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#90436 21-Sep-2011 23:14
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Anyone in the industry got suggestions for fibre optic equipment suppliers?
I'm looking for multiport agregators/switches and single media converters (single-mode, single or twin fibre, P2P).
Locally available so far I have only seen Moxa and Allied Telesys.

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  #524389 22-Sep-2011 08:02
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Our LevelOne brand has surprisingly decent (and cheap) fibre gear. If you're a reseller message me and I'll hook you up with pricing, otherwise Ascent/Acquire sell everything we have.

Aside from that, pretty much anyone who does switches does fibre now - it's not a specialist item anymore.

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  #524393 22-Sep-2011 08:19
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theEd: Our LevelOne brand has surprisingly decent (and cheap) fibre gear. If you're a reseller message me and I'll hook you up with pricing, otherwise Ascent/Acquire sell everything we have.

Aside from that, pretty much anyone who does switches does fibre now - it's not a specialist item anymore.


+1

I too am surprised with how levelone gear works -it just does. Which is brilliant. 

 
 
 
 




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  #524460 22-Sep-2011 10:11
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Thanks very much for the replies. I had no idea the was 'budget' level fibre optic gear (but was hoping there was).



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  #638736 11-Jun-2012 09:12
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Further to this can anyone recommend a supplier of bulk fibre optic cable?
I'm looking for in the order of 24km 4 core, 10km 6 core (single-mode OS1 9/125 tight-buffered suitable for direct burial in open trench)
This project has come to life again, albeit in a slightly different form, so I am again weighing up fibre vs wireless. Judging from online retail fibre prices in the UK, the cost of fibre may not be prohibitive.

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  #638749 11-Jun-2012 09:50
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With quantities like that I would hit up an electrical wholesaler like Ideal Electrical or JA Russells. The other option is someone smaller like Lan Cabling Specialists in Penrose in Auckland.

Let me know if you need any more advice here.

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  #639105 11-Jun-2012 16:49
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+1 for ideal electrical
They sell general cable fibre (which i believe is a nz company)




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  #639433 12-Jun-2012 08:51
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Hmmm Gotta say the last time I used general cable's fibre (and it was an OM3 multimode) it was without a doubt the most difficult cable to fusion splice that I have ever used. Really brittle and many joint blow outs.

Just my .02

 
 
 
 


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  #639458 12-Jun-2012 09:33
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+1 for Levelone here. Ran 1gbps multimode for no sweat for years. I have some spare SFPs/ media converter if you want them?




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  #639471 12-Jun-2012 09:45
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Don't know if you've tried AC-Tecnologies ( http://www.actechnologies.co.nz/?cat=CAFI ) in Auckland.
I've used them a lot for RF cable/connectors and they also do Fibre... terrible website but helpful folk

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  #639501 12-Jun-2012 10:39
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+1 to levelone, We started using it and were a bit iffy about them so it was only used in tertiary backup kit but over 5+ year's it's worked it's way into secondary and primary kit as we have had zero issues with it apposed to other kit which have had the odd failure.

Their Bi-Dir SFP's are really cost effective under UFB dark fibre to get a 700-1000mbit link up and running cheaply




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  #639566 12-Jun-2012 11:53
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Check out ATG for Fibre Cable, they supply Prysmian Sm@rtCore cables. very helpful guys (and girls.

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  #650690 4-Jul-2012 15:26
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Thanks for the suggestions. I received quotes from AC Technologies, ATG, and Ideal. ATG were the lowest for fibre followed closely by AC Technologies. Ideal were far cheaper for warning tape (detectable and not detectable).
Still waiting for this project to go ahead though.

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  #650842 4-Jul-2012 19:03
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Evilg: With quantities like that I would hit up an electrical wholesaler like Ideal Electrical or JA Russells. The other option is someone smaller like Lan Cabling Specialists in Penrose in Auckland.

Let me know if you need any more advice here.


Lan Cabling Products is great for getting an expert opinion on what you are doing, they are a 3M supplier so its good stuff, and they do media converters too. Probably best a get a managed switch with an SFP slot so you can more easily see/troubleshoot the fibre link on your network. Media converters are really handy if you have existing network gear.




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