This unique capability allows the M&C of RFOptic systems – Reducing maintenance time and OPEX
Tel Aviv – October 8, 2020 | RFOptic, a leading provider of RF over Fiber (RFoF) and Optical Delay Line (ODL) solutions, announced today that it has launched its unique management and monitoring systems software that enables maintenance and field personnel and NOC staff to manage, monitor, and control RFoF converters locally or remotely.
“We have developed our monitoring & control systems software to meet the need of our customers to manage, monitor, and control RFoF converters locally or remotely,” explained Oz Abramson, VP at RFOptic. “These control and monitor capabilities reduces the daily maintenance expense, allowing maintenance personnel to perform diagnostic tests and calibration in the field without special test equipment, and to locate faults and problems in the optical and RF domains. All M&C systems are user-friendly, intuitive, and easy to operate. Additional information can be found in the help files of the M&C software.”
RFOptic’s M&C System has two levels: local M&C and remote M&C. Both enable the change of operating parameters and provide status details for the RFoF converter modules.
The short distance monitor & control via a USB GUI allows for reading the serial and part numbers, the optical power of both Tx and Rx units, module temperature, and the state log file for diagnostic analysis. It also enables setting up the default power-on state. The local M&C system for RFoF programmable series up to 6GHz has additional information and control functions. The USB control also features an API with which it is possible to programmatically control the RFoF converters in OEM and embedded applications. Additional capabilities are available in an Advanced Mode of the USB RFoF configuration tool.
The remote monitor & control is possible with SNMP V2c, HTML webserver, and REST protocol. Under SNMP, the customer’s NOC or NMS can be used to control the RFoF converters and get immediate notification of any change in the status of the system. SNMP is particularly useful for large scale deployment. For smaller deployments, both indoor and outdoor cages provide an HTML/REST webserver-based remote M&C.
At times, RFoF cages are placed at remote sites that do not have access to LAN or the Web. RFOptic provides an Inter-Facility Link (IFL) feature by which the monitor & control of the remote cage is done over the same bundle of fibers connecting the remote and local sites. With this IFL capability, RFOptic provides an additional auxiliary Ethernet port for each cage such that that it is available to support additional remote site customer equipment.
RFOptic ODL systems provide a panel level control layer as well. Using an LCD and a 3-button navigation pad, it is possible to control the system without any additional computer.
To learn more, read or download the datasheet here
All RFOptic software for RFoF to 6Ghz, RFoF to 40GHz, and Optical Delay can be downloaded using one single password.
RFOptic is a leading provider of RF over Fiber (RFoF) and Optical Delay Line (ODL) solutions. For the last 20 years, its team of industry veterans has been developing, designing and integrating superior quality technology for a wide range of RFoF and ODL solutions. The solutions are deployed at various industries, including broadcasting, aviation, automotive, and defense. RFOptic offers its customers and OEMs various off-the-shelf products, as well as custom-made solutions optimized for a wide range of RFoF products at affordable prices and with a quick turnaround. RFOptic makes it its mission to help its customers to turn innovation into real business by providing them with the highest quality, cutting edge RFoF solutions as well as customized solutions based on individual requests and objectives.
For more information about RFOptic, please visit www.rfoptic.com.
Ms. Debra De-Jong