Connection editor up to NET 10

Connections at the fiber/wire layer are created with the respective connection editor. The FO connection editor and the TP connection editor are available for this purpose.

FO connection editor

The FO connection editor makes it possible to create a wide variety of connections within a point or between two points.

Connections

If connections are to be created within a point, the FO connection editor can be started within the form of the respective closure or terminator.

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The connection editor can also be started in the switching point or in the NET tab in the Work-order group.

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Connection editor

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1. If the FO connection editor was started from a closure or a terminator, the name of the closure or terminator as well as the installation location and the info field are displayed at points 1 and 2. If the FO connection editor was started from the work order, the points for points 1 and 2 can be selected by clicking on mceclip11.pngeither from the database or from the illustration.

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2. The current work order is displayed, regardless of where the FO connection editor has been started.
3. If the point is assigned to a switching point, the installation location and the info field are displayed here.
4. The element to be spliced or patched can be selected via the tabs.
5. The connection options are displayed and, depending on the option, can be edited or are permanently set.
6. In addition to the connection option, it can be determined whether or not the connection is to be made via a patch fiber.
7. It can be specified whether a new tray is to be used on the left or right side with each new cable.

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8. The available elements of the individual objects are displayed, such as free fibers, connectors or splitter paths. You can choose whether the fiber status is to be displayed. This shows whether fibers have been used in the network path.
9. The trays in which the connections are to be placed are selected. If more connections are to be created than there are splice locations in a tray, a sufficient number of trays must be highlighted. In addition, the number of connections which are to be placed in the tray can be entered as a deviation from the number planned for the tray type.
10. If changes have been made to the components, the view can be updated using this button.
11. If all settings have been made and the elements have been selected, the splices or patches are created using mceclip9.png. The connection editor remains open.
12. If all settings have been made and the elements have been selected, the splices or patches are created using mceclip8.png. The connection editor is closed.
13. The connection editor is closed by clicking on the mceclip7.pngbutton. No splices or patches are created.

The following possibilities exist for connecting the individual elements with each other:

Note
Connections that were created with the selected work order will not take effect until the work order has been activated. If no work order is selected, the connections are activated immediately.

Fiber–fiber

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1. The free fibers of the selected cable section are displayed on the Fibers tab.
2. The cable sections that start/end in the point from which the FO connection editor was started are selected from the drop-down list.
3. From the connection options, you can select how the connections are to be made:

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4. No patch fibers are created.
5. The fibers that are to be spliced together are highlighted.
6. The splices are placed in the selected trays.

Fiber–patch fiber–fiber

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1. The free fibers of the selected cable section are displayed on the Fibers tab.
2. The cable sections that start/end in the point from which the FO connection editor was started are selected from the drop-down list.
3. The splice must be selected from the connection options if fibers are to be joined via patch fibers.
4. Patch fibers are created. A name can be entered for the patch fibers.
5. The fibers that are to be connected via the patch fibers are highlighted.
6. The splices between the fibers from the left side and the patch fibers are placed in the selected trays.
7. The splices between the fibers from the right side and the patch fibers are placed in the selected trays.

Fiber–connector

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1a. The free fibers of the selected cable section are displayed on the Fibers tab.
1b. The free connectors of the selected terminator are displayed on the Connectors tab.
2. The cable sections that start/end in the point from which the FO connection editor was started are selected from the drop-down list.
3. The connection types that are possible when splicing from fiber to connector are displayed in the connection options.
4. No patch fibers are created.
5. The fibers that are to be spliced on connectors are highlighted.
5a. Connectors that are already connected are marked with “*”.
5b. Connectors that are not yet connected are not marked.
The connection overview for each connector can be opened via the context menu by clicking the right mouse button.
6. The splices are placed in the selected trays.

