DaVaR System

A DaVaR system provides both immediate and long term returns.

More than a single product, DaVaR is a process for collecting information about your plant and updating the support system databases to keep information accurate. A DaVaR system provides both immediate and long term returns.

  • Save millions in Outside Plant operating expenses
  • Increase service revenues
  • Immediate return on investment
  • DSL deployment, Outside Plant refurbishment and/or total Outside Plant improvement
  • Reduce operating expenses and increase revenue
  • Flexible, turnkey solutions
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Overview

More than a single product, DaVaR is a process for collecting information about your plant and updating the support system databases to keep information accurate. A DaVaR program provides both immediate and long term returns.

  • Recover pairs to add service without costly buildouts.
  • Plan construction more efficiently
  • Improve technician productivity through accurate dispatch information
  • Generate additional revenue
  • Reduce held orders
  • Improve customer satisfaction

 

Based on industry data, a DaVaR program can easily return more than $29 million in recovered assets, additional revenue and improved productivity for every million lines tested.

System Components:

DaVaR NetServer
The heart of the DaVaR program, the NetServer is a software and server hardware system that interfaces to your host database, providing plant information for testing and automatic host database updates with NetTest results from field testing. The NetServer retrieves host database information and prepares it for downloading to NetTest field units via a secure dial-up networking connection. Once testing is completed, tested and validated results are uploaded via a dial-up connection to the NetServer. The database is then updated using intelligent record interaction and extensible business rules. See more under features.

DaVaR NetTest Plus
The NetTest Plus field controller is a portable, self-contained test system, including a ruggedized laptop computer, test head, internal batteries and DaVaR application software for high-speed bulk verification, conformance and pair recovery. The NetTest performs a variety of automated single and terminated tests in the field to validate loop records and to document conformance to engineering specifications. The DaVaR System then compares these test results against special transaction tables and reclassifies results to the correct status. Tables include bulk pair testing and recovery, database validation and cable pair transmission qualities. See more under features.

SuperDaVaR Plus
SuperDaVaR Plus expands on the NetTest Plus field controller and allows you to test two pairs at a time. It’s portability and range of tests are all the same as the NetTest field controller, with the advantage of doubling your technicians productivity and efficiency in the field. See more under features.

NetDSL
The NetDSL Bulk Pair VDSL Qualification System is the fastest and easiest bulk pair verification and wideband service qualification system for next generation triple play services. See more under features.

NetDSL Field Controller
A portable, self-contained test system that provides a unique, single-ended testing process to automatically determine if a pair is qualified to support POTS, ADSL, ADSL2/2+ or VDSL services. See more under features.

NetServer DSL Engineering Interface
A powerful solution for managing your entire plant conditioning process that allows your engineers and other workgroups to make effective decisions. See more under features.

 

 

Features

DaVaR NetServer

NetServer is a software and server hardware system that interfaces to your host database, providing plant information for testing and automatic host database updates with NetTest results from field testing.

  • Scaleable system provides interface between NetTest field controllers and your host loodatabase
  • Automatically updates host records
  • Web-based management tools for program measurement and reporting
  • Host support for LFACS, LMOS, AAIS, COSMOS, SWITCH, PAIRS PSI, PISA, and custom

 

NetTest Controllers are the heart of a Fluke Networks DaVaR program, NetServer is the brain.

NetServer is a UNIX-based HP9000 server platform that provides the interface between NetTest Controllers and the host loop record database.

NetServer is a scaleable system, with configurations that can support one user or an entire enterprise. Information is maintained on a robust and secure Oracle database, and a wide range of management reports are available to authorized users via a web browser interface.

 

 

Specifications

 

Workstation

Department

Enterprise

Simultaneous Users

1

Up to 16

Up to 64

NetTest Controllers Supported

10

36

128

Host Database Support

LFACS, SWITCH, AAIS, Custom

LFACS, SWITCH, AAIS, Custom

LFACS, SWITCH, AAIS, LMOS, COSMOS, MARK, PAIRS, PSI, PSIA

Reporting

Management
Summaries
DaVaR Results

DaVaR Results
Web-Based Management
Statistics
Productivity
(Optional)

DaVaR Results
Web-Based Management
Statistics
Productivity
Ad Hoc

Support and Administration

Next Day Hardware Replacement (Optional)

Four-Hour Hardware Replacement (Optional)

Four-Hour Support System Monitoring

Server

HP9000 B2000
Workstation (1 CPU)

