Model 928-OMS is easily installed and configured in-line with existing cables for real-time monitoring of both live optical telemetry links and backup fibers. A built-in industrial computer and control software provide an intuitive, HMI-like graphical user interface (GUI), via an attached monitor, as well as front panel LEDs indicating status, active fiber, warnings, and triggered alarms. Readings and controls are accessible locally via the GUI or remotely via Ethernet, and powering down the OMS does not affect live data links.
Unlike standard telecom OTDRs, the OMS is designed specifically for use with ROVs, subsea controls, and other critical telemetry systems, avoiding the need for special operator training or requiring a system shutdown during measurements. Through continuous monitoring of multiple fibers, the OMS presents a dynamic picture of the entire optical system as a graphical chain of components, such as winches, tethers, and umbilicals. The GUI displays key details for each component, including fiber lengths, optical losses, and fault locations. User-configurable warnings and alarms quickly identify when and where specific system components deviate from operational norms. This allows users to detect anomalies, e.g. high losses or back reflections, and correct emerging optical problems well before they impact data links.