How to describe the OZC Micro-OTDR™ SFP/SFP+ Transceivers in five (5) words, or less!
May 25, 2022May 25, 2022
Industry standard SFP digital data transceivers are widely deployed in Switch, Router and other network equipment. OZC offers direct functional replacements of these transceivers, with the additional capability to instantly detect, locate (within a few dozen meters) and report optical fiber faults to the NOC (network operations center) utilizing SNMP. We call this the Micro-OTDR™ Feature.
SFP/SFP+ transceivers are industry standard configurations of fiber optic digital data transport devices. OZC has added patented Micro-OTDR functionality – without limiting the data transport capabilities – which eliminates the Detection Time component (anywhere from 2 hours to 2 weeks) of the Mean-Time-to-Recovery (MTTR) from an optical fiber fault. This translates directly into significant cost savings for the Communications Service Provider (CSP), facilitating improved service levels and offering real competitive advantage.
But how is this any different from the functionality provided by the many other OTDR (optical time domain reflectometer) products in the market?
Unlike the competition… large, very expensive, RFTS (remote fiber test), or OTDR, systems, which must be installed permanently in network COs (central offices), and shared across many optical fibers… and expensive handheld OTDRs which must be shared among specially trained fiber optics technicians…. OZC offers the Micro-OTDR enabled, fiber optic…Network Embedded OTDR™(NEO™)!
This approach means the permanent installation of Micro-OTDR™ SFPs in the network, at virtually every optical fiber termination – no optical fiber sharing – no need for special fiber optic technician training. NEO™ works with the other CSP technical resources to eliminate the detection time component of the MTTR costs, by immediately locating the optical fiber fault, and indicating the correct crew to send off on the repair “truck roll”.
NEO™ deployment translates directly into significant operational cost (OPEX) savings for the CSP, while facilitating improved service levels for subscribers, and offering real competitive advantage.
All in five (5) words, or less.