HP9000
D390/1
PA-8200 CPU
240 MHz

HP9000
D390/2
Dual PA-8200 CPU
240 MHz

Memory

256 MB

512 MB, Expandable to 1 GB

1 GB, Expandable to 2 GB

Storage

Two 4 GB

Four 12 GB

Eight 12 GB

Networking

TCP/IP
PPP
100 MB Ethernet
Dial Up (Optional)

TCP/IP
PPP
100 MB Ethernet
Dial Up (Optional)

TCP/IP
PPP
100 MB Ethernet
16 MB Token Ring
Dial Up (Optional)

 


 

DaVaR NetTest Plus

NetTest Plus field controller is a portable, self-contained test system, for high-speed bulk verification, conformance and pair recovery.

  • High-speed bulk pair testing Identifies shorts, grounds, crosses and balance problems
  • Finds and identifies spares, load coils, and more
  • Rugged, lightweight and portable
  • Scaleable from 100 to 4000 pairs
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life with optional external battery pack

NetTest field controllers are a family of products designed for OSP bulk pair testing and database verification in the field.

Additional components include the Expansion Unit, which adds testing capacity to the base NetTest system, and the Extended Test Access Module (ETAM), which provides 100 pair access for testing.

The base configuration includes an integrated test head, a ruggedized laptop computer, NetTest software and a 100-pair ETAM. Up to 10 ETAMs can be controlled by a single NetTest or Expansion Unit. Up to three Expansion Units can be controlled by a single NetTest.

The NetTest Controller is lightweight and portable, measuring 8"H x 14"W x 22"D (20 x 30 x 50 cm) and weighing just 20 lbs (9.1 kg). The laptop's docking station eliminates the need for multiple power and interface cables. On-board single pair testing capability makes it easy to perform manual investigations when needed.

With the NetTest you can choose battery or line power. A 12-V cigarette lighter adapter is included, and an auxiliary battery pack extends operating range to more than 10 hours. Operating line power range is 120-220 VAC, 50-60 Hz.

Scalable Design

The DaVaR NetTest is scaleable. A single controller can manage up to 10 ETAM units to test up to 1000 pairs at a time. In addition, the NetTest Expansion Unit can increase speed and/or throughput dramatically. Each NetTest Expansion Unit includes a 100 pair access module and can support up to nine ETAMs. Up to three Expansion Units can be controlled by a single NetTest controller, permitting high capacity testing up to 4000 pairs at a time sequentially, or fast testing of up to four pairs in parallel, up to 1000 pairs at a time.

Versatility

The DaVaR NetTest can be used in a variety of ways to manage your outside plant loop assets.

High-speed bulk qualification of lines for voice or broadband services, including identification and location of impairments and telephone number identification

  • Loop record verification and correction
  • Spare recovery
  • OSP refurbishment
  • Cable conformance and crossbox replacement

Powerful Software

DaVaR NetTest software is a powerful, yet easy-to-use environment for operation of the NetTest controller, Expansion Units and associated ETAMs. Hosted on Windows 98, NetTest software features SuperLink multi-tasking technology for support of concurrent operations. This permits one
operator to complete two tasks at once, such as performing bulk pair tests and editing manual investigations. 

NetTest uses a commandcCenter interface to make all capabilities available with the touch of a button. The test engine provides a detailed view of test results in real time. A built-in editor helps the operator perform analysis or generate different views of the data, including searches and filters based on telephone number or pair or record categories like "working" or "spare." A fully-relational database supplies robust and secure storage and enables powerful ad hoc reporting capability. More than 15 pre-configured reports are included, covering variances, recovery and management summaries. Information can be viewed on screen, printed or exported to other applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel or Access.

User-selectable test profiles allow operators to perform tests tailored to specific requirements, such as bulk pair recovery, qualification or crossbox refurbishment. Variables from which you can select include test parameters and pass/fail marginal thresholds.

What makes NetTest unique is its ability to upload and download loop database record information from the host system. NetTest software provides secure dial up and PPP interfaces to the NetServer to download data to be verified and upload verified pair records. 

Front Tap Shoes

The Extended Test Access Module (ETAM), included with the DaVaR NetTest unit, expands the unit by 100 pairs. Additional ETAMs can be purchased if more than 100 pairs are to be scanned, expanding the NetTest up to 1000 pairs.

Fluke Networks manufactures more than 30 different types of central office and cross-connect front tap shoes for DaVaR and other OSP testing applications, including:

  • Multiple configurations of Cinch Jones, Amphenol and circular connections
  • Single or branched terminations
  • Standard or custom test cord lengths

Customized configurations are also available.

