Fujikura Europe is to offer Rogue and aeRos – a suite of modular optical systems test products based on the way network operators build, operate, and maintain their networks – to its product offering. This patent-pending architecture from sister company AFL enables technicians to control their test hardware directly from any Android smart device.
“By eliminating the baggage associated with legacy systems, AFL has leveraged the latest and most powerful technologies to create a flexible and scalable solution that addresses the business challenges of our customers,” said Neil Bessant, Fusion Splicer Divisional Manager at Fujikura Europe.
Rogue is an open, flexible, modular test platform that enables customers to pick and choose the functionality they need. By pairing Rogue modules with apps running on a smart device, they can create the test capability that a technician requires for a specific job.
With just a push of a button on a smart device, Rogue’s Dual Engine OLTS solutions test two fibres in both directions on two wavelengths, enabling users in the field to certify and test networks two to three times faster than traditional approaches.
The Rogue solution works in tandem with aeRos, an overarching cloud-based management system that allows customers to direct all testing activities from the central office. aeRos unifies the Rogue solution by enabling managers to build test programmes and configurations, push them to technicians in the field and address challenges as they arise. This dramatically reduces setup time, mistakes in the field and costly travel costs.
The combination of Rogue and aeRos provide unparalleled test time improvement and huge gains in overall setup and reporting efficiency, leading to a dramatic reduction in both CAPEX and OPEX expenses.