Terminator

Tabs

The “General” home tab contains general information, such as the type and assignment to a cable trace. The incoming and outgoing cables are displayed. All pins and splices created in the terminator can be viewed at a glance under details. More detailed information about this is displayed in the Pin-headers/pins and Wires/splices tabs.

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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)
Status The status assigned to the terminator in the point form is displayed. (3)
Installation location The installation location 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 also be topologically removed from the terminator and a breakdown can be set. (5)
Cable trace If the terminator is assigned to a cable trace, the name of the cable trace is displayed here. Double-clicking in the list box opens the form for the cable trace. (6)
Switching point / structural system If the terminator has been assigned to a switching point and/or a structural system 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 wires 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 splices created in the terminator is displayed. The number of inactive splices is displayed separately. Clicking on mceclip2.png opens the corresponding overviews. (10)
The number of pins present in the terminator is displayed. The number of pins that are connected to wires or pins (patching) is displayed. Clicking on mceclip2.png opens the corresponding forms or overviews. (11)
Documents This displays whether documents have been attached to the form. (12)


Context menus

Pin-headers/pins

The “Pin-headers/pins” tab displays all the pins 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 connections of the pins, recognizable by the yellow circle, are displayed
2a. The pin (pin name is displayed) is connected on one side to a wire (wire and cable name displayed) and
2b. on the other side, the pin has been patched (to a pin or technical port).
3. The connections of the pins, recognizable by the yellow circle, are displayed
3a. The pin (pin name displayed) is
3b. connected to a wire (wire and cable name displayed).
4. The pins are not connected to any element—recognizable by the black circle.

Context menu for the terminator

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Context menu for the pin

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Context menu for the wire

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Context menu for the patch

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Wires/splices

The “Wires/splices” tab shows the connections of the wires to wires and pins, as well as the open 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 name of the cable section is displayed.
3. The tree view indicates whether or not the wire is spliced. The names of the wires and cable sections are displayed. The FID of the splice is displayed.
4. The tree view indicates whether or not the wire is spliced. The names of the wires and pins are displayed.
5. The tree view indicates whether or not the wire is spliced.
5a. The names of the wires and pins as well as
5b. the name of the service are displayed.
Open wire ends are also displayed.

Context menu for the cable section

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Context menu for the wire

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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 network-path search 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 that is also assigned to this switching point, the “Connection editor (in the switching point)” can be opened.
2. The pins required in the TP terminator can be added. You can find more information on this topic in Creating pins.
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 generated.

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 detailed splice overview can be opened in each case.
4. The splice illustration can be drawn in and removed in the graphic.
5. An end overview can be opened.
6. The service overview opens the form for the services with all services in the filter that are assigned to the element or subordinate elements.
7. The forms for the labels created can be opened.