Shinewaytech FiberWatcher

Shinewaytech FiberWatcher Intelligent Optical Cable Network Monitoring and Management System
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ShinewayTech FiberWatcher

FiberWatcherTM

Intelligent Optical Cable Network Monitoring and Management System

ShinewayTech FiberWatcher Intelligent Optical Cable Network Monitoring and Management System is a smart system designed for optic fiber network management and maintenance. It combines many significant features, such as online optical cable monitoring, alarming, fault analysis and positioning. Through the Geographic Information System (GIS), this system can guarantee the safe and efficient operation of optical cable networks, so as to achieve real-time optical physical network monitoring, maintenance and management.

Main Functions

l   Online Monitoring and fault positioning.

l   Detection of the optical power of backup fiber and fault pinpointing.

l   Cross-segment monitoring.

l   Automatic Inspection.

l   Automatic optic fiber protection switching.

l   Supporting fault test and named test.

l   Wire degradation analysis and alarming.

l   Automatic fault analysis.

l   Fault alarming and timely information report.

l   Perfect optical cable database and information index.

l   Providing data statistics and statement.

l   System configuration and log management.

System Features

l   The new Web architecture based monitoring center, supporting a large number of clients accessing the server simultaneously.

l   Based on reliable and stable embedded operating system, the monitoring center can perform data backup, recovery and software update remotely.

l   Strong monitoring features, supporting fiber cross-segment, online and backup fiber monitoring.

l   Providing many kinds of test mode for daily maintenance and debugging, such as named test, periodic test, alarming test.

l   Providing curve simulation analysis chart, intuitive multi-curve display interface to show the attenuation of optic fiber. Through analyzing historical data, users can get the state information of optic fibers at any time.

l   Powerful wire degradation analysis. Management staff can know about the cable situation timely to prevent possible trouble.

l   Supported by a powerful GIS platform, the software system can implement visual management of cables, pipes, manholes, machine buildings and other resources. It can also use space element search function to get resource information.

l   Accurately fault locating using information provided by GIS when an alarm happens.

l   Complete inspection system to achieve optimal allocation of staff and resources. Users can also control the influence of external factors on optic fibers.

l   Providing optical protection feature to implement automatic switch of master and backup pipes that makes the network stable.

l   A variety of alarming methods to satisfy all kinds of maintenance demands.

l   Applying modular design technology in design. The system is a conveniently pluggable system that is easy to upgrade. It’s also equipped with two redundant power panels as system redundant backup.

l   Using PON network technology to implement intensive light measurement mode and to locate every node accurately.

Execution Environment

l   Server: Mainstream PC server platform

l   OS: Mainstream operating system, such as Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 etc.

l   Database: Mainstream database product, such as Oracle etc.

l   Client: IE6.5 and above.

System Architecture

        

System monitoring Schematic

 

MONITORING CENTER (MC)

The Monitoring Center (MC) is a network service platform consists of several high performance servers and database system. MC can communicate with Monitoring Server through network. And it supports multi-level center management; GIS map display and TCP/IP communication protocols etc.

MC provides a variety of monitoring functions. Without affecting the transmission of information, the system gathers and analyzes optical core data. Through long term accumulation and analysis, it forms wire degradation pattern. And by using the data gathered it generates curve report to show optic fiber’s state in a straightforward way. Supported by a powerful GIS platform, the system can implement visual management of cables, pipes, manholes, machine buildings and other resources. Welding is also used in the system to generate optic fiber route network and specific network topology, so as to manage optic fiber network resources centrally and plan the structure of network reasonably.

u  Accurate pinpoint of wire failure, showing the distances from the fault point to outpost and landmark to reduce the time of troubleshooting.

 

u  Trend analysis and tracking of wire degradation

 

u  Automatic event analysis, alarming and management

 

u  Reference curve – automatic comparison with historical data

 

u  Trace optic fiber maintenance log

 

 MONITORING STATION(MS)

Remote Test Unit (RTU), the control device of optic fiber monitoring, is an unmanned unit which is installed in a transmission room, a long-distance route relay or a module station of an access network. It consists of several industrial control systems with independent intellectual property rights. MS consists of the embedded control unit, the Optical Line Test Module (OTDR), the optical switch (OSW), the Optical Power Meter (OPM), and power etc.

Comparison to foreign products

l  MS software function comparison

Monitoring station

Old system

New System

Testing

Yes

Yes

Backup and update through network

No

According to MC’s instructions, database and application can be backed up or downloaded from the server via FTP protocol.

Automatic restore to backup software

No

When abnormal happens, if the updated software and database can’t start, the system will automatically restore to backup software

Report the state of running process to server

No

Management staff can get real-time state of process running remotely through network software or instructions.

Memory management

No

System can monitor all dynamic allocated memory to prevent memory leak.

Device management

No

Users can query information of every board card, including manufacture date, serial number, hardware version, software version and running state. When the state of a board card changes, e.g. the card is unplugged or has fault, the system will report alarm to the management center.

l  Comparison with traditional monitoring station hardware

Hardware

Old system

New system

Advantage

Backplane

CPCI

Independent research and development

Every unit can be upgraded smoothly

Module slots

Every module has fixed slot which can’t be plugged by other module.

Except the card that is responsible for power and light switch, other cards can be plugged in and out in every slot.

Easy to adjust system configuration and to expand capacity

Main control unit

CPU

Intel Pentium CPU

32-bit embedded CPU

More compact and smarter, as IT has entered into post-PC stage

Maintenance

The system and its components have a short lifetime.

Maintenance and upgrade are complicated.

The system and components have long lifetime. Easy to upgrade.

Operating system

Windows: unstable, easy to hang, power-consuming

LINUX: stable, concise structure

Can be adjusted on demand to improve stability of the system

Scalability

Via the serial port

Via backplane bus expansion and Ethernet

Highly scalable, highly reliable