Equipment registration, updating patch and splice-units and overview of cabinet options

Registration of equipment
The development of a new Cocon screen is starting this quarter: Registering equipment.

The process starts by putting down on paper, what requirements the screen needs to meet, the implementation and functionality of the screen and the client wishes. For example, the option to register equipment capacity, but also the classification of available positions.

Besides registering the equipment, incoming and outgoing positions can be assigned a line designation (e.g. WDM registration) and it even becomes possible to enter disruptions in Cocon. When doing maintenance clients can be informed automatically when planned maintenance of equipment is performed.

Patch and splice-units
In addition to the fact that registration of equipment will become possible, there will be also looked critically at the current structure and usability of the screen. For example, the (current) options and the current way of filling in positions and splicing in the screen.

Cabinet format
Cabinets change (just like equipment and patch and splice-units) along with the times. Where the well-known ODF cabinet was often used in the past, there is now also the need to better register street cabinets. Some of the ideas that are going around, for example, are registration of street cabinets with several cabinet doors or datacentre cabinets that consist of two separate blocks. Of course there will be looked into a better user experience for placing easier units next to -instead of above- each other. Patch and welding units also get smaller, after all!