Fiber Colors

Fiber Manager supports several methods of color-coding buffer tubes and fiber strands. As fiber technology has improved, more and more fibers are inserted into buffer tubes, and the traditional twelve-color method is no longer adequate to track individual fiber strands in high-count cables.. Fiber Manager supports stripes (up to 3), blocks (up to 3), and color combinations to fully represent fiber strand hierarchies.

Color Coding Method

Representation in the Color Domain

Solid Color

In the database domain, type a single integer value representing the color along with a user-friendly description.

One Stripe

To add a stripe, immediately after the solid color integer, type a dash followed by the integer value for the stripe color. For example, a black stripe is -0, a white stripe is -16777215, a red stripe is -16711680, etc. Also type a user-friendly description.

Two Stripes

To add two stripes, immediately after the first stripe color integer, type another dash and integer value for the second stripe color. For example, two black stripes is -0-0, a black stripe and a red stripe is -0-16711680, etc. Also type a user-friendly description.

One Block

To add a block, immediately after the solid color integer, type a dash followed by the letter “B” and the integer value for the block color. For example, a black block is -B0, a white block is -B16777215, a red block is -B16711680, etc. Also type a user-friendly description.

Two Blocks

To add two blocks, immediately after the first block color integer, type another dash followed by the letter “B” and the integer value for the block color. For example, two black blocks is -B0-B0, a black block and a red block is -B0-B16711680, etc. Also type a user-friendly description.

Stripes and Blocks

You can combine colors, stripes, and blocks by combining the methods above. For example, two black stripes and 2 black blocks is -0-0-B0-B0, two black stripes and 2 red blocks is -0-0-B16711680-B16711680, etc. Also type a user-friendly description.

Color choices are seen throughout the application.

  • In Connection Manager:

  • In Fiber Manager Reports:

  • In Fiber Manager dialogs. In particular, notice in the following image that the user-friendly description helps clarify the block patterns on these buffer tubes:

IMPORTANT: The Codes in this domain are the integer equivalents of the RGB/Hex/CMYK representations of color. As an example, the color Blue could be represented as 0,0,225 using RGB, represented as 0000FF using Hex, or 1, 1, 0, 0 using CMYK. The integer equivalent is a way to enter the same color Blue as a single entry (no commas). As one more example, the color Orange could be represented as 255, 128, 0 using RGB, represented as FF8000 using Hex, or represented as 0, .5, 1, 0 using CMYK. Instead of having strings of descriptors separated by commas, the application uses the integer equivalent of 16744448 to understand and display the proper Orange color.

Properties:

  • Field Type: Text

  • Domain Type: Coded Values

  • Split Policy: Duplicate

  • Merge Policy: Default Value

Coded Values:

Code

Description

Solid Color

255

Blue

16744448

Orange

65280

Green

8404992

Brown

12632256

Slate

16777215

White

16711680

Red

0

Black

16776960

Yellow

16711935

Violet

16754856

Rose

655355

Aqua

Solid Color with 1 Stripe

255-0

Blue - 1 Stripe

16744448-0

Orange - 1 Stripe

65280-0

Green - 1 Stripe

8404992-0

Brown - 1 Stripe

12632256-0

Slate - 1 Stripe

16777215-0

White - 1 Stripe

16711680-0

Red - 1 Stripe

0-16777215

Black - 1 Stripe

16776960-0

Yellow - 1 Stripe

16711935-0

Violet - 1 Stripe

16754856-0

Rose - 1 Stripe

655355-0

Aqua - 1 Stripe

Solid Color with 2 Stripes

255-0-0

Blue - 2 Stripes

16744448-0-0

Orange - 2 Stripes

65280-0-0

Green - 2 Stripes

8404992-0-0

Brown - 2 Stripes

12632256-0-0

Slate - 2 Stripes

16777215-0-0

White - 2 Stripes

16711680-0-0

Red - 2 Stripes

0-16777215-16777215

Black - 2 Stripes

16776960-0-0

Yellow - 2 Stripes

16711935-0-0

Violet - 2 Stripes

16754856-0-0

Rose - 2 Stripes

655355-0-0

Aqua - 2 Stripes

Solid Color with 1 Black Block

255-B0

Blue - 1 Black Block

16744448-B0

Orange - 1 Black Block

65280-B0

Green - 1 Black Block

8404992-B0

Brown - 1 Black Block

12632256-B0

Slate - 1 Black Block

16777215-B0

White - 1 Black Block

16711680-B0

Red - 1 Black Block

0-B16777215

Black - 1 White Block

16776960-B0

Yellow - 1 Black Block

16711935-B0

Violet - 1 Black Block

16754856-B0

Rose - 1 Black Block

655355-B0

Aqua - 1 Black Block

Solid Color with 2 Black Blocks

255-B0-B0

Blue - 2 Black Blocks

16744448-B0-B0

Orange - 2 Black Blocks

65280-B0-B0

Green - 2 Black Blocks

etc.

etc.

Solid Color with 3 Black Blocks

255-B0-B0-B0

Blue - 3 Black Blocks

16744448-B0-B0-B0

Orange - 3 Black Blocks

65280-B0-B0-B0

Green - 3 Black Blocks

etc.

etc.

Solid Color with 1 Stripe and 1 Black Block

255-0-B0

Blue - 1 Stripe - 1 Black Block

16744448-0-B0

Orange - 1 Stripe - 1 Black Block

65280-0-B0

Green - 1 Stripe - 1 Black Block

etc.

etc.

Solid Color with 1 Stripe and 1 Red Block

255-0-B16711680

Blue - 1 Stripe - 1 Red Block

16744448-0-B16711680

Orange - 1 Stripe - 1 Red Block

65280-0-B16711680

Green - 1 Stripe - 1 Red Block

etc.

etc.

Solid Color with 2 Stripes, 1 Black Block, 1 Red Block

255-0-0-B0-B16711680

Blue - 2 Stripes - 1 Black Block - 1 Red Block

16744448-0-0-B0-B16711680

Orange - 2 Stripes - 1 Black Block - 1 Red Block

65280-0-0-B0-B16711680

Green - 2 Stripes - 1 Black Block - 1 Red Block

etc.

etc.

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