by Mardi Balgochian Scalise
TelOptica (Richardson, TX) demonstrated its DesignIQ V2.0 Optical Network Design System this week at OFC. The newly launched version 2.0 now features an enhanced graphical user interface called the SmartGUI that improves ease of use while increasing information available during each network planning and design session.
An important new feature of the SmartGUI is the depiction of all demands routed on the network, both graphically and textually. The information is particularly useful for network planning managers in planning network capacity. Two additional features of version 2.0 include improvements in the Decision Support System (DSS) and the Scenario Manager. The DSS streamlines the ability to impose engineering preferences and constraints upon DesignIQ's automated design capabilities.
This "constraint based" functionality enables network planners to quickly generate multiple network scenarios to derive customized network solutions to meet a company's particular needs rather than generating generic network designs. The Scenario Manager manages portfolios of network designs by summarizing, saving and retrieving the DSS and other information from each design session.
Next month, look for a mesh network from TelOptica. In addition, TelOptica is developing DesignIQ version 3.0. For more information, visit TelOptica in Booth #3905, or visit www.teleoptica.com.