Broadband Communities

MAY-JUN 2014

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MAY/JUNE 2014 | www.broadbandcommunities.com | BROADBAND COMMUNITIES | 37 assembly are deployed separately, the SmartRoute Panel is ideal for use in central ofces, data centers, colocation, customer premises or MDU environments requiring ISP cabling. Used with FieldShield optical cable for the OSP, the SmartRoute Panel is perfect at cell sites, cell towers and other applications where fber is exposed to the elements. Used in connection with FieldShield ruggedized microduct, the SmartRoute Panel is the perfect support to any task, no matter the elements or conditions. Preterminated with a choice of SC, LC or MPO connector, each SmartRoute spool can hold up to 200 feet of 3mm 12-fber microdistribution or 12-fber FieldShield cable. For higher-fber-count environments, each spool can hold up to 125 feet of 4mm 24-fber FieldShield cable. Preconnectorized options eliminate splice labor and speed network construction. Each SmartRoute spool can be pulled independently; one spool can be deployed in one direction while the other spool can be deployed with cable in the opposite direction, providing ultimate fexibility for the network design. Te SmartRoute Panel is the frst in a series of enclosure designs that will leverage the SmartRoute spooling technology. User-defned cable lengths with integrated slack storage for unused cable is the inherent advantage of this fber protection method. Corning Introduces Centrix Platform CORNING, NY – Corning's Centrix Platform is a high- density fber management system that provides a balance of industry- leading density with innovative jumper routing. Te Centrix platform supports up to 4,320 LC or 2,880 SC connector ports per standard 7-foot (2200 mm) frame. Te frame design provides optimized routing paths for jumpers, reducing the risk of pileup or entanglement. A single jumper length for an in-frame, cross-connect network design reduces jumper inventory. At the foundation of the Centrix platform is a single modular cassette that can be tailored to include a variety of optical devices. Te modular cassette provides fexibility and functionality within a single frame without sacrifcing density. Each cassette contains up to either 24 SC or 36 LC connector adapters. Easy port access is possible due to a sliding cassette with drop-down handle. Housings are available empty, preloaded with cassettes for on-frame splicing or as stubbed assemblies to reduce installation time and risk. Tis system can be deployed in multiple applications, including central ofce, headend, FTTx, FTTCS and data center. ETI Software Announces Its Next-Gen Product Line, Overture ETI's Overture software suite is designed to enhance service assurance, improve subscriber loyalty and reduce churn. NORCROSS, GA – Enhanced Telecommunications Inc. (dba ETI Software Solutions, www.etisoftware.com) is proud to announce the Overture Suite – a next-gen solution that translates real-time data into integrated software modules that empower service providers to ofer unparalleled customer service. "Subscriber loyalty and operational efciency are the cornerstones of success for service providers today," said Pete Pifer, founder and CEO of ETI Software. "Overture harnesses real-time data that yields actionable business intelligence for CSRs, feld technicians and network operations personnel. With these powerful tools, our customers will be able to proactively remedy an issue before their subscribers report a problem," he said. "It's all about serving customers to the highest possible degree to retain and grow business ... it's our creed here at ETI." Te Overture Suite incorporates key functionality of ETI's fagship B/OSS product, Triad, and introduces new modules designed to enhance service management – all on a single platform. Built with leading-edge technologies such as Java, Google Web Toolkit and Esri, the modules are all preintegrated and give customers the ability to "mix and match" to meet individual needs, rather than mandating a cookie-cutter, "one size fts all" approach. "Te birthplace of Overture is truly with our customers – ETI has always developed software based their evolving needs," explained Chris Beisner, ETI's vice president of product management. "Together we realized the power of our real-time data, and began to fnd new ways to use subscriber and device data to improve service assurance and revenue assurance. Te goal? To keep our customers competitive in an ever-changing industry." For more information, visit www.etisoftware.com BBC_May14.indd 37 5/29/14 9:16 AM

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