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Tom Coburn discusses proactive fiber monitoring for smart grids at UTC

Presentation will detail solutions designed to detect disruptions, streamline maintenance and enhance the security and efficiency of utility networks

  • Speakers: Tom Coburn, product line manager of infrastructure monitoring at Adtran; Roger Bryant (moderator),  Southern Company Services
  • Topics: Physical fiber network monitoring in your smart grid 
  • When: Wednesday, May 22, 8:30 a.m. CT
  • Where: UTC Telecom & Technology, Mobile Convention Center, Mobile, Alabama, USA

Many electric utilities are deploying fiber optic networks to support significant growth in communications needs throughout their electric grids. Some have had fiber as a trusted communications medium for years, connecting buildings, substations, and downstream devices, and ensuring private connectivity between various sites. But, how can you be certain that these networks are secure and free from tampering? How can you ensure that unauthorized personnel haven’t accessed the enclosures without permission?

In this session, Tom Coburn will explore the features and advantages of the latest fiber assurance technologies that offer cost-effective, real-time, proactive monitoring. He will demonstrate how these solutions provide immediate notifications of fiber issues, lead to faster repair times, enhance network performance and reduce both capital and operational expenditures.