Variations of Factory Built Networks®

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Three Variations of Factory Built Networks®
Every project is unique and every customer has unique requirements. Lightriver customizes the Factory Built Network® process to meet the specific needs of each project. For most network builds, and after Purchasing and Logistics processing, project fall into one of three categories listed below:

  • Factory staging in which networks are racked, powered, the latest software revision loaded, then soaked for 72 hours before being deinstalled with the cards left in place to expedite onsite installation.
  • Factory Built Network which adds fully cabling and provisioning the network once factory staged. Factory Built networks are fully tested in the factory with all optics, power systems, fail-over verified and test circuits built to verify system performance.
  • Factory Built Network with Customer Witnessed Acceptance Testing provides the opportunity for the customers to witness the execution of the factory test plan, gain hand’s on demonstrations of the network operating system and receive customized class room training on the system design and operation.
Task Overview

Factory Staging

Factory Built Network

Factory Built Network with Acceptance Test

Project Manager to successful completion and customer sign-of

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Dedicated secure web portal for all project documentation

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Site Survey locations to verify rack, power, connectivity, and space

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OTDR test fiber spans and identify required remediation of plant

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Develop Engineering Design Package

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Receive material in factory and verify against design

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Rack chassis, slot cards, connect power and mgt. cables

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Power-up system and check for product failures (DOAs)

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Validate software load, enter IP address, and TID

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Pull system inventory and log serial numbers

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Soak system for 72 hours to identify infant mortality defects

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X

Package for delivery by site with cards in place

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Run and label all system jumpers and cabling in factory

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Fully provision system and create test circuits in factory

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Factory Test: power, optics, circuits, and system fail-over

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X

Create Customer Acceptance Factory Test Plan

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Demonstrate network performance & Test Plan with customer

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Deliver customized training on network

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Provide Hand’s on learning opportunity for customer in lab setting

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Package network in customized crates with cards & jumpers in place

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Deliver to individual sites or customer warehouse

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Install onsite, turn-up, and performance field test *

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Create and deliver as-built package

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Gain customer sign-off of network acceptance

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*In certain circumstances, a Factory Built Network can be delivered to customer site, for installation by the customer.

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