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September 2010
General Electric – “Imagination at Work”


                               HQ based in Fairfield,
                         ...
GE Smallworld in Telecommications

   Smallworld
                      • Smallworld has been a leader in Geospatial & GIS ...
GE Smallworld Network Inventory - Markets/Clients


      Over 120 Total Clients
      20 FTTx Clients
                   ...
Smallworld Network Inventory

                   Smallworld Network
 External        Bearer Inventory Network
            ...
GE Smallworld Network Inventory v4.1 Product Suite
An Integrated Scalable GIS Software Platform To Manage
Inside/Outside P...
GE Smallworld Network Inventory v4.1 Product Suite

•   Smallworld Physical Network Inventory – Bearer Management
    Modu...
Providing a “Service Ready” Network
 Logical Network


                                                                   ...
Smallworld Integrated End To End View




                                               9/
                              ...
Smallworld Solution
• Manages network data in a geospatial
  context
    – So all network information is correctly
      p...
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Strategic Planning for Design and Marketing
Geo-Spatial Analysis Module

• Focused application for business
  analysis
   ...
Smallworld PNI – Network Views
           Geographic     Schematic




Internal
 Views



                                ...
Management of Data Center and Central Office
- Inside Plant Systems




                                                  ...
Inside Plant in Smallworld PNI
Inside plant capability fully integrated with
outside plant through single user
interface
F...
Managing Floor Space in Central Office/Data Center

PNI manages space
available and
utilisation of ISP
• Floor space
• Rac...
PNI – Rack and Bay configuration wizards

      Create work order           Convert work order
                           ...
Outside plant world in Smallworld PNI

• Smallworld PNI manages infrastructure to
  support overhead and underground cable...
PNI – RME and Splice Log automation
Reports
      Create work order          Convert work order
                          ...
Job Reporting Tools

• Bill of
  materials
• Splicing
• Changes
• Report
  creator tool




                            20...
Fiber Networks in PNI (Outside to
Inside Visual View )
Modeling of complete end-to-
end fiber networks including:
• Cables...
Manage Logical Capacity &
Bandwidth
Smallworld Logical Network Inventory
• Fully integrated with physical network
   – Gen...
Logical Network Inventory
                              Summary
Job                    List
                              ...
Manage Customer Circuits
Smallworld Logical Network Inventory
• Route circuits
  – Allocation of channels to support circu...
Job Inventory Details in LNI


Keeps track of :
•   Network Elements
•   Locations
•   Facilities
•   Shelves
•   Service ...
Equipment Design & Planning
Smallworld
LNI
• Provides
  simple
  wizards to
  design
  Equipment
  in the
  datacenter



...
Design Automation in Smallworld
Smallworld
LNI
• Provides
  simple
  wizards to
  automate
  circuit
  design in
  your
  ...
Logical Network Inventory in Smallworld


LNI
•    Manages
     complete
     model of
     physical
     inside/outside
 ...
Copper Networks

• Complete inventory of
  copper network
• Manages copper pairs
  using ‘line of count’
  method
• Loop m...
HFC Networks

Design and
document RF
broadband networks
 • Record amplifiers,
   splitters, taps, etc.
 • Manage cable and...
Modeling of FTTx in PNI
All types of FTTX supported in PNI
•   FTTN
     – Fibre deployed to cabinet in field
     – Then ...
Automating the design process
1. Start situation
     Exchange, MHs and trenches
                                         ...
CATV Calculations Module

Calculates for any point in the HFC network
•   Signal levels
•   Distortions
•   Noise
•   Powe...
Managing Backhaul Networks

• Wireless module is built on PNI
• Used for managing Digital
  Microwave Radio (DMR) networks...
Source Of Information for Operations
and Maintenance Team
• Network Inventory Gateway Physical Browser provides
  valuable...
Managing ‘As-built’ Changes in the Field
Mapframe FieldSmart provides a detached client for
managing network data in the f...
Job report Packs Provide Task Documentation




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                      ...
Network Procurement – Job Reports Available

      Create work order           Convert work order
                        ...
Summary

Smallworld Network Inventory
• Proven planning and engineering
  solution for small-large operators
• Supports NG...
Curtis Wilson
           980.322.6933
      curtis.wilson@ge.com
www.ge-energy.com/communications




