M2 introduces fiber monitor for FTTH and PON networks

Sept. 8, 2010
SEPTEMBER 8, 2010 -- M2 Optics has introduced its FTTH/PON Fiber Monitor, designed to make monitoring every FTTH line a simple process. It provides the ability to pinpoint issues to within 1.5 meters in all FTTH fiber spans (feed, distribution, and drop fibers), enabling providers to identify issues across the entire network, increase customer service capabilities, and reduce downtime.

SEPTEMBER 8, 2010 -- M2 Optics has introduced its FTTH/PON Fiber Monitor, designed to make monitoring every FTTH line a simple process. It provides the ability to pinpoint issues to within 1.5 meters in all FTTH fiber spans (feed, distribution, and drop fibers), enabling providers to identify issues across the entire network, increase customer service capabilities, and reduce downtime.

Installed at the Central Office, the FM-PON offers 365/24/7 real-time monitoring for a variety of line issues that can affect information transmission. FTTH providers can monitor and pinpoint the exact location of faults and other issues on individual subscriber lines directly from the Central Office.

With the increase in deployment of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and passive optical networks worldwide, it is crucial that FTTH providers are able to detect commonly occurring issues with the fiber lines, such as accidental breaks or degraded connections. Until now, providers were required to send a technician to locate the specific issue (typically using an OTDR) at the physical location, says a company representative. Aside from being reactive to the customers’ problems, this process was both time consuming and costly to the provider.

The Fiber Monitor FTTH/PON Server offers:
• Real-time detection of faults in FTTH networks to 25km in length
• Eliminates visits to subscriber premisis to determine location of issues
• Installed in the Central Office, runs 365/24/7 unattended
• Pinpoints faults in feed, distribution, and drop fiber lines - entire network
• Instant alerts sent via email or SNMP-trap in existing system

The Fiber Monitor PONy is:
• A small mobile unit that connects to notebook PC via USB
• Takes fiber line measurements on demand at Central Office or near splitters
• Eliminates visits to premisis to subscriber determine location of issues
• Pinpoints faults in feed, distribution, and drop fiber lines