Skyline Communications, global leader in end-to-end multi-vendor network management and OSS software solutions for the broadcast, satellite, cable, IPTV and mobile industries, showcases the revolutionary 9.0 release of its flagship DataMiner network management and OSS platform during IBC 2015 (Hall1, booth 1.A23).
Siloed network architectures are history. Instead, converged all-IP network technologies connect everything together. Sharing network resources is the natural evolution, increasingly making use of COTS IT hardware, SDN and virtualization of video functions and confidence monitoring probes. Business velocity and capex reduction are the driving forces behind this, and there is a clear expectation to lower operational expenses. But the fact is that managing those highly flexible networks becomes ever more challenging and sophisticated, so the cost to operate a network tends to go up instead of down. There is a clear need to reduce complexity, and that requires end-to-end visibility and control over the entire infrastructure and the services it carries, i.e. a single end-to-end network and service management system, rather than multiple isolated element management systems.
At IBC 2015, Skyline Communications will demonstrate how the innovative and groundbreaking DataMiner 9.0 release provides the solution for the lagging operational cost reduction. You will be able to see how DataMiner provides end-to-end visibility from the content source, across the network, all the way down to millions of CPE and in-home devices. DataMiner provides unified control, monitoring and workflow automation across all devices, data center infrastructure, cloud OS, virtualized software functions and CPE devices regardless of vendor or model.
“Consumers demand the highest possible QoE, not only on the main screen but also on mobile screens at home, or anywhere on the move,” said Ben Vandenberghe, CEO at Skyline Communications. “Continued innovations at the core of DataMiner enable operators to pull data from millions of CPE devices almost in real time, aggregate that data together with head end and network status, and use that information to perform true pro-active network maintenance.”
“DataMiner has been announced as 2015 CSI awards finalist for ‘Best monitoring or network management solution’. And with the new 9.0 release, DataMiner will drastically change the NMS/OSS landscape, bringing a vast array of revolutionary features,” said Steven Soenens, Product Marketing Director at Skyline Communications. “This is real innovation at work: DataMiner’s new and bullet-proof resource and session management across satellite, fiber and cloud infrastructures is essential to the operation of any modern network. DataMiner is unique in its kind, enabling the operator to set up end-to-end media workflows across any technology, from any vendor, ensuring the most effective use of any resource in the network at any time.”
Other innovations on display at IBC include: confidence monitoring using hardware- and software-defined monitoring probes, digital head end management for linear and OTT streaming, Master Control Room (MCR) management with single-click studio configuration, satellite earth station management including redundancy and geo-diversity, fiber MPLS and SDH network management, automated trouble ticketing (OSS), and much more.
DataMiner establishes itself again as the clear market leader, as the only platform that truly lowers operational cost, and offers the service velocity that broadcasters, operators and service providers need. No other system on the market manages the entire network from source to CPE, automates any workflow, and integrates network information in real time with OSS and BSS.