Improved Building Aesthetics
Traditional EMT and other forms of metallic raceway used for PDS must be installed on walls to be accessible for the required periodic visual inspections (PVIs). Especially in new construction where building aesthetics are a consideration, facilities managers are increasingly seeking ways to conceal or altogether eliminate unsightly conduit.
Per the guidance of CNSSI 7003, deployment of an alarmed PDS such as the INTERCEPTOR™ Optical Network Security System eliminates the requirement to perform PVIs of the PDS containing the cables. This enables the PDS to be constructed above the ceiling or below raised floors – in other words, hidden from view – because it does not need to be accessible for human inspection. With this unsightly metal conduit no longer affixed to walls, buildings take on a considerably more attractive and professional appearance. This is especially appealing in command posts and historic buildings.
INTERCEPTOR + Interlocking Armored Cable
For new military construction projects where the design has not yet been finalized, INTERCEPTOR can be used along with an interlocking armored fiber optic cable to completely eliminate all requirements for EMT or rigid metallic conduit. Supporting the increased focus on LEED and green building criteria, this can save literally miles of steel or aluminum pipes from being installed throughout the facility.
Using armored cables in place of the rigid conduit significantly reduces the installation time and complexity and dramatically streamlines the logistics and pre-planning to procure and stage the required EMT. By leveraging the INTERCEPTOR and armored cable solution, the cost of providing SIPRNET and JWICS network connections is a fraction of what it traditionally has been – while providing exponentially greater security and availability of the network and more aesthetically pleasing buildings.
For information on our INTERCEPTOR CS product which provides a complete end-to-end PDS solution including the ability to centrally manage alarms and create site-specific standard operating procedures, click here.
We encourage our customers to contact one of our Certified Partners about your specific requirements and to maximize your deployment.