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Engineering & Consulting Firms
Building the Fiber Networksof Tomorrow
Engineering firms deliver key services for fiber broadband projects, from feasibility to design through construction, splicing and testing. From designating ‘fiberhoods’ and securing permitting, to performing make-ready assessments and cost estimation, the expert services provided by engineering firms drive successful deployments.
Historically, network designs were often drawn and delivered in CAD, desktop GIS, or other static platforms. This approach is time consuming, labor intensive and expensive, and the resulting design deliverables do not reside in a dynamic management database for ongoing maintenance, update, and operations.
With network investments coming at an increasingly fast pace, engineering firms are being asked to do more, faster, and to deliver actionable operational network documentation instead of drawings and diagrams.
Getting Your TeamOn the Same Page
VETRO FiberMap empowers engineering firms to execute fiber network design projects more efficiently than ever, and to create true value add deliverables to their clients. By leveraging VETRO’s cloud-based database and simple browser-based workflows, your outside plant engineers can lay out designs directly and in a coordinated, unified network view.
Fiber engineers can create paths, connections and circuits, and can edit and modify the mapping and detailed designs themselves. No need to rely on CAD or GIS specialists to capture the network design and engineering work of others. The VETRO platform brings network map creation and editing to an unprecedented level of simplicity and access for all.
Pictured Right: CAD vs. VETRO Platform.
Manual design work will always be required for build-ready perfection, but design automation can dramatically speed up initial high-level designs for your team. This automation can save weeks or even months of tedious digitizing, and deliver initial design layouts, splicing and path definitions, and build costs very affordably.
With your network designs in a GIS database, map prints and other network data become outputs of the system rather than standalone piecemeal documents. And with VETRO’s approach to compute infrastructure and data management, engineering firms can now seamlessly offer to deliver their work in a turnkey fiber management solution.
Critical Features forEngineering Firms
VETRO FiberMap is a comprehensive mapping and management tool that enables engineering firms to:
- Coordinate multiple design engineers working on a unified network map
- Create map books for construction
- Generate splice reports to inform field crews
- Export Bill of Materials (BOM) reports detailing equipment and materials required for projects
- Speed through the design phase with automation, then perfect the design with manual editing—all in the same simple mapping space
- Use network design as both a guide and as the build documentation database, from concept to construction
- Deliver value-added output to customers in the form of a turnkey network GIS solution
VETRO FiberMap delivers the SaaS platform solution we have been searching for to support our growing network infrastructure. It gives us the tools we need to focus on ROI and efficiency and maintain full awareness of our network assets at all times with accurate and easily accessible data.
How we interact with our customers has changed dramatically. We’ve broken lead records month over month ever since we implemented VETRO.
If you are a WISP looking for a network design, mapping, and inventory solution—look no further. VETRO FiberMap is a game changer.
Splicing has been such a pain point for me over the last five years. VETRO’s splicing is amazing- it makes me really happy.
We chose VETRO FiberMap because the platform was made for a fiber optic network. Their team’s attitude, knowledge, approach, and expertise of mapping and other systems really stood out to me. VETRO FiberMap has created a great product that’s really easy to use.
One of the biggest wins from VETRO FiberMap is the ability to see our Wireless Network infrastructure in a customized view that helps us see our current coverage area and make good business decisions to grow our business.
The VETRO mapping system has made getting quotes to our customers and potential customers much easier. By entering their address, I know exactly what we have at the location in question. Many times I can give the prospective customer a quote right over the phone while still talking to them.
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Bradley Hemphill, a longtime VETRO FiberMap user and telecom industry veteran, brings global strategy and deep technical acumen to VETRO FiberMap’s growing team. Portland, Maine,
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