iVantage       TMNetwork Management SystemiVantage Network Management System (NMS) is a completesuite of tools for monitor...
iBuilder Enables Rapid Configuration of Any Size Network.               TMWhether you need to configure or modify individu...
iMonitor Provides Valuable Network                 TMActivity and Performance Reports.Ensure your complete iDirect VSAT ne...
Value-Added Options.• S   kyMonitorTM is the industry’s first fully-integrated display of spectral    analysis of multiple...
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iVantageTM Network Management System: Solution Overview

  1. 1. iVantage TMNetwork Management SystemiVantage Network Management System (NMS) is a completesuite of tools for monitoring, configuring and control of the entire iVantage Componentssatellite network from one central place. ♦ iBuilder™The iDirect® NMS has been the industry’s most renowned and robust ♦ iMonitor™network management system, proven and perfected for nearly a ♦ iSite™decade. Now, iDirect’s iVantage NMS takes network management toa new level of simplicity, scalability and intelligence.Designed to provide network operators with optimum flexibility,iVantage brings a clean, consistent, familiar Windows®-based lookand feel across the complete system.This one unified visual interface not only keeps everyone on thesame page — ramp up and training time is kept to a minimum.iVantage’s smart design proves that advanced doesn’t meanhard to use. Drill down to the most granular display of networkperformance required — or see the big operational pictureacross the entire network. Either way, with iVantage the networkoperator can capture, manage, analyze and act on information, realintelligence, not just data.No other network management system is as intuitive. iVantageworks with the day to day flow of what busy network operatorsreally need, no matter what level of experience. iVantage canbe fully integrated with SatManage as a powerful extension fornetwork performance and scalability.“iVantage was designed by NOC engineers themselves, the experts on the front lines who know better than anyone the value of a system that’s both powerful and easy to use at the same time.” — David Bettinger, CTO, iDirect 0810
  2. 2. iBuilder Enables Rapid Configuration of Any Size Network. TMWhether you need to configure or modify individual remotes,groups of remotes, or the entire network, you can do it from one iVantage Highlightscentral location, fast. At a GlanceRapidly create networks of any size with automated and semi- ♦ All-around simpler day to dayautomated tools. iBuilder dramatically simplifies and speeds the management for best use of people,upgrade process. The iBuilder Revision Server automates management time and moneyof software/firmware upgrades for all remotes, assuring that remotes out ♦ Easy to use, responsive GUI reducesof the network are upgraded the moment they’re back in training requirementsthe network. ♦ Naturally anticipates potentialGroup Quality of Service (GQoS) profiles can be easily assigned to network outages with automaticlarge or small groups of remotes, enabling rapid changes to the traffic alerts and warningsmanagement of an entire network. GQoS significantly increases ♦ View network performance statsnetwork bandwidth management capabilities when prioritizing traffic per network, per in route, per remote,for customers in a shared environment. per application, down to the IP packet levelPlus a full range of intuitive, intelligent tools shorten the time required ♦ Real-time, historical,to make routine moves, additions and changes. Imagine completing graphical or tabular networkan entire frequency plan change in just minutes. performance statistics ♦ Minimize troubleshooting time and network downtime. Resolve problems/outages in seconds, not minutes ♦ Extensive reporting capabilities bring new revenue opportunities ♦ Manage the configuration of a network from any location ♦ Rapidly create networks of any size with automated toolsiBuilder allows the operator to easily configure the network using consistentvisual displays of network parameters down to the remote level. Dialoguedriven screens guide the operator through easy configuration steps of alldevices within a given network.
  3. 3. iMonitor Provides Valuable Network TMActivity and Performance Reports.Ensure your complete iDirect VSAT network is continually operatingat peak efficiency. iMonitor provides in-depth views into both real-time iSiteTM remoteand historical performance of the network, including: commissioning tool• he health status of any remote with details including board T facilitates deployment temperature, board uptime, LAN port status, transmit power of new sites quickly• eal-time graphical display of InRoute Timeplan Slot Allocation R Sharing the same familiar GUI• Network Probe for in-depth, packet-level analysis layout with iMonitor and iBuilder, iSite provides universal local access• etailed bandwidth usage graphs, per remote, per network and/or D to monitor, configure and control per protocol iDirect devices from the field,iMonitor even warns you with pre-defined alarms, customized for each including all iDirect remotes andremote, for any of more than 20 monitored parameters within each Network Accelerators.network — minimizing the risk of a network failure. Detailed graphs iSite allows the field installer moreof bandwidth usage and other network performance metrics support independence and facilitates antennaengineering activities such as trend analysis, traffic engineering and alignment procedures with the helpnetwork planning. of built-in features such as audio feedback during antenna pointing, antenna look-angle calculator and crosspol generators, thus minimizing the interaction time with the satellite operator resulting in reduced installation time and costs. No need to recall multiple, arcane console commands — perform all on-site tasks through a single intuitive GUI. iSite includes the most sophisticated antenna commissioning tools, already integrated into a single, easy to use GUI. And multiple login privileges support different authorization levels, from monitoring only to full configuration rights.With the familiar network tree as your guide, open as few or as many windowsas you need to visualize the performance data relevant to your task. You caneven define and manage up to four separate workspaces!
  4. 4. Value-Added Options.• S kyMonitorTM is the industry’s first fully-integrated display of spectral analysis of multiple carriers, providing instant access to real-time spectral Global NMS analysis of in-bound or out-bound carriers, dramatically reducing the Global NMS is a powerful built- time required to diagnose performance issues from RF interference or in feature that enables a true other carrier-related anomalies. View, analyze, store and recall the spectral global network, with all elements displays of any carrier from anywhere an iMonitor connection is supported. controlled from a single global iVantage system:• irtualNetworkOperatorTM(VNO) VNO license enables a network V operator to view and manage only their networks and remotes, ♦ Multiple iDirect hubs, teleports independent of other operators delivering services out of the same hub. and satellites The VNO package makes it possible to scale investments to actual business ♦ A fleet of remotes able to growth, significantly reducing initial capital equipment expenses. move freely among all defined networks. All remotes can be• ustomerNetworkObserver(CNO) CNO license grants filtered read-only C manually switched between iMonitor access, allowing customers real-time and historical views into only networks, or automatically their network performance while maintaining overall network privacy. search for a network. Global NMS works with or withoutTechnicalSpecifications Automatic Beam Switchover (ABS), providing true “hands off”The 3-tier client-server architecture provides modularity and flexibility. The global mobility ideal for maritimeLinux operating system provides iVantage with a mature, stable platform applications, itinerant terminalswith the accessibility expected of a best-in-class NMS. iVantage processes (comms on the pause) and more.can be distributed across multiple physical servers for increased scalability.The industry-standard MySQL database is used for reliable, auto-archivingstorage of configuration and performance data.The basic iVantage configuration consists of two high performance, highlyreliable, RoHS-compliant dual processor servers.iVantage clients are compatible with Windows XP operating systems. iDirect, Inc. 13865 Sunrise Valley Drive Herndon, VA 20171 +1 703.648.8000 +1 866.345.0983 www.idirect.net AdvancingaConnectedWorld