Cable locating is the biggest operational cost of maintaining your OSP. Want to improve your locates while also cutting your locate cost in half? Let’s get started.SEE MORE
There's nothing worse than a service outage. So how do you prevent them? With a well-maintained OSP and accurate, reliable locates. Cable Monitoring helps you achieve both.SEE MORE
You already know that grounding is an essential practice to protect your cable from transient voltages, but did you know that it also limits the distance of your locate signal? Unlock the secret to long-distance locating with Intelligent Grounding!
What if you could replace your portable transmitter with a phone? You can with Touchless Locating. With just one phone call, our Touchless Locating equipment places the locate signal on the cable and technicians are ready to locate using any standard receiver – no outside plant access required.
Let’s face it, damage to your fiber optic cable is going to happen – that’s life. We help you stay on top of your maintenance by sending you automatic alerts when damage occurs. With a well-maintained OSP, you improve your locates and limit your risk of a service outage.
We found a few companies that would provide central office transmitter equipment for long-haul applications, but only one who would work with our FTTH network. That company is Norscan.
Norscan offers a great solution that significantly reduces our locating costs, plus, the monitoring option gives us visibility on our buried cable so if an excavator damages a cable and doesn’t report it, we’ll know.
It’s easier and more cost efficient to proactively invest in cable monitoring services than to reactively pay for trenching and repairs. Norscan has totally changed how we view fibre optic network management.
During the purchasing and installation process, Norscan sales and support representatives were very helpful with suggesting product placement for the best monitoring and cable locate results.
The ability to turn cable locate tones on and off with a cell phone is a real time saver!
Getting to and from connection points and back to the required locate area for a direct-connection locate was very time-consuming – especially on limited-access freeways. With the full deployment of Norscan’s Touchless Locating system, we gained the equivalent of 1 to 1.5 FTE.
During the past 6 years we have not experienced any equipment failure of the product and are very pleased with the performance.
We don’t need to hire, train, and manage on-call resources to locate cable. Norscan handles everything quickly and professionally – the service is beyond any expectations.
It was nice to have a vendor that was able to accommodate our outside plant rather than us having to modify our plant to fit their products
Norscan’s monitoring services eliminated the uncertainty around moving to a fiber optic network. Burying a million-dollar asset in the ground with no visibility was not an option.
Cable Monitoring will alert us to any sheath damage and water ingress in splice cases long before service is interrupted.
With Norscan, there’s no guessing. We get regular reports that enable us to make informed decisions about any maintenance or upgrade decisions.
The reason we chose Touchless Locating was to reduce the need for our maintenance technicians to access the outside plant directly; creating a safer cable locate environment, while also saving time and operational costs.
Norscan’s Touchless Locating solution enabled us to manage and locate our expanded fiber system without hiring additional resources.
We chose Norscan because of the versatility of the product and the ability to locate and monitor over 300 miles of fiber optic cable in a very harsh environment.