Skyline Communications, global leader in multi-vendor network management solutions for the IPTV, HFC broadband, broadcast and satellite industry, is showcasing at NAB 2012 in Las Vegas the 7.0 release of its renowned and globally deployed DataMiner multi-vendor network management platform. This latest release of the platform, that single-handed redefined the way operators manage their technology infrastructure, continues to push the boundaries of consolidated end-to-end management, and features again a wealth of new capabilities. This includes a new user-centric service management and automation UI, a new inventory & asset management solution, intelligent correlation for QoS management applications, DataMiner Maps for interaction with third party mapping solutions such as Google Maps, new mobile clients for smartphones and tablets, and a comprehensive new open-architecture scheduling solution.
DataMiner is currently integrated with more than 2.500 devices and systems from more than 350 industry suppliers, and is guaranteed to interface with any product from any vendor, resulting in an unrivaled end-to-end network management perspective. DataMiner provides a single interface to manage complex studio systems, play-out facilities, digital video headends, IT infrastructure, regional hubs, VSAT systems, contribution platforms, distribution and transmission networks, earth stations, terrestrial transmitter networks, and even down to set-top boxes and modems at the subscriber home. Currently DataMiner is in use in more than 65 countries world-wide by many hundreds of leading operators, to manage the most complex and prestigious broadcast and telecom infrastructures.
As the most powerful vendor-agnostic network management platform in the industry, DataMiner consolidates the entire operations in a single unified user interface and lifts the operations to an entirely new level. DataMiner provides comprehensive fault and performance management capabilities, now available from any location at any time via the new generation of mobile clients. Powerful correlation, aggregation and service management intelligence provides an unrivalled service perspective in any environment, resulting in a quicker identification and resolution of the most critical problems. The open architecture DataMiner Automation engine contributes to improved service availability and resilience with applications such as device redundancy management, site diversity, smoother service cross-domain provisioning, service scheduling and much more.
At NAB 2012, Skyline also puts a spotlight on the latest version of its unrivaled DataMiner CPE Manager platform. This unique software solution enables operators to collect massive amounts of service quality and availability data across their entire deployed base of CPE devices such as set-top boxes and cable or DSL modems, and to intelligently correlate this against a multi-dimensional user-defined system model to pinpoint any operational issues with surgical precision. DataMiner CPE Manager has been further expanded, amongst other leveraging new DOCSIS3.0 capabilities for cable plants, and is now also combined with the integration of third party transport stream analyzers. The latter enables operators to manage their service delivery chain with any type of probe, and to get an unprecedented comprehensive system overview, literally from service acquisition to service delivery.
“With DataMiner CPE Manager, we have taken network management in IPTV and HFC broadband systems to a completely new level, and the technology has gone way beyond anybody´s wildest expectations” commented Ben Vandenberghe, Sales & Marketing Director at Skyline Communications. “DataMiner CPE Manager impacts on every possible level of the business, including field engineering, customer care, system engineering, capacity management, marketing & product management, and much more. Customers that deploy this solution report remarkable operational savings, and quickly consider the platform to be one of their most essential components to run their operations as well as their business. It literally redefines how operators manage their business.”