Municipality of Apex, NC, deploys Adva’s ALM for comprehensive fibre monitoring

Created October 23, 2017
Applications and Research

Solution enables real-time fibre assurance for improved network performance.

Adva Optical Networking has announced that the American municipality of Apex, North Carolina, has deployed its ALM fibre monitoring technology. The in-service monitoring equipment is now delivering real-time insight into the town’s optical transport infrastructure.

This provides complete network assurance, enabling fibre breaks to be rapidly repaired with minimal disruption. Connectivity between key public locations, including police departments and water facilities, is now fully monitored, and Apex is planning to leverage the ALM solution to assure more links. The technology was installed by Adva’s partner M2 Optics, a provider of optical test solutions.

“Essential public amenities depend on rapid reporting and information exchange. For services like policing, firefighting and wastewater management, reliable, high-speed connections could not be more critical. That’s why we’re leveraging the assurance of Adva’s ALM,” said Erika Sacco, director, IT/GIS, Apex.

Fibre availability
“We’re currently monitoring six key fibre pairs and will be including ten more locations before the end of 2017. Over the next few years, we’ll expand the scope even further and the advantages will increase,” Sacco added.

Stephen Zielke, senior director, business development, North America, Adva, said, “Our ALM is the easiest and most cost-effective way for municipalities like Apex to maximise the value of their fibre plant. With proactive, in-service monitoring of its network’s integrity and performance, the town of Apex is guaranteeing availability and safeguarding vital public services.”

“Together with our partner M2 Optics, we’re helping the town of Apex take the robustness and efficiency of its transport network to a whole new level.”

Keven Miller, CEO, M2 Optics, said, “The improved efficiency is good news for public funds and the enhanced reliability is great for everyone’s peace of mind. By working closely with the town of Apex’s team and with Adva, we’ve helped transform this municipal fibre network into a truly sustainable infrastructure. We’re also building a network that will respond to booming bandwidth demand both now and in the future.”


This article was written
by Matthew Peach

Matthew Peach is a freelance technology journalist specialising in photonics and communications. He has previously worked for several business-to-business publishers, editing a range of high-tech magazines and websites.