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Field Tech Console Update

Field Tech Console Update

Earlier this year, I made a post regarding ¬†a new module called the Field Tech Console. If you haven’t read it, I’ll give a quick breakdown of what it does. I’ve updated a few functions, so this is the latest rundown of its abilities: Tracks location and time of installer while they process a calendar event Allows provisioning of CXNK related ONT’s through the Calix Management System and Compass Allow management to manage by exception and view installer performance without…

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No light at the end of the tunnel

No light at the end of the tunnel

I figured it was time to update this blog a bit, give a quick update on changes I have been making within the FMS. I haven’t died, or quit, I have just been quiet. Since my last post, a few things have happened. Calix released E3 G.fast units. This is cool, but has been difficult to get around to. The FMS was built to work with CMS and its NBI. G.fast can hang under an E7 (or at least in…

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Field Tech Dashboard

Field Tech Dashboard

Well, as promised from my previous post, I am here to unveil the new module that will CHANGE THE WAY WE INSTALL FIBER CUSTOMERS (not really, but I like to think so). So naturally, after a fiber project is completely built out and operational, the time and effort needed to build a system is finally found and put to good use. During our initial build out, we hired contractors to assist in the deployment of ONT’s for our new fiber…

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CMS Northbound Interface Integration

CMS Northbound Interface Integration

When designing the fiber management system (FMS), one feature¬†that is heavily needed is a way to provision, change, delete and query customer hardware. Being a Calix shop, we have our access hardware, and a CMS (Calix Management System) which aggregates all of our access systems together. The result is a one stop shop where ONT’s can be managed across one interface. Upon our first deployment, we used the CMS client to provision and manage all of our ONTs for customers….

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