Information about the complete Patch Management System and thus about the connections in the racks are automatically sent by the hardware to a higher-level management software. The PM hardware as well as the complete network infrastructure are visually displayed, documented and managed by this PM software. With this software it is possible to document, monitor and error check all connections, to plan modifications of the connections and to release them at a specific date by "work orders".
The PM Controller serves as central communication interface. It is equipped with an integrated data base, a web based configuration tool and serves as gateway between PM Sensor Bar and PM Management Software. Up to 80 PM Sensor Bars can be connected via one PM Controller, furthermore it is possible to integrate different applications via I/O interfaces.