In order to the support users in the management of their complex communications networks, cableScout® has a wide range of network-specific and automated functions, graphs, analyses and printouts.
These include signal auto-routing across all media, capacity and load utilisation analyses, automatic length and attenuation calculations, end-to-end reporting of signals and cable routes, feasibility tests and impact analysis for loss of resources.
A particularly popular and frequently used functionality of cableScout® is its powerful route search. Through the use of a high-performance search function the system can search for the routes required within the physical and logical network structure.
The search algorithm goes through the whole network and is then able to incorporate all transmission technologies, active and passive components, cable media, trenches and duct structures. The suggested routes are listed with all the relevant details such as length, number of nodes, capacity utilisation, attenuation, splice/patch points etc. and displayed in the geo-schematic graphic. This ensures that the most appropriate route can always be selected for a specific procedure. For instance it may be a question of an alternative route for a faulty line or a route for switching on new customer signals.
State-of-the-art network management software must also be measured by the information it can output in the form of analyses, printouts and reports. cableScout® also has impressive credentials in this regard due to its specific, detailed and clear printouts and database analyses. In addition to the many standard assessments and reports, the system also has the option of setting up individual database queries and of storing them for permanent usage.
This wide range of management functions enables the user to access all the information required within a very short timeframe. This in turn enables a more professional and more efficient network administration and increases network availability and profitability.