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spatialNET

Drive Efficiency Through the Network Asset Management Lifecycle With


spatialNET
An enterprise solution for planning, designing, and managing communications network assets
spatialNET is a core component of the spatialSUITE solution portfolio that efficiently
manages physical network inventories for communications service providers around the
world. Planners, designers, and engineers utilize spatialNET for its sophisticated
communications design and engineering tools, but the systems scalable information
model also delivers current and accurate network asset data to users across the
enterprise as well as systems that require access to asset information, including ERP,
finance, project management, billing, provisioning, order management, and other
critical OSS functions. spatialNET supports the creation and management of accurate
network asset data, and through its data management capabilities facilitates effective
business decisions and enhances operational efficiency in every department.

Design and Manage the Complete Physical Network


Inventory
spatialNET provides engineers with
a familiar, CAD-based platform for
designing fiber, HFC, and
twisted-pair communications
networks. But unlike typical
CAD-based systems that save data
in distributed flat files, spatialNET
manages data in a fully
configurable, spatially enabled
information model that
interactively records detailed
information for every network
asset. Within the application,
spatialNET includes configurable tools to help users design networks and manage asset
data efficiently, including:

KEY BENEFITS
Increased efficiency in drafting and
design shortens the time from
build-out to activation and increases
revenue opportunities
Equipment dictionaries and design
profiles enforce standards and
ensure networks are built as
designed, reducing construction,
as-built, and maintenance costs
Precise spatial positioning of
equipment reduces underground
locate costs and prevents costly
cable cuts and other faults due to
poor documentation of asset
locations
Detailed documentation of assets
allows for optimal provisioning of
network equipment
Up-to-date reporting of network
assets reduces the need for field
audits and lowers MTTR since fewer
truck rolls are required
End-to-end network connectivity
model enables fast location of
faults, losses, and outages and
efficient resolution of network issues

An intelligent graphical design interface that renders network component details in


a real-world, visual environment and models full, end-to-end connectivity through all
cables, buildings, structures, and equipment
Design automation functions that suggest appropriate equipment types, preventing
design mistakes and simplifying the design process
Interactive design tools that leverage standard CAD functions for efcient placement of network equipment and automatic
management of data and annotation placement
Intelligent equipment association that dynamically connects network assets to support structures and associated addresses and
automatically recalculates strand and cable lengths as the network is updated
Complete, fully congurable equipment dictionary templates with designed attributes that standardize design and enforce
engineering standards

Customizable design proles that allow designers to create and use equipment dictionary groupings to manage design
specifications
Active equipment modeling that preserves network integrity throughout the design and as-built process by showing equipment as
it exists in the real worl, with business rules enforced to ensure proper configurations are maintained
Accurate bill of materials (BOM) reports generated from detailed designs to facilitate planning and inventory management
Unique asset identier management, including serial numbers, bar codes, RFID tags, and CLLI codes

Fiber Network Design and Management


spatialNET is a leader in fiber network design and includes a rich
ber network model that supports variety of active (Active
Ethernet) and passive (PON, GPON) ber-to-the-home (FTTH)
network deployment architectures as well as fiber backhaul
networks. In addition, fiber microduct network architectures can
be efficiently designed in spatialNET, with a completely connected
model of connected ducts that can be managed over time to
document capacity as ducts are filled at each phase of project
roll-out. Specific design and management features built into
spatialNET for fiber networks include:
Detailed modeling for bers, buffer tubes, and ribbon cables
Complete modeling for ber sites and Inside Plant (ISP)
networks
Channel multiplexing on individual bers for CWDM and
DWDM
Advanced capacity management, planning, and ring-modeling for identifying diverse network paths
Fiber location capabilities with available physical capacity (dark ber) and logical capacity (unused wavelengths or channels)
Master circuit congurability for network elements, enabling physical bearer support for logical inventory systems
Reporting and integration capabilities for network-to-address and network-to-device functionality
Advanced network management for splicing details
Complete length management for aerial and underground cables, loops, and risers
Complete tracking of usage, ownership, and priority

RF Network Design and Management


With advanced route design, splicing, cable and associated equipment management capabilities, spatialNET can model HFC networks
and RF signals, amplifiers, and power from the central office or head end, through the field, and all the way to the customer
premises. spatialNETs integrated design capabilities help network designers build networks that meet increasing customer demand
for high-bandwidth data, telephone, internet, video on demand, and HD television services. spatialNETs design capabilities for HFC
networks include:

Automatic signal-leveling to correctly calculate and propagate signal levels across the network
Color-coded visual warnings for tracking selected signal-level tolerances on all equipment and cables
Tracking of individual ber-to-buss port assignments at the node
Automatic conguration and placement of taps and passive devices
Centralized and distributed power support and forward- and return-path management for all HFC architectures

