NJFX, the only Cable Landing Station (CLS colocation campus in the U.S.) offering Tier 3, carrier-neutral data center capabilities, announces today the hiring of Ryan Imkemeier as the new Cable Landing Station Manager. Mr. Imkemeier, as a twenty year veteran in this evolving subsea industry, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience related to new open cable multi-vendor to NJFX clients. His specific knowledge that subsea operators need to ensure operational efficiency at the CLS relate to design, implementation and maintenance of Submarine Line Terminal Equipment (SLTE) for subsea fiber and Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) gear for fiber backhaul.
In this complex subsea environment, the overall systems for subsea cables are powered by Power Feed Equipment (PFE), which physically powers the cable across the ocean on a series of repeaters via a copper core and shifts data traffic with intelligent branching units. This critical component of the system becomes a life safety issue when the unplanned occurs, such as shunt faults or full fiber cuts. Depending on the severity and the extent of the pre-planning, stringent protocols must be followed in coordination with the system Network Operations Center (NOC), subsea ships and the experienced CLS Stations.
Proactively, the front-haul conduit systems connecting the CLS to the beach manhole need close supervision to ensure system integrity. All of these critical systems need the varied technical expertise that Mr. Imkemeier brings to NJFX.
“NJFX is proud to have Mr. Imkemeier join the NJFX team,” said Gil Santaliz. “We have worked with him over the last few years as he was part of TGN cable system and supported the setting up of the Seaborn subsea system in the Tata CLS.”
The addition of Mr. Imkemeier to the team further demonstrates NJFX’s high dedication to ensuring customer projects and solutions are deployed and maintained to the utmost quality and resilience. By adding a team member specifically dedicated to the oversight of subsea cable and network projects as they relate to NJFX’s Cable Landing Station, NJFX continues to lead the industry and set itself apart.