Sales of the switches, which help to reduce the cost of operating networks, are up by 15 per cent compared to last year and at the highest level since UTEL started supplying the product, with telecoms giant BT being the manufacturer's biggest customer.
"The driving force behind the record TASM sales has been the service provider's choice to move the most experienced engineers onto fibre-based projects - freeing up the most skilled teams that were working on copper still," said Managing Director
The UTEL remote TASM solution, unlike single ended, double ended or metallic line tests (selt, delt, melt), does not rely on an active modem at the customer end of the network. It can detect and isolate faults on the copper line from the contact centre and eliminates the need for skilled engineers to interpret the data.
Kaufhold says the unmatched sales figures TASM saw in 2013 is just one story on a list of successes the company recorded in 2013. It has also installed test heads at more than 200 sites in the
Meanwhile UTEL's French operation continued to be a key player in the Fibre-To-The-Home (FTTH) roll out and designed a new handover rack system for
"Bumper sales, the roll out of test solutions for various customers and our tailor-made products for a range of unique specifications have made 2013 an incredibly successful year for UTEL," added Kaufhold. "The outlook for 2014 is extremely positive and we look forward to working with both new and existing customers."
Fastlight, UTEL's revolutionary fibre optic test system, is among products for which 2014 is expected to be a key year. The test system was first launched in 2012 and is a central office OTDR fibre test system that can reliably detect ONT reflections through 128 split PONs without expensive wavelength dependent reflectors. This measurement capability is possible because of UTEL's revolutionary Advanced Reflection Detection (ARD) technology which sets a new global benchmark for OTDR performance.
During 2013, Fastlight has continued to develop its capabilities and is proving to offer much more than anyone else can provide. Recent approvals in the Far East promises to bring a significant rise in orders with the arrival of 2014.
Kaufhold added: "We also have a range of new products in the pipeline for the New Year and are continuing to engage with many key customers to provide solutions for the ever expanding Telecom's architecture in
For further information about UTEL and its product range visit www.utel.co.uk.
Notes to editors:
Today UTEL has more than 40 employees in the
UTEL's key markets are Copper and Fibre Test Access Switches and testing solutions. The company's strength is its ability to innovate and create optimal solutions at lightning speed. UTEL's area of expertise covers a wide range of disciplines including analogue and digital electronics, mathematics, software, mechanical and production engineering and has recently been extended to cover civil engineering to enable the costs to be taken out of FTTC deployment.
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