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Cosmos




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			 COSMOS SERIES PART 1 - THE MANUAL

MAY 1, 1984:

  IN THIS SERIES OF ARTICLES WE WILL DEAL WITH COSMOS, THE BELL SWITCHING
COMPUTER, HOW IT WORKS AND HOW TO USE IT TO YOUR OWN BENEFIT.

  FIRST IN THE SERIES IS PART OF THE ACTUAL COSMOS MANUAL.  IT IS NOT THE WHOLE
THING, BUT THE BEST PART..IT MAY BE DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND, BUT IT IS A
VALUABLE REFERENCE MANUAL.

NOTE: THIS IS IN 80 COLUMNS AND LOWER CASE.

BELL ISSUE: OPA-1Y632-01
	    ISSUE 2, JANUARY 1983



5.  PERMANENT ASSEMBLIES

5.1 Create a Permanent Assembly  (CAY)

  Transaction CAY associates a group of facilities as an assembly.  Permanent
Assemblies may be created from facilities which have spare (SF), reserved (RS),
avaliable (AV), miscellaneous (MS), official (OF), trunk injector (TJ), test
(TS) or working (WK) status.  Facilities that have an excluded (EX), left-in
(LI) or unknown (UK) status, may not be part of a Permanent Assembly.

  When a Permanent Assembly is created, the status of non- working facilities
will be changed to reserved and will be assigned an assembly code will be
assigned to the facilities.

  Although Permanent Assemblies may be created using a combination of working
facilities and spare facilities, service orders that are issued against such
assemblies are blocked.  Therefore, it is recommended that Permanent Assemblies
using a combination of working and spare facilities not be created.

  In an operational wire center, if an assembly is to be made permanent in
COSMOS, an assembly catagory (AC) of "PERM" must be specified on the CAY input.
In a data conversion wire center, Permanent Assemblies are assumed, so the input
of "AC PERM" is not required.

  System generated codes identify Permanent Assemblies on output by one
alphabetic character.  All alphabetic characters are randomly assigned except S,
T, and Z.  When associated with a facility, these alphabetic characters
indicate:

  S = Suspended Cricuit
  T = Reserved for TIRKS (Trunk Inventoried Record Keeping System)
  Z = Assembled facilities that have been suspended.  More than one group of
assembled facilities may show the same assembly code tag.  This does not imply
that all facilities with the same tag are assembled to each other; they must
also be in the same circuit to be assembled to each other.  Each code may be
used more than once.

  When a Permanent Assembly is deleted, the assembly code tag is removed from
the facilities.  Non-working facilities will return to a spare status.
Equivalent working facilities will retain their present status.

  Permanent Assemblies can be created from any combination of the following
facilities:

    Telephone Number (TN)
    Line Equipment (OE)
    Cable Pair (CP)
    Tie Pair (TP)
    Bridge Lifter (BL)
    Trunk (TK)
    Concentrator (CON)
    Message register (MR)
    Special Equipment (SE)

  Automatically Assigned Relays - Advanced (AR), Sleeve- Connect (SC), Tens
Block Auxiliary (TBA), and Tens Block Screening (TBS) types

   Non-Inventoried Relays (RLY)
   Terminal (TER)
   X-Number (XN)
   Private Lines (PL)
   Transimission Equpitment (TRE)

  At least one inventoried facility, PL or TER must be entered into the assembly
before any SEs, non-inventoried TKs, or CONs.

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  * When a working relay, (both inventoried and non- inventoried) which os part
of a Permanent Assembly is disconnected, COSMOS does not presently have the
capability of updating the relay files and table to reflect this disconnect.


  Coordination between the LAc and the FCC (Frame Control Center) is required to
establish Permanent Assemblies on both spare and working facilities.

  The following examples illustrate various functions of transactions CAY
(Create an Assembly) and ISH (Circuit Inquiry).

  Example 1:  Create a Permanent Assembly associating a spare CP and SE with
voice repeater information.


EL% CAY
I CP 2-1010/TP TM03-606/SE VR-330(F04001)/AC PERM
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**CAY COMPLETED


Example   2:  An inquiry (ISH) on the above assembly.

  The inquiry shows that the alphabetic (permanent) assembly code is assigned to
each facility that is part of the assembly.  Also note that the tie pair and
points have been populated.

EL% ISH
H CP 2-1010
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CP  2-1010
    ST RS	    AY M    DATE 01-18-83
    LOC WF02005
TP  TM03-0606
    ST	RS	    AY M    DATE 01-18-83
    LOC F02005
    LOC F04001
    FROM FAC CP   2-1010   TO FAC SE  VR-330
SE  VR-330
    ST RS	    AY M
    LOC F04001


**ISH COMPLETED


Example   3: An ISH on a working circuit without an assembly.

EL% ISH
H CP 2-1010
_.

