#DicasOZmap | What Loki Considers Viability

In both pole viability mode and radius viability mode, Loki has criteria to show which crates are available for sale, do you know what they are?

The main adjustments regarding the Loki feasibility criteria are performed through the Project Settings and System Settings, however, before that, we need to know the general parameters of the system. The first parameter used for a box to be made available in Loki will be its deployment state. If the box is “In Project” it will not be possible to sell its ports through Loki, but as soon as it is changed to “Not deployed”, “Deployed” or “Certified” it should already be available.

Boxes without equipment that allow connection with the customer will also not appear in the system. To make the sale, there must be a connector, fusion, switch or service splitter inside the box, allowing the customer to connect.

When dealing with boxes with all their service ports occupied, we can find two situations: in the case of viability by radius, the box will not be shown on the map, as well as in the case of viability by poles where there are other boxes available in the region, however when dealing with this mode of viability, it is also possible to find the message of “Viability Denied”, which will appear when there is only one box in the established distance and all its ports are full.

The three situations mentioned above can be reasons for a box not being available for sale, but we must also consider the active settings. Let's start to understand them from the “System Settings” tab.

The first one we will deal with is about the search radius. Through the “API” section, you can establish a maximum length to search for boxes, poles, condominiums and properties from the customer's location, if the equipment is outside this distance it will not be possible to find it to make the sale. In the case of the example below, only structures that are at most 150 meters from my client will be returned.

Next we have the Loki settings:

1. The first option is to establish a maximum number of boxes that can be displayed on the map when searching for an address. If the value set is 3, for example, the system will only show the 3 boxes closest to the searched point, even if within that radius there are, for example, 5 boxes. This makes it much easier when choosing the ideal free box with the lowest possible drop. This setting is valid in both radius and pole viability mode.

If the maximum number of boxes in the search radius has no defined value, the system displays all the boxes that are within the set search radius, but be careful, having too many boxes available for sellers can confuse them in some way or even leave room for choices where the drop might be much higher than ideal.

2. When talking about feasibility by radius, we are considering the closest boxes that are within the search radius and that have some equipment that allows connection with the customer inside, but there is a very important detail, the drop design will always be created in a straight line until the box, unless the seller designs the drop by selecting the following option:

Drawing the drop manually is an option if you don't have documented posts on your network. If you have it, the use of viability by poles is recommended.

3. When dealing with post viability, we can identify some individual characteristics when doing viability. In this mode, the adjacencies to make the drop path automatically and one of its characteristics is that it is possible to stipulate a maximum size for this cable and, if the calculation of the drop footage until the box exceeds the allowable size, this box will not appear as available for sale. This configuration is activated in the "Project Settings", so it is first necessary to open the project you want to configure and then after the settings tab, this allows the maximum drop size to vary according to the project, adapting to the need for each region.

One of the characteristics of this mode of viability is the poles that allow or not the sale according to their type. When initiating a sale, it is necessary to choose one of the posts close to the customer so that the path of its drop can be made, but the posts made available for sale must follow the criterion of being within the stipulated radius and their type must have the option “Allow sale". This option disabled for the type of post will indicate that it will not be possible to use any of the posts belonging to it to pass the customer's drop, so they will not appear in Loki, even if they are within the established radius.

4. Just below we have the tool to consider the door occupied by the property as a free door. By leaving this option checked, the system will make available for sale the doors occupied by properties inside the boxes, that is, if there is still a connected property inside my box, your door will be counting as available for sale, when carrying out it, the system will disconnect the property from the door and place the new customer.

5. Finally, we have the tool to consider horizontal condominium, checking this option will make it so that, when looking for feasibility, if the searched address is within the condominium area, the system will isolate only the boxes belonging to its area, reducing the possibility of performing a incorrect feasibility.

Ready! Now you know all the details that Loki considers in feasibility.

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