Fiber Trace Report

The Fiber Trace report displays the results of a Fiber Trace, OTDR Trace, or Circuit Trace within a web browser. The format of the report varies according to trace type.


Fiber Trace

The highlighted row on the report indicates the trace origin. If you use directional tracing, the highlighted row appears at the top of the report. If you do not use directional tracing, the highlighted row can appear anywhere in the report.

TIP: The contents of the Additional Information column can be configured by an administrator.

OTDR Trace

This report shows the results of an OTDR trace, including all fiber facilities the light passes through before the signal stops. In the following image, a glass length of 16,500 feet was entered. From the report, you can see the signal stops in the University BB82 cable > blue buffer tube > brown fiber strand. On the map, a symbol showing that exact location is also visible. This is helpful information to supply to field crew so they can locate the issue.


Circuit Trace

The circuit trace report shows splice points, fibers, and end devices that are part of the circuit. The circuit’s header row is highlighted in light blue.

IMPORTANT:
  • Make sure the web browser settings allow the display of blocked content. See your web browser’s help guide to determine how to set the display features.

  • Make sure the resolution is set correctly. Higher resolutions, such as 1680x1050, may have an undesirable affect on the report’s display. See your web browser’s help guide to determine how to set the display features.

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