                    ...
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GE Smallworld Overview September2010

  1. 1. GE Digital Energy Smallworld Telecom Solutions September 2010
  2. 2. General Electric – “Imagination at Work” HQ based in Fairfield, Connecticut, USA 300,000 employees Global presence • In over 100 countries 125 year history Economic strength • strongest balance sheet in the industry • stability and reliability 2/ 10/6/2010
  3. 3. GE Smallworld in Telecommications Smallworld • Smallworld has been a leader in Geospatial & GIS for over 20 years • Acquired by GE in 2000, 250+ employees worldwide • HQ in Denver, support worldwide • Seasoned and experienced Telco sales/support team • #1 leading solution world wide for Telecom & Utilities - ARC Advisory Energy Technology Infrastructure Infrastructure NBC Universal GE Capital 3/ 10/6/2010
  4. 4. GE Smallworld Network Inventory - Markets/Clients Over 120 Total Clients 20 FTTx Clients Well over 10,000 PNI 14 Cable Clients Users Deployed 19 ILEC Telco Clients 20 CLEC Telco Clients 10 IXC/Metro Telco Clients 3 Mobility Telco Clients 16 Utility Communications Clients 4/ 10/6/2010
  5. 5. Smallworld Network Inventory Smallworld Network External Bearer Inventory Network Logical Spatial Logical Management Network Inventory Inventory Intelligence and EAI Inventory Gateway Physical Network Inventory Geospatial FIS and Schematics Generator Server MapFrame Telecom Capacity Management Inside Fiber Copper Coax Wireless Plant Business Field Force Integrator Job Manager / Work Orders Automation for SAP Smallworld Geospatial Platform 5/ 10/6/2010
  6. 6. GE Smallworld Network Inventory v4.1 Product Suite An Integrated Scalable GIS Software Platform To Manage Inside/Outside Plant Facility Assets & Design • Smallworld Network Inventory Gateway – Physical Browser web browser user read only privileges for query/view/print tasks • Smallworld Network Inventory Gateway – Physical Browser Markup web browser user read only for query/view/print tasks with redlining • Smallworld Physical Network Inventory – Base – Commit provides full user access to update for engineers, planners, and technicians • Smallworld Physical Network Inventory – Base – Developer user privileges plus development and IT administrative tools • Smallworld Physical Network Inventory – Fiber Module includes the data model and applications for fiber networks • Smallworld Physical Network Inventory – Inside Plant Module includes the data model and applications for floorspace, racks, ports, etc. 6/ 10/6/2010
  7. 7. GE Smallworld Network Inventory v4.1 Product Suite • Smallworld Physical Network Inventory – Bearer Management Module supports end-to-end physical paths/connections and logical integration • Smallworld Physical Network Inventory - Schematics Module automatic generation of simplified geo- and ortho-schematics • Smallworld Physical Network Inventory - Fiber to the Home Module specialized tools for FTTH design automation • Smallworld Logical Network Inventory design and assignment for network elements, rings, circuits, and data network services, provides capacity management functionality • Smallworld Geospatial Server – Integration Module SOA / web services based integration for enterprise NGOSS/BSS • Smallworld Geospatial Analysis Module – CRM Integration SOA / web services based integration geo-infrastructure Marketing/Sales tool. (integrate with sales/client records) 7/ 10/6/2010
  8. 8. Providing a “Service Ready” Network Logical Network Circuits Customer Assignments Services Layer Core Circuits NW Capacity Core Leased / OLO Path Types Network -Main, Protect NE Bearers MTOSI Elements, Ports TMF NE NE NE NE Facilities, Links Topology NE NE NE Rings, Subnets Commercial Physical Network Cable Network Customers Infrastructure - Fiber - Copper RT - Coax Equipment CO / Head End Connections Splices RT Structures Buildings Secondary Node, POP, Residential Office Premise Customers 8/ 10/6/2010
  9. 9. Smallworld Integrated End To End View 9/ 10/6/2010
  10. 10. Smallworld Solution • Manages network data in a geospatial context – So all network information is correctly positioned as it is in the real world – Enable faster decision support through better knowledge of the network • Consolidates all network data into a single centralized database – Replacing multiple systems storing OSP, ISP, schematics, splice diagrams…. • Shares data with other OSS systems through SOA based integration – Integrates with CRM, NMS, ERP and provisioning systems for improved business process support • Different client software available depending on type of user – Planners, field users, marketing users 10 / 10/6/2010
