Applications of TiniFiber Micro Armor Fiber™ in Airport Expansions and Upgrades – Article

A Case for Pathway Reclamation and the Use of Existing Infrastructure.  In this article we explore the benefits of implementing Micro Armor Fiber into an Airport expansion or upgrade.  Topic:  Airport Expansions Fiber Optics.



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Airport facilities are one of the many industries that have recognized the benefit of incorporating TiniFiber® Micro Armor Fiber™ into their expansions and upgrades.  TiniFiber has had an important position over the last several years in the communications advancements throughout airport facilities.  As many airports are undergoing multifaceted expansions and upgrades, they are looking for durable and efficient fiber optic cable solutions that will take them into the future.  TiniFiber has been used in a variety of applications within these facility build-outs and continues to be spec’d into airport expansion projects across the country. For the complete story, download the article above.


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Applications of TiniFiber® Micro Armor Fiber™ in Airport Expansions and Upgrades

A Case for Pathway Reclamation and the Use of Existing Infrastructure in Airport Expansions Fiber Optics Installations.

TiniFiber Micro Armor Fiber cables are being installed to replace antiquated fiber optic cabling that in some cases is decades old.  These old fiber cables which are encased with aluminum Interlocking armor (AIA) are literally clogging up the conduit space in buildings, terminals, under runways and throughout the airport facilities.  The existing aluminum interlocking armor cables are disproportionately large in diameter compared to the fiber cables they house, they are extremely bulky in nature and many of the older cables can have considerable deterioration including damage from rodents.   TiniFiber’s Micro Armor Fiber is a U.S. Patented innovation, it is UL Listed and engineered with a tightly wound stainless steel coil, which is inherently much stronger than aluminum, extremely rodent resistant, and has the smallest outer diameter of any armored fiber optic cable in the industry.  It is approximately 65% smaller and 75% lighter than the traditional existing aluminum interlocking armor and substantially more flexible, resulting in more efficient and cost effective installations.  TiniFiber meets the high standards of performance and reliability associated the harsh environments of Airports.

In what can be called pathway reclamation, contractors are removing the old bulky cables and replacing them with the much stronger, lighter and flexible TiniFiber Micro Armor Fiber.  This saves the airport an enormous financial and logistical burden since they can avoid the costly, time consuming and disruptive process of digging up, re-trenching and putting in new conduits to run the fiber cables.  The implementation of Tinifiber allows them to “re-claim” their existing pathways in a manner that keeps the conduit congestion down to a minimum, allows for additional cabling to be run and avoids revisiting the situation in the future.  The space saving attributes of this break-through armored fiber optic cable cannot be underestimated, as demands on bandwidth and the need for reliable connectivity will continue to grow, while physical space in these facilities are limited and continuously under pressure.  Combined with the unmatched armored durability of Micro Armor Fiber, and it’s no surprise that many airports have chosen TiniFiber as the go-to fiber optic cable for their expansions and upgrades.

The applications of TiniFiber in airports are numerous, as it can be installed to connect multiple systems including DAS, WiFi, emergency communication, baggage claim, various in-terminal networks, towers, runways, HVAC and more, all while reusing existing infrastructure.   Passengers and airport staff expect continuous high-capacity broadband services throughout airport terminals.  Safety personnel also rely on seamless public safety coverage to communicate during mission critical situations.  An airport-wide (DAS) distributed antenna system is crucial to support these needs, and utilizing Micro Armor Fiber has been recognized as one of the most efficient ways to connect these DAS networks.

Another element of the connectivity expansion that is particularly noteworthy is the running of Micro Armor Fiber to all of the gates within the terminals, as this has a direct impact on the passenger experience.  Behind every movie a passenger downloads while waiting at the gate, there is a durable and integrated fiber optic network that made it possible.  Airports of the future will be ultra-connected.   Like modern micro-cities they will incorporate everything from flight information display screens, tablets at restaurants and waiting areas, sensors and monitors, to digital place based media, interactive kiosks, connected retail establishments, payment systems, multi-level security and more.  The passenger experience, often with multiple connected devices, will ultimately be tied to data, bandwidth and speed.

TiniFiber was developed as the break-through solution in armored fiber optic cabling, and the benefits are being widely accepted as revolutionary in the cabling industry.  Implementing Micro Armor Fiber into an airport expansion or upgrade can be the difference between having to build all new infrastructure, conduits and pathways to meet the connectivity needs of a facility and being able to reuse existing infrastructure in a space efficient and cost effective way.

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