Track 1: Core/Legacy Networks

New Technology for Making Fiber Optic Facilities Locatable Without Using Tracer Wire

August 15, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

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Corey Willson

BICSI – 1 CEC, ETA – 3 CEC’s

The needs of high bandwidth voice video, data and 4G wireless is growing exponentially and requiring extensive fiber optic network build outs which is non-metallic in nature. This presentation will introduce a new to the world technology for locating non metallic facilities using passive resonant markers that can be installed in caution tape, rope, or directly to conduit. that provides a number of benefits of use to improve public safety and reduce cost to facility owners.

The advantages of this solution include:

  • Increased locate accuracy will reduce facility damages
  • Locate accuracy is not affected by congested utility ROW
  • Reduced maintenance, cost of ownership
  • Locating process is simplified, long term reliability is improved
  • Not affected by breakage or corrosion