FTTH Intelligent Optical Link Mapper
The iOLM provides significant cost reductions by allowing comprehensive testing by entry level technicians, reducing overall test time and eliminating unnecessary truck rolls. All results can be saved to a data base for accurate “as built” records.
Whether it be UFB or NBN; planned fiber deployments in Australia and New Zealand will be put great demand on scarce technician skill sets and will be under the microscope for cost effective deployment.
Traditionally a shortage of technicians has been resolved by importing the required skills or intensive retraining programs-both approaches are time consuming and expensive and (as a survey of overseas fiber deployments shows) still prone to a repeat truck roll rate of 5-10%.
The completely automated technology of the iOLM from EXFO uses advanced algorithms to ensure that all elements of a link are fully and accurately characterized . The iOLM enables an entry level technician with basic training to fully characterize the different sections of an FTTH network with the optimum pulse width and consolidate the information into a single comprehensive Link View.