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  12. 12. Strategic Planning for Design and Marketing Geo-Spatial Analysis Module • Focused application for business analysis – Targeted marketing for network upgrade planning – Analyse customer data for sales campaigns • Provides tools for trend, relationship, cause & effect analysis • Simple generation and output of maps & reports – Uses Crystal Reports 12 / 10/6/2010
  13. 13. Smallworld PNI – Network Views Geographic Schematic Internal Views 13 / 10/6/2010
  14. 14. Management of Data Center and Central Office - Inside Plant Systems 14 / 10/6/2010
  15. 15. Inside Plant in Smallworld PNI Inside plant capability fully integrated with outside plant through single user interface Floor plan management Rack Mounted Equipment (RME) • Layout of racks, shelves, slots, cards and ports (including power supplies) Allows modeling of • Multiplexers, cross connects, patch panels and distribution frames Template libraries support pre-configured components Rules base controls placement of equipment Manages network connectivity • Including all internal cabling 15 / 10/6/2010
  16. 16. Managing Floor Space in Central Office/Data Center PNI manages space available and utilisation of ISP • Floor space • Rack space • Internal cable infrastructure • Powering • Air conditioning 16 / 10/6/2010
  17. 17. PNI – Rack and Bay configuration wizards Create work order Convert work order into Job Manager- project Design a variant create purchase order request Create list of materials neeed for building compare vendors and design select a vendor assign vendor to purchase order request Generate purchase Compile build order documents (maps, splice.) Smallworld Network Inventory 17 / 10/6/2010
  18. 18. Outside plant world in Smallworld PNI • Smallworld PNI manages infrastructure to support overhead and underground cables • The cable/conduit route is fully integrated in Smallworld Cables not in Butterfly diagram conduits representing the internal of manhole Nested Two cables conduits shown shown in conduits at the face of a manhole 18 / 10/6/2010
  19. 19. PNI – RME and Splice Log automation Reports Create work order Convert work order into Job Manager- project Design a variant create purchase order request Create list of materials neeed for building compare vendors and design select a vendor assign vendor to purchase order request Generate purchase Compile build order documents (maps, splice.) Smallworld Network Inventory 19 / 10/6/2010
  20. 20. Job Reporting Tools • Bill of materials • Splicing • Changes • Report creator tool 20 / 10/6/2010
  21. 21. Fiber Networks in PNI (Outside to Inside Visual View ) Modeling of complete end-to- end fiber networks including: • Cables, bundles & fibers • Connection to Optical Distribution Frames • Splices • Blown fiber support • Passive Optical Networks • Tracing – Fiber lengths – Loss 21 / 10/6/2010
  22. 22. Manage Logical Capacity & Bandwidth Smallworld Logical Network Inventory • Fully integrated with physical network – Generates logical network elements & service ports from RME in physical network e.g. Multiplexers, Switches, Routers…… • Manages network providers – Central office Facilities, logical/physical rings, subnetworks – Defines access points containing Network Elements – Manages allocation of bandwidth between access points via facilities – Channel hierarchies for WDM, SDH, ATM, Frame Relay, Sonet…… – Network reconfiguration tools – E.g. Upgrading capacity of facility, splitting existing facility by adding NE 22 / 10/6/2010
  23. 23. Logical Network Inventory Summary Job List area area area Path area Network area 23 / 10/6/2010
  24. 24. Manage Customer Circuits Smallworld Logical Network Inventory • Route circuits – Allocation of channels to support circuits based on routing rules – Both main and protect paths – Protection & diversity rules • Automated routing of circuit paths A - Z also using routing rules • Support for batch routing of synchronous & asynchronous circuits 24 / 10/6/2010
  25. 25. Job Inventory Details in LNI Keeps track of : • Network Elements • Locations • Facilities • Shelves • Service Ports • Bays 25 / 10/6/2010
  26. 26. Equipment Design & Planning Smallworld LNI • Provides simple wizards to design Equipment in the datacenter 26 / 10/6/2010
