Inaccess

Telecoms


Centralized site management

Inaccess provides an integrated, vendor-independent solution for the centralized management, monitoring and control of geographically distributed sites. The solution is ideal for deployment at telecom operators’ networks (fixed and wireless alike) as well as broadcasters’ infrastructures. Its open architecture enables the management of legacy and modern E/M systems through a common platform. With its advanced features and applications – customizable upon demand – Inaccess helps operators reduce OPEX and increase network availability and reliability. Our solution continuously monitors the equipment of the respective site detecting operation failures or under-performance. It also provides real-time secure collection and recording of statistical data as well as reporting according to operators’ needs directly to their desktops through web browsers and emails or to their mobile devices through SMS notifications.

 

Our solution adopts an open and expandable architecture consisting of:  

  • Remote Site Subsystem, including all devices (controllers, monitored equipment, sensors) installed at site
  • Control Center, the central operator platform
 
 
  • Features
  • Benefits

Centralized site management

Ιnaccess solution allows the centralized management, monitoring and control of E/M systems through a Central Control Subsystem (CCS). The CCS includes the necessary hardware and software elements for managing all Remote Site Subsystems (RSS) located at the managed sites. RSSs consist of all peripheral monitoring and supervising subsystems that constitute materials and devices including controllers, sensors, and measuring instruments, installed at each site in order to monitor, supervise and control the site infrastructure elements. More specifically, one RSS is installed at each site in order to perform all required applications and services in an integrated manner with minimum interaction with the system operators. RSSs also contain the required communication means (e.g. DCE equipment).

Alarm and Performance Management

  1. Vendor-independent, unified alarm collection, recording presentation and correlation
  2. Management of legacy and modern systems within a single platform
  3. Accurate and timely information about all supervised sites to ease maintenance and reduce OPEX

Environmental Management

  1. Remote monitoring and control of HVAC systems
  2. Collection, recording and historical trends of ambient measurements (e.g. temperature, humidity, etc.)
  3. Alarms on safety hazards (e.g. high temp, smoke or water detection)

Equipment Monitoring and Control

  1. Remote monitoring and control of heterogeneous devices from multiple vendors (e.g. HVAC, power generators, rectifiers, autonomous photo-voltaic systems and more)
  2. Unified operations through a common management platform

Power Management

  1. Monitoring of AC and DC electrical distribution boards
  2. Remote management of power generators
  3. Monitoring of battery banks and rectifiers
  4. Complete view of power consumption and energy sources for all the sites

Fuel Management

  1. Detailed and accurate information on fuel levels of all supervised sites
  2. Alarming when fuel level falls under a predefined threshold
  3. Reporting capabilities on fuel usage

Energy Monitoring

  1. Detailed and accurate data on energy consumption of all supervised sites
  2. Energy savings with fewer technician dispatches and improved energy efficiency
  3. Impact measurement of applied energy policies

OPEX/CAPEX Reduction

Ιnaccess drastically reduces OPEX and CAPEX for an operator by:

  1. Assessing faults through remote diagnosis - thus limiting costly site visits
  2. Increasing efficiency and effectiveness through detailed fault recognition and analysis and by scheduling on-site visits (not just by responding to incidents on an emergency-basis)
  3. Decreasing energy consumption through the central application of energy policies and measurement of their impact
  4. Managing fuel proactively
  5. Increasing the lifecycle of E/M equipment through better maintenance, thus reducing CAPEX

Network Availability / Reliability Increase

Ιnaccess helps operators increase network availability / reliability by:

  1. Reducing MTTR (mean time to repair)
  2. Identifying problems early (not upon system outages)

Investment protection

Ιnaccess helps operators protect their investments by:

  1. Constantly evaluating monitored/managed equipment and respective vendors
  2. Measuring overall equipment performance / reliability
  3. Increasing the lifecycle of monitored/managed equipment

Brand Identity Enhancement

Ιnaccess helps operators enhance their brand identity by:

  1. Increasing the reliability of the network
  2. Strengthening their "green profile" through energy savings
 

Differentiators of Inaccess with regard to site management/monitoring

1. Remote Site Controller (RSC) HW
  • Inaccess RSC HW is modular.

No ‘lock’ or ‘fixed form factor’ in terms of ports’ configuration and/or features

  • Inaccess RSC HW supports the most extensive variety of control interfaces and protocols in order to access field equipment.

Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP, LonWorks, EIB, BACnet, Profibus, Generic RS485, RS232, USB, DI, DO, PC, AI, AO

2. Remote Site Controller (RSC) SW
  • Inaccess RSC SW is more flexible and more powerful in supporting complex requirements for local control loop applications

Example: Management of AC units, management / control of a diverse group of equipment

  • Inaccess RSC SW can support proprietary (non-standard) field control protocols
  • The SW platform is Linux-based
3. Control Center Subsystem(CCS) SW
  • Easy integration of third-party controllers
  • Easy integration with third-party systems (CRM SW suites, asset management SW suites, ticketing SW, etc.)
  • Extensive statistical processing support
  • Extensive reporting capabilities
  • Supports extensive on-demand customization capabilities