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2014 Highlights

  • Fort Indiantown Gap, PA  |  Port Clinton, OH  |  McMullen Range, TX  |  Camp Blanding, FL

    Greeley, CO  |  Fort Chaffee, AR  |  Blue Ash, OH  |  Jefferson Range, IN  |  Fort Gordon, GA


    Description of Work Performed: The Information Transport System (ITS) Inside Plant (ISP), Outside Plant (OSP), Converged Backbone Network (CBN), and Second Generation Wireless Local Area Network (2GWLAN) for Air National Guard (ANG) Geographically Separated Unit (GSU) involved the ISP, OSP, CBN, and 2GWLAN modernization at nine ANG GSU locations.


    The ISP portion of this project consisted of installing new high count copper cables between existing facilities to main Telecommunication Room (TR) in locations identified for new main TR locations, cable tray, relocating and mounting new racks in TR, new cat 6 cables, terminating onto newly installed patch panels, testing, running patch cords, and assisting with the cutover to the new system.  After this was achieved, Trans-Tel wrecked out the existing cable.  Test results were documented and given to the customer with final documentation.


    The OSP portion of this project provided new fiber to several buildings.  New duct and manhole/hand hole system was installed where necessary, inner duct and cable were installed, pigtails spliced and landed into FODP’s, and the fiber tested.  Test results were documented and given to the customer with final documentation.

    The CBN portion of this project included voice, video and data networking switch gear installed and configured at each GSU.


    The 2GWLAN portion of this project provided for the design, engineering, installation, configuration and testing of a 2nd Generation Aruba wireless WLAN solution.


    Upon completion of each location, Trans-Tel tested and certified the installed cable and delivered “as built” drawings, along with Visio rack elevations, to government officials.  In addition to the installation activities, training was provided to military personnel at each location for cabling system installation practices, troubleshooting, and maintenance procedures.



  • Description of Work Performed:  Trans-Tel installed 41 individual 5’x5’x5’ pull boxes with 6”x6”x6” non-skid lids, rings and covers.  Each pull box was equipped with 5x5x5 racking hardware.  The duct bank for this installation comprised 87,000 feet of 4 inch conduit with 1 inch, 3-way inner duct pulled inside.  The duct bank also included 710 feet of 10” HDPE and 3,600 feet of 16” HDPE.


    Trans-Tel pulled, terminated and tested over 67,000 feet of 144-strand Single Mode Fiber Optic Cable. We installed four (4) 144 port Fiber Optic Distribution Panels (FODPs), forty eight (48) 24 Adapter Inserts, 16 LC Patch Cords, 576 LC pig tails, 500 feet of Plenum Inner duct, and four (4) 4900M Network Switches.


    Trans-Tel also completed installation of 5 each 5x5x5 Man Holes and performed over 4,000 feet of directional boring under a series of rail road tracks at the facility.  This installation also required a directional bore of over 1,000 feet underneath the Houston Ship Channel.  This bore required working with the US Coast Guard to obtain proper permitting.


    Trans-Tel worked closely with POH and BNSF Railroad personnel to tailor our Environmental, Safety, and Health plan to meet the strict needs of the Port Authority and to ensure proper right of way for boring beneath RR tracks.  We also provided erosion control, noise abatement, and restored all sites to their original condition.



  • Description of Work Performed:  The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) is a fiber backbone network with distribution to Government agencies.  Trans-Tel was awarded the contract for the network construction which included all aerial installation work.


    The aerial work consisted of the installation of 4CT through 288CT fiber on existing utility poles.  All fiber was ADSS and installed using tangents and deadends with the exception of the 4CT lateral drops which were installed with J-hooks.  Trans-Tel crews handled the entire installation which consisted of backbone, distribution to splice points and lateral drops to the existing Government agencies.


    The combined projects resulted in the installation of over 141 miles of aerial fiber.  The backbone runs averaged 25,000’ between splices and the distribution and drops range between 1,000’ and 10,000’.  All work was completed within the contract timeframes and all change orders were requested changes by the Owner.  All of the work was completed in the existing streets and roadways which required coordination of traffic control and notification to local authorities.  All work was completed without any traffic incidents and with minimal disruption to the normal traffic flow.