Fluke Networks front tap shoes feature:

  • Precision design providing exact alignment with the terminal block or hardware application
  • Sturdy, yet lightweight, housings that protect your precision equipment while providing ease in handling
  • Unique clamp-and-guide system for quick and easy installation
  • Test connector pins that are specially plated to ensure long wear and corrosion protection
  • Field-replaceable contact pins in many units

Storage/carrying cases available to protect equipment when not in use
 

ETAM

The Extended Test Access Module (ETAM), included with the DaVaR NetTest unit, expands the unit by 100 pairs. Additional ETAMs can be purchased if more than 100 pairs are to be scanned, expanding the NetTest up to 1000 pairs.

EPM Option

The External Power Module (EPM) provides up to 10 hours of battery power for the DaVaR NetTest.

Specifications


VDC


0 - 250V, 2 %

Resistance

0 - 5 ohms, 5 %

Capacitive Length

1-80,000 ft (20 km), 2 %

Load Coil Detection

Full (from MDF), quick on spares or workers

DC Special Circuit Recognition

Yes

Leakage Test

Up to 5 ohms, 10 - 20 %

Number Verification

With Smart-Pro

Dial and Feature Dial Tone Detection

Yes

Special Service Protection

Yes

Variable In-Circuit Parameters

Yes

User-Defineable Voltage Ranges

Yes

 

 

 

DaVaR Outside Plant Testing Services (DOTS)

DaVaR Outside Plant Testing Services (DOTS) allows you to deploy or supplement testing activities quickly and efficiently. Fluke Networks can supply certified technicians, equipment, project management, data storage, host database updates, management reports and more.

  • Helps you deploy or supplement your testing activities quickly and easily
  • Includes equipment, labor, project managemnt and management reports
  • Offers bulk DSL qualification, records verification, pair recovery or OSP refurbishment testing programs

 

NetDSL

Fluke Networks’ NetDSL System represents the latest advancement in copper cable testing equipment for performing bulk pair ADSL, ADSL2, ADSL2+ and VDSL qualification. NetDSL fully tests, pre-qualifies and documents the copper distribution network for ADSL2+ and VDSL service. The NetDSL System combines the unique ability to perform single-ended testing on both working and spare lines along with automatically updating the host database for DSL qualified pairs with the DaVaR NetServer. This unique ability to provide quick and accurate service level qualification on both working and spare pairs allows service providers to identify and target new customers for high-speed service, dramatically reducing customer acquisition costs and generating revenue faster.

Using a series of patented algorithms and testing techniques, NetDSL performs over 15 electrical and wideband tests on the copper pair to determine the level of service the pair can support. Automatically estimates upstream and downstream bandwidth for ADSL, ADSL2, ADSL2+ and VDSL services.

The NetDSL System helps remove the guess work in deploying bundle services on FTTx networks. NetDSL is quite simply the easiest and most cost effective solution to qualify and help condition your distribution plant. Fluke Networks and our staff of application support experts will demonstrate the NetDSL solution on-site to show "real-world" results in your plant. See how quickly the NetDSL solution can help you qualify the "last mile." Contact your local Fluke Networks representative or call 800-283-5853.

  • Bulk pair verification and wideband service qualification system
  • Bulk pair ADSL, ADSL2, ADSL2+ and VDSL qualification
  • Qualifies spare and working lines
  • Real-time upstream and downstream bandwidth estimates
  • Test for capacitive and resistive faults, splices, splits, impulse noise and load coils
  • Single-end testing for wideband noise and longitudinal balance
  • Easy integration with existing DaVaR programs
  • Compatible with existing DaVaR NetServer

System Components:

NetDSL Field Controller
A portable, self-contained test system that provides a unique, single-ended testing process to automatically determine if a pair is qualified to support POTS, ADSL, ADSL2/2+ or VDSL services.

 

DaVaR NetServer
The heart of the DaVaR program, the NetServer is a software and server hardware system that interfaces to your host database, providing plant information for testing and automatic host database updates with NetTest results from field testing.

The NetServer retrieves host database information and prepares it for downloading to NetTest field units via a secure dial-up networking connection. Once testing is completed, tested and validated results are uploaded via a dial-up connection to the NetServer. The database is then updated using intelligent record interaction and extensible business rules.

