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MA4000
Expense Management
Cable Management
User Guide
NEC Infrontia Corporation
NEC
May 2009
NDA-310101, Issue 1

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    MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide NEC Infrontia Corporation May 2009 NDA-310101, Issue 1...

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    NEC Infrontia Corporation has prepared this document for the exclusive use of its employees and customers. The information contained herein is the property of NEC Infrontia Corporation and shall not be reproduced without prior written approval from NEC Infrontia Corporation ©...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Documentation Wizards ......... . 3-3 MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1...

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    Termination Hardware ........Appendix-1 Ability to see termination hardware port/position details/status ..Appendix-1 MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1 Contents...

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    Figures Figure MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1 Title Cable Management Main Page—Links ......1-2...

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    Figures MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1...

  • Page 7: Introduction

    This chapter outlines how to use the manual including the organization Chapter 1 Introduction and chapter layout of the MA4000 Expense Management - Invoice Management Module User Guide. This chapter defines the tools available within the application as well as...

  • Page 8: Ma4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue

    Cable Management screens. Figure 1-1 Cable Management Main Page—Links The Main Page links are located in a column of five menus along the right side of Figure 1-1. MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1...

  • Page 9: Cable Management Main Menu

    • Infrastructure - Opens a pop-up window allowing you to add, • General Settings - Opens a pop-up window allowing you to hide MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1 function of documenting your network components. generate a variety of reports.

  • Page 10: The Cable Management Environment

    “Hierarchy Descriptions” on page 1-4 for further explanation and navigation assistance. Hierarchy Descriptions The hierarchy layout in the Navigator Tree is set up as follows: MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1...

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    Cable Management screen. No matter how elaborate your infrastructure, the Location Info section displays where you are according to your highlighted selection in the Navigator Tree. See “Hierarchy Descriptions” on page 1-4. MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1...

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    This lets you have side-by-side views of components, which you can minimize, expand, and move around on your screen. It also allows you to move to another section of Cable Management while keeping the detailed-view pop-up windows open. MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1...

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    The following table describes the user buttons along the top of the List View pane Table 1-1 User Buttons MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1 (Table 1-1): Button The Copy button will allow you to duplicate the item being copied for an easier way of building specific network components.

  • Page 14: Detail View

    List View. Detail View will contain details of the first record in that group by default, or the last record you highlighted. MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1...

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    Viewing an Attachment Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1 In the Attachment area, click Add. In the Attachment pop-up window, click Browse to locate your attachment. Click OK to close the Attachment pop-up window. Once the pop-up window closes, the attachment will be located in the Attachment area with a Time/Date/User stamp on it.

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    User stamp. Click on the selection button for the item needed to receive a Notes pop- up window. Type in the needed notes and click OK to close the pop-up window. MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1...

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    The Revision Log is view-only for an administrator level access; no fields can be changed. MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1 Click Save in order for your notes to be saved properly. Once you have clicked the Save button, a check mark appears in the selection box illustrating a saved note for that item.

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    1-12 Introduction MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1...

  • Page 19: Cable Management Tools

    This Cable Management feature saves time and makes the application easier to use. MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1...

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    Click the Search button. The data in the table will change to display only those records containing your search text. (If there are no records with that text, a message box will alert you.) MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1...

  • Page 21: Quick Set/quick Insert Buttons

    Detail View area, where you can then modify any information. This is especially helpful for creating new components that closely resemble already-built components. MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1 Cable Management Tools...

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    In the application, choose the Paste function. All the data in the current List View spreadsheet will be copied as rows of text in that application, and you can save it in that file format, modify it, print it, and so forth. MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1...

  • Page 23: Circuit Trace Tool

    Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1 From the Cable Management Main Page, click Launch Application. Highlight the trace point component in the List View. In the Detail View for that component, click the appropriate tab: —Assets: Ports tab...

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    To print the circuit trace information Step 1 Step 2 Make sure the elements you want to print (table and/or diagram) are showing in the window. Click the Print button. MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1...

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    To do so, hold down the Shift key as you click on the link in NOTE MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1 Place your mouse over the Arrange link to open a floating menu. Click on one of the structures shown in the menu. The images and connecting lines will change to reflect that structure.

  • Page 26: Cable Management Tools Accessed From The Cable Management Main

    Dell to Toshiba. This applies to all drop- down fields, but only those items in use will appear in this tool (although more items may be visible in the Detail area when the drop-down category is selected). MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1...

