FTTx technologies such as FTTH, FTTB or FTTC are extremely important in cableScout® because most users use these to provide their customers with fast internet. Here cableScout offers them the huge benefit in that every “last mile” network architecture such as PON or P2P can be planned in the system and then managed. Thanks to the accurate detail and the practical relevance, cableScout® is the preferred tool for detailed and execution planning. If master planning documents from engineering practices are available, these can of course be imported via an interface and continue to be used.
The team at cableScout® worked very hard to achieve the implementation of an automated FTTH planning function. This enables planners, within a very short time period, to design the infrastructure of an area to be supplied with broadband from the central office to the residential OTO and to generate the associated cost estimate.
Prior to the start of the automatic planning process, the system checks whether all necessary details relating to the material and infrastructure have been completed and whether these are compatible with each other. For example the system checks whether the port capacity in the node branch and the number of duct housings are sufficient for the buildings to be connected in the supply area or whether adjustments need to be made. Once the information that has been input has been checked successfully, the system automates the work that is normally very time consuming for the user such as the creation of buildings, ducts and micro-ducts, the installation of the necessary devices or the blowing of fibres to the selected termination points.
Any changes required to the material to be installed, duct routings or the buildings to be connected can be performed at any time. When the optimum price and design variant is found, cableScout® compiles at the touch of a button all the documentation required for the project such as work orders, splicing plans, duct diagrams and materials lists. Every individual construction phase of the planned project can now be reported back after any implementation. This enables the planning team to retain an overview of the ongoing project. Once the network has been built, the planning data can be transferred seamlessly into the as-built documentation.