MOX becomes the first operator to offer automation of the physical fiber connectivity layer in the Pacific Northwest
Irvine, California – November 15, 2022 – Telescent, a leading manufacturer of automated fiber cross-connects for data centers, announces that MOX Networks, LLC (“MOX”), a leading fiber-optic network specialist, has signed an agreement for Telescent’s Gen 4 Network Topology Manager (G4 NTM), an automated interconnect system. The new system is set to be deployed along MOX’s cutting-edge fiber route connecting Hillsboro, Oregon to Seattle, Washington along the bustling Pacific Northwest corridor.
MOX’s deployment of Telescent’s G4 NTM provides the company with a remote-controlled, reconfigurable fiber optic patch-panel and cross-connect platform to implement physical layer automation and diagnostics for MOX customers along this route. This improves and speeds up the ability to diagnose and deliver exceptional customer service by MOX, including remote testing and provisioning, rapid fault isolation and service restoration along its next generation route in the Northwest.
“With Telescent’s patented robotic technology in place, fiber optic connections between network devices can be provisioned, tested, and delivered without requiring an individual to be dispatched – and can be completed in mere minutes,” comments Allen Meeks, COO, MOX. “We are excited to provide this network automation capability for our customers in the Pacific Northwest, as it also reduces service delivery intervals, offers real-time implementation capabilities, and is supported by sophisticated monitoring tools that allows us to locate cable faults automatically, should they arise.”
“Our goal is to provide MOX and their customers a cutting-edge solution that changes the way network operators buy connectivity solutions. Our NEBS Level 3 certified, high-port-count robotic platform ensures fiber cross connects can be remotely connected – in real-time – with diagnostic and monitoring capabilities built-in – a win-win-win for customers, MOX, and the market,” adds Anthony Kewitsch, CEO, Telescent.
MOX’s signed agreement adds to Telescent’s ongoing momentum coming on the heels of an agreement signed by Quantum Loophole to deploy Telescent’s robotic interconnect system across the company’s massive QLoop fiber network in Frederick, MD.
Telescent’s robotic patch panel system addresses the requirements for automating fiber management. The Telescent system is purely fiber-based, offering low loss and a latching design that matches manual patch panel performance. When an add, move or drop is requested, the Telescent robot grabs the end of the fiber and weaves it around the other fibers in the system to the requested port. A key advance in the Telescent system is an algorithm that the robot uses to weave around the other fibers while avoiding any blocking or knotting. This preserves the ability of the system to make any connection request (i.e. non-blocking) while scaling to over 1,000 duplex ports per system. Test equipment such as power meters and OTDRs can be included with the Telescent system to allow monitoring of any fiber when requested. The Telescent system also meets the reliability requirements for data centers and has passed NEBS Level 3 certification as well as multiple customer trials and has over 1 billion port hours in operation.
For more information about Telescent, visit www.telescent.com.
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With a large-scale, low-loss, robotic patch-panel solution, Telescent Inc. brings automation to the fiber layer of optical networks. Telescent’s all-optical approach ensures optimal performance and reliability while enabling software control for remote reconfigurations and diagnostics. Companies can enjoy the advantages of automation with Telescent’s new RobUSTTM system design while having the option to upgrade the system on a pay-as-you-go basis as their automation requirements expand. Automation of the fiber layer can reduce operating expenses and manual errors while creating new service opportunities for multi-tenant data center operators, telecom service providers, and at hyperscale cloud data centers. To find out more about Telescent, including any recent product updates, please visit www.telescent.com.
MOX Networks (“MOX”) is a leading fiber-optic network specialist. It builds the capacity to deliver on infinite possibilities for new paths, connections, and performance.
MOX responds to increasingly complex requirements of hyperscalers, wireless service providers, government, municipalities, and public and private partnerships with exclusive, custom design and deployment of unmatched low latency networks. Founded in 2013, MOX owns and operates unique dark fiber and 10-100G routes throughout North America and Asia. For more information, visit moxnetworks.com.