TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, has announced the availability of eLMS (enhanced line monitoring system) its new customizable solution capable of providing continuous tracking of fault conditions and cable performance. Significant enhancements to the overall line monitoring user experience will enable cable operators to detect changes in cable performance without having to interpret raw data, supplying straightforward results and consistently efficient transmission.
An all optical line monitoring system that requires no active undersea components, eLMS will be included in all of SubCom’s Open Cable systems moving forward and will be launched along with a fully-contracted cable system in Q4 2017.
SubCom’s user-friendly eLMS offers improved performance over traditional solutions, including:
- Enhanced resolution: detecting smaller span loss and pump power changes
- Graphical user interface for visual representation of wet plant parameters over time and versus repeater location
- Alarm generation based on changes in loss, pump and amplifier parameters, with configurable thresholds
The new sophisticated line monitoring equipment (LME) signal interpretation within eLMS should free cable operators from manually sifting through high loss loopback data by using enhanced Automatic Signature Analysis (eASA) to detect changes in round-trip span loss and repeater output powers, even from multiple terminal locations.
“Line monitoring is fundamental to maximizing the life cycle of an undersea cable system, but it’s traditionally been a tedious and inefficient process,” said Mark Enright, vice president, customer solutions, TE SubCom. “Our eLMS is a high-tech solution to line monitoring that enables suppliers to set up their own parameters and receive precise and accurate results that won’t have them guessing at the next steps. With eLMS, our Open Cable users can feel confident that their systems are operating at peak capacity and that they can identify and resolve issues when they arise.”