Terminator

Tabs

The “General” home tab contains general information, such as the type and assignment to a cable trunk. The incoming and outgoing cables are displayed. All trays, connectors, splitters and splices created in the terminator can be viewed at a glance under details. More detailed information on this can be found in the trays, connectors or fibers/splices tabs. The splitter tab displays all generated splitters and their connections in the terminator.

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Attribute Description
Name The name of the point to the terminator is displayed or can be entered. Clicking on the mceclip2.png button opens the form for the current point or, with mceclip3.png, for all points in the filter. (1)
Type The terminator type assigned to the terminator is displayed. Double-clicking on the list box opens the detailed form for managing the various terminator types. (2)
State The state assigned to the terminator in the point form is displayed. (3)
Building The building assigned to the terminator in the point form is displayed. Clicking on the mceclip2.png button opens the form for the building or, with mceclip3.png, for all buildings for the terminators in the filter. (4)
Connections The incoming and outgoing cables in the terminator are displayed. Clicking on the cable name with the right mouse button opens the following context menu:
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The form for the cable can be opened, the course can be highlighted in the graphic, the displayed alias name can be changed and reset, and the flow (incoming/outgoing) can be reversed. The cable can be topologically removed from the terminator and a breakdown can be set. (5)
Trunk  If the terminator is assigned to a cable trunk, the name of the cable trunk is displayed here. The cable trunk can also be selected from a drop-down list. Double-clicking in the list box opens the form for the cable trunk. (6)
Switching point / structural point If the terminator has been assigned to a switching point and/or a structural point such as manhole or cabinet, the name or FID can be seen here or can be selected from a drop-down list. The higher-layer point can be selected from the graphic with mceclip9.png and highlighted in the graphic with mceclip0.png. The mceclip2.png button opens the form of the assigned switching point. (7)
Terminator data The data managed in the point form for the terminator are displayed here. Information on the terminator can be stored. (8)
Details The various fibers and the ways they are connected in the terminator are displayed. Clicking on mceclip2.png opens the corresponding forms or overviews. If services are available in the terminator, these can be displayed. (9)
The number of trays present in the terminator is displayed. The number of used and unused trays is displayed, as well as the splices created in the trays. The number of inactive splices is displayed separately. Clicking on opens the corresponding forms or overviews. (10)
The number of connectors present in the terminator is displayed. The number of connectors that are connected to fibers, patch fibers or connectors (patching) is displayed. Clicking on mceclip2.png opens the corresponding forms or overviews. (11)
The number of splitters present in the terminator is displayed. Clicking on mceclip2.png opens the corresponding forms. (12)
Documents This displays whether documents have been attached to the form. (13)


Context menus

Trays

The “Trays” tab displays all trays created in the terminator.

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1. The name, type and status of the terminator are displayed as in the “General” tab.
2. The yellow-filled circles in the list of trays indicate that there are splices in those trays. Black-filled circles indicate that there are no splices in those trays.

Context menu for the terminator
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Additional trays can be added.

Context menu for the tray
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The form for the tray can be opened.

Connectors

The “Connectors” tab displays all the connectors in the terminator.

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1. The name, type and status of the terminator are displayed as in the “General” tab.
2. The connections of the connectors are displayed
2a. If a fiber is placed on a connector, this is evident from the indication of the fiber number, cable-section name and the tray in which the splice is located. If the connector is additionally patched, this is indicated.
2b. If a fiber is placed on a connector, this is evident from the indication of the fiber number, cable-section name and the tray in which the splice is located.
2c. The connector is not connected to a fiber.

Context menu for the terminator

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Context menu for the connector

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Context menu for the fiber

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Context menu for the patch

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Splitters

The “Splitters” tab displays all the splitters created in the terminator. If a fiber is placed on a splitter path, this is indicated by specifying the fiber number and the cable-section name.

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1. The name, type and status of the terminator are displayed as in the “General” tab.
2. The connections of the splitter paths are displayed
2a. The name and type of the splitter are displayed
2b. Splitter paths that are spliced with fibers are recognizable by arrow symbols or by yellow-filled circles.
2c. Splitter paths that are not spliced with fibers are recognizable by the black-filled circles.

Context menu for the terminator

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Context menu for the splitter as well as splitter inputs and outputs

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Context menu for the fiber

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Fibers/splices

The “Fibers/splices” tab shows the connections of the fibers to fibers, splitters and connectors, as well as the fiber ends in the terminator.

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1. The name, type and status of the terminator are displayed as in the “General” tab.
2. The connections of the fibers and splices are displayed
2a. The name of the cable section is displayed
2b. The number of the bundle is displayed.
2c. The name of the fiber and the type of connection are displayed
2d. The splice and service is displayed.

Types of connection

Fiber > fiber
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Fiber > connector
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Fiber > splitter
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Fiber > patch fiber
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Fiber > uncut
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Fiber > Fiber ending in tray
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Fiber > open in terminator
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Context menu for the terminator

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Context menu for the cable section

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Context menu for the bundle

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Context menu for the fiber

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Context menu for the splice

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Context menu for the service

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Menu items

A Connection Overview can be displayed and the Routing can be started via “Network exploration”.

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Various workflows can be started via the “Edit” menu.

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1. The connection editor can be opened. If the terminator is assigned to a switching point, and if connections are to be created to another terminator/closure that is also assigned to this switching point, the “Connection editor (in switching point)” can be opened.
2. The components required in an FO terminator, such as trays, connectors and splitters, can be added. You can find more information on this topic in Creating trays, Creating connectors and Creating splitters.
3. Incoming and outgoing cables can be added to the terminator from the graphic as well as from the database.
4. All splices and patches in the terminator are recorded in a work order as to be reconnected. This workflow is used for replacing the terminator. The connections documented in the work order can be restored identically.
5. The equipment of the current terminator is taken over by an already existing terminator with regard to the components and splices generated.
6. The attributes of the trays, splitters and connectors assigned to the terminator can be changed via a dialogue window. The components can be renumbered as well as renamed.
7. The terminator can be converted into a closure. This is possible for the current record, all records in the filter or all bookmarked records (in the table view). It must be ensured that the terminator does not have any connectors. And, if so, a corresponding warning appears:

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

With splice illustration created Without splice illustration created
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1. A splice plan in the grouped form will be drawn in a new file.
2. A splice plan in the detailed form will be drawn in a new file. The detailed splice plan opens as a single-fiber diagram.
3. For splice overviews, the grouped or listed splice overview can be opened in each case.
4. The splice graphic can be drawn in and removed in the graphic.
5. An endings overview can be opened.

6. The CO overview can be opened for the current trade, the filtered or (in the table view) bookmarked trades. 

7. The service overview opens the form for the services with all services in the filter that are assigned to the element or subordinate elements.
8. The cable jointing diagram can be opened in a separate drawing.
9. The forms for the labels created can be opened.

Print reports

The printer icon at the bottom of the form can be used to print the available reports

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available reports

  • connector at terminator
  • connector used at terminator
  • connector used with service at terminator
  • patch overview from connectors
  • patches in terminator
  • splice overview terminator
  • terminator overview