SkyNMS merges NMS applications used to configure and operate VSAT meshed networks with those required to manage DVB-RCS star networks.
In addition all the ground station components including field proven Element Manager systems are combined to form a single access front end with a common look-and-feel graphical interface.
Configuration applications will enforce configurations for single terminals or components compliant with the network design parameters. Misconfiguration of single components or remote terminals causing network instabilities are excluded. The operator will be guided when setting up a new network or adding / removing components or changing configuration.
A SkyNMS operator can generate complex graphs including parameters from different network devices.
Logging and event information is merged to build a global history and displayed in local language
Network wide views require extracting data from many components to be displayed.
Configuration applications will need to enforce network design rules. Activating changes in a running satellite network require proper sequence of actions when multiple components from various suppliers are involved.
Large satellite networks require surveillance capabilities that do not increase control traffic when the network is in trouble. NMS traffic via satellite shall be limited and user must be made aware of excessive NMS traffic load.
The major benefits of SkyNMS are:
SkyNMS integrates all management applications that are required to manage a multi-product network. The operator can manage all his SNMP based network components with ND SatCom product specific applications and also 3rd party management applications.
Utilities for network wide graphing and threshold surveillance are included.
All applications will support multi-language support.
The complete project is subdivided into the following parts: