IBC2007 Sees Network Electronics Announce Partnership with Skyline Communications to Provide Increased Customer Control

Izegem, (PresseBox) - Skyline Communications, the provider of the leading multivendor network management solution DataMiner, and Network Electronics, the market leader in optical distribution are delighted to announce that IBC2007 sees the start of a strategic partnership between the two companies. Both Network Electronics (8.270) and Skyline Communications (1.414) envision a long lasting cooperation enabling customers to build their media networks with the most sophisticated transport equipment and network management software available.

Following its “Simplicity Rules” philosophy, Network Electronics has integrated Skyline Communications’ DataMiner to provide Network Electronics’ Flashlink users with easy-to-use yet powerful control functionality. The Skyline solution also ensures that large installations including both Network Electronics’ solutions and equipment from thirdparty vendors can be supported by the innovative and featurerich DataMiner management system.

“Network Electronics Flashlink was one of the first optical transport product range to provide SNMP control interfaces. Today we have an impressive number of Flashlink deployments around the globe that are able to communicate with a Network Management System via SNMP. By seamlessly integrating the DataMiner network management system with our GYDA system controller, we provide exactly what our customers are looking for: the total control of their media networks through a simple to use and deploy management environment,” says Oddbjørn Bergem, Chief Executive Officer, Network Electronics.

“We are very excited about Network Electronics’ decision to integrate DataMiner with its products offering. This award-winning solution addresses all the network management needs of broadcasters and service providers running Flashlink optical networking equipment for their video services. Network Electronics’ large installed base and wide experience in the broadcast market opens up interesting market opportunities for our products,” says Ben Vandenberghe, Sales & Marketing Director of Skyline Communications.

About Network Electronics
Network Electronics provides the broadcast, professional video and telco industries with routing, signal processing and optical transport solutions that set new standards for video transport. The company is an acknowledged leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of award-winning video transport equipment and solutions and has the aim of becoming the global no 1 supplier of routing, signal processing and optical transport for professional video. Network Electronics’ leading product ranges include the compact and highly popular VikinX router range, the THOR router management system and the Flashlink platform, a range of technologically advanced optical multichannel WDM transport solutions. A major use of the company’s products is for the audio and video broadcast of world-class sporting events such as the Olympics and the World Cup. For more information, please visit: www.network-electronics.com

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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