The Connection Manager is where all of the actual splicing takes place. After selecting the desired region
and location at the top the left, all available sheaths and housings at that location are made available
to the user. Opening a specific sheath gives access to the sheath details and a list of available tubes. Selecting a tube brings up a list of fibres along with the splice and payload details for each.
The bottom of the screen displays a small diagram of the housings along this sheath and as fibres are selected their route will be
highlighted in red. (FibreMan currently supports mid-span housings and splitting of only a couple fibres
in a tube without cutting the whole sheath.)
The majority of the screen contains the actual splicing trays. Fibres can be dragged (one or many at a time)
into available slots in the selected tray. Each slot can be denoted as Planned or AsBuilt to
keep track of actual in-field plant status and construction progress.
The 'Jump' button at the top of the Connection Manager will quickly 'hop' the user to the other end of a selected fibre to make splicing continuous runs across several locations easier.
Selecting a fibre in a slot enables FibreMan's trace function. Clicking 'Trace' will a display a table
containing a trace of the selected fibre across all splices until it reaches both ends. An example fibre
trace is shown below.
The connection manager also maintains a command history for the current session. This makes it easy for the user to keep track of their progress if they are interrupted during a large number of splices.