 

NetServer DSL Engineering Interface
A powerful solution for managing your entire plant conditioning process that allows your engineers and other workgroups to make effective decisions.

 

NetDSL Field Controller

Portable test system for POTS, ADSL, ADSL2/2+ or VDSL services.

  • Fully tests, pre-qualifies and documents the copper distribution network for ADSL, ADSL2+ and VDSL services.
  • Performs more than 15 electrical and wideband tests to determine the level of service the pair can support.
  • Configure up to four test engines to connect up to 4,000 pairs and test four pairs simultaneously for maximum performance.
  • Provides single-ended testing, verification and wideband qualification

A portable, self-contained test system that provides a unique, single-ended testing process to automatically determine if a pair is qualified to support POTS, ADSL, ADSL2/2+ or VDSL services. Detailed electrical tests detect impairments, determine overall quality of the copper pair and provide real-time bandwidth estimates.

When combined with the DaVaR NetServer, the NetDSL system can automatically update the relevant database for DSL-qualified working and spare pairs. Once you know which pairs are DSL ready, you can target your broadband sales efforts to specific customers.

NetServer DSL Engineering Interface
Fluke Networks’ Engineering Interface provides NetDSL System users with a means to conveniently create, schedule and manage bulk testing jobs as well as review test results. NetServer is a Unix application that runs on HP-UX with an Oracle database. The type and size of server required depends on the amount of testing the customer will perform and the number of system users.
 
  • Web-based interface for easy access throughout the organization
  • NetDSL testing jobs can be scheduled well in advance of their due dates, making testing programs easier to manage
  • Test result reports are color-coded based on failure level
  • Results are analyzed on a per-pair basis as well as by 25- or 50-pair compliments


 

Super DaVaR Plus

Expands NetTest Plus field controller to allow testing two pairs at a time.

Data Validation and Reporting (DaVaR) is an integrated hardware and software solution for managing outside plant data. Bulk high-speed testing is conducted with rugged, notebook PCs and uses the DaVaR NetServer to interface with the phone companies legacy database to recover lost pairs and give telephone companies an accurate view of their network facilities.

Super DaVaR uses the same technology but adds a second test engine to test two pairs simultaneously increasing the productivity of the average field technician.

  • Designed for OSP bulk pair testing and database verification in the field
  • Portable, single or dual test engine configuration
  • Records verification (with voice band testing)
 

Models & Accessories

 
Models
Model Number/Name Description
D9210NSD
SuperDaVaR Package Includes DaVaR NetTest Base Unit, DaVaR NetTest Expansion Unit and Version 8 Software.
D9210NSD
SuperDaVaR Package Includes DaVaR NetTest Base Unit, DaVaR NetTest Expansion Unit and Version 8 Software.
D9290DSL-PKG
NetDSL Package – dual engine bulk xDSL qualification and records verification. Includes NetDSL VDSL wideband dual engine (two test heads), two ETAM II (200 pair), rugged laptop, NetDSL software for VDSL qualification and records verification and a printer
D9290DSL-SE-PKG
NetDSL Single Engine Package – single test engine bulk VDSL qualification and records verification. Includes NetDSL VDSL Wideband Dual Engine (one test head), one ETAM II (200 pair), rugged laptop, NetDSL software for VDSL qualification and records verification and a printer
D9290DSLEU-PKG
NetDSL Expansion Unit Package – dual engine bulk VDSL qualification and records verification. Includes NetDSL VDSL wideband dual engine (two test heads) and two ETAM II (200 pair). *Note: requires NetDSL base unit and Net DSL software license
D9290NSD-PKG
SuperDaVaR+ Dual Engine Package - bulk records verification. Includes Super DaVaR + POTS dual engine (2 test heads), two ETAM II (200 pair), rugged laptop, super DaVaR software for records verification and a printer
D929ONT-PKG
DaVaR NetTest Single Engine Package – single test engine bulk VDSL records verification. Includes DaVaR single engine (one test head), one ETAM II (200 pair), rugged laptop, DaVaR software for records verification and a printer
NETTECH-1
NetTech Single Engine with One CopperPro™ II – includes one CopperPro™ Series II VDSL tester, rugged laptop and NetTech software. Add additional CopperPro™ Series II for second test engine. *Note: compatible with DaVaR NetServer for results storage and records database updates
NETTECH-2
NetTech Dual Engine with Two CopperPro™ II – includes two CopperPro™ Series II VDSL tester, rugged laptop and NetTech software. *Note: compatible with DaVaR NetServer for results storage and records database updates
 
