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record attendance for dataminer release seminar 2011

Last week on Thursday 16th of June and Friday 17th of June, Skyline Communications, global leader in multi-vendor network management solutions for the IPTV, HFC broadband, broadcast and satellite industry, had the pleasure to welcome more than 140 attendants from more than 20 countries for its annual DataMiner Release Seminar. The seminar was held at the historical city of Bruges this year. At the DRS 2011 attendants witnessed an exclusive preview of DataMiner 7.0, slated for release in Q4 2011, and a series of high profile DataMiner case studies of leading operators. On the second day, attendants could choose from a wide selection of hands-on workshops on some of the most popular features in DataMiner.

“This was beyond any doubt the most successful DataMiner Release Seminar ever, with a lot of enthusiasm for the new DataMiner 7.0 release. At Skyline we work very hard every day to continuously redefine how operators manage the most complex ecosystems more efficiently and more intelligently than ever before, and it is clear that DataMiner 7.0 will be again a major milestones in achieving that,” commented Ben Vandenberghe, Sales & Marketing Director at Skyline Communications. “At the DRS2011 we presented a whole array of new features and capabilities. Amongst other, DataMiner 7.0 will introduce DataMiner Inventory & Asset Manager, a very unique solution that will be addressing very imminent needs for our customers. But we also demonstrated DataMiner Maps, DataMiner Scheduler and DataMiner Mobile Gateway, all applications that leap ahead and go beyond whatever else has been available in our industry before.”

In addition to the exclusive preview, attendants witnessed some high-profile case studies, including:

  • Broadcast Australia, the management of a nation-wide terrestrial transmission network, including fully automated provisioning through a customer provided CMDB.
  • Vizada, the management of a world-wide VSAT ecosystem, including a tight integration of customer information database, ticketing system, on-line portal, etc.
  • Telekom Austria, the monitoring and control of the aonTV IPTV headend, including advanced automation for port and device redundancy, site diversity switching and automated channel substitution.
    France Télévisions, the transparent monitoring and control of a mission critical central switching platform for live television, including integration of remote control panels and automated drag ‘n drop conditioning of processed signals

The workshops on the last day provided attendants the opportunity to learn more about creating advanced Visual Overview graphics with MS Visio, designing advanced automation scripts with C# coding, using the new user-centric DataMiner Cube UI, creating DataMiner Service Templates to automatically generate services, introduction to developing DataMiner drivers for SNMP compatible devices, etc.