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Adding a Circuit Segment

Adding a Circuit Segment

1.       Click the Configured Items menu.

2.       In the Navigation pane, click Circuits.

3.       Before the Circuit list populates, you must either:

·         Within the search box, type any portion of the record, then click the magnifying glass.

·         Click the Show All link.

4.       The Circuit lists, displaying all existing circuits. Double-click the circuit to modify.

5.       The General-Circuit window opens. Within the Segments ribbon group, click the New button.    

6.       The Segment window opens. Within the top pane complete the following information (required fields are marked with an asterisk (*)):

·         Circuit Name* – this field auto-populates with the main circuit name.

·         Number – type the circuit segment number.

·         Local Circuit ID – type the local circuit identification, whether it is a number or name or a combination.

·         Organization Name* – click the drop-down arrow to access a list from the list, select the name of the organization. The organization drop-down list displays the bottommost organization first. After the ~~ the complete path to the selected organization displays. Each level of the organizational tree is separated by a >. Once you select an organization, the complete path populates within the field.

·         Description – type the circuit segment description.

·         Bandwidth – type the bandwidth.

·         Segment Miscellaneous 1-5 – use these fields to enter any miscellaneous information for the circuit segment.

·         DB Gain – type the number that represents the amount of gain or loss the circuit experiences when the signal is passed through the segment.  This number can represent a gain or a loss, to show a loss place a dash (-).

Segment Facilities

7.       There are two sections within the Connectivity pane. The top portion allows you to assign the segment a few basic items within Facilities, and the lower portion allows you to assign the segment a complete facilities package.

8.       Within the top section, complete the following fields (required fields are marked with an asterisk (*)):

·         Assigned Site – click the drop-down arrow to access a list and from the list, select the site. The site drop-down list displays the bottom-most site first. After the ~~ is the complete path to the site. Each site level is separated by a >.

·         Assigned Building* – click the drop-down arrow to access a list and from the list, select the building name.

·         Alternate Location – type in any alternate location information relating to the set.  This field can appear in the 911 interface

·         Directory Building Name – this field auto-populates with the Directory Building Name that appears on the Building Record. The Directory Building name is defined as the common name for the building, for example, the assigned building name is 100 and the directory building name is Post Office.  This field is read only.   

·         Floor – type the floor number, if applicable.

·         Room – type the room number, if applicable.

·         Jack – type the jack number, if applicable.

·         Dedicated Plant – click the arrow to access a drop-down list, from the list select the type of dedication, it automatically defaults to Not Dedicated. You can change the selection to dedicate with port or dedicated without port. When you choose to dedicate, anytime you move or delete the device, the facilities remain in place and are unavailable to use in other situations.

9.       Within the lower section, when you click the first line (marked with an asterisk) the site and building name populate within the information you entered in the upper section.

10.       Within the terminal name column, click the drop-down arrow to access a list and from the list, and then select the terminal name associated with the building. (If your building has only one terminal associated, this field automatically populates with that terminal name.)

11.       If you do not see, the Connection Name line, click the plus sign (+) next to the site name. The following fields open to allow you to complete adding the facilities, complete the following fields (required fields are marked with an asterisk (*):

·         Connection Name – click the drop-down arrow to access a list, and then the segment’s connection.

·         Path Number – this field auto-populates with the next available path in the terminal. To change this selection, click the drop-down arrow to access a list and select the segment’s path number.

·         Path Usage – click the drop-down arrow to access a list and from the list, select the path usage type. This is a list that is pre-defined within Facilities and indicates how the path is being used, for example, data, voice, transmit, etc.

·         Out Binding Post or Out Frame Location – these fields auto-populate with number(s) corresponding to the path number. This information is defined within Facilities; each terminal is designed with either a Binding Post or Frame Location. This field is read only.

·         In Row, Block, Pin – these fields auto-populate with number(s) corresponding to the path number. This information is defined within Facilities; each terminal is designed with either a Binding Post or Frame Location. This is a read only field.

12.       At this point it is a good idea to save the information you entered so far. Within the Actions ribbon group, click the Save button.

13.       You can continue to add-in cross connect buildings, terminals, and connection information for the segment by entering in another site, building name, and terminal.

14.       Within the Actions ribbon group, click Save (to save and stay) or click Save & Close (to save and exit). 

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