Switching point

The switching point permits connections between several points, such as closures and terminators. FO connections as well as TP connections can be established.

Starting from the switching point, the network path search and the rack editor can be started.

Tabs

Users can find information about the points, type and additional information in the “General” home tab.

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Attribute Description
Name This displays the name of the switching point. Clicking on mceclip2.png opens the point form for the current record. The mceclip3.png button shows the detailed forms for all switching points in the filter. (1)
Type The switching-point type assigned to the switching point is displayed. Double-clicking on the list box opens the detailed form for managing the various switching-point types. (2)
Information Additional information on the switching point can be stored in this text field. (3)
Image file An image file can be assigned to the record and is displayed in the form. (4)
Documents This displays whether documents have been attached to the form. (5)


The “FO” tab displays all assignments from the FO network.

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Attribute Description
Name/type The name and type are taken from the General tab and can be edited. (1)
FO points Overview of the FO points assigned to the switching point. Click on mceclip2.png to obtain the detailed forms of the FO terminators or FO closures. Further FO points can be assigned to the switching point from the illustration by clicking on mceclip1.png or from the database by clicking on mceclip2.png. (2)
Connections All FO points assigned to the switching point are displayed under Connections. (3)
Overviews The FO overview filters all points assigned to the switching point. The FO circuit diagram leads to an overview with all terminators and their respective connectors, services and patches. The FO patches button leads to the detailed form of the same name. In addition, the line forms for the FO cable sections inserted in the terminators are displayed. (4)
The number of connectors, patches and services assigned to the switching point via the FO points is displayed and the forms with the respectively filtered records can be opened. (5)


The “Telephony” tab displays all assignments from the TP network.

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Attribute Description
Name/type The name and type are taken from the General tab and can be edited. (1)
TP point Overview of the TP points assigned to the switching point (in this example there are 2). Click on mceclip2.png to obtain the detailed forms of the TP terminators or TP closures. Further TP points can be assigned to the switching point from the illustration by clicking on mceclip1.png or from the database by clicking on mceclip2.png. (2)
Connections All TP points assigned to the switching point are displayed under Connections. (3)
Overviews The TP overview filters all points assigned to the switching point. The TP circuit diagram leads to an overview with all terminators and their respective connectors, services and patches. The TP patches button leads to the detailed form of the same name. In addition, the line forms for the TP cable sections inserted in the terminators are displayed. (4)
The number of pins, patches and services assigned to the switching point via the TP points is displayed and the forms with the respectively filtered data sets can be opened. (5)


Menu items

The “Edit” menu can be used to start the rack editor, the FO connection editor or the TP connection editor.

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Various overviews and splice plans can be opened via the “Overviews/reports” menu.

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1. You can open the form for services with all services in the filter that are assigned to the switching point.
2. The form for patch fibers that were created in the switching point can be opened.
3. The FO splice plans in the grouped view can be opened in a separate drawing.
4. The FO splice plans in the detailed view can be opened in a separate drawing.
5. The FO overview can be opened.
6. The FO circuit diagram can be opened.
7. The form for FO patches that were created in the switching point can be opened.
8. The inserted FO cables can be opened in the form.
9. The end overview can be opened.
10. The TP splice plans in the grouped view can be opened in a separate drawing.
11. The TP splice plans in the detailed view can be opened in a separate drawing.
12. The TP overview can be opened.
13. The TP circuit diagram can be opened.
14. The form for TP patches that were created in the switching point can be opened.
15. The inserted TP cables can be opened in the form.
16. The end overview can be opened.
17. The records for the labels created can be opened in the form.

The “Network path search” workflow is started via the “Network path search” menu.

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Whether an FO network path search or TP network path search should be started, or whether both network types should be taken into account, is only determined in the settings of the dialog.

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Switching-point type

Users have the option of defining various types of switching points themselves. The form is opened by double-clicking in the Type field in the switching point form.

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Tabs

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1. The name of the switching-point type is displayed.
2. This is where the manufacturer can be selected from the database.
3. The designation of the manufacturer for the switching-point type can be entered.
4. The order number can be entered.
5. Entry of net price and currency.
6. Entry of the labor price.
7. The description of the switching-point type can be entered here.
8. An info text can be entered.
9. Only active switching-point types can be selected from the drop-down list in the detailed form for switching points.
10. Clicking on mceclip2.png lists all switching points that use the current switching-point type. The mceclip3.png button displays all switching points to which a switching-point type has been assigned in the filter.