This is a continuation of the Ameritech Maintenance and Record Keeping Systems article from GBPPR 'Zine, Issue #1.
#5ESS Digital Ordering and Planning System (5EDOPS)
Assists in determining the timing, costs and quantities of central office equipment for the #5 ESS. Developed by AT&T.
Construction Budget Administration System (CBAS)
An engineering tool developed to monitor installation schedules and capital budgets. Developed by AT&T.
Central Office Equipment Engineering System (COEES)
Assists in determining the timing, cost and quantities of central office equipment required for the #1 ESS, #1A ESS, #2 ESS, #2B ESS, #5 Crossbar and Step-by-Step switching machines. Developed by AT&T.
Central Office Equipment Reports (COER)
Provides traffic data measurements using Engineering and Administrative Data Acquisition System (EADAS) inputs.
Local Switching Demand and Facility Database (LSD&F)
Provides planning, sizing and timing of central office switching equipment addition. Provides evaluation, analysis, budgeting and management of the local dial switch planning and provisioning process. Developed by Bellcore.
Northern Telecom PC (NT ACCESS)
Assists in pricing Northern Telecom (Nortel) digital switching equipment.
Special Services Forecasting System (SSFS)
Used for the demand for special services. It draws historical circuit information from the TIRKS C1 inventory and makes simple projections based on historical demand. Developed by Bellcore.
Total Network Data System / Trunking (TNDS/TK)
Mechanized method of validating, processing and managing traffic data for the telephone network.
Major Apparatus and Cable System (MABS)
Provides tracking of cable and major outside plant inventory. Developed by Bellcore.
Plug-In Inventory Control System / Detailed Continuing Property Record (PICS/DCPR)
Controls and reports the acquisition, movement, utilization, repair and retirement of plug-in equipment and portable test sets. Provides a detailed description of central office equipment investments. This includes hard-wired plug-in equipment. Developed by Bellcore.
Capital Utilization Criteria (CUCRIT)
Provides a cash flow and financial analysis model designed to measure the economic impact of a proposed project or the incremental difference between a set of mutually exclusive alternatives. Developed by Bellcore.
Facility and Equipment Planning System (FEPS)
Provides circuit forecast, current routes, future routing strategies, security and circuit equipment profiles. Developed by Bellcore.
Planning Work Station (PWS)
PWS in an online, menu driven system with high resolution interactive graphics capability with direct access to planning data in the TIRKS E1, F1, FEPS and SCS areas for a five year planning period. Module of FEPS.
Scheduling Coordination System (SCS)
SCS is a scheduling and coordination system which contains facilities and equipment data to time and size the interoffice networks within a five year window. Module of FEPS.
Loop Activity Tracking Information System (LATIS)
This system tracks loop plant activities that represent potential or actual problems in the loop network. Developed by Bellcore.
Loop Engineering Information System (LEIS)
LEIS is an integrated system comprised of eight subsystems which provide data access as well as complex analysis of the loop feeder network. Developed by Bellcore.
Computerized Administration Route Layout (CARL)
Generates administrative route layouts for use in feeder administration. Module of LEIS.
Digital Line Engineering Program (DILEP)
Provides the design calculations necessary to properly design T1 repeater spacing for a loop feeder route. Module of LEIS.
Economic Study Module
Provides CUCRIT and other detailed economic analysis of outside plant alternatives utilizing a common cost deck.
Loop Activity Data (LAD)
Relational database of information extracted from LATIS. Provides a set of standard reports and the capability for the user to customize reports. Module of LEIS.
Loop Engineering Assignment Data (LEAD)
Provides access to recent assignment in formats which are efficient for engineers and planners without affecting the order flow of the assignment systems. Module of LEIS.
Loop Electronic Inventory Module (LEIM)
Provides a mechanized inventory of subscriber loop electronics and connections in the outside plant network. Module of LEIS.
Planning Subsystem (PLAN)
Generates an optimized plan for feeder routes utilizing data from other LEIS subsystems as well as user input. These plans provide the optimum deployment of copper, digital loop carriers and fiber optic technology within a feeder route. Module of LEIS.
#4 ESS Equipment Engineering System (4ESEES)
Assists engineering personnel to size, price and provide peak hour and busy hour power drains for #4 ESS. It also prepares the equipment order.
#5 Crossbar Central Office Equipment Reports (5XBCOER)
Provides traffic data measurements using EADAS inputs.
Advanced Material Information Record (AMIR)
System provides support for construction budget material requirements by providing AT&T maintained codes for material planning and advanced order data.
Air Pressurization Analysis Program (AIRPAP)
Provides assistance in the design of a complete pressurization plan.
Ameritech Integrated Records System (AIRS)
An automation of the process required to create an Engineering Work Order (EWO) for outside plant engineering and to maintain computer stored engineering records.
