FastLight helps you build and maintain your network right first time - saving OpEx

What FastLight can do:

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Test both PON and Point-to-Point networks Each FastLight 903 unit can test both PONs and point-to-point networks - for example, both backhaul and distribution networks for economy and flexibility in small PoP deployments. There are no additional plug-in units to buy.
Test both live and dark fibres The FastLight test wavelength is 1650 nm, clear of all traffic wavelengths. FastLight can test live fibres without interfering with traffic.
Test large network deployments FastLight can control two cascaded stages of UTEL's optical switches per OTDR, so that a single UTEL 903 OTDR can test up to 4096 routes (depending on your required testing rate). You can mix PON and Point-to-Point routes on the same switch.
Locate fibre break after splitters FastLight can test FTTH through up to 1:128 splitters. This means any faults are detected and breaks are located quickly and easily, even beyond a splitter. This reduces network down-time and saves OpEx. Engineering time is spent productively on fixing the fault, not wasted on trying to find it.
Monitor Fibre installation from the central side The FastLight OTDR and optical switches are rack-mounted in the central office/PoP, and can be monitoring fibres right through network build. You can monitor route quality at every stage as the route is built out, avoiding costly re-work after the installation team have moved on. Payments to installation contractors can be cleared when installation quality is confirmed good.
Test as-built network FastLight can test as-built networks centrally, saving the need for highly skilled engineers to test each individual fibre separately. FastLight can test every fibre from the final splitter in a single test from the head end, significantly saving time and money.
Test with or without reflectors FastLight can test with or without a reflector at the ONT end. This means there are no hidden costs, such as reflector installation. Not needing reflectors allows FastLight to see the presence of the ONT and to detect whether it is connected. The same high OTDR sensitivity also allows breaks to be seen after the final splitter.
Network planning FastLight can be used to generate a network plan on a map. It will then automatically create a network diagram and plan fibre connections. The system captures the components and creates accurate build data that can be used for tenders and work orders.
Inventory and Asset Manager FastLight uses the network planning tool to automatically capture network components and manages asset and inventory levels. Inventory and assets can also be imported in to FastLight.
Automated testing and alerts Network testing can be scheduled to constantly monitor the network and pick up on subtle changes. Fault alerts are automatically sent via email/SMS to the relevant person, with the fault type and location.
Mobile apps (Phone and Tablet) The data recovery app uses geo-data and GPS co-ordinates to locate the components of a pre-existing fibre route on a map. The app automatically syncs with FastLight and updates records for reference. The FastLight testing app is used to run tests from site and receive feedback on the network.
Faults displayed on map Once a fault has occurred, FastLight indicates the fault location with a red cross on the mapped route diagram. An engineer can be sent directly to the location to fix the issue, saving valuable time for the business as well as maintaining a better level of customer service.
Fibre can be tested by customer service operator Customer service staff can easily be trained to use FastLight to conduct tests centrally. Tests can be done whilst the customer is on the phone, increasing customer satisfaction and reducing reliance on engineers for testing.

FTTX PON Testing

Advanced PON Testing

Locate Fibre breaks after splitters with or without reflectors.

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Fibre Installation Testing

Right First Time Installation

As the network owner, you police installation quality to your specifications.

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Point to Point Testing

Point to Point Testing

Protecting high value backbone links by monitoring both live and dark fibres

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