VIAVI Solutions has launched multiple new capabilities for the award-winning Optical Network Monitoring Solutions (ONMS) family of remote test and monitoring solutions.
The new capabilities enable further network intelligence in fiber environments that form the foundation of high-speed core, metro ring networks as well as access applications in passive optical network (PON), 5G and data center networks.
“With these additions to the ONMS line, VIAVI innovation continues to lead the industry in helping customers scale construction and maintain the performance of critical fiber infrastructure to alleviate years of workload on network staff,” said Kevin Oliver, Vice President and General Manager, Converged Instruments and Virtual Test, VIAVI. “With the ability to proactively monitor fiber using automated, remote test capabilities – service providers, NEMS and hyper-scale operators can reduce expensive downtime and repair dispatch using proactive, assessment of the network health, improving the performance, reliability and customer satisfaction across the fiber lifecycle.”
Optical network data rates are pushing new limits in transmission speeds due to wavelength and fiber density through dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM), high fiber count cables and complex point-to-multipoint and multi-fiber push-on (MPO) architectures.
It is more important than ever that network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) and network operators add remote network intelligence to ensure high quality of service (QoS), near 100% uptime, and security.
To do this they must also scale fiber network deployment, accelerate construction, service revenue turn-up and manage an ever-increasing maintenance workload. Automated, remote intelligence allows for the ability to scale high-quality standards and speeds without adding commensurate expense and workload.
VIAVI answers the call with several new remote test and monitoring solutions that leverage rapid response and automation for managing dense, complex networks:
In addition to the ONMSi remote fiber test system, VIAVI offers the industry’s highest-performance OTDR technology to produce an accurate, high-resolution trace to locate faults, intrusions and degradation that supports metro, core, access, and all-fiber networks.
VIAVI offers two types of optical test heads that work in tandem with ONMSi and NITRO software to enable customers to optimize flexible OTDR capabilities, rack footprint and price point: OTU-8000 and OTU-5000.
The system can be used for PON construction and service provisioning, ongoing monitoring, infrastructure monitoring and network security applications.