Furthermore, IMS gives telecom service providers the option of pre-wiring equipment to a DDF, ODF or other type of distribution frame. Users can then choose to store these frames and cabling in the system.
- Stored frames and cabling
Digital and optical distribution frames can be created with location as the starting point, and DDF/ODF shelves and patch panels can be positioned within a rack.
There is a front and back to every frame; per frame position, a connection or patch can be made to a piece of equipment (pre-wiring) or to another frame.
Below a screenshot of an ODF with its positions.
- Screenshot of an ODF with its positions
This image shows a cable route comprising two pieces of equipment in different locations, connected to one another via distribution frames and internal cabling:
- Distribution frame