DataMiner empowers Meinberg’s Network Management System
November 9, 2021
Skyline Communications, a global player in AI-powered multi-vendor network management and orchestration software for ICT media and broadband solutions, has presented its collaboration with Meinberg for the development of the new Meinberg Network Management System (mbgNMS), an out-of-the-box solution tailored specifically to manage, monitor and control an entire Meinberg ecosystem end to end.
“Our customers are increasingly deploying our leading time and frequency synchronization devices in high volumes in very large-scale networks,” said Heiko Gerstung, Managing Director of Meinberg. “To proactively monitor and manage this very critical part of their infrastructure, or for example to roll out new firmware, or to apply a new base configuration with a single click to many devices in bulk, we have identified the need for a professional consolidated network management solution that can take care of all of these tasks and more. With Skyline Communications, we have found the perfect partner, and we have built a solution together in the last couple of months that can be easily deployed at our customers’ premises or in the cloud. It fully integrates our entire Meinberg product portfolio, is future-proof, and benefits from all the unique DataMiner features, such as automatic detection and provisioning of devices in the network.”
“We are very excited that our DataMiner technology was selected by Meinberg as the core engine for their new Meinberg Network Management System,” said Thomas Gunkel, Market Director Broadcast at Skyline Communications. “DataMiner’s open data integration architecture allowed us to easily interface with Meinberg’s latest and secure REST API, which runs over HTTPS/TLS1.3, and to build a solution targeted specifically to Meinberg’s customers. These are active in many different industries, such as power generation, telecommunication, finance, broadcast, traffic control, IT networks and data centers. The Meinberg NMS can be expanded with any other third-party product, and it is even possible to upgrade a Meinberg NMS into a fully-featured DataMiner System.”
“The main reasons why we started this collaboration with Skyline are not only that their scalable DataMiner platform is already used by thousands of customers, and that it has been well-established in the global market for many years, but also that Skyline constantly invests in new features and key innovations such as their patented AI-based forecasting and behavioral anomaly detection mechanisms. These turn our Meinberg NMS into a proactive system, alerting our users that things may go wrong in the future before things actually do go wrong. This leaves ample time to fix an issue before any of our customers’ mission-critical services are effectively affected,” commented Daniel Boldt, Head of Software Development at Meinberg.
“With this exciting new partnership, we are looking forward to delivering a lot of added value to the many existing and future Meinberg deployments in the market,” added Ben Vandenberghe, CEO of Skyline Communications. ”Network management and orchestration platforms have evolved to become a very strategic asset for any business that wants to be successful in an ever more complex and more rapidly changing industry landscape. With the combined expertise of both Meinberg and Skyline, users can now rest assured that they will be able to leverage the best the industry has to offer in a single combined offering.”