LOTOS SA, one of the two largest Polish oil companies, has implemented the Smallworld Physical Network Inventory application, along with Globema add-on modules (Physical Route Manager, Optical Network Atlas, web application). The solution will support inventory and management of the fiber optic network inside LOTOS oil refinery in Gdansk. The project was completed in November 2013.
Large utility companies often own and use the telecommunications infrastructure for their operations, and thus face the need to efficiently manage such resources. The main refinery of LOTOS Group, thanks to modern installations & constructions in years 2007-2010 as a part of the 10+ Program, processes 10.5 million tons of oil per year. The 10+ Program was one of the largest gas&oil industry investments in Poland in the recent years, valued at nearly 1.5 billion EUR.
About LOTOS SA
LOTOS Group is the second largest company in Poland, with total turnover of nearly 8 billion EUR (2012).The main business of LOTOS is the production and processing of crude oil, as well as wholesale and retail sale of high quality petroleum products. LOTOS Group is a producer and supplier of unleaded gasoline, diesel oil, diesel oil for heating purposes (light fuel oil), aviation fuel and heavy fuel oil, among others. LOTOS also specialises in the production and sale of lubricating oils and bitumens.
Smallworld Physical Network Inventory
Part of the Smallworld Network Inventory portfolio, Physical Network Inventory (PNI) offers a complete and accurate representation of the physical network, from the switch to the customer. By integrating inside and outside plant data into a single, consolidated database, Physical Network Inventory provides an end-to-end network view that allows the network model to be manipulated and visualized at any level.
Physical Route Manager
Physical Route Manager (PRM) is an extension to the Physical Network Inventory (PNI) application. PRM allows managing physical routes in transmission networks. The application groups any number of physical resources into an easily accessible and manageable entity called Route. Route consists of mutually related elements, such as fibers, ports, and splices that comprises a connection between two locations. Routes facilitate modeling & utilization of physical resources for data transmission services and fiber/pairs lease.
PRM functionality supports key business processes: network planning, connecting new customers to a network, outage management and network maintenance.
Optical Network Atlas
Optical Network Atlas is a module that extends functionality of applications based on Smallworld Physical Network Inventory with automatic generation of schemes for optical routes. It automatically generates easily printable and legible paper documentation of the optical network fragments needed in development and maintenance. Schemes are generated using dynamically traced optical routes, starting from a given location or splice using selected optical cables/fibers or ODF shelves/ports. All parts of the scheme are divided into separate pages during the generation process, allowing the system to present the same results using different outputs (Smallworld application, printed documentation, PDF).