FO patching is a connection within the fiber-optic network created using patches within or at points. The connection is made either between the connector and the technical port in a terminator, between two connectors of different terminators in a switching point, or between two connectors of a terminator.
General information about the patch fiber is managed in the “General” home tab.
|Name||The name of the patch is displayed or can be entered. Clicking on the button opens the line form for the current patch or, with , for all patches in the filter. (1)|
|Service||The service connected to the patch is displayed or can be selected from a drop-down list using . Double-clicking on the list box opens the detailed form for managing services. (2)|
|Length||The length of the patch is displayed and can be changed. (3)|
|Start/permanent patch||Shows whether it is a start patch. Clicking on switches between Yes and NO.
Shows whether it is a permanent patch. Clicking on switches between Yes and NO. (4)
|Status||The status assigned to the patch in the line form is displayed. (5)|
|Active||“Yes” or “No” indicates whether or not the FO patch is active. (6)|
|Traffic light||The color of the traffic light shows whether a patch is active or not, or whether it has been prepared for connection via a work order. (7)
Prepared for connection Active/connected
via a work order
|Work order||In the case of a connection order, the name of the work order, the person and the date of connection are displayed.
In the case of a disconnection order, the name of the work order, the person and the date of disconnection are displayed. (8)
|Connected objects with higher-layer points/lines||Information on the switching point, terminator, connector and connector type from which the patch will start. Clicking on the button opens the detailed forms of the respective point.
Information on the switching point, terminator, connector and connector type to which the patch will be made. Clicking on the button opens the detailed forms of the respective point.
Details of the technical port to which the patch will be made. (9)
|Information||Information on patching can be entered. (10)|
|Details||The button opens the form with FO patch data for the specific attenuation of a patch. See Patch data for more information. (11)|
|Filters||These buttons filter all existing patches according to the following criteria:
filters all active patches (see No. 6)
filters all patches that have not yet been connected, i.e., that are not yet active.
filters all patches that are to be disconnected. (12)
|Documents||This displays whether documents have been attached to the form. (13)|
A connection overview can be displayed via “network exploration”.
Various workflows can be started via the “Edit” menu.
1. The network path can be canceled starting from the patch.
2. The selected patch can be rerouted.
3. The selected patch can be disconnected.
4. A service can be transferred to the network path starting from the patch.
5. A service can be transferred to the corresponding network paths starting from the patches in the filter.
6. A service can be removed from the network path starting from the patch.
7. A service can be removed from the corresponding network paths starting from the patches in the filter.
The FO connection plan and the forms for the generated labels can be opened via the “Overviews/reports” menu.
The detailed form for patch data is opened in the form for FO patches by clicking on:
Information for a patch, such as wavelength and attenuation, are managed in the “General” home tab.
1. Selection/display of the FO patch for which the patch data is to be created.
2. Selection of the wavelength. Double-clicking in the list box opens the form for the wavelength.
3. Input of the attenuation value.