SE  VR-330
    ST WK
    LOC  F04001
TP  TM03-0606
    ST WK	 DATE 01-18-83
    LOC F02005
    LOC F04001
    FROM FAC CP   2-1010     TO FAC SE	 VR-330
CP  2-1010
    ST WK	 DATE 01-18-83	     RZ 13
    LOC WF02005
OE  000-026-015
    ST WK	 DATE -1-18-83	 CS IFR   US 1FR  FEA TNNL
    LOC WF02007
TO  TM01-0741
    ST WK	 DATE 01-18-83
    LOC F02007
    LOC F04001
    FROM FAC OE  000-026-015	TO FAC SE VR-330
TN  833-7328
    ST WK	 DATE 01-18-83	   TYPE X



**ISH COMPLETED



  Example 4:  Create a Permanent Assembly associating a working CP, TP and SE
from the circuit in Example 3.

EL% CAY
I CP 2-1010/TP TM03-606/SE VR-330/AC PERM
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**CAY COMPLETED


  Example 5:  An ISH of the circuit.

  The inquiry identifies the Permanent Assembly linking the CP, TP and SE.  This
information will remain linked even after the circuit is disconnected.

EL%
H CP 2-1010
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SE  VR-330
    ST WK	AY G
    LOC F04001
TP  TM03-0606
    ST WK      AY G	DATE 01-18-83
    LOC F02005
    LOC F04001
    FROM FAC CP  2-1010   TO FAC SE  VR-330
CP  2-1010
    ST WK      AY G	 DATE 01-18-83	     RZ 13
    LOC WF02005
OE  000-026-015
    ST WK		 DATE 01-18-83	    CS 1FR   US 1FR    FEA TNNL
    LOC WF02007
TP  TM01-0741
    ST WK		 DATE 01-18-83
    LOC F02007
    LOC F04001
    FROM FAC OE  000-026-015	 TO FAC SE   VR-330
TN  833-7428
    ST WK		 DATE 01-18-83	 TYPE X

**ISH COMPLETED




5.2   Modify a Permanent Assembly

  Transaction MAY is used to modify a Permanent Assembly (in instances when a
service order is being changed, etc.  ).  The assembly to be modified must be
identified by an inventoried facility (other than AR, SC, TBA), a PL or a TER on
the H- line.  Facilities to be added are entered on I-Lines.  Facilities to be
deleted are entered on 0-Lines.  The input of assembly category (AC) PERM is not
requied on the H-line input for MAY.  The Permanent Assembly tag will be removed
from the outgoing facility and transferred to the incoming facility at the
completion of the MAY transaction.

  When MAY is completed, the outgoing facility (s) that had a reserved status
will be changed to "spare" status.  If the outgoing facility is presently
working, the status will remain the same.

  Incoming facilities that are spare will be changed to a "reserved" status.
Incoming facilities that are working will retain that status.

  The following examples illustrate various functions of transactions MAY
(Modify an Assembly) and ISH.



  Example 6:  An inquiry (ISH) of a Permanent Assembly.

TA% ISH
H CP 2-1365
_.

CP  2-1365
    ST RS	     AY G    DATE  01-20-83
    LOC  F02006
TP  TM01-1151
    ST RS	     AY G    DATE  01-20-83
    LOC  F02005
    LOC  F04001
TRE DLXREG0401	RR104,06-037
    ST RS	     AY G    DATE  01-20-83
    LOC  F04001



**ISH COMPLETED



  Example 7:  Modify a Permanent Assembly changing the transmission equipment.

TA% MAY
H CP 2-1365
_O TRE RR104.06-037
_I TRE RR104.06-038
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OUT: TRE DLXREG0401  RR104.06-037
IN: TRE RR104.06-038
**MAY COMPLETED




  Example 8:  An inquiry (ISH) on the modified assembly.

  The inquiry shows that TRE RR104.06-038 has become part of the assAS TRANSMITTED IN THE MIDBAND
OR SUPERBAND MODE, HE WAS UP SHIT CREEK, BECAUSE HE HAD NO WAY TO GET THE SIGNAL
DOWN TO A FREQUENCY HIS TV OR VCR COULD RECIEVE.  BUT IF HE HOOKED UP HIS LITTLE
RADIO SHACK CONVERTER, PRESTO!	HE WAS SET.


  2.  NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO MAKE CLEAR AN IMPORTANT POINT.  CABLE CONVERTERS DO
!NOT!  UNSCRAMBLE A SCRAMBLED SIGNAL, THEY MERELY MOVE IT TO A FREQUENCY THE
TV/UNSCRAMBLER/VCR/WHATEVER CAN GET A HOLD OF IT.  THERE IS LOTS OF SPACE BET-
WEEN CHANNELS 13 AND 14-IT IS THE DIV- IDING LINE BETWEEN VHF AND UHF.	THERE
ARE PLACES IN THERE YOUR TV JUST CAN'T GET TO.

