Looking for Fiber Plant Management software

Jason Lixfeld jason at lixfeld.ca
Fri Aug 27 11:13:35 CDT 2010


I've got a client who uses AutoCAD.  They use it exclusively and have a pretty big fibre network for someone who's not an ILEC, so I guess it works fairly well.

On 2010-08-27, at 11:39 AM, Jeff Saxe wrote:

> Good morning, NANOGers. My colleague at work wonders if anyone has suggestions for software to database all our fiber plant that we're constructing. We started out with paper, then Excel spreadsheets in a folder and on paper in a book, but clearly as our plant grows and we do more splicing this is not going to scale. We have started a MySQL database with a few tables, but wonder if someone has already invented this wheel.
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> What do the "big boys" use? Homegrown solutions developed in-house and jealously guarded? Something standard? Expensive or cheap? Free open-source? He'd like to see...
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> outside plan facilities: cables, fibers, splice points, poles; copper and fiber, preferably, but fiber is more important
> "circuit" or "DLR" that knows what elements are involved in a circuit
> GIS integration so that cables can be drawn on a map automagically
> low cost, of course
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> Thanks in advance, everyone.
> 
> -- Jeff Saxe, Network Engineer
> Blue Ridge InternetWorks, Charlottesville, VA
> 434-817-0707 ext. 2024  /  JSaxe at briworks.com
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