Direct connector installation

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1a. The free fibers of the selected cable section are displayed on the Fibers tab.
1b. The free connectors of the selected terminator are displayed on the Connectors tab.
2. The cable sections that start/end in the point from which the FO connection editor was started are selected from the drop-down list.
3. The connection types that are possible when splicing from fiber to connector are displayed in the connection options.
4. The fibers that are to be spliced on connectors are highlighted.
5a. Connectors that are already connected are marked with “*”.
5b. Connectors that are not yet connected are not marked.

The connection overview for each connector can be opened via the context menu by clicking the right mouse button.

The splices are not placed in trays.

Fiber–patch fiber–connector

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1a. The free fibers of the selected cable section are displayed on the Fibers tab.
1b. The free connectors of the selected terminator are displayed on the Connectors tab.
2. The cable sections that start/end in the point from which the FO connection editor was started are selected from the drop-down list.
3. The connection types that are possible when splicing from fiber to connector are displayed in the connection options.
4. Patch fibers are created. A name can be entered for the patch fibers.
5. The fibers that are to be spliced on connectors are highlighted.
5a. Connectors that are already connected are marked with “*”.
5b. Connectors that are not yet connected are not marked.

The connection overview for each connector can be opened via the context menu by clicking the right mouse button.

6. The splices between the fibers from the left side and the patch fibers are placed in the selected trays.
7. The splices between the connectors from the right side and the patch fibers are placed in the selected trays.

Connector–connector (patch)

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1. The free connectors of the selected terminator are displayed on the Connectors tab.
2. The only connection type that is possible when splicing between connectors—patching—is displayed in the connection options.
3a. Connectors that are already connected are marked with “*”.
3b. Connectors that are not yet connected are not marked.
The connection overview for each connector can be opened via the context menu by clicking the right mouse button.
4. A service for patching can be selected from the drop-down list or filtered from the database using mceclip1.png.

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5. A length deviating from the standard length of a patch can be entered.
6. It can be defined whether this is a permanent patch.

Connector–technical port

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1. The free connectors of the selected terminator are displayed on the Connectors tab.
2. Among the connection options, the “Create patching on a technical port” connection type can be selected.
3. Connectors that are already connected are marked with an “*”.
4. A service for patching can be selected from the drop-down list or filtered from the database using mceclip1.png.

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5. A length deviating from the standard length of a patch can be entered.
6. It can be defined whether it is a starting or a permanent patch.
7. The technical port can be entered as a text field.

The connection overview for each connector can be opened via the context menu by clicking the right mouse button.

Fiber–splitter path

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1a. The free fibers of the selected cable section are displayed on the Fibers tab.
1b. The Splitter tab displays the free splitter paths of the splitter in the selected terminator.
2a. The cable sections that start/end in the point from which the FO connection editor was started are selected from the drop-down list.
2b. The splitters that are located in the selected point are selected from the drop-down list.
3. The only connection type possible when splicing from fiber to splitter is displayed in the connection options.
4. No patch fibers are created.
5. The fibers that are to be spliced on splitter paths are highlighted.
5a. The splitter path IN can be highlighted.
5b. The splitter paths OUT 1 to OUT x can be highlighted.
6. The splices are placed in the selected trays.

Fiber–patch fiber–splitter path

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1a. The free fibers of the selected cable section are displayed on the Fibers tab.
1b. The Splitter tab displays the free splitter paths of the splitter in the selected terminator.
2a. The cable sections that start/end in the point from which the FO connection editor was started are selected from the drop-down list or by using the illustration.
2b. The splitters that are located in the selected point are selected from the drop-down list.
The only connection type possible when splicing from fiber to splitter is displayed in the connection options.
3. Patch fibers are created. A name can be entered for the patch fibers.
4. The fibers that are to be spliced on splitter paths are highlighted.
5a. The splitter path IN can be highlighted.
5b. The splitter paths OUT 1 to OUT x can be highlighted.
6. The splices between the fibers from the left side and the patch fibers are placed in the selected trays.
7. The splices between the splitter path from the right side and the patch fibers are placed in the selected trays.

