A network is only as strong as its weakest link — meaning your slowest cable or device determines the speed at which your entire network communicates.
Capable of carrying information over long distances with little to no signal decay, fiber optic cable is the superior choice for networks today. And, with technology demanding more bandwidth than ever, fiber optic cabling and equipment costs have become more reasonable in recent years.
Considering the additional protection that fiber offers over traditional copper cabling, many businesses are considering fiber as an option for at least part of, if not all of, their cabling networks. At TSAChoice, our engineers work with your business plans and budget to find an optical fiber solution that best fits your needs — whether it’s identifying existing equipment that would operate better with fiber connectivity, installing a fiber backbone or taking fiber across the entire network.
Why fiber optic cable?
As your network grows, your organization’s bandwidth demands will only increase — especially as conducting business becomes more reliant on voice, video, data, security, and automation technologies.
Ideally, your network should be capable of handling this growth long into the future, and optical fiber is able to do just that. With near-limitless bandwidth capacity and ease of upgrade, optical fiber usually winds up being less costly than copper cabling over time, and it’s easier and faster to install, taking up far less space while transmitting the same amount of information.
What type of network are you building?
When it comes to optical fiber, there are three scalable options: campus backbone, building backbone, and horizontal cabling.
Capable of connecting multiple buildings to a single local area network, a campus backbone provides the foundation on which your business operates over a large, multi-facility area. Typical installations require a combination of outdoor and indoor cabling infrastructure, connecting one entire building to the next to create a robust network designed for peak performance, heavy bandwidth use, and long-term reliability.
To determine the best method for connecting a network between buildings, TSAChoice may ask: What kinds of devices need cross-campus connections (computers, security systems, cameras, phones, etc.) — and how many devices are there in the network? Our engineers may also need to know the terrain between the campus’ buildings to determine whether data signals are established using aerial, underground, or wireless connections.
Like a campus backbone, a building backbone connects an organization on a single local area network — but, as the name suggests, the infrastructure exists within a single building. The building backbone provides teams with seamless communication across all departments, from the ground to top floors, on a network designed for peak performance, heavy bandwidth use, and long-term reliability.
While backbone cabling, also known as vertical cabling, is meant to connect all areas of a building or campus, from the main entrance to the top floor — horizontal cabling connects individual work stations on a single story to the telecommunications space. These network connections are made through individual information outlets on the floor.
Testing and troubleshooting existing networks
Not only is TSAChoice accomplished in the design and installation of optical fiber cabling — whether the job demands aerial, trenching, directional boring or a combination of all three — our engineers also provide consultation services for your existing outside plant infrastructure.
Don’t let your systems go down with each passing storm. Let TSAChoice evaluate your situation and deliver a solution that allows you and your staff to sleep soundly through the wind and rain.
Our experts use technology that simplifies set-up, eliminates errors and speeds troubleshooting, using pass/fail analysis of fiber-optic connections to inspect and certify both ends of your fiber link in less than a second — eliminating the chance of individual error.
Let us help
If you’re thinking of installing a new optical fiber system for your business — or if you’d like to overhaul your current infrastructure, contact TSAChoice today.
With more than three decades of experience installing and repairing all aspects of today’s integrated networks, including the installation of optical fiber, for businesses in and around Asheville and Greenville, our experts can help you create a custom system perfect for your business’ unique and complex needs.