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NetVue™ Integrated Management System

The NetVue Integrated Management System (IMS) is our powerful network management system with advanced monitoring and diagnostic capabilities and an easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI).  It is designed to be scalable from small private networks to global HTS networks. NetVue’s intuitive GUI acts as a user-friendly front-end to monitor and control the Heights Networking Platform, the Advanced VSAT Solutions, and other Comtech EF Data networking or point-to-point architectures. NetVue features a robust, comprehensive network management and analytics engine that allows users to intelligently maximize resources and to ensure that your Key Quality Indicators (KQIs) meet and exceed Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

The strengths of NetVue are found in its integration and management attributes. NetVue integrates our products, our dynamic bandwidth management (dSCPC) engine, spectral analysis overlay on network hardware and IP views, and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for flexible Operations Support Systems / Business Support Systems (OSS/BSS) integration. NetVue manages network and elements for IP and baseband, trend analysis and event correlation, inventory and assets, real-time data traffic statistics and SLA monitoring, applications performance, customized applications such as automation, and Virtual Network Operator (VNO) capabilities.

The NetVue system architecture is built upon centralized, regionalized or distributed intelligence platforms. It is designed to provide administrative, Hub Network Operation (HNO), VNO or read only access.  NetVue is a web-based, client/server architecture providing unlimited client access from any location/device, and can support numerous configurations such as standalone, 1:1 redundant, or distributed servers.

Commissioning and deployment are greatly improved with NetVue. All configurations are built using wizards which guide the users through the entire process in a step-by-step logical manner. The enhanced intelligence of NetVue with its increased level of automation can speed up and simplify network deployment. And, when using NetVue with the Heights Networking Platform or the Advanced VSAT Solutions, only four parameters need to be configured for a remote site – management IP address, WAN label, receive frequency, and receive symbol rate. The remote site automatically learns the rest of the parameters and joins the network.

Even more advanced capabilities are possible with NetVue, such as event correlation and automation. The event correlation engine when combined with the user-definable knowledge base provides for the intelligent processing of alarms. This facilitates pinpointing issues and aids in root-cause analysis. Automation adds another powerful capability; complex operational procedures across all equipment types can be automated by executing pre-defined scripts based on events. Some examples are bandwidth assignment, site switching, tracking correlation, and automated line-up procedures.

NetVue is based on Skyline’s DataMiner platform, a field-proven and widely deployed open-architecture platform. Limited generic DataMiner drivers were significantly enhanced, fully developed and tested for Comtech EF Data equipment.

Network Monitoring Features

  • Support for Comtech EF Data products & select third-party equipment
  • Web-based client
  • LDAP-based access & control
  • Dashboards
  • Reporter
  • Real-time SLA monitoring
  • Notifications
  • Spectrum monitoring

Network Provisioning and Control Features

  • Virtual Network Operator (VNO) capability
  • Simplified site/network provisioning
  • Time synchronization
  • Inventory & asset management
  • Redundancy control

Optional Features

  • Custom reporting
  • Event correlation & root cause analysis
  • Automation

Integration with Spectrum VUE-8

Our Spectrum VUE-8™ is a next generation spectrum measurement and analysis unit with an integrated 8-port RF switching capability. It is ideal for either local or remote monitoring of multiple feeds and carriers in satellite, cable or terrestrial wireless networks. Spectrum VUE-8 is fully integrated with our NetVue IMS and provides real-time remote interfacing, script-based performance monitoring, trend analysis, thumbnail confidence monitoring and more. It can function as an independent spectrum analyzer or can be easily integrated into a larger measurement network.

Typical Users

  • Satellite Service Providers
  • Mobile & Telecom Network Operators
  • Offshore & Maritime Network Operators
  • Enterprise Network Operators
  • Internet Service Providers (ISPs)

Common Applications

  • Network Management

 

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