TP connection editor

The TP connection editor makes it possible to create a wide variety of connections within a point or between two points.

Connections

If connections are to be created within a point, the TP connection editor can be started within the form of the respective closure or terminator.

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The connection editor can also be started in the switching point or in the NET tab in the Work-order group.

Switching point Work order
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Connection editor

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1. If the TP connection editor was started from a closure or a terminator, the name of the closure or terminator as well as the installation location and the info field are displayed at points 1 and 2. If the TP connection editor was started from the work order, the points for points 1 and 2 can be selected by clicking on mceclip11.pngeither from the database or from the illustration.

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2. The current work order is displayed, regardless of where the TP connection editor has been started.
3. If the point is assigned to a switching point, the installation location and the info field are displayed here.
4. The element to be spliced or patched can be selected via the tabs.
5. The connection options are displayed and, depending on the option, can be edited or are permanently set.
6. You can specify whether multiple connections are permitted.
7. It is possible to specify whether multiple objects are to be connected together in one step. The number can be entered.
8. The available elements of the individual objects are displayed, such as free wires or pins.
9. If changes have been made to the components, the view can be updated using this button.
10. If all settings have been made and the elements have been selected, the splices or patches are created using mceclip9.png. The connection editor remains open.
11. If all settings have been made and the elements have been selected, the splices or patches are created using mceclip8.png. The connection editor is closed.
12. The connection editor is closed by clicking on the mceclip7.pngbutton. No splices or patches are created.

The following possibilities exist for connecting the individual elements with each other:

Note
Connections that were created with the selected work order will not take effect until the work order has been activated. If no work order is selected, the connections are activated immediately.

Wire–wire

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1. The free wires of the selected cable section are displayed on the Wires tab.
2. The cable sections that start/end in the point from from which the TP connection editor was started are selected from the drop-down list.
3. From the connection options, you can select how the connections are to be made.
4. You can specify whether multiple connections are permitted.
5. It is possible to specify whether multiple objects are to be connected together in one step. The number can be entered.
6. The wires that are to be spliced together are highlighted.
7. It is possible to specify whether multiple objects are to be connected together in one step. The number can be entered.
8. The wires that are to be spliced together are highlighted.

Wire–pin

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1a. The free wires of the selected cable section are displayed on the Wires tab.
1b. The free pins of the selected terminator are displayed on the Pins tab.
2. The cable sections that start/end in the point from which the TP connection editor was started are selected from the drop-down list.
3. How the connections are to be made is displayed under the connection options.
4. You can specify whether multiple connections are permitted.
5. It is possible to specify whether multiple objects are to be connected together in one step. The number can be entered.
6. The wires that are to be spliced on pins are highlighted.
6a. Pins that are already connected are marked with “*”.
6b. Pins that are not yet connected are not marked.

Pin–pin

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1. The free pins of the selected terminator are displayed on the Pins tab.
2. How the connections are to be made is displayed under the connection options.
3. You can specify whether multiple connections are permitted.
4. It is possible to specify whether multiple objects are to be connected together in one step. The number can be entered.
5. A service for patching can be selected from the drop-down list or filtered from the database using mceclip1.png.

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6. A length deviating from the standard length of a patch can be entered.
7. It can be defined whether this is a permanent patch.
8a. Pins that are already connected with a wire are marked with “*”.
8b. Pins that are not yet connected with a wire are not marked.

Pin–technical port

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1. The free pins of the selected terminator are displayed on the Pins tab.
2. Among the connection options, the “Create patching on a technical port” connection type can be selected.
3. You can specify whether multiple connections are permitted.
4. It is possible to specify whether multiple objects are to be connected together in one step. The number can be entered.
5. A service for patching can be selected from the drop-down list or filtered from the database using mceclip1.png.

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6. A length deviating from the standard length of a patch can be entered.
7. It can be defined whether it is a starting or a permanent patch.
8. Pins that are already connected are marked with “*”.
9. The technical port can be entered as a text field.