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Project Snapshot: U.S. Air Force Fiber Optic Cabling Infrastructure Services (FOCIS)
The next Project Snapshot Series highlights Futron’s past performance at Wright Patterson Air Force Base which included numerous inside, outside and back bone cabling projects.
In April 2002, Futron was awarded a five year, $25 million dollar FOCIS contract with the U.S. Air Force for structured cabling services to be performed at Wright Patterson Air Force base (WPAFB). The central focus of this contract was to provide sound management, engineering, installation, upgrading, re-routing, terminating, testing and removal of computer/communications infrastructure at WPAFB.
Futron was responsible for installing the cabling infrastructure by using a secure category 6 horizontal cabling and fiber optic backbone. This provided the WPAFB with a secure and functional infrastructure that allows for high bandwidth and the speed required for data and video. Fiber cabling was run across the entire base to allow for cable TV, cabling for video teleconferencing (VTC), and category 5 cable for voice traffic. In all, Futron installed 288 strands and more than a mile and a half of fiber optic cabling. The successful installation of this reliable backbone allows for the continued performance of wired and wireless networks throughout the base.
Futron was effective in maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction and met or exceeded all technical requirements on the contract. This success is due to the extensive experience and training Futron project managers and technicians have and the company’s commitment to maintain and exceed high quality standards.