Construction Administration and Management Plan (CAMP)
Job administration system that tracks an EWO from the time it is drawn, through construction, and until the job is closed out. Used only in Indiana.
Central Office Engineering Management System (COEMS)
A mechanized system handling the administrative functions (e.g., COE forms, reports, scheduling) of the Central Office Engineer (COE).
Design Change Management System (DCMS)
The major advantages when using the DCMS are: complete detailed listing of all A, BU, B and D changes (by office, circuit, system and application status), the establishment of capital and expense (C and M) change budgets, the ability to order changes via individual or "bulk" order and change application tracking to completion.
Job Management Operations System (JMOS)
Job administration system that tracks an EWO from the time it is drawn, through construction, and until the job is closed out.
Modular Interactive Network Design (MIND)
A program that is utilized to design multipoint data communications networks of up to 1000 stations. Capable of assigning multiplexers, concentrators, etc. to optimze the cost of the system.
Microwave Radio Satellite Engineering and Licensing System (MRSELS)
Provides assistance in path engineering, RF interference protection on existing radio routes, frequency conditions and preparation of FCC applications.
Obstruction Fading Outage Prediction (OBSFAD)
This program calculates the outage time of microwave radio paths due to obstruction under varying conditions of refractivity.
Ohio Bell Telephone Central Office Engineering (OBTCOE)
An in-house system which summarizes and formats engineering data for step-by-step offices.
Pole Ordinal Location System (POLS)
Mechanized tabular record of all poles and any pole activity.
Segmented Special Service Design (SSSD)
Produces prototype design architecture for segmented special services circuits. Designs systems by feature for network channel nodes.
Universal Cable Circuit Analysis Program (UNICCAP)
Provides algorithms for calculating impedance, delay and loss characteristics of metallic cable facilities.
Assigned Pair Forecast System (APFS)
A mechanized process to produce forecasts of total assigned pairs by feeder route.
Forecasting and Analysis System for Marketing and Network (FASMAN)
Provides marketing intelligence to the local loop forecasting/planning process and profiles customers by products, industry, geography and network aggregation.
Forecasting Automated Workstation Network (FAWN)
Enables the local area forecaster and their managers to access, display and/or change forecast data from their workstations.
Historical Access Line System (HALS)
A database consisting of a history of access lines, including information about inward and outward movement, gain and in-service.
Interoffice Circuit Forecast Processor (ICFP)
A computer based forecasting system for interoffice facilities.
Mechanized Small Wire Center (MSWC)
Forecast process that produces wire center forecasts for small, stable wire centers.
Traffic Usage Forecasting System (TUFS)
Mechanized projections of trunk usage in CCS.
Inventory Management System (IMS)
A computerized inventory of available central office equipment. Information to IMS is uploaded from COEMS.
National Reuse Administration System (NARADS)
A centralized database of telephone company owned surplus materials available for intercompany reapplication within the Bell System.
Reuse Inventory Management System (RIMS)
This system manages inventory being removed and planned for reuse. Those Bell Operating Companies (BOC) subscribing to RIMS may elect to list their unrestricted surplus materials in NARADS via automatic data link. Other BOCs are required to submit a standard manually prepared form through the NARADS bureau.
Provides for a mechanized update of the information in the LATIS database. Used only in Wisconsin.
Loop Activity Data Information Tracking (LADIT)
Provides for a mechanized update of the information in the LATIS database.
Life-Cycle Cost Study System (LIFECOST)
Provides a method of evaluating cost factors associated with economic studies for product selection.
Loop Plant Improvement Evaluator 2 (LPIE2)
Provides an analysis of outside plant rehabilitation projects. Information is input manually.
Local Switching Replacement Planning System (LSRP)
A central office planning tool for the economic replacement of central office switches.
Metropolitan Area Transmission Facility Analysis Plan (MATFAP)
Used for fundamental planning of metropolitan networks. Provides economical comparisions in great detail.
Meta File (METAFILE)
Provides for a mechanized update of the LATIS database.
Mechanized Outside Plant Construction Program (MOSPCP)
Provides mechanized job pricing for budget purposes. Database contains unit costs and the user inputs the number of units proposed on the job.
Outstate Facilities Network Planning System (OFNPS)
Provides planning capabilities for out-of-state facilities.
Rehabilitation Budgeting (REBUD)
Estimates the maximum outside plant rehabilitation program which is economical or feasible. It also estimates the savings in operating costs and hours which would result from the estimated program.
Telephone Office Planning and Engineering System (TOPES)
An interactive graphics system used by equipment and building engineers in planning the layout of central offices and transmission stations.
Transmission Evaluation System (TREST)
Used by the Transmission Engineering Center (TEC) whose function is to support the network interoffice transmission measurement plan. This plan provides interoffice transmission characterization from the customer view of local and toll network connections. It also provides diagnostic tools for use in finding transmission problems on connections between Class 5 end-offices.