Superior Fibre Optic Terminating and Testing

Superior Fibre Optic Terminating and Testing.

Optical Fibre terminations need to be done right the first time. Fibre can be expensive if you do not choose a trusted company that has a proven track record of quality fibre cabling installations.

So, what can go wrong?

  • Glued connections, where the glue become brittle over time, cracking the fibre glass face.
  • Inexperienced people doing the terminations. Poor terminating techniques lead to high Db Losses, which limits the speed and quality of the signals
  • Harsh environments not taken into consideration. Fibre requires a clean environment
  • Inferior Connectors and patch lead
  • Lack of vermin control (mice love fibre!)

Fibre Cabling termination

Elam completes terminations using Fusion Splicing. We have Fusion Splicers designed to ensure that DB losses at the connectors are well within Australian Standard tolerances.  Fusion Splicing gives a high quality, low loss result

With technology moving quickly, we can also terminate to your required standard, rather than waiting for Australian Standards to catch up.

Elam is a trusted name in the industry. We complete Fibre terminations for many other electrical and cabling companies. We also complete Optical Fibre cabling for Universities, Schools as well as businesses and industrial companies.

Fibre Optic Cabling termination

Using the latest in Testing equipment, we can quickly pinpoint faults in your fibre optic cabling and make repairs immediately.

Once the Optical terminations are completed, we can supply Test reports on request. There is also peace of mind with our automatic 20-year warranty.

We have two vans equipped to fault find and terminate both Single mode and Multimode Fibre Optic cabling.

We use the latest S179 Fusion Splicers, OTDRs and Fluke testers

So, call us on 02 98092999 / 0418647250

Fibre, Cat6 & Cat6A Data Cable Installation

Fibre, Cat6 & Cat6A Data Cable Installation


Data cable installation – Fibre, Cat6 and Cat6ATalk to us about your data cable installation project. We have installed data cabling into places like Taronga Zoo, Sydney University Chemistry Laboratories, Vet Hospitals and the Sydney University’s Vice Chancellors Office.

We are trusted professionals with experience in many different environments. Your project will be in good hands with Elam.

A good data cabler is not just a person who installs cabling well. Good cablers go to the extra effort to close the gap between IT professionals and builders, or the end client and the IT company employed by them.

Many places requiring cabling have groups of professionals from different backgrounds meeting in the middle to work on a project.

Through years of experience in data cable installations, we have found that this network of professionals can sometimes have holes in it.

IT workers can assume that the builder will understand the needs of his patching environment and be let down when a switch is installed before the gyprock is sanded.

An endless number of bad things can go wrong, and many jobs require a middle-man who can fill the gap.

Elam has been employed and trusted for data cable installations, especially by IT professionals, for years. For us, the job does not usually end until the link lights are up and flashing on the switch.

Two examples of turnkey data cable installations that we regularly complete;

Cat6A and Fibre – Wireless installations for DEC SchoolsData cable installation – Fibre, Cat6 and Cat6A 2

(Elam is on the ICT Scheme, SCM0020)

  • Data cable installation
  • Fibre cabling between cabinets
  • Fibre terminations
  • Testing and commissioning
  • Wireless unit and network switch purchase
  • WAP units mounted to ceilings
  • Switches installed into cabinets
  • Patch leads and SFPs necessary for uplink are purchased and installed
  • All components plugged and patched and working before Elam leave site

Wireless installations for Sydney University Cat6A

  • Data cable installation
  • Testing and commissioning
  • Wireless unit and network switch pickup
  • WAP units mounted to ceilings
  • Switches installed into cabinets
  • Patch leads and SFPs necessary for uplink are picked up and installed
  • All components plugged and patched and working before Elam leave site
  • Network labelling and switch port address submitted to IT in excel format to be configured

If you would like to see a seamless progression through your next project, appoint an Elam representative to be by your side.

Heritage Building Cabling

You do not want heritage building cabling contractors who will blow out a 200 year old wall!Heritage building cabling to upgrade lighting in the Great Hall Sydney University

Heritage Building Cabling requires precise planning, design and action. Cabling is an important part of every building, but it’s not something you want to SEE. This becomes even more essential when dealing with a heritage building. Cabling should be hidden from view, or if it must be surface mounted, the pathway must be carefully designed to fit into the existing structure’s look, feel and architectural lines.


Read NSW Heritage Office guidelines on refurbishing Heritage Buildings

Elam have had the pleasure of working with every single Heritage listed building in Sydney University’s Camperdown Campus. This has given us years and  years of trialing, testing, discussing and designing heritage cable pathways. We have worked side by side with Heritage Building Architects to solve difficult cabling situations. Heritage Building Cabling requires an eye for detail and an art of disguise. Be careful who you put in charge of drilling holes into your precious Heritage Building for cabling!


Heritage building cabling to floor-box for power and data in Great Hall Sydney UniversityRecent Heritage Building Cabling Works within the last 12 months:

  • The Great Hall, Sydney University – Lighting project
  • The Nicholsen Museum, Sydney University
  • Anderson Stuart Building, Sydney University – entire comms room, fibre backbone and horizontal cabling replacement and upgrade
  • The Macleay Museum Sydney University – entire comms room, backbone and horizontal cabling replacement and upgrade
  • Physics Building – Sydney University
  • 50 Bridge St Department of Education – Installed all new fibre backbone
  • 23 Bridge St Department of Primary Industries – running fibre, data and power cabling. Needed detailed design works to penetrate structural walls.


