Fiber Monitoring - Critical for Networks of All Sizes

Posted by Kevin Miller on Thu, Nov 14, 2019 @ 10:11 AM

The term fiber optic network often conjures up images of Verizon FIOS commercials, Google Fiber, Comcast  Xfinity, or some other multi-billion dollar media and telecommunication company that promotes their reliance on fiber optic infrastructure for their business.

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Topics: fiber monitor, network monitoring, fiber monitoring system

Remote Fiber Test Systems – Increasing Optical Network Availability

Posted by Kevin Miller on Tue, Aug 14, 2012 @ 10:08 AM

With most of the world now relying on fiber optic systems for communication, a key component to ensuring a high level of performance from operators is network monitoring.  When we think of network monitoring, much of the focus is usually on the equipment itself, as well as the management of all the data flowing through the system.  As a result, an area often overlooked when deploying and monitoring a network is the actual fiber optic cable, through which all the data is sent from one location to another.

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Topics: fiber monitor, optical network, network monitoring, remote fiber test systems, remote fiber test system, rfts, monitor fibers

Fiber Optic Network Monitoring for Reducing Service Downtimes

Posted by Kevin Miller on Mon, Jun 28, 2010 @ 15:06 PM

With fiber optic equipment now widely used in most communications systems, it is crucial that administrators and service personnel have an efficient solution in place for dealing with issues directly related to the physical network.  While there are many Network Management Systems (NMS) being utilized, most will send an alert if a specific piece of equipment fails, but are not a help in locating the problem if it should occur to the line itself.  Therefore, while a failure will often be recognized quickly, much time can be lost in sending a technician out to locate and fix the specific issue.

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Topics: fiber monitor, optical network, fiber fault, fiber tapping, fiber optic networks