cableScout® has an open database structure which enables it to implement interfaces to any number of systems very quickly. These interfaces guarantee the smooth implementation of cableScout® in an existing IT infrastructure.
Nearly all companies who have wide area or municipal networks are using GIS systems for correct positioning in the administration of structures, ducts and cabling. Consequently these interfaces are the most frequently requested and solutions are available for ESRI, Smallworld, Intergraph, Topobase and Bentley systems.
This interface imports buildings, duct and cable runs in GIS administered buildings into cableScout®. The GIS generally retains its main administrative role in the correct positioning of the objects (mainly buildings and trench runs) and cableScout takes over the administration of the entire inventory. A special editor informs the user about new or modified data sets in the GIS and navigates to the corresponding place in the network.
cableScout® is also able to obtain maps from all GIS platforms which supply WMS (WebMapServices). The maps are displayed directly in cableScout® via http calls. Different layers (objects) can be displayed separately or depending on zoom level. An infinite number of WMS such as orthophotos and grid maps can be incorporated and displayed.
As cableScout® uses the same spatial data type as Oracle, it is possible to display cableScout®-building, ducts and cable data in real time in the GIS. The huge benefit of this is that planned projects which contain objects exclusive to cableScout®, such as cables and micro-ducts can be directly visualised in the GIS. Other options include displaying cable loads or determining whether a FTTH home connection is already supplied with fibre.