Accessories
Model Number/Name Description
ACCESSVIEW-RU
AccessView Response Unit – number identification responder. Dual channel to support two calls at the same time
D7011
Extended Test Access Module (ETAM) Note: One ETAM is included with each DaVaR NetTest. Additional ETAMs are needed if more than 100 pairs are to be scanned.
D7012
ETAM II – portable 100 pair access for DaVaR and NetDSL systems
D9510
External Power Module (EPM)
 

Specifications

Physical
Size - H x W x D17.5 in (L) x 13.2 in (W) x 7.7 in (H) (Including top lid)
Weight18 pounds (without laptop)
Test LeadsSingle pair test probe; ground
SpeakerInternal mounted speaker for dial-set functionality
Connector9 pin D serial port
AC power jack
RJ-11 ETAM connector
Single pair test probe
Ruggedized laptopOptional
Display and Graphics12" diagonal; touch-screen; sunlight readable
1024x768 XGA

Environmental
Storage Temperature-25°C to +60°C (-13°F to 140°F)
Operating Temperature-12°C to +42°C (10°F to 107°F)
Operating Altitude0 to 15,000 feet

Test Features
AC Voltage Measurement

0 to ± 240Vrms; ± 1% ; ± 1V

DC Voltage Measurement0 to ± 300VDC; ± 1% to 5%
Distance Measurement0 to 80 Kft; ±1% to 5%
Resistance0 to 100 Meg Ohm; ±1% to ±3% per
Resistive Fault
Leakage TestingYes; 2Kilo Ohms to 999 Meg Ohms
VF LossYes; -40 to +10 dBm
VF Metallic NoiseYes; 0 to 100 dBrn
VF Power InfluenceYes; 40 to 120 dBrn
Special Circuit DetectionYes; voltage and wideband noise mask
Wideband Noise0 to 18 Mhz measures DMT ADSL frequency
bins 0 to -140 dbrn
Wideband Loss Single EndYes; 138Khz to 17Mhz ; ADSL and VDSL
bin spacing
TDRYes; 6 pulse widths; up to 12Kft on 24
awg
Bridge Tap Detection and LocationYes; up to 10kft on 26 awg
Signature RecognitionYes; wideband signature analysis to
detect special services energy
Quick Load-coil Detection Spare and Working LinedYes; detection of 1 or more H88 or D66
loads - up to 6 loads
Number VerificationYes; via AccesView or switch-based DTMF
Double-ended TestingYes; requires Fluke Networks TN2100
Terminator

Software Features
Software VersionNetDSL v9 qualification software (optional verification and qualification)
DSL Qualification AnalysisYes; single-ended analysis of Wideband and TDR data to determine estimated upstream and downstream ADSL, ADSL2, ADSL 2+, VDSL bandwidth
Test Working (CO Switch) LinesYes; requires NetServer or switch drop battery support
Real Time Test Result DisplayYes; display and dynamic classification of test results
Customer-configurable Database Status Codes and Testing RulesYes; DaVaR reclass feature provides customizable database status codes and tables. Editing is via easy-to-use interface for maximum flexibility
Real Time Test Results EditorYes; test results editor can be used while background testing occurs to improve productivity
Relational DatabaseYes; true relational database system ensures data integrity
User-definable Test ProfilesYes; user definable test options and test profiles
Export ReportsYes; to Excel, CSV, tab separated and text file

 

 

Documents

 

Brochures

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NetDSL Results Analysis Guide
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Outside Plant Solutions Brochure
This brochure describes all the components of a DaVaR testing program, qualification and verification testing processes and the differences between our NetDSL and NetTest Plus & SuperDaVaR Plus testing hardware.
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Data Sheets

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DaVaR System Gold Support Datasheet
This datasheet outlines the gold support program for the DaVaR system.
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DaVaR/NetDSL Datasheet
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Application Notes

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NetDSL Application Note
Deploying ADSL2+ for Video.
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White Papers

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Outside Plant Documentation Projects: Justification and Implementation
Fluke Networks´ major area of expertise is in helping telephone companies improve their network management operations processes. This White Paper covers best practices in support of new network investments and to reduce plant management capital exp
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Solving Carrier Issues in Transition to Next Generation Services
Fluke Networks is in the business of helping carriers develop processes has next-generation processes to deliver these next-gen services. Our new whitepaper, “Solving Carrier Issues in Transition to Next Generation Services,” shows how automated testing s
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