Copper Design and Management


spatialNET also manages copper loop networks, enabling operators making the transition from copper to fiber networks or
managing a hybrid network such as ber to the curb with VDSL runs to the home to leverage a single network asset management
platform. For copper networks, spatialNET supports:

Inline equipment location (load coils, bridges, taps, and others) support next-generation services like ADSL and IPN
Detailed reporting on loop composition and DSL service qualications, with upstream and downstream tracing at the sheath or
circuit level
Denitions for special usages (T1, DSL) or copper pairs to keep physical records current and accurate
Complete tracking and management of ducts, conduits, and manholes, along with associated lease agreements and Continuing
Property Records (CPR)
End-to-end connectivity for tracking physical-bearer and special-usage information, providing the full physical path for integration
with logical inventory systems

Inside Plant (ISP) Design and Management


spatialNET seamlessly models end-to-end network connectivity from
inside plant to outside plant, with full tracing capabilities through
any ISP site, including head ends, cable term panels, central office,
and node sites. spatialNET supports the ISP network at the rack,
shelf, chassis, card, and port levels through internal cabling, riser
diagrams, and distribution frames to cross-connects and ONUs, and
finally out to the subscribers premises.
spatialNETs drag-and-drop functionality properly connects cables
with equipment, and clearly defined business rules ensure accurate
connections. Complete connectivity modeling through ISP sites
enables accurate location of outages and precise determination of
available service offerings and network capabilities. spatialNETs
unique ISP features include:
Seamless connectivity from inside plant to outside plant
Physical and logical traces follow and report on the full signal path from the ISP site to the OSP network
Floor-plan views of buildings and other network sites, allowing real-world modeling and tracing of ISP sites within multiple-unit
buildings
Rack elevation views generated automatically from database records
Schematic views showing port-to-port connectivity between devices, with feathering capabilities between oors
Service-level views showing how logical services are implemented within the physical network

Job Workflow Focused On Design and Engineering


spatialNET leverages a sophisticated job management system (JMS) that allows multiple users to work in the same area
simultaneously for long periods of time. JMS control ensures database integrity by providing a consistent set of data during a design
job, and keeps work-in-progress separate from as-built data. To help model the design workow as it occurs in the real world, JMS
also supports:

Creation and management of job scenarios to test design alternatives


Conict detection between different job scenarios
A partial posting solution for the subset of a design job that actually has been built
The creation of dependencies between jobs to enforce the order of posting

Spatially-Enabled Asset Management Platform


spatialNET represents the ideal convergence of CAD and spatial network asset management. While CAD-based clients provide an
industry-standard design and engineering interface, spatialNETs enterprise information model and database platform integrates
network assets, geo-referenced land base, and customer information to create a complete spatially-enabled network asset
management system. spatialNET supports a number of commercial land base formats and offers sophisticated tools for managing
address, parcel, and street centerline data.

Working in a spatial environment enables the accurate


documentation of the geographic location of each network
asset relative to the land base and customer premise.
Furthermore, spatial visualization and analysis tools help users
understand complex relationship between assets more
effectively. spatialNET optimizes the user of tabular and
map-based editing tools to deliver an intuitive and efficient data
management environment that improves engineering and
operational productivity.

spatialNET also supports robust data and user security measures,


including a sophisticated user and group management system
that provides control over data access and application
functionality. spatialNET has the ability to authenticate security
groups with a directory service database such as Active Directory
using LDAP or other protocols.

Support For Technology and IT Standards


From an IT perspective, the spatialNET platform integrates
industry-standard software solutions that contribute to an
enterprise-ready technology stack. Key software technologies
integrated with spatialNET include:
AutoCAD: The industry-leading CAD platform provides
powerful yet familiar tools for drafters, designers, and
engineers
Oracle: Powerful relational database with spatial data
management capabilities that can be leveraged throughout
the organization
Google Maps/Google Earth: Highly used and easily recognized
mapping tools provide a convenient backdrop for the
occasional user as well as an accessible environment for
validating and studying real-world locations of network assets
and their surroundings
Python: Open-source scripting language allows spatialNET to
be customized and extended for applications that meet
specific company needs
Flexera Licensing Software - A leader in software licensing
technology, provides customers with the ability to optimize
license usage and adhere to license compliance requirements

Experience the Benefits of spatialNET


The spatialNET network asset design and management platform
delivers a standard, centralized, enterprise repository that
maintains the current, accurate state of the network including
end-to-end connectivity.
spatialNET provides critical functionality to design and manage
network asset data and leverage it throughout the enterprise to
enhance business practices in sales, marketing, customer
service, network operations, field maintenance, and others.

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Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ: SNCR) is the mobile innovation company that provides software-based
activation and mobile content management solutions for connected devices across the globe. The companys
proven and scalable technology solutions allow customers to connect, synchronize and activate connected
devices and services that empower enterprises and consumers to live in a connected world.