling the connector away from the termination. The SC or square connector is a push-pull termination and can be removed by simply grasping the connector body and pulling it out. In no case should a technician use any hand tools such as pliers to remove the connectors; if you cannot get the connector free by using just your fingers you are not doing the disconnection correctly.

When the fiber connector is loose from the fiber adapter, the technician must be very careful of two issues. First, never pull the fiber cable going into the back of the connector; the cable is held with a very low amount of force and any backwards pulling will result in the destruction of that connector. So always handle the connector, and don’t touch the cable. Second, in most cases the patch panel will be either 900 micron or 250 micron fiber strands that are very easily broken if a technician isn’t careful. Breaking one of the other fibers may result in disabling some other vital communications that are passing through the fiber cable. So after disconnecting the target connector, the trick is to only extract the connector far enough so that the electric torch can be held up to the tip. The less you disturb the other fibers in the patch panel or fiber box the better off you will be.

The technician at the receiving end of the electric torch test doesn’t have to extract the connector. They can simply identify the target fiber by color, remove the dust cap from the adapter and view the connector face from the front side of the patch panel. The receiving technician may have to disconnect the target connector if the fiber box or patch panel has the connectors situated at a 90°angle, which is fairly common in purpose built fiber optic termination boxes.

When the sending connector can be reached with the electric torch, the technician turns the light on and holds the tip of the connector directly on the electric torch lens. The technician at the receiving end should see the visible light coming out of the connector. The technology at the electric torch end may need to move the connector face around on the electric torch lens to get the light beams into the fiber.

If the electric torch is visible, the fiber and its connectors are not broken and most likely will be useful for typical electronic security device communications. If the light doesn’t pass the fiber is broken somewhere, and the breaks are usually within the connectors themselves. To restore the fiber to functionality it’s likely that both connector ends need to be replaced. After the testing completed, any extracted connectors should be cleaned by touching the tip of the connector to the sticky side of the cellophane tape. This will remove any debris put onto the connector tip during the testing process.

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