Subsea Telecoms

Subsea Telecoms

Subsea Telecoms Monitoring for your Fibre Optic Cables

With more than 1.3 million km of subsea telecoms cables across the globe, offshore cable networks are a hugely valuable asset. Protecting them from damage is essential, to your revenue, reputation and customers.

But locating, testing and repairing subsea damage or outages can be extremely difficult, costly and dangerous.

DAS (Distributed Acoustic Sensing) technology is a smart, fast and accurate way to automate subsea telecoms cable monitoring. It ensures that even in the most remote, deep subsea terrains you always have immediate intelligence on the integrity of your telecoms network.

 

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Safeguard your Telecoms Network 24/7

LiveDETECT II® gives Fotech’s customers a real-time, automated way to monitor subsea telecoms cables twenty-four hours a day, every day. Harnessing the power of acoustic fibre optic sensing, LiveDETECT II® ensures business and service continuity by:

  • Quickly detecting subsea cable damage from exposure or arcing.
  • Detecting accidental cable strikes from maritime interference.
  • Highlighting maintenance issues that may be missed during periodic inspection.
  • Reducing the risk of damage caused by manual diagnostic flashover testing.
  • Alerting you to potential cable outages before they become a serious business risk.

 

Subsea Telecoms Use Case

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The harsh subsea environment makes monitoring offshore telecoms cable networks difficult, risky and expensive. LiveDETECT II® solves the problem with fully automated modular technology, combining Fotech’s DAS, Helios® and Panoptes hardware to protect and monitor every inch of your telecoms cable network. DAS uses light backscatter to detect any disturbance in real time. Each disturbance generates a unique acoustic signature. Machine learning and AI interpret this data to analyse which events are of concern, the location and nature of the problem, and the associated risk level. The Panoptes server issues an instant warning, so that your teams can quickly decide on the best, fastest and safest response to fix the problem and ensure the uptime of your subsea telecoms connectivity.

 

 

Subsea Cable Monitoring that Expands with your Telecoms Network

Fotech, known for  bespoke service, works with each individual customer to build a tailor-made subsea cable monitoring solution. Our telecoms DAS monitoring comprises three advanced modules for a 100% reliable monitoring solution. Modules can be added and adapted to your growing telecoms network. The solution consists of:

Advanced Subsea Cable Monitoring:

Combining one or more Helios® DAS and Panoptes alarm servers, co-located in a rack.

Modular Subsea Monitoring Solutions:

We can expand LiveDETECT II® as your fibre optic network expands, by combining multiple Helios® DAS modules together.

Real-Time Subsea Cable Threat Detection:

Our Panoptes Alarm Management Server remotely monitors subsea telecoms cables, even in the most remote offshore environments. Panoptes operates a green/amber/red warning system so that you always know whether your telecoms cables are protected.

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The Benefits of LiveDETECT II® DAS Subsea Telecoms Monitoring

LiveDETECT II® automatically monitors the entire length of the fibre optic cable and communicates data in real time, equipping operators to:

  • Detect subsea cable issues that can be missed during ROV and bathometric surveys
  • Pinpoint the location of the problem within metres, reducing submergence time for repair teams
  • Analyse the nature of the problem, to ensure the response team has a targeted strategy
  • Warn of natural or maritime events as they happen, and before they cause damage
  • Reduce potential damage caused by extensive flashover testing
  • Monetise subsea cables by offering contracted monitoring of co-located assets such as subsea pipelines
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