Copper Networks

Administration of all copper technologies with cableScout®

When the cableScout® project was born in 1995 copper cables were the leading medium for transmitting information in regional and national networks. However, for the last few years the acknowledged trend has been towards fibre optic. Due to its history and cost benefits in relation to fibre optic technology, copper and twisted pair technology continues to be in widespread use at our customer sites and therefore must be managed.

This is why, in addition to fibre optic, cableScout® has the capability to fully map all copper technologies. All types of components such as LSA+ strip or block, bay, solder-screw-bar or shrink sleeve can be easily compiled in the libraries. Furthermore, copper cables can be quickly generated in all sizes and in their different stranding types such as star quads, 3-core and single core. Very important in the creation of new cables is that for each wire a colour code with marking rings and for every bundle so-called bundle rings are specified so that the counting direction is clearly defined.

Connections are established in copper-based networks in a very different way to in fibre-based networks. For instance, it must be possible to perform dual pickups at the port, to bridge ports and to cross wires.   

Loop resistance can be stored for every wire, depending on its diameter. This enables cableScout® to calculate loop resistance for every connection and also for the entire route. There is also the option for calculating the attenuation value when transmitting signals with a carrier frequency if these relevant details have been assigned to the cable.

Through its functionalities and display views copper networks can be displayed very realistically and the information required to identify the location of faults or outages and their removal is available immediately.

  • All topologies (star, ring, line, bus and tree and interconnected structures) can be managed.
  • All types of bays or racks can be created.
  • All cable types are supported such as copper telecommunications cables, hybrid cables with different dimensions or fibre optic portion, quad cables, CAT cables, etc.
  • Component types such as LSA-plus single bars and block, end caps, solder bars, screw strips and solder-screw bars can be managed.
  • Calculation of attenuations on the route.
  • Route search on copper cables across all topologies with analysis of the relevant loop
  • Automatic switch through of services on the complete route.
  • Compilation of jumpering lists for the implementation at the local cable splitter.