Nova Fiber provides end-to-end link testing, diagnostic and proactive monitoring for any type of fiber network, including passive optical networks (PON) in the FTTP context. This OTDR-based technology, characterized by EXFO's built-in intelligence and automation, delivers greater efficiency and ease of use, without cutting back on performance and flexibility. Nova Fiber mobile application empowers FTTP field technicians to remotely trigger OTDR tests. This is orchestrated via a cloud-native application server. From end-to-end link loss measurements, to link continuity, OTDR link quality check is done at the touch of a button with contextual guidance such as expected loss budget available for users on the spot. The solution's cloud-native management software is referenced as FMS (Fiber Management System). It is an innovative platform to control the remote test units, namely RTU-2 (for P2P and PON) and FG-750 (for P2P) based on containers and microservices technology.
Scale and accelerate fiber testing
Large workforce training for complex OTDR testing
Errors associated with end-to-end link testing in the field
Test and reporting time to consolidate tests and close jobs
Scale and accelerate with quality fiber links
Visibility over quality of work from contractors
Nova Fiber transforms traditional fiber deployment and how active monitoring of the fiber infrastructure is carried out. Testing capabilities are built into EXFO’s OTDR, the most trusted one in the industry. This solution thus leverages 35 years of leadership and expertise in fiber optic testing to automate and simplify active monitoring for all.
Designed for microservices, allowing your SI partners or in-house teams to build fully integrated workflows. Based on Docker and microservices, which de facto entails that all 'services' are coming with APIs (e.g., create a logical link, attach to a port, run a test, capture result and seek for meta-data).
EXFO’s iOLM (intelligent optical link mapper) algorithms remove complexity from fiber link testing. Single test baselining and on-demand testing for fault analysis. Deviation(s), iconic view and ability to view & extract each OTDR single pulse trace from the iOLM measurement. Ability to specify a golden trace among the test sequence, for expert-level testing and diagnosis.
Nova Fiber mobile application is like an OTDR that fits in your pocket. Through the cloud-native Fiber Management System (FMS), it triggers OTDR functionalities (e.g., end-to-end fiber test, fiber identification) at your fingertips. The mobile environment offers easy navigation, fast testing, pass-fail analysis viewing, re-do testing and fiber identification. All required testing parameters are preconfigured enabling field technicians to operate advanced fiber testing, regardless of their experience.
Designed by the most trusted OTDR brand, high-resolution performance and reliability enables precise fault location, event mapping and detection of fraudulent test results within 10 seconds.
The Fiber Management System has the capability to control, monitor and manage the remote test units, distributed across the network. FMS is a leading-edge EMS platform that aligns with long-term objectives of virtualization and software-defined network.
A key attribute of the FMS is that all proposed EXFO UIs are built on APIs set, one per service, that are securely exposed for your in-house DevOps team to create fully integrated and end-to-end workflows. This means full control in terms of managing the solution. The services are deployed as Docker containers and orchestrated using Docker Swarm, which allows horizontal scaling of services by design.
EXFO’s MEMs optical switches use 15x less connection than others, not only providing the highest port density per rack in the industry, but also speeding up connector endface inspection.
Using 16x16F-MPO connectors, it provides a 256-port capacity within a 1/2U rackspace. Each remote test unit (RTU) can support up to 4 optical switches, providing fiber link testing capabilities up to fiber link route capabilities to 1024 per OTDR module.
Nova Fiber helps operators deploy, audit, activate and troubleshoot fiber optic links remotely across the network lifecycle.
It improves speed and visibility for field testing, but also reduces mean-time-to-repair (MTTR) and trucks rolls during troubleshooting. End-to-end testing avoids costly repeat jobs.
Nova Fiber mobile application empowers field technicians to remotely trigger OTDR testing.
From end-to-end link loss measurements to link continuity, OTDR link characterization is accessible to any technician at the touch of a button, including contextual diagnostics available on the spot.
What does this entail? Technicians can focus on the results rather than OTDR trace interpretation.
Build on an open architecture, Nova Fiber enables integrated workflows with microservices.
The services are deployed as Docker containers and orchestrated using Docker Swarm, which allows horizontal scaling of services by design.
Its cloud-native platform delivers enterprise-class components and technologies to ensure the highest IT security standards.