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BaM™ Product Highlight: Skyline Communications

Wed 11, 07 2018

MANAGE CATEGORY BaM™ Award Nominee – Skyline Communications – DataMiner: NMS & OSS innovation spreading across the globe

Skyline Communications - DataMiner: NMS & OSS innovation spreading across the globe

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Skyline Communications, the global leader in end-to-end multi-vendor network management solutions and BaM™ finalist in the ‘Manage’ category, proved to be one of the most innovative companies during the NAB Show 2018.

The firm was shortlisted for its unsurpassed “DataMiner Media Flow and Service Orchestration” solution for uncompressed media-over-IP infrastructures. This acknowledgement emphasizes the leading position of Skyline’s flagship DataMiner as a Network Management and Operational Support System, deployed by leading operators around the world.

The DataMiner system is the only one for scheduled and ad-hoc switching of end-to-end uncompressed media flows that interfaces with any vendor and any technology. Moreover, it is not limited to mere media flow orchestration. The platform also has the ability to interact with the operations and business management layer, including ticketing, billing and scheduling systems.

The DataMiner system is the only one for scheduled and ad-hoc switching of end-to-end uncompressed media flows that interfaces with any vendor and any technology - BaM™Award Nominee: Skyline Communications Click To Tweet

DataMiner offers an unmatched level of reliability and visibility into your operations. We take pride in the fact that it provides full monitoring and control of facilities and environmental conditions in order to maintain complete supervision over your operations,” comments Thomas Gunkel, Market Director Broadcast. “The latest release features a built-in Service and Resource Management (SRM) solution suite, which enhances DataMiner’s capabilities towards a fully integrated solution to manage IP workflows and media services end to end, truly orchestrating SMPTE 2022-6 and SMPTE 2110 IP streams, even in a blocking switch fabric.”

Skyline DataMiner

DataMiner not only gives the operator a detailed view on all active video, audio and metadata streams, it also proactively detects issues and warns operators in case of service degradation or outages. It explores the full potential of a media-over-IP facility, down to each individual physical and virtual resource, with the aforementioned SRM playing a central role.

DataMiner SRM consists of 7 highly integrated modules, forming a cutting-edge, multi-vendor service orchestration platform. As a result of that, DataMiner interfaces with all IP edge devices and switch vendors, independent of the vendor, technology or protocols. Switch commands can be scheduled ahead of time or executed as quickly as possible.

Destination-timed, source-timed and switch-timed switching is supported. At any time, an operator can only book network resources and capacity that are effectively available for use. DataMiner offers end-to-end orchestration from a single pane of glass, across legacy SDI and IP-based infrastructure, on-premises and off-premises. Overall, SRM allows the customer to continuously increase operational excellence, to integrate new technology on the fly, and to evolve their service portfolio along with market demands.

“There simply is no other system like DataMiner that can handle the full stack management of your production media data center. This is the result of continued strategic innovation on the platform in areas of advanced analytics, end-to-end orchestration and automation, and gateway functions to broadcast OSS/BSS systems,” adds Thomas Gunkel. “While technology vendors focus on bringing data and control plane solutions to the market, DataMiner fills a huge gap for media companies that desperately need solutions to deploy a consolidated, flexible, predictable and reliable management plane across their entire infrastructure. Our DataMiner platform is an effective response to all key challenges any broadcast and media operation is facing.”

DataMiner fills a huge gap for media companies that desperately need solutions to deploy a consolidated, flexible, predictable and reliable management plane across their entire infrastructure - Thomas Gunkel, Market Director Broadcast Click To Tweet

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