GIS, Outside Plant and Network Map
World’s most innovative software that combines GIS with active and logical networks.
Gain greater insights using interactive maps
VC4 Telecom GIS software offers unique capabilities to manage your fiber and copper networks. Interactive maps provide you with location-based graphical and geographical representation of your network. The IMS will draw the connectivity automatically based on the information stored in the database.
VC4-IMS uses its own geo-database and is not dependent on other GIS tools, like ESRI or MapInfo. However it can integrate with almost any background data provider, such as Google, Openstreet Maps, Bing, ESRI, government geo data, etc.
Interface with different GIS-geo background data providers (i.e. Google maps, Bing, OpenStreet Maps, ESRI, government specific)
Fully integrated with network inventory, physical, logical, active and passive network, workflow, impact analytics, etc.
Features GIS software
Different kinds of network objects can be viewed in a map, such as:
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Each object in the Network Map is an object retrieved from the database. IMS will draw the connectivity automatically based on the information stored in the database. The Network Map is interactive, so that the objects can be opened directly from the map.
Network Map functionalities
The interactive map provides you easy access to add objects, to turn objects on/off and to create exports. Its multi object create function helps users to quickly engineer new networks. Read below about different functionalities and options in the GIS network map.
A user can decide what types of connections needs to be drawn per Network Map. For example, in a MPLS map, only show MPLS type of connections, in a fiber map, only fiber network connections, etc.
Connections can be highlighted in the map. This is done with a thicker green line.
All network connection layers can be highlighted. For example VLAN, L2VPN, 2MB, etc. Work paths are highlighted in green, protection path with a red line.
Objects are placed on the network map automatically when a user creates those objects using the Network Map. Additionally, objects can be added to a network map using a menu option.
Network Maps can be exported in KML/KMZ format and Autocad (.dwg). Reports can be generated that include pictures, such as Network Maps, equipment views, floorplans, racks, cable routes. These reports can be saved in multiple file types, for example PDF, Word, HTML.
Turn on/off objects
Users can make objects (per type) visible or invisible.
VC4-IMS has auto routing capabilities for automatically finding the optimum route through the network.
To help VC4-IMS users to quickly engineer new networks, the system has multiple functions to create multiple object in one action.
In case there are multiple connections between two nodes, the IMS user can decide to see it as one line or see it as separate connections.
The map can be moved, zoomed in and out in normal graphical view, but also in geographical view.
Once a user has appropriate user permissions, the user can add, move/position and delete objects.
Users can draw a new connection from starting node +port towards a second node. IMS will show the available ports automatically. In case of fiber trench, the geo route can be drawn directly on the map.
Outside Plant system
Plan and maintain your physical inventory within the VC4 IMS application. Typically, the OSP functionality is used for fiber & copper network registration, Mobile RAN (2G, 3G, 4G, 5G), Microwave/Radio networks, WiFi, Wimax and Subsea cables.
VC4 IMS is world’s most innovative telecom GIS application fully integrated with physical and logical network inventory. Manage the active and logical networks (with the relation to the physical network). The logical connections and services can be seen in a geographical view. This unique combination makes it possible to perform different analysis to reduce network outages (Single Point of Failure calculations) and improve the sales activities.
Examples of OSP objects that can be registered:
Network planning is integrated in the IMS and therefore facilitates your network change management. The following main functionalities around OSP/GIS are built in the system: