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Oil, Gas, & Petroleum

Voice Communications for Natural Gas Plant

Loop Telecom was recently chosen to supply the network for a natural gas extraction plant in Southwest Asia. The telecom equipment was used to build a transmission network to provide voice services across remote sites.

The main part of the installation consisted of an STM-1 ring with the Loop-O9500R at important nodes inside and outside the plant. At these nodes, FXS interface ports connected to analog telephones at important sites, and each station also provided an EOW (Ethernet Order Wire) for station to station communications.

At the telecom building itself, the O9500R and the AM3440-A split into FXO connections for the PABX, MDF, and other telephone switching equipment. The telecom building also has the Loop-iNMS server and GUI clients for an engineer to set up and maintain the network.

An important feature of iNMS used was Circuit Management, which allowed the network administrator to input the desired circuit and let the software find the primary path, backup path, and cross-connects. This was helpful because of the large size of the system and the many access circuits that needed to be created.