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Common Language® Information Services: Connections Information Service

The Common Language Connections Information Service provides you the reference data that identifies the "rules and language" by which all connections are to be identified, helping to improve network efficiency in your organization, and industry wide.

Common Language Facility Codes: CLFI Codes

Common Language Facility Codes (CLFI Codes) provide you with a stable naming scheme for describing cable, fiber, radio, analog- and digital-carrier transmission facilities. These unique codes improve communications within and among companies, and are particularly useful in designing layouts and completing work orders.

CLFI codes include data elements that identify a facility's designation and type as well as the channel or pair number. They also incorporate CLLI codes to indicate a facility's end locations.

While each Common Language Product has been designed to work independently of the others, customers typically benefit most from the integrated solutions offered by our full suite of products and services.

Our highly regarded subject-matter experts can help you navigate a rapidly changing telecommunications landscape with consulting, training and field support in the following areas: systems engineering, database design and reconciliation, inventory control, network management, information standards, service activation, process flow-through and customized project development.

Common Language Facility Detail -- Line Interface Equipment: CLFI Bank Codes

Common Language Facility Detail - Line Interface Equipment (Bank) Codes are the standard identification for identifying the termination of a facility. These codes are part of the Common Language Network Identification product line.

CLFI BANK CODE DESCRIPTION: Common Language Facility Codes (CLFI Codes) provide definition and identification of a facility. When used with CLFI Bank Codes, they provide a complete end-to-end description of a facility.

CLFI Bank Codes can be found within the facility administration of the TIRKS® System and FEPS. In the F-1 module of the TIRKS System, CLFI Bank Codes provide a unique identification of the line-interfacing equipment. The interface equipment may consist of a plug-in circuit card, an equipment shelf/unit, or an entire frame of equipment, depending upon how a vendor implements interface functionality.

CLFI Bank Codes are assigned to plug-in circuit cards (e.g., DS1s, DS3s, T1, T3, OC-Ns), shelf(s)/unit(s) (e.g., add/drop multiplexers, Ethernet, optical network units, terminal shelves), and/or frames by being associated with a Common Language Equipment Code (CLEI™ Code) in the E-1 catalog.

By invoking a TIRKS System Function Code to assign a facility, the CLFI Bank Code provides the link between the F-1 and the E-1 inventory module. CLFI Bank Codes normally appear within a client's facility database (F-1 module) to supplement CLFI Code information.

Whenever an interface rate or signal type is part of the equipment name provided by the vendor, that rate/signal type will be included in the description of the CLFI Bank Code.

CLFI BANK CODE REQUESTS:  Requests can be submitted via the Bank Code Request Form. Product documentation is requested with each vendor submitted request.

Request Types:

Request From TIRKS System to match with Function Codes (Non-OSMINE Services)
  • New product/product version that does not have an existing CLFI Bank Code.
  • Secondary request for a new interface on an existing product. (No new product functions. Only used to add new facility interface.)
Scheduled Request From TIRKS System to match with OSMINE Services work
  • A new product/product version that does not have an existing CLFI Bank Code
  • Secondary request for a new interface on an existing product. (No new product functions. Only used to add new facility interface.)

If you have additional questions, please contact the Common Language CSC at clcsc@iconectiv.com or 877.699.5577.

Common Language
Message Trunk Circuit Codes: CLCIMSG Codes

Common Language Message Trunk Circuit Codes (CLCI MSG Codes) provide you with a stable naming scheme for describing message-trunk circuits. These unique codes simplify network analysis and circuit assignment by identifying the number, office class, traffic use, trunk-type modifier, type and direction of pulsing, and originating and terminating office locations for individual trunks and trunk groups.

CLCI MSG codes track communications traffic by volume and type. They can also be used to create customized reports that are indispensable to regulatory agencies, and revenue accounting and forecasting organizations.

While each Common Language Product is designed to work independently of the others, customers typically benefit most from the integrated solutions offered by our full suite of products and services.

Our highly regarded subject-matter experts can help you navigate a rapidly changing telecommunications landscape. They offer consulting, training and field support in the following areas: systems engineering, database design and reconciliation, inventory control, network management, information standards, service activation, process flow-through, and customized project development.

Common Language
Special Service Circuit Codes:
CLCIS/S Codes

Common Language Speical Service Circuit Codes (CLCI SS Codes) provide you with a stable naming scheme for describing special-service circuits. When used on forms, orders, requests and bills, these codes link every aspect of efficient circuit provisioning.

CLCI S/S codes detail the class of service (intra- or interstate), type of service (data or non-data), telephone number, PBX extension or trunk, and multi-point legs and sections of the communications circuit.

While each Common Language Product has been designed to work independently of the others, customers typically benefit most from the integrated solutions offered by our full suite of products and services.

Our highly regarded subject-matter experts can help you navigate a rapidly changing telecommunications landscape with consulting, training and field support in the following areas: systems engineering, database design and reconciliation, inventory control, network management, information standards, service activation, process flow-through and customized project development.

Common Language
Network Channel and Channel Interface Codes: NC/NCI Codes

Common Language Network Channel and Channel Interface Codes (NC/NCI Codes) provide you with a stable naming scheme for describing network channels, circuit-interface characteristics and associated interface specifications. NC and NCI code sets simplify the provisioning and billing processes and their standard, compact format makes it easy for you to order access services.

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NC codes identify the technical details of channels provided by an exchange carrier, or other service provider, from the point of termination (POT) at another carrier's point of presence (POP) to the central office.

NCI codes identify interface elements such as physical conductors, protocol, impedance, protocol options, and transmission level points that reflect physical and electrical characteristics located at a POT at the switch or customer location.