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April 9th, 2012

Skyline Communications... @ NAB 2012 With... (Event—SatBroadcasting™—Software)

[SatNews] Skyline Communications is going to be showcasing at NAB 2012 in Las Vegas...

...the 7.0 release of its DataMiner multi-vendor network management platform. This latest release of the platform 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 and 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. DataMiner consolidates the entire operations in a single unified user interface and lifts the operations to an entirely new level. The product 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 will also spotlight the latest version of its DataMiner CPE Manager platform. This 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 (STBs) 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.