  27. 27. Design Automation in Smallworld Smallworld LNI • Provides simple wizards to automate circuit design in your datacenter 27 / 10/6/2010
  28. 28. Logical Network Inventory in Smallworld LNI • Manages complete model of physical inside/outside plant network circuits 28 / 10/6/2010
  29. 29. Copper Networks • Complete inventory of copper network • Manages copper pairs using ‘line of count’ method • Loop make-up reporting • Throw & ripple propagates changes through network • Bi-directional network trace through all equipment 29 / 10/6/2010
  30. 30. HFC Networks Design and document RF broadband networks • Record amplifiers, splitters, taps, etc. • Manage cable and equipment layouts • Documentation of power equipment 30 / 10/6/2010
  31. 31. Modeling of FTTx in PNI All types of FTTX supported in PNI • FTTN – Fibre deployed to cabinet in field – Then xDSL over copper to end customer – DSLAMs can be inserted at cabinet • FTTC – Same as FTTN but fibre deployed deeper • FTTB & FTTH – Models inside central equipment rooms & ODN to customer premises – ODN designs are supported for – Active point-to-point network – Passive Optical Network solutions • Maybe deployed using blown fibre technology 31 / 10/6/2010
  32. 32. Automating the design process 1. Start situation Exchange, MHs and trenches MH 2. Select distribution MH or place new 3. Insert demand objects 4 CP’s optional 4 12 4 12 4. Create service area 4 12 A 12 A A 5. Create distribution A 8 Network A A 12 24 8 A Use existing and/or place 48 12 8 new MH 16 A 12 16 A 24 6. Create drops for Demand A 24 Points 7. Insert tubes from MH to Demand Points 8. Place Cables According to attributes on Demand Points Exchange A Demand Point Existing Trench (Building) New Trench MH Manhole Customer Premise 32 / Drop 10/6/2010
  33. 33. CATV Calculations Module Calculates for any point in the HFC network • Signal levels • Distortions • Noise • Powering Tools supporting • Amplifier configuration • Network verification 33 / 10/6/2010
  34. 34. Managing Backhaul Networks • Wireless module is built on PNI • Used for managing Digital Microwave Radio (DMR) networks & infrastructure of Radio Access Networks • Wireless module manages towers, mounting points, antennas, space available & point-to-point/multi point microwave links • PNI manages all the rest of the fixed network infrastructure ISP/OSP • Benefit is managing fixed/wireless physical network infrastructure in one system 34 / 10/6/2010
  35. 35. Source Of Information for Operations and Maintenance Team • Network Inventory Gateway Physical Browser provides valuable application support to operations and maintenance • E.g. location of faults identified by fiber network monitoring systems using OTDR trace results OTDR trace result (coloured in green) stops here 35 / 10/6/2010
  36. 36. Managing ‘As-built’ Changes in the Field Mapframe FieldSmart provides a detached client for managing network data in the field • Comprises a Smallworld FieldSmart Data Server to configure extracts and define field user roles • Smallworld Field is the client software used in the field, tailored specifically to meet users needs and supports redlining and attribute update • Smallworld Task Management supports review and update of attribute changes and redline sketches back into Smallworld PNI Distribute data directly over LAN or via CD Smallworld Network Inventory Direct to the field … and back! 36 / 10/6/2010
  37. 37. Job report Packs Provide Task Documentation 37 / 10/6/2010
  38. 38. Network Procurement – Job Reports Available Create work order Convert work order into Job Manager- project Design a variant create purchase order request Create list of materials neeed for building compare vendors and design select a vendor assign vendor to purchase order request Generate purchase Compile build order documents (maps, splice.) Smallworld Network Inventory 38 / 10/6/2010
  39. 39. Summary Smallworld Network Inventory • Proven planning and engineering solution for small-large operators • Supports NGN transformation • Manages converged fixed/wireless network infrastructure • Central role in Operations Support Systems (OSS) supporting business critical processes e.g. service fulfilment, service assurance • Compliance with TMF standards • Delivers ROI 39 / 10/6/2010
  40. 40. Curtis Wilson 980.322.6933 curtis.wilson@ge.com www.ge-energy.com/communications 40 / 10/6/2010
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