- Staples Center
- Unique Environment
- OTDR in Hawaii
- Cerritos Project
- Fiber Optic Training
- Customers References
Cable Installation at Staples Center
One of our high profile locations was to assist final fiber optic cable installation and troubleshooting at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, home of the World Champions LA Lakers, Clippers, Kings, and Avengers.
We have also done projects in unique or “foreign” environments. This is a famous extinct volcano in Hawaii where we did high altitude fiber fusion splicing. Not many fusion splicers work at this altitude and in fact we had to tweak and shim the electrodes to get the splicing done.
OTDR in Hawaii
Here we are working on long haul fiber going between islands in Hawaii. Not many testers can do OTDR, optical return loss, insertion loss, polarization mode dispersion, and optical spectrum analysis in a single unit. Thanks to Glenn Takahashi of GTE Hawaiian Telephone for being in our picture. We provided complete fiber documentation for this project consisting of OTDR traces, PMD readings, ORL readings, and detailed insertion loss data for the 1550 nm wavelength.
This goes back to 1989 where we assisted introducing the first mass fiber fusion splicer to the GTE folks on the Cerritos Project. See Paul Raine hard at work. This new technology required forming 12 fiber ribbons from the individual loose tube fibers and then fusing 12 fiber ribbons together. We had visitors from Japan assisting on this project, showing a significant improvement in the time to splice high count fiber cables together.
Fiber Optic Training
Another of our successful programs is fiber optic hands on training. It can be a two or three day course. Theory, fiber optic background information, equipment hands on, and a short examination are part of the course. We’ve been doing this class for the past 20 years, including customers such as City of Los Angeles, DOA; Pacific Bell; GTE; City & County of Honolulu; State of Hawaii, DOE and DOT/H3.
Manufacturers and Customers References List
Splicing, Testing and Training
- Alcoa Fujikura, Ltd.,
Spartanburg, SCTechnical capabilities for fusion splicing of single fibers or ribbon/mass fusion splicers; technical assistance for specialty cable installation, ADSS, OPGW, etc.; 12 years
- City and County of Honolulu, Data Systems Department,
Honolulu, HITwo 3 year contracts for supplying fiber optic cables, equipment, and supplies; 1987 through 1993; on going relationship for equipment and supplies
- Axxis Network & Telecom,
Woodland Hills, CAMajor installations at several Metropolitan Water District facilities, Los Angeles Police Department; numerous joint projects as supplier, fiber optic technical consultant with field support, training on splicing and testing; on going since 1994
- INTEC (formerly ISTC),
Pearl Harbor, HIContractor to other military branches for communications network installation and training around the Pacific Rim and Hawaii; Supplier, fiber optic training services, technical consulting assistance for numerous projects in Guam, Japan, Korea, Diego Garcia, etc.; on going since 1992
- Lynch Communications,
Riverside, CAMetropolitan Water District, City of Anaheim, Cox Cable and numerous other projects; supplier, training, technical consulting and support; ongoing since 1994
Los Angeles, CAStaples Center, Los Angeles, termination and testing of fiber optic cables installed throughout the new arena for video and voice communications; consulting and troubleshooting services; 1999
- Mangan, Inc. & UNOCAL Indonesia,
Los Angeles, CATroubleshooting and repair of damaged fiber optic cables in Jakarta, Indonesia; 1997
- Optical Cable Corporation (OCC),
Roanoke, VAFiber optic technical knowledge, consulting, field services, testing, etc; 13 years.
- University of Hawaii, Institute for Astronomy,
Honolulu, HIAdverse conditions fiber optic splicing and testing at 14,000 ft altitude to connect FDDI LAN ring and telescopes for all existing and future observatories; 1991 through 1995
- Kingston Constructors,
San Francisco, CASan Francisco Muni Rail Project, 1998; Emergency Radio Project, 1999; Consulting services, installation, splicing, troubleshooting, testing and repair of fiber optic cables in train tunnels, jail, Moscone Center, SF
- Preformed Line Products (PLP),
Cleveland, OHPrime reference for fiber optic technical capabilities and knowledge; field, on the job technical skills; 1987 through present
- Energy Management Engineering,
La Verne, CASupplier, splicing and testing at McCarron Airport, FAA installation Las Vegas, FAA Van Nuys Airport CA, and Burbank Airport, CA; 1994 through present
Beaverton, ORTechnical capabilities fiber optic test equipment, copper test equipment, video test equipment, general test and measurement; 5 years
- Kaneohe Marine Corp Base,
Kaneohe, HIBasewide fiber optic network cabling project; supplier, fiber optic training course, technical assistance, 1996/97
- Telecable Systems,
Kailua-Kona, HISupplier, technical consultant and support, training; numerous joint projects for major customers such as State of Hawaii, HTS and DOE, military installations, CATV (Jones, Chronicle, Kauai, Sun, Garden Isle, etc.), GTE Hawaiian Tel, etc., major hotels; ongoing since 1991
- City and County of Honolulu, Dept. of Transportation,
Honolulu, HINumerous large contracts for State of Hawaii/Federal Govmt/City and County transportation projects (1987 through current); training services for City and County construction crews teaching installation, splicing, testing and troubleshooting; continuing engineering and technical support
- GTE of California,
Thousand Oaks, CAFiber optic technical capabilities, installation, testing, training, splicing; 15 years
- EXFO Electro Optical Engineering,
Quebec City, CanadaTechnical capabilities for testing of fiber optic systems using OTDR’s, powermeters, light sources, etc.; 14 years.