TP patching is a connection within the telephony network created using patches within or at points. The connection is made either between the pin and the technical port in a terminator, between two pins of different terminators in a switching point, or between two pins of one 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 TP 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, pin and pin type from which the patch will be made. Clicking on the button opens the detailed form of the associated terminator.
Information on the terminator, pin and pin type to which the patch will be made. Clicking on the button opens the detailed form of the associated terminator.
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 TP 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 originating from the patch can be disconnected.
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 TP 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 TP patches by clicking on:
Information for a patch, such as frequency and attenuation, are managed in the “Form” home tab.
1. Selection of the TP patch for which the patch data is to be created.
2. Frequency selection Double-clicking in the list box opens the form for the frequency.
3. Input of the attenuation value