Testing, Certification and Warrant
Marcomm provides testing and certification of cabling systems to determine if the quality of installation, components and materials will meet required specifications and guidelines that guarantee network performance. To ensure performance capacity, all cables are tested and provided with a manufacturer’s cabling system written warranty indicating that the system will support most applications when verified to the standard. Our technicians are trained and certified with FLUKE’s fiber and copper network testers. Each installation team has the latest version of FLUKE copper testers that provide channel and link testing. Our fiber technicians can provide fusion splicing, hot melt or crimp type terminations and testing using the latest OTDRs and fusion splicers available.
As a certified vendor for several manufacturers, we can offer their warranty. Warranties offer coverage for components, performance, applications and systems. A performance warranty guarantees the performance of the cable plant after it has been installed and tested. The applications assurance basically states that any applications that are designed to operate over the cabling system will be supported for the life of the system warranty.
A warranty may include product, applications, performance and labor. We will recommend and can provide a warranty with a suitable period of coverage. Marcomm will field-test all links and channels of the network to ensure that all the warranty requirements are being met or exceeded, a requirement in determining whether the structured cable system can be covered under warranty. The manufacturer may perform a site audit and will review the test results to ensure that their product has been installed to provide optimal signal performance that will support our client’s network applications for the duration of the warranty. This testing process is extremely important as it identifies problems which can be fixed early on during the installation stages rather than later when the system is in production and network downtime can occur.
Marcomm has extensive experience and expertise working in those environments through standing offers with the Government of Canada and has become a leader in completing large and complex assignments. Information security and physical security have become a top issue of concern, and for this reason a data center has to offer a secure environment which minimizes the chances of a security breach. A data center must therefore keep high standards for assuring the integrity and functionality of its hosted computer environment.
Data center construction and expansion is predicted to continue steadily in the future worldwide. With the increasing focus on reliability and efficiency, the initial design is more important than ever. Thus, today’s data center designer is required to have knowledge of mechanical, electrical and telecommunications systems and how they interact.
Marcomm’s BICSI certified data center designer analyses requirements, makes recommendations and provides pertinent information that should be considered when working with critical systems, such as electrical, mechanical and telecommunication networks, as well as other significant needs, such as site selection, security, and building considerations.
Marcomm stands behind their installations by offering a lifetime warranty on all workmanship-related issues. We are confident that our quality of installation and stringent testing practices will result in the most reliable structured cabling system.