  • Page 27: Custom Fields

    Customizable Fields window, as you may be able to use types already added, thus avoiding unnecessary duplication. MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1 From the Main Page, click the Custom Fields link in the TOOLS menu. ...

  • Page 28: Security Log

    For example: To view all the logins on a specific date, select LOGIN from the drop-down Log Type list, enter the start and end dates in the Date Range fields, and click Search. MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1...

  • Page 29: General Settings

    Most importantly, these NOTE sections can be hidden and reinstated at any time depending on user preference. MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1 Cable Management Tools 2-11...

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    2-12 Cable Management Tools MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1...

  • Page 31: Cable Management Wizards

    MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1 help you speed up the process of setting...

  • Page 32: Infrastructure Setup Wizards

    Cable Management screen. Review the items in the table. They have not yet been added to the database and can be discarded if necessary. Do the following: MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1...

  • Page 33: Documentation Wizards

    Preview button to let you see all the items listed out before you save them in the database. MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1 —If the information is correct, click the Save button. The Navigator Tree will be updated with the infrastructure components you created.

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    Given this, deletion still must be completed by going to each specific item and deleting the items one by one. The above recommendations for WARNING using the wizards should be reviewed to safeguard against any problems. MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1...

  • Page 35: Setting Up Infrastructures

    Wizard button. Although you aren't required to set up your entire geographical infrastructure, you must create the basics of one before you can set up any cabling infrastructure. NOTE MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1 “Setting 4-10.

  • Page 36: Setting Up Companies

    Click the Add button for every company you are setting up, and fill in name, address, city, and phone for each. Click the Save button when you have finished adding all companies. MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1...

  • Page 37: Buildings

    Adding a Building Step 1 MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1 Go to Infrastructure in the setup area on the application Main Page. Select the company where the campus will reside. The Company Info window for that company will appear.

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    Attributes frame. Click the Add button to add each floor in the building. List the Name of the floor. If you have more than nine (9) floors in your building, number MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1...

  • Page 39: Indoor Spaces

    Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1 the floors 01, 02, and so on, so that the floors will sort in order on the Navigator Tree. Click Save when you're finished. To exit this window without saving your changes, click the application Main Page link or another level within your infrastructure window.

  • Page 40: Telecommunication Spaces

    Click plus (+) changing it to a minus (-) to expand and view the rooms or cubicles you've added. The name of each Work Area appears next to a cubicle icon. MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1...

  • Page 41: Outdoor Spaces

    Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1 On the Cable Management Main Page, select Infrastructure on the SETUP menu. Highlight the floor name or icon where the space is housed.

  • Page 42: Faceplates

    Management is able to track several types of faceplates per the user's discretion regarding how things are to be documented. An example would be the MUTOA (Multi-User Termination Outlet Assembly). MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1...

  • Page 43: Ports

    When you let your cursor hover over a faceplate in the Navigation Tree, all the ports associated with that faceplate will appear in a floating window. NOTE MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1  A MUTOA is a faceplate or biscuit that contains several horizontal links and feeds more than one work station or user.

  • Page 44: Setting Up The Cabling Infrastructure

    Select a Termination Type from the drop-down list. In the Cross Connect Hardware Type frame, enter the following: PIN Config, Cat. Rating, Term Type, Manufacturer, and Part #. MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1 Adding Termination “Adding an “Removing a Building”...

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    If a Port or Position becomes damaged, you can edit it directly. MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1 Select a Color Code ID from the drop-down list. This information is optional, and is used to describe the type of hardware that can be cross- connected.

  • Page 46: Assets

    Enter the Device Type. Select a Category from the drop-down list for the next column: Workstation/Data, Backbone/Data, Voice/Modem, Backbone/Voice, or Other. MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1 “Adding a Backbone” on “Horizontal Links” on page 4-14.

  • Page 47: Backbone Assets

    Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1 The Descriptions columns allow you to assign descriptions you want to include for each kind of Asset. For example, for a computer, which is a Workstation/Data asset, you might want to include Model, Serial Number, CPU, RAM, Hard Drive, and Operating System (O/S).

  • Page 48: Financials

    Depreciation Type is Straight Line. Enter the Original Value, Salvage Value, and Useful Life (in months). Cable Management automatically computes the Months in Service, Current Value, and Account Depreciation (cumulative depreciation). “Faceplates” on page MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1 4-8).

  • Page 49: Horizontal Link (hl) Info

    Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1 In the Navigator Tree, highlight the faceplate on the space where you want the link to originate. Select the Horizontal Links category in the drop-down field in the List View section (upper right pane) of the screen.

