Automating Fiber Optic Cross-Connect

Automated Optical Distribution Frame (AODF™)

TeliSwitch offers Automated Optical Fiber Distribution (AODF™) systems, enabling remote switching and management of the physical layer in the continuously-growing, fiber-optic communications networks.

The AODF product family is suited for highly populated, multi-operator concentration points (sharing points), with solutions specifically designed for both indoor and outside plant applications.

All-in-One: Reliable Remote Interconnects, Simple Maintenance & Holistic View

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Automated Optical Distribution Frame (AODF)

  • Reliable automated fiber interconnections
  • Best-in-class optical performance
  • Remote fiber protection & restoration
  • Modular architecture
  • Future-proof solution
  • Real-time optical-layer monitoring & testing
  • Rapid return on investment (ROI)

Communications markets differ from each other in a variety of ways: each communications sector and almost every region or country sets their own rules, especially for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) layer-0 implementations.

TeliSwitch offers Automated ODF (AODF) units that are flexibly designed and remotely managed to meet today's dynamic communications markets needs.

AODF Features & Benefits

Adjustable System Configuration Settings

Using TeliSwitch's three attribute switching architecture technology, the company tailors optical switching solutions to any system configuration requirements.

For example, in the case of a multi-operator FTTH concentration point, regulations and standards for the number of operators that may be connected to a multi-operator distribution unit vary. TeliSwitch's AODFs are designed to support any number of operators without affecting either fiber switching volume or the AODF unit's footprint.

Scalable Growth – Deploy as Many Fibers as You Actually Use

TeliSwitch unique AODF switching architecture supports high capacity, non-blocking optical switching for plants with 19" rack mount indoor applications and multi-operator outside applications. The indoor model meets the requirements of carrier central offices and of IT administrator data-centers. The AODF's modular design enables scalable growth where only the unit's height is affected by a switching volume change while the width and depth of the AODF cage fit standard 19" rack dimensions. Due to the flexible architecture design of the outside plant installation, AODF operators can gradually connect their subscribers while supporting highly dense home passed areas. Using our outside plant AODF models allows operators to deploy as many fibers as they actually use and to connect/disconnect subscribers while enjoying full AODF switching capacity.

Always-on Solution with Best Optical Performance and Maximum Longevity

TeliSwitch's AODFs are transparent to any light modulation protocols, which allows TeliSwitch to offer a future-proof automated remote optical switching solution. We have chosen the best-in-class optical connectors with the lowest insertion loss and high performance band-optimized fibers for our AODF units. Therefore, we provide our customers with standard-compliant optical modules that have 40-year life expectancies. In addition, our opto-mechatronics design keeps our AODF link connections alive, even during power loss events or system maintenance. We guarantee our always-on solution with maximum system longevity and best optical performance.

Real-Time Service Monitoring & Network Management

TeliSwitch's AODF solution includes an SW-based element manager system (EMS) for a real-time, holistic view of the fiber optic networks' physical layer. This design enables fast mean-time-to-repair (MTTR) in case of network failure, and reduces the time needed to roll-out alternative or new links. In both cases, operators are allowed to reduce technicians' hours and avoid the interconnects and network re-configuration mistakes that can occur when using manual ODFs. In addition, operators maintain accurate fiber monitoring and improved inventory control while limiting human entries to their property. TeliSwitch's AODF solution improves network security, reduces OPEX, and ensures user satisfaction.