Oz Optics said its Oz-Guard fiber optic fault finder is an easy-to-use OTDR (optical time domain reflectometry)-type device that provides continuous monitoring of fiber optic network health.
The device detects and pinpoints the GPS coordinates of bad connections, fiber bends, broken fibers and other problems that can lead to reduced network performance or service failure.
The fiber optic fault finder combines powerful fault detection and communications capabilities (including wireless) in a compact package and is a key element of the Optical Network Safeguard system. Remote access capability allows secure monitoring of network operating conditions using a smart phone, PDA or computer from virtually anywhere.
The OZ-Guard fiber optic fault finder is bundled with a Java-based software package capable of gathering raw fault location data, transforming that data into actionable information and serving it up via text message, e-mail, instant message or the Web. Escalating alarms -- starting with the field engineer to any level specified by the network operator -- are a standard feature of the software. The software is available as a hosted Webservice or for integration into customer network operation centers.
Networks suitable for monitoring by the fiber optic fault finder include FTTX access networks, backbone and metro transport networks, enterprise fiber networks, and multi-service operator networks, including hybrid fiber/coaxial networks.
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