Telcordia Offers 3D Vision

Telcordia introduces virtual reality digital work design service

March 16, 2006

2 Min Read

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Demonstrating its continued leadership in product consulting and analysis, Telcordia ( today introduced its digital work design service to the telecommunications industry. Digital work design uses highly detailed simulations including human factors and ergonomics analysis to test product usability in a 3D virtual world, before an actual prototype is built. This service allows equipment suppliers and service providers to see how a product will be utilized in the field while the product is in the design phase.

Corning Cable Systems, a leading supplier of fiber-to-the-home passive components, is the first customer to utilize Telcordia's digital work design service to assist in the design optimization of its next generation OptiTect™ Premier Local Convergence Cabinets (LCP). Telcordia's innovative service supported Corning Cable Systems on the design of the LCP, enabling the production and delivery of the right solution very quickly. Corning Cable Systems' main design objective was to significantly reduce the size of the LCP, while providing the technician with a work area that was large enough to perform their tasks efficiently. Telcordia's digital work design service utilized 16 virtual mannequins representing 95% of the population's size — including finger circumference — to identify the ideal size and spacing within the new cabinets. Using this competitive edge service, Corning Cable Systems also had the added advantage of showing its customers how technicians can operate their product to gain customer feedback in the early stage of development.

"Telcordia's design service allowed us to quickly optimize our final design for the best solution at the product development stage, and avoid costly field retrofits if issues are identified after the product is deployed in the field," said Dr. David Thompson, Vice President of Hardware and Equipment Technology at Corning Cable Systems. "This groundbreaking approach from Telcordia helped us to achieve the optimal cabinet size faster and win significant business from FTTH customers."

Telcordia Technologies Inc.

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