Many of our recent projects required not only a couple of new data outlets, but entire cabling upgrade pathways! This is a massive modification to an old building that was not built to accommodate things like “internet” and “wireless”cabling. There has been many barriers and instances where we have had to think on our feet or go back to the drawing board. Take advantage of our lessons learned and call us in to have a look at your heritage building cabling requirements. We can give you a free quotation and discuss how our expertise can help with your project.

Click here to send us some information on your heritage building project.


Upgrade to digital CCTV to Keep your business safe

Upgrade to digital CCTV to keep your business safe. Upgrade to digital CCTV to Keep your business safe with Vision-surveillanceIf you have an existing analog video system in place it may only be working as a mild deterrent for criminals.

Imagine all the ways a criminal could affect your business, then have a think about the cameras you have in place already. Do you feel safe and confident that you have eyes where you need them?

Ways an upgrade to digital CCTV system can help get evidence after a crime:

  • Catch number plates to identify vehicles
  • Picture clarity – Show detailed features of the persons height, weight, hair colour etc.
  • Give you an exact time of the incident
  • Show different angles of an area to avoid ‘blind spots’

Watch some impressive zoom clarity on a Rhino Co camera

Elam-cable-installer-terminating-digital-CCTV-network-cabling. Upgrade to digital CCTV to Keep your business safeMost companies realise that it is well worth the upfront cost to upgrade to digital CCTV. You can start small and easily add more cameras later down the track, investing only the amount you want to spend right now. This is great as no business owner should delay important security measures. If you want to discuss keeping old analog cabling, give us a call to ask about your situation, it may not be quite as straight forward.

Buying new cameras to fit into an existing coax cabling system may leave you with limitations on locations and distances of the cameras. This type of system is also difficult to add to later.

Another benefit of  an upgrade to digital CCTV to keep your business safe is that you can view footage remotely from your smart phone or tablet! This is not only perfect for easily viewing who is standing at your front door with a flick of your phone, but also handy for other areas of your business.

Imagine being concerned about an important delivery, you are running late on the way back to your office, what if your delivery gets left out the front unattended?! If you have upgraded to digital CCTV cabling you will be able to check your phone and see if your parcel has been delivered.

Have a look at the Elam CCTV Page for more details on products we specialize in.

For a free quotation give us a call now on (02)9809 2999.


Damaged underground cables when digging? Call now (02)9809 2999

Broken conduits and damaged underground cables in trenchDigging up cables is a dangerous and costly inconvenience. Whether it be fibre optic, power, data or telephone cabling, nobody wants to be involved in damaged underground cables!

 When contractors are installing conduits and cables underground, they are supposed to lay warning tape above the conduits to prevent damage from future digging. There are very specific requirements when it comes to digging Duty of Care. Unfortunately, trenching is not always done correctly. On top of that, cables are not always scanned properly, so it can be quite a surprise if you are onsite and suddenly the excavator comes up with a damaged cable on the end of the bucket!


Fibre Optic Cables are the most common damaged underground cables. Elam workers installing underground cables and conduits in trenchThey are made up of tiny glass strands wrapped in
underground rated protective sheathing and waterproof gel. They don’t have any copper through them which makes scanning for them impossible! Only very experienced trenching teams can carefully plan a dig around these underground cables.

Not only are fibre cables difficult to dig around – they also require a lot of length to re-terminate! Usually the damaged underground cable will need to be reinstalled with an entire new cable or a new section will need to be re-run to allow enough length to join it together. On top if this, you will need a new pit to be installed to house the underground cable join.


Elam have been called out to numerous sites to perform emergency repairs on damaged underground cables. We have suppliers who deliver on demand at very short notice and also Fibre Optic Specialist teams that can be brought from various locations around Sydney at the drop of a hat. This is extremely important since Fibre Optic cables are used as backbone infrastructure, supporting network links between buildings. Damaged underground cables, especially fibre optic, are a specialist area for cablers who can work fast under extreme pressure!

Call Elam now (02) 9809 2999

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Improve productivity and save money by increasing network speed!

Increasing network speed with quality cablingThe world today is one that waits for no one! Everything is expected fast, and fast is what you must become to keep up.

The speed of a business’ network is in direct correlation to the productivity and efficiency of the workload completed.

Time is money and when most companies base their foundations on internet services – network is also money! All businesses should be looking at increasing network speed.

What can slow networks do to your business?

  • Increase coffee breaks while employees wait for their computers to load
  • Reduce the number of users that can be active at one time
  • Minimise your availability of WIFI network throughout your work place
  • Increase down time between users switching and opening programs – it all adds up!


What can be causing my slow network?

  • Old cabling that is out of date for the software you would like to run
  • Incorrect patch leads on your fibre links (yes it can be that simple to fix)
  • Faults on your data cabling
  • Network hardware
  • Worn or damaged data patch leads squashed into your data cabinet


How can Elam help with increasing network speed?

Elam Cablers have been there and done that. If you want a fast and simple solution, give us a call to do a quick audit of your work space.

We may suggest;Elam cabler fixing data outlet

  • An upgrade of your data cabling
  • A new fibre optic link between your data cabinets
  • A test and inspection of your fibre terminations
  • A data cabinet upgrade to allow space for new network equipment
  • Or it could just be that your last installer put an OM1 instead of an OM3 fibre optic patch lead and all you need to do is buy a new $40 lead!

Overall it is worth investigating if your network is sucking money out of your pocket! There may be a very simple and cheap may to increase your network speed.

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