    The Trans-Tel team worked closely with the Owner to finalize the construction drawings and work through any changes encountered in the field.  In addition to supporting the engineering team, Trans-Tel staff re-worked the fiber deployment strategy to minimize wasted fiber and time while lowering the required splice locations.  Working closely with the viNGN project team kept the project on schedule and under budget.


    During the aerial installation work there was another 150 miles of underground fiber deployment being handled by the Trans-Tel teams.  Being able to coordinate the underground and aerial construction allowed the Trans-Tel team to avoid unnecessary delays and missed scope items.  In addition to the fiber deployment, Trans-Tel was awarded the contract for all splicing work associated with the network.  This consisted of over 3,000 splices and testing to include each of the 318 Government agencies that connected to the network during the initial construction phase.


    Due to the remote nature of performing construction on an island, careful consideration was given to project staffing, equipment planning and general logistics.  The team had to anticipate upcoming activities to compensate for the average 3-week lead time for shipping of equipment of materials for the projects.  In the end, the projects were completed with limited impact by these lead times.


    Projects details:


    NameSt. Thomas (STT) Innerduct and Fiber PullingST Croix  (STX) Innerduct and Fiber PullingAerial Construction St, Thomas, St. John, Water IslandLateral Drop Construction  STT STJ WILateral Drop Construction STXCable Splicing STT STJ WICable Splicing STXDescriptionPulling 260,000 feet of fiber optic cable, 80,000 feet of 1 1/4 " innerduct, and 105,000 feet of fabric innerduct.Pulling3 00,000 feet of fiber optic cable, 130,000 feet of HDPE, and 130,000 feet of fabric innerduct.Aerial Construction to install 44.6 miles of aerial fiber optic cable and associated hanging material on St. Thomas,  St. John, and  Water Island.Constructing fiber optic cable runs for 250,000’ (47.3 miles) of Aerial Plant, placement of 3500’ of 2” HDPE conduit, pull drop fiber through 55,000’ of existing conduit, direct bury 9000’ of drop fiber.Constructing fiber optic cable runs for 225,000’ (44.5 miles) of Aerial Plant, placement of 8500’ of 2” HDPE conduit, pull drop fiber through 150,000’ of existing conduit, direct bury 3100’ of drop fiber.Perform 725 fiber optic cable splices. Splices made in Facility Access Points (Splicing of patch panels) and also in the field at Reel Ends and Mid Sheath Access points, both Aerial and Underground.Perform 475 fiber optic cable splices. Splices made in Facility Access Points (Splicing of patch panels) and also in the field at Reel Ends and Mid Sheath Access points, both Aerial and Underground.

  • Description of Work Performed:  Provided services necessary to update the Cyberspace Infrastructure Planning System (CIPS) Visualization Component (CVC) with Outside Plant Fiber Optic Cable infrastructure information.


    To accomplish this, we collected and recorded the locations of OSP features using GPS surveys; entered and inspected manholes, hand holes, vaults, and building FODPs; provided tags for new or misidentified FOC; recorded field information; transcribed GPS and field inspection information, as-built drawings, contractor installed information, cable distribution records and other worksite records for the base OSP infrastructure into the CVC database.


    This effort included 101 MHs, 17 HHs, 26 pull boxes, 15 pedestals and 115 BETs, spread over 65,200 linear feet of conduit, 18,700 linear feet of direct buried cable and 9,800 feet of aerial cables.  Completed a week and a half ahead of the period of performance date.  Trans-Tel delivered a 144 MH butterfly CDRL “as built” drawing package to the owner and prime contractor (TELOS) upon completion.


  • Description of Work Performed: Trans-Tel worked in the main communication room area of a secure building to install a new floor mount cabinet, configure and install the network switching equipment, mount a GPS antenna, dress cables into the cabinet and ground all equipment.


    This work effort concluded within the contractual period of performance date with no disruptions in service.  Trans-Tel tested and certified the installed cable, and delivered test results and an “as built” drawing package to the owner and prime contractor (Lockheed-Martin) upon completion.