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March 13th, 2014

Skyline Communications + Deutsche Telekom—Headend Management (SatBroadcasting™)

[SatNews] Skyline Communications has announced that German Deutsche Telekom has deployed the DataMiner multi-vendor network management platform for the end-to-end management of its Entertain TV headends in Usingen and Ismaning.

Dataminer screenshot, courtesy of Skyline Communications and Deutsche Telekom.

The Entertain TV platform feeds services to well over two million TV subscribers. The DataMiner deployment fits in the company’s overall strategy to move away from its previous-generation legacy management platforms, towards an open-architecture, independent end-to-end multi-vendor network management platform. The DataMiner platform currently already spans across more than 50 different types of devices, supplied by a variety of industry vendors, including both operational devices and quality of service monitoring products. It provides operators with a comprehensive consolidated cross-vendor overview of the status of all systems and full remote control of all components via a single intuitive user interface.
Moving Images Technologies at Products & Innovations is responsible for the DataMiner integration at Deutsche Telekom. "The flexibility of the system and the open-minded engineering approach were the two main enablers for the successful implementation of our huge set of requirements," said T. Kursawe, Project Manager at the Media Delivery and Distribution department.
Deutsche Telekom is also extensively leveraging the DataMiner Service Management layer, which provides a powerful cross-vendor service perspective on the operation. The DataMiner Service Management layer includes a highly dynamic and full interactive graphical service flow presentation, as well as instant service impact analysis to facilitate fault management in complex environments. The DataMiner Business layer then further enables operators to track the historical consolidated performance of those services in real-time, and to weigh those against the pre-defined expectations of the operator, enabling a proactive management from a business perspective.

To learn more about Skyline Communications' DataMiner v.8, the infopage is located at http://www.skyline.be/dataminer/8.0-highlights