The term “Connections” is a general term
relating to cable and pairs, or fiber connections and paths. Note: For those familiar
with Unique Communication’s CAIRS 32 program, it is important to understand
that cairs.net is not restricted to the labels “ cables” and” pairs.” For this reason, cairs.net uses the term
“connections” to describe the actual transmission used for working service. In
cairs.net, a connection can be copper, cat IV, or other types available at your
site. A path refers to the method of transmission, for example, a path can be a
pair of copper wires, or it can also be a path in a fiber. cairs.net allows you
to track the connection from the frame to the binding post.
With each connection, you can view site
assignment, path assignments, statistics, path ranges, etc.
A set device or circuit can exist within
your database without a connection and path assignment.
When you create the different types of
connections you use on your sites, you can determine whether a type is multiple
channels. A multiple channel connection allows the paths to be used more than
once for an assignment.