JDSU has launched OTU-8000, a rack-mounted, remote test unit for its optical network management system (ONMS) that integrates the new optical time-domain reflectometry (OTDR) and optical switch technologies, in Asia Pacific.
Based on JDSU’s cutting-edge MTS/T-BERD 8000, a single OTU-8000 can test hundreds of fibre links within a large (40,000 km2) area and report any faults relative to the near physical landmark.
With this addition, JDSU is the only test and measurement provider that offers a proprietary portfolio of critical remote fibre test solutions for fibre networks (FTTx to ultra long haul) including an optical switch, OTDR, mapping software and passive components.
The JDSU OTU-8000’s powerful, wide range of applications help carriers decrease operational costs by eliminating erroneous field technician dispatches, reducing mean-time-to-repair (MTTR), and anticipating service disruption by detecting fibre degradation before service is affected.
The product also monitors the long-term performance of installed fibres and, for organisations concerned about network security, detects and locates fibre tapping.
“JDSU’s ONMS is already ahead of the competition because it ensures that what the telecommunications or cable operator sees in its network map is the same as what is actually in the network,” said Enzo di Luigi, general manager of JDSU’s Fibre Optics Communications Test and Measurement group.
“By adding the powerful OTU-8000, network operators can attain a higher level of reliability, efficiency and cost savings using a compact test unit that has low power consumption.”
The OTU-8000 available from Acterna Asia Pacific can house two field-interchangeable OTDR modules and monitors active fibres using a 1625nm module designed to take into account factors such as the Raman Effect of the optical amplifier.
The dual-power feeds provide an alternate power input in the event of one power source failure.
All configurations are saved on the OTU-8000’s solid state disk, and when the server is not available alarms can still be sent directly to the user via e-mail or SMS. Provisioning of the OTU-8000 is easily accomplished using any on-site or remote web browser.
About JDSU’s Optical Network Management System (ONMS):
Residing on a server or desktop, JDSU’s ONMS includes optical fiber mapping (OFM) software that enables customers to address the state of the network from their fingertips.
This powerful automated mapping, facilities management and geographic information system (AM/FM/GIS) consolidates data entered manually or through other applications.
All fibre optic network documentation including fibre route maps, distribution panel graphics and OTDR traces can be easily retrieved, cross-referenced and shared among multiple users.
Network operators have access to all of their networks’ geographic and functional components and can track, document and monitor an unlimited number of circuit wavelengths for each physical fibre path, allowing users to initiate queries from any physical point in the network.