DataMiner finalist for the 2008 Teleport Technology of the Year Awards

Izegem, (PresseBox) - The World Teleport Association (WTA) announced the finalists for its 2008 Teleport Awards , which includes Skyline Communications with its DataMiner Customer Premises Equipment Manager (DMS-CPE) solution as a Teleport Technology Of The Year finalist.

"We are very pleased being listed second year in a row as finalist in this renowned satellite industry award. Since several years our flagship DataMiner multi-vendor network management platform is already recognized as the benchmark for the industry, but as a corporation we don t rest assured and we take pride in continuing to innovate. We are dedicated to assure that our customers remain on the cutting edge of what technology can offer them, and being ranked as a finalist for another respected technology award confirms that ," commented Bert Vandenberghe, Software R&D Director at Skyline Communications.

DataMiner CPE Manager is a very powerful solution, which enables operators in various industries such as satellite, broadcasting, HFC broadband and IPTV, to manage high volumes of CPE devices such as satellite terminals, modems, embedded multimedia terminal adapters (eMTAs) and set-top boxes (STB). DMS-CPE is capable of collecting any information from any and all CPE devices, and to provide the operator with an intuitive consolidated overview of the status of his entire CPE ecosystem. Via its intuitive web UI and multitude of industry standard interfaces, DMS-CPE generates significant added value for a wide variety of aspects of the operations (including but not limited to QoS monitoring, engineering trouble shooting, customer support, marketing, etc.)

DMS-CPE features full user-definable continuous round-robin collection of so-called Key Performance Indicators (KPI) from every single CPE device deployed in the field, and statistically processes those for different user-definable system layers (e.g. geographical and logical groupings such as transponders, streets, cities, DSLAM, CMTS, VOD groups, MUX es, etc.) offering operators comprehensive real-time consolidated information, alarming, trending and reporting, etc. at all those user-defined levels.

In addition to that DMS-CPE also supports so-called ad-hoc data collection of virtually any information that possibly can be retrieved from the CPE device. These ad-hoc sessions can either be initiated manually (e.g. to support help desk operations), by means of user-defined flags (e.g. for more detailed short term trouble shooting) optionally triggered by events in the operational ecosystem, or on scheduled bases.

DMS-CPE is available as a standalone platform, with a multitude of interfaces for a seamless integration with all aspects of the operations (e.g. provisioning, OSS, trouble ticket systems, help desk environment, customer self care web portals, etc.), but can also be deployed as a fully integrated part of the renowned and widely deployed DataMiner multi-vendor NMS environment. The latter makes DataMiner the very first platform in the industry effectively enabling operators to view any possible active component in their ecosystem, from content acquisition to content delivery at the subscriber home, and across any possible vendor or technology boundaries.

About the World Teleport
Association World Teleport Association (WTA) has been the only trade association that focuses on the business of satellite communications from the ground up. At the core of our membership are the world's most innovative operators of teleports, from independents to multinationals, niche service providers to global hybrid carriers. They provide a broad and expanding range of value-added services, from origination of TV and radio channels to the integration and management of complex networks, and from IP-based content distribution to mobile telephony backhaul.

Skyline Communications

Skyline Communications (www.skyline.be) is the global leading supplier of multi-vendor network management solutions for the HFC broadband, satellite, IPTV and broadcast industry. Our flagship DataMiner network management platform, which received various prestigious awards, enables end-to-end integration of the most complex technical ecosystems and has been deployed by leading operators such as Arab States Broadcasting Union, Belgacom, Broadcast Australia, Czech Television, European Space Agency, Eutelsat, Gateway Communications, GlobeCast, M6, MTV, Orascom Telecom, Overon, Roshan, RTL-TVI, Broadcasting Center Europe, Stratos Global, Telenet , Telenor, TelstraClear, TVE, UPC, Virgin Media, VOO, Ziggo, etc. DataMiner is today already integrated with over 1000 devices and systems from more than 200 key industry suppliers, and offers a plethora of functionality including unlimited web access, alarming, e-mail and SMS notification, long-term trending, professional reporting, advanced automation, intelligent correlation and root cause analysis, service management, real-time SLA monitoring, user-definable key performance indicator dashboards, spectrum monitoring, mobile access, powerful CPE management, and much more.

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