1. True Multi-Vendor Solution
DataMiner is a true multi-vendor solution, capable of interfacing with any proprietary or standard third-party device or monitoring system, without any compromises. No matter what vendors you are working with today or in the future, DataMiner software is capable to outlive the hardware evolutions in your network. Today over 3000 drivers for equipment from more 350 different leading vendors, (Click here to see a list of the different vendors), have been deployed throughout various industries, including satellite, HFC broadband, broadcast, etc.
The unique power of the DataMiner multi-vendor technology allows you to cover any aspect of your operations including any operational device or element management system in satellite, HFC broadband, broadcast, as well as environment (air-conditioning, electrical infrastructure, fire detection, badge access control, weather, etc.), IT infrastructure, and including various test and measurement applications (audio and video analyzers, spectrum analyzers, MPEG analyzers, transport stream analyzers, etc.)
With DataMiner in place, you have a guarantee that you can always deploy the best of breed from any vendor, that you can lock in on new market potential in no time and be the first to reap the associated revenues.
2. Open XML-based Driver Format
DataMiner drivers are capable of interfacing with any manageable device, whether it has a standard management interface (e.g. SNMP) or a proprietary one. In addition, DMS drivers are modeled in an open, accessible XML format and thus can easily be edited by anyone, you yourself can edit/create drivers or you can rely on our extensive library of existing drivers and our professional engineering services.
With DataMiner in place you can rest assured that you have an open standardized platform, and that all your options remain available at any time throughout the deployment, no strings attached.
3. Fully SNMP Compliant Solution
DataMiner offers you as well full SNMP Manager as SNMP Agent functionality. Each device managed by DataMiner including the proprietary ones, is assigned with a unique virtual IP address and an SNMP Agent to interface with any third party SNMP compliant management software. In other words, all devices managed by a DataMiner System, including the proprietary ones, are automatically converted to full SNMP compliant devices (including managed SNMP trap forwarding to multiple SNMP Managers, SNMP gets and SNMP sets).
With DataMiner in place, you can rest assured that no matter what devices you have deployed today, or will deploy in the future, from a TCP/IP network perspective your plant will appear fully SNMP compliant, keeping all your options open to deploy any SNMP compliant software tools and applications.
4. Distributed Architecture
In a DataMiner System (DMS) there is no central server, a DMS is defined as one or more DataMiner Agents (DMA) interconnected with a TCP/IP network. Each of the individual DMA's embodies a fully functional management system, capable of performing on its own. Multiple DMA's combined in a single TCP/IP network behave like a single entity so when a user accesses a DataMiner System he will see (provided he has the proper access rights) a complete overview of all devices managed by all DataMiner Agents in the system.
The modern distributed architecture of DataMiner outperforms any earlier generation solution in terms of processing power, capacity, availability, flexibility, scalability, etc. resulting in significant operational benefits, including reduced operational expenses.
5. Scalable and Cost-efficient Solution
Because a single DMA embodies a fully functional management system on its own you can easily start with one DMA and expand as you need it up to corporate wide implementations, without any compromises in terms of functionality, features and performance. It is a very powerful architecture, as each agent adds to the processing power of the overall system, and because of its architecture it is extremely resilient to failures and disaster scenarios. DataMiner truly scales to your exact needs, and adding capacity or performance can be done through standard procedures in no time.
So DataMiner not only guarantees optimal CAPEX and OPEX, but provides you with the scalability and flexibility to truly deploy as you need to, no matter how your requirements evolve. DataMiner is a perfect fit for small applications up to the largest corporate wide deployments.
6. Complete Solution
DataMiner embodies one of the most complete network management solutions outperforming any other solution in terms of features and capabilities, guaranteeing an answer for any of your needs. DataMiner includes professional multi-user alarm management, data trending, hierarchical graphical system presentation compatible with MS Visio, intelligent alarm correlation, comprehensive reporting, notification via SMS and pager, remote access via SMS, script automation, automated and remote interactive spectrum analysis, service awareness, integrated document management, SNMP interfacing, and much more.
7. Accessible Solution
A DataMiner network management environment can be accessed from virtually any location via an intuitive, powerful web based application, without the need to pre-install any client application and without any constraints. With DataMiner in place, you can rest assured that anybody can access relevant information at any time, from whatever location, hereby significantly optimizing the return on your investment.
DataMiner also offers one of the most comprehensive and intuitive security systems allowing administrators to carefully control and track the usage of the solution in a corporate wide multi-user environment.
8. Proven Technology with a Future
DataMiner is a unique, innovative design based on the latest technologies and concepts and based on extensive industry experience, which has a proven track record with over 3000 different drivers deployed. It embodies the new generation of multi-vendor solutions, designed to deal with the most complex technological environments and addressing today's and tomorrow's needs of professional operators. Because of its concept DataMiner has the potential to deal with the most stringent requirements in the future and to continue to outperform the incumbent solutions. Today, DataMiner is the first solution to include service management capabilities, allowing operators to view the operational environment from a service perspective compared to the more traditional but far less transparent device perspective, and hereby provides the DataMiner controlled infrastructures with a competitive edge.
9. Long-term Commitment
With a steady controlled growth year after year, unique experience of more than two decades, profitable every single year, the least one can say is that we are a reliable business partner to establish a long-term partnership with. Long-term commitment is essential in the deployment of network management solutions, and in addition Skyline's vendor-independence guarantees you an unconditional deployment today and tomorrow, with no compromises. Vendor independence eliminates any conflicts of interest and assures that you will be able to deploy any technology from any vendor unconditionally as soon as it emerges, and as you deem it necessary. DataMiner is our core business, and our goal is to further boost your business irrespective the choices you make for your operational environment.
10. Professional Services
Skyline Communications not only offers cutting-edge solutions, but allows you to tap into a vast experience in the field of monitoring and control solutions, carefully build up over the last decade in business relations with leading companies. Our range of professional services assures that you get optimal results within the allotted time frames. We provide extensive training programs for all types of user levels, implementation studies and customer oriented project management, driver development, technical support and a system maintenance program, all delivered with an exceptional standard of service that best exemplifies Skyline's professionalism and commitment. Skyline Communications, headquartered in Izegem, Belgium is located in a strategic area with major business centers like Amsterdam, Brussels, Cologne, London, Lille or Paris only a couple of hours away, increasing accessibility of our technical support and development team.