  3.  HERE COMES ANOTHER POINT:  THOSE OF YOU WITH 'CABLE READY' TVS THINK
YOU'RE HOME FREE NOW, EH?  NO.  WHILE A CABLE READY TV WILL LET YOU VIEW ANY MID
AND SUPERBAND CHANNELS THAT YOU MAY UNKNOWINGLY RECIEVE, THE SCRAMBLED ONES ARE
STILL SCRAMBLED.  SO WHAT DO YOU NEED NOW?  AN UNSCRAMBLER, OF COURSE.

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  4.  IT MAY BE NECESSARY TO EXPLAIN WHAT IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING IN YOUR BOXES
THAT YOU RENT FROM THE CABLE CO.  THUS:  ----- IF YOU HAVE BOTHERED TO PAY EXTRA
FOR ANY SCRAMBLED CHANNELS, YOU ARE GIVEN AN UNSCRAMBLER AND CONVERTER BY THE
CABLE CO.  FOR WHICH YOU GLADLY PAY RENT IN ADDITION TO YOUR CABLE FEE.  THIS IS
USUALLY A BROWN BOX THAT COMES IN SEVERAL STYLES, EXPOUNDED UPON BELOW:

  DIGITAL WITH REMOTE:	A SMALL BOX UPON YOUR TV, WITH A DIGITAL DISPLAY OF THE
CHANNEL YOU ARE WATCHING.  YOU HAVE A TRUSTY REMOTE, AND ZAP AWAY AT WILL.

  KNOB STYLE:  A BOX OR NON-WIRELESS REM- OTE WITH A LARGE KNOB ON IT.	IT, OF
COURSE, SELECTS WHAT CHANNEL YOU ARE WATCHING.

  SWITCHBOARD STYLE:  A 9" X 5" (OR SO) BOARD WITH SEVERAL 3 POSITION VERTIC-
ALLY MOVING SWITCHES.  WHAT THE HELL DO THESE DO?  YOU'LL NEVER GUESS.

  THE KIND WITHOUT ANY SWITCHES:  (NOW HOW WILL I OPERATE MY DIGITAL WATCH?)
THIS IS CALLED A BLOCK CONVERTER.  MORE ON THESE LATER.

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  WHAT IS GOING ON:  AHHH, THE GOOD PART.  WHAT HAPPENS HERE IS THIS:  NOW
MATTER WHAT SYSTEM YOU HAVE (EXCEPT FOR THE LAST- IGNORE THAT FOR NOW.) IN SOME
WAY YOU SELECT A CHANNEL.  THE CABLE CONVERTER RUNS OFF, FINDS THIS CHAN- NEL,
AND YANKS IT DOWN TO CHANNEL 3 (OR 2, OR 4, WHATEVER YOUR CABLE CO.  USES.)
WHERE YOUR TV IS WAITING FOR IT.  (YES, THATS WHY YOU PUT YOUR TV ON THE SAME
CHANNEL AND CHANGE CHANNELS WITH THE KNOB, REMOTE, OR WHATEVER.) NOW, IF IT'S A
SCRAMBLED CHANNEL, AND YO ARE AUTHORIZED TO RECIEVE IT, THE SIGNAL IS REROUTED
THROUGH A SMALL UN- SCRAMBLER.	(A NOTE:  CABLE SCRAMBLING METHODS ARE PIDDLY
LITTLE HINDRANCES; FOR A REAL BITCH OF A SCRAMBLER SEE THE SSAVI SYSTEM,
EXPLAINED IN PART 2.) THE SIGNAL IS AGAIN SPAT OUT AT CHANNEL 3, AND YOUR TV
GLOWS HAPPILY AWAY, DIS- PLAYING YOUR MID OR SUPERBAND CHANNEL.


  5.  AT THIS POINT, A QUESTION MAY BY NUDGING AROUND YOUR TEMPORAL LOBES NOW.
SOMETHING ALONG THE LINES OF " HOW DO I GET CABLE TV WITHOUT PAYING FOR IT,
DAMMIT??" WELL, HERE WE GO.  YOU LOOK UP THAT PLACE I MENTIONED IN PART II.
(ADDRESS & PHONE# AT END) JUST FORK OVER YOUR $30 (OR SOMEONE ELSE'S CREDIT
CARD) AND GET ONE OF THESE NIFTY LITTLE UNSCRAMBLERS.  NOW, MIND YOU, THE CABLE
CO.  WANTS IT'S (YOUR?) MONEY MORE THAN YOU THINK, AND WILL BE RATHER UPSET IF
THEY FIND YOU DOING ANY OF THIS SHIT, SO TAKE CARE.  HERE'S HOW TO HOOK UP YOUR
UN- SCRAMBLER:

  FIRST, ADJUST THE U


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