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Telecom network inventory system

VC4’s IMS Telecom network inventory system

The primary element of  our inventory system IMS is network asset management, with the capacity for both active and passive networks to be controlled within it.

It can keep track of both physical and logical data within the telecom network inventory, along with the complete lifecycle of telecommunications materials a company possesses.

All of this is possible while the network inventory is being used by other IMS functionalities at the same time, such as network planning, impact analysis and workflow, capacity, trouble tickets, warehouse and spares management.

Network inventory system

Telecom service providers who choose to use the Inventory & Management System software can register all of their different network platforms and vendors within the tool’s complete network inventory.

It is extremely easy for IMS users to search for any item within the network asset system. For each network item, users can find those relating to it, opening these up simply by pressing their right mouse button or double clicking.

In addition, preconfigured and customized inventory reports can be created and viewed in different screens, allowing for easier, simpler network management.

Below is an outline of the information that can be managed within this piece of telecom inventory software:

● Circuits, connections and cables
● Contracts
● Customer data
● DDF/ODF and patch panels
● Equipment and cards
● IP addresses
● Leased lines
● Network locations and floor plans
● Orders
● Parameters and settings
● Ports
● Products and services
● Spares
● Trouble tickets
● Vendors
● Voice routes and logical ports
● Warehouse/stock

Vendor and platform independent

While the above list might be extensive, these are not the only capabilities of IMS when it comes to inventory management.

IMS allows telecommunications businesses to register all of the different platforms they use in one central system, making it an innovative vendor and platform independent tool.

This means all of a company’s platforms can be housed in one single location, but can still relate to each other and be accessed easily.

Platform samples that can be managed in this way include:

● ATM/Frame relay
● Broadcasting
● DCN
● Ethernet/Metro-E/NGN
● Fibre
● GPON
● IP
● Mobile core
● MPLS
● OTN
● PDH
● Radio/microwave
● RAN (2G, 3G, 4G)
● SDH
● SONET
● Subsea cables
● Sync
● Voice
● VoIP
● VSAT
● WDM
● xDSL

NMS/EMS/NE interfaces

To ensure a firm’s network data is fully up to date within the telecom inventory system, active network interfaces can be built into the NMS/EMS/NE platforms, allowing for smoother business operations and the potential for increased productivity.

If you’d like to find out more about telecom inventory management software from VC4, have a read through the following pages, which will explain more about what IMS can do:

● Capacity management
● Domains
● Interfaces to other systems
● IP management
● Network planning and change management
● Network status
● Planned works impact analysis
● Single point of failure
● Vendor management
● Warehouse management

Alternatively, contact our team, who will be more than happy to help, us at sales@vc4.com or on +31 72 5621771.