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    The Port/Pairs window pops up. Select the port the horizontal link will connect to and click the OK button. The ID address for the backbone asset will be automatically populated. 5. Click Save. MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1...

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    Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1 From the Data Horizontal link, go to the Backbone Connection group box. Click the ellipsis button next to the Mainframe PU field.

  • Page 52: Splices

    Click Splices in the drop-down field in the List View pane. Click the Add button in the Spreadsheet area. Place the cursor in the Closure ID field. Enter the Closure ID. MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1...

  • Page 53: Backbones

    Backbone Cables Detail View. MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1 Click the Add button in the Detail View. Enter the splice ID in the Splice ID column.

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    Click Save to save your input. Click the yellow ellipsis button next to Backbone Type. Click to select the type to delete. Click the Delete button. Click Save before exiting the window. MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1...

  • Page 55: Backbone Source

    Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1 Click the Source tab. The Connection Location box is populated with the selected source location. In the Connection Device Type box, click the appropriate radio button: —Termination Hardware if this backbone starts on termination...

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    The Termination Hardware and Port/Pos columns will automatically populate with the termination hardware to which the other end of the cross-connected cable is attached. MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1...

  • Page 57: Grounding

    Select it from the Busbar Type drop- down list. No other fields appear on the tab when TGB is selected. MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1 Highlight the Pathways Used tab.

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    Term HW ID field. When the Select Item window appears, select the Term HW ID and click OK. The Type field is automatically filled in. Click Save to save all input information. MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1...

  • Page 59: Firestops

    Step 7 Only the Firestop ID and the Destination are required to save Firestop information. NOTE MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1 To ground a pathway, click the Connected Pathways tab, and then click the Add button.

  • Page 60: Pathways

    Click the Add button in the Detail View. When the Location window appears, highlight the firestop to which you wish to connect, and click Accept. Click Save. MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1 Firestop. 4-10; “Horizontal Links” on 4-20.

  • Page 61: Contacts

    Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1 Click the Connected Pathways tab on the Pathways Detail View for the selected pathway. Click the Add button in the Detail View.

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    In the Connected HLs tab, click the Add button. When the Horizontal Link window appears, click the HL you wish to connect to. Click Accept. Click Save to save the information. MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1...

  • Page 63: Reports

    Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1 Click the Report Creator link on the Main Page. The Cable Management Report Creator window appears, listing available reports. Click on the link or name of the report you wish to run. A window specific to the selected report appears - e.g., the Asset Report window.

  • Page 64: Sorting, Filtering, And Grouping Reports

    —Filtering by a specific HL Type, such as Voice, means the report will only show the voice horizontal links. —If you filter by Location, the report will list all horizontal links for the location you have specified. MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1...

  • Page 65: The Print Details Button

    List View and clicking the Print Details button. See MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1 Click the Print Details button. The View Detail section for the record opens in your default Internet browser.

  • Page 66: Spreadsheet Tool

    Medium or Low.) From the Cable Management Install screen, click on Accessories and then Spreadsheet Tool on the submenu page. If a Security Message dialog box appears, click the Enable Macros button. MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1...

  • Page 67: Using The Import Tool To Transfer Data To Cable Management

    • Importing the data Adding data to the Import Tool Step 1 Step 2 MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1 The tool will open as a spreadsheet with the following tabbed worksheets, and a Help tab: —Assets —Termination Hardware...

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    Login ID and Password as needed. Click the Options>> button to open the bottom half of the window where you can select the correct Database from the drop-down list. When done, click OK. MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1...

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    Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1 With the checked data displayed in the active worksheet, click the Import Data button. The data will be copied into the selected Cable Management database.

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    4-36 Setting Up Infrastructures MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1...

  • Page 71: Ability To See Termination Hardware Port/position Details/status

    In addition, firestops can be connected to pathways via the Pathways tab. page MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1 4-10. “Termination Hardware” on page “Horizontal Links” on page 4-20.

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    It's easy to make reports specific to details of your cabling infrastructure. “Sorting, Filtering, and Grouping Reports” on page 4-23. “Adding a Backbone” on page 4-20.) 4-22. 1-4. “Reports” on page 4-31. MA4000 Expense Management Cable Management User Guide - Issue 1 4-20. “Adding a 4-29. 4-30.

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    For additional information or support on this NEC Inforntia product, contact your NEC Infrontia representative.

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