Looking for Fiber Plant Management software

Jim Devane jdevane at switchnap.com
Fri Aug 27 21:31:57 UTC 2010

OSP Insight. Pricey but an excellent tool for OSP documentation. 

-----Original Message-----
From: khatfield at socllc.net [mailto:khatfield at socllc.net] 
Sent: Friday, August 27, 2010 2:24 PM
To: Jason Lixfeld; Jeff Saxe
Cc: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: Looking for Fiber Plant Management software

Most of the ones I have seen (2 out of 3) were inhouse/home-grown solutions. 

I believe the other was provided by SA (Scientific Atlanta). I tried to do a quick search on it and it appears that product may now be provided by Cisco in partnership with SA.

Best of luck
-----Original Message-----
From: Jason Lixfeld <jason at lixfeld.ca>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 12:13:35 
To: Jeff Saxe<JSaxe at briworks.com>
Cc: <nanog at nanog.org>
Subject: Re: Looking for Fiber Plant Management software

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.
> 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...
> 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
> 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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