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April 9th, 2015

Network Orchestration From NovelSat Includes Optimization + Automation For Satellite Services

[SatNews] NovelSat will showcase the new NovelSat Satellite Network Orchestrator (SNC) at the NABSHOW in Las Vegas.

At this event, NovelSat will focus on contention-based bandwidth saving and fully automated SNG deployment. NovelSat SNO is a scalable platform that can be used to dynamically provision, manage and maintain services in satellite and mixed satellite-terrestrial communication networks. The product simultaneously optimizes bandwidth, enables fast and simple network segment and element reconfiguration, provides link assurance as well as essential NMS functionality for a broad range of satellite services.

NovelSat SNO provides basic network management functions, such as technology agnostic resource allocation, network/element monitoring, configuration and reporting. Additionally, the product's intelligent network optimization functionality enables:

  • Satellite bandwidth management and performance analysis
  • Drag and drop network planning and provisioning
  • Automated workflow management
  • Bandwidth and service allocation, on demand
  • Automated carrier power tracking and control

NovelSat SNO is the application to use for terrestrial link restoration, cellular backhaul and on-demand occasional satellite users, such as DSNGs, flyaways and disaster recovery/first responders. Satellite service providers can benefit from the features of NovelSat SNO in a number of applications, such as...

Dynamic Link Restoration—When NovelSat SNO is used to monitor and manage a mixed terrestrial and satellite network, an alert can instruct the system to dynamically allocate satellite bandwidth to backup terrestrial links that fail for whatever the reason. The restoration bandwidth is managed as part of a pool for backup protection links.

Bandwidth on Demand (BoD)—Designed for occasional satellite users and other content-based, fully automated remote satellite service applications, where satellite bandwidth is allocated in real-time, NovelSat SNO can receive a request from a remote unit and automatically allocate available bandwidth that is returned to the bandwidth pool once the transmission requirement has ended.

Bandwidth Optimization and Prioritization—Rather than allocating precious satellite bandwidth for full-time access, the platform can dynamically allocate satellite bandwidth to specific applications and customers, so that service providers can meet their SLA requirements with the lowest possible bandwidth costs.

Oscar Glottman, CMO for NovelSat, said, "The new NovelSat SNO helps satellite service providers comply with customer SLAs as well as to deliver bandwidth and resource optimization, all the while saving money."