Interfaces and data migration

The successful introduction of a new software system is largely dependent on its integration into the existing IT environment, the creation of interfaces to third-party systems and the migration of existing data.

cableScout® and its associated database can be easily installed on nearly every server environment and through Active Directory existing users can be easily incorporated as cableScout® users. Most customers prefer the implementation of cableScout® in a terminal server environment in order to obtain maximum flexibility and performance.

The many standardised interfaces provided with cableScout® mean it can connect to a wide range of systems. The most frequently deployed interface is undoubtedly to graphic information systems (GIS) from manufacturers such as ESRI, Smallworld, Intergraph or Bentley.

This interface enables buildings, ducts and cables in GIS administered buildings with an associated geometry to be initially imported into cableScout®. The GIS generally retains its main administrative role in the correct positioning of objects and cableScout® assumes the administration of all network objects, equipment and connections. The data held in cableScout®, such as cables, can then be faded in at all times as an information retrieval layer within the relevant GIS.

The WebAPI interface is used as a main interface for data exchange with other systems. This is a standardised exchange platform for transferring data from and to cableScout®. It has a broad list of REST-APIs that can be used by other systems. The modular structure of the system facilitates the easy integration of customer-specific APIs. The core APIs make all cableScout® underlying objects, both geographic and non-geographic, available. Specific APIs are placed on the core APIs as a separate module (microservice)

Data from software tools that are to be replaced can also be easily migrated. In over 300 data migrations, data from nearly all existing systems or from discontinued systems have been successfully integrated into cableScout®. Due to our extensive experiences in this field, we can always provide the customer with the best possible result.

If the customer has digital records of his network, which he wants to transfer to cableScout®, then the cableScout® system offers various standard imports based on XML, CSV, Google or DXF. These tools enable address points, buildings, cables, trenches, ducts, lighting information or master planning documents to be easily integrated into the system.

  • Standardised GIS-interface to all the common tools of ESRI, Smallworld, Bentley, Infograph etc.
  • GIS interfaces can be adapted flexibly to meet a wide range of customer requirements
  • High-performance data hub is used as a standardised data exchange platform
  • XML standard importer for complete network structures
  • Various standardised import interfaces for buildings, address points, trench routes, duct routes, cables and lighting information
  • Import interfaces for various FTTH master planning tools (e.g Atesio, Comsof, Deticon, Geodata, Setics, TKI)

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