Data Infrastructure for Farnborough Airport

Data Infrastructure for Farnborough Airport 01

Project type :

IP Telephony & Data Infrastructure


Location :

Farnborough, Hampshire


Industry/Sector :

Commercial and industrial


Type :

Airport


Project Length :

2 months

Taking into consideration the size of area requiring both fibre and copper data cabling at one of our airport sites and the security it entails, all cabling is laid in underground ducting, these ducts are spread across the whole site with manholes at strategic locations.

A large organisation moved onto the airport site and it was pointed out that a high proportion of the fibre data cabling will need be re-located due to the existing data cabling running under where the organisations building was to be sited. The redirected fibre cables were required to be installed in the newly built dedicated communications room at a different location on site. The remit was to keep the existing networks across the airport running whilst redirecting, re-locating and re-terminating the existing Fibres. Firstly, our processes consisted of identifying each fibre cable with an OTDR (Optical Time-Domain Reflectometer) this measures and identifies the fibre cables, and light source meters.

Once we located and identified the fibre cables, we reconfigured the fibre network creating a redundant backbone which instigated a backup solution so in the event of a loss of service on one Airport Network a redundant Mirrored Airport Network backbone would come into operation. Once this secondary network came into operation, we were able to relocate the existing fibre cables, these were recovered and re-located into the new communication room. DV&D Group Ltd re-terminated the existing relocated fibres by Splicing onto fibre Pigtails and instigated end to end testing utilising recognised industry fibre testers to confirm the DB loss was well within acceptable industry limits. DV&D Group reinstated the original network and brought the network online. With strategic planning DV&D Group were able to complete the work with no loss of service.

DV&D Group Ltd were also required to completely install a Data Infrastructure Network in a new Build Aircraft Hanger with multiple offices, the network backbone needed to incorporate access control, CCTV, data and IP telephony, over multiple data cabinets in separate locations. The data cabinets within the Hanger were linked together utilising single and multimode fibre cabling dependant on length and traffic flow and once connected created a comprehensive infrastructure network throughout the Hanger.

A few reviews from some of our customers


whilst writing I also wanted to take the opportunity to thank you all for your enduring support during our transition into our updated telephony service. I appreciate that there have been a number of issues and Tony and Kevin have remained good humoured and helpful, which I really appreciated, thank you

Telephone system update and programming for a Worthing based NHS clients site

The team at DV&D always been very helpful in assisting us with purchasing new equipment, along with general telephone and server maintenance issues

Local company with a global communication system

I just wanted to say thank you to Kevin, Alex, Ian and Glenn for all their hard work and help yesterday. If it wasn’t for their detective skills finding the fault we would still not have our phones back, your team are a credit to you

Emergency call out to repair damaged telephone lines at a Chichester NHS clients Site

We have found the service excellent and the help getting our system working to the way we want it has been outstanding

Access Control System Installation for Chichester based High School client