Monitoring and managing the health of your network is a critical consideration when designing, purchasing, and deploying equipment for your communications system. Equally important is ensuring that you maximize your network’s return on investment by increasing system throughput and uptime, improving the utilization of networked devices, and finally, supporting the deployment of maintenance resources when problems surface.
Purpose built for MDS devices:
With over 1.5 million installed around the world and 30 years of experience, GE is aware of the challenges our customers face when managing their communication networks. MDS PulseNET software provides insight and detailed system performance information, allowing you to intelligently and proactively manage your radio communications network.
Through deep integration with GE’s MDS wireless product portfolio, MDS PulseNET collects, stores, and trends performance and status metrics of MDS wireless devices. The raw metrics collected from network devices must be correctly manipulated into meaningful data before the information can be presented to the end-user.
Easy Installation and rapid deployment:
MDS PulseNET software requires minimal effort to install and operate, provides pre-built specific device warning thresholds to eliminate guesswork, and provides visibility into communications that have historically been unmanaged.
MDS PulseNET software provides multiple, concurrent, role-based logins through a web interface so that each user is able to see exactly what they need to fulfill their individual responsibilities. MDS PulseNET also provides the operator with immediate access to performance trending graphs through the same simple navigation. It normalizes the views for disparate technologies into simple and easy-to-use dashboards. The main dashboard provides a high-level status of each set of functional components being monitored.
Once your system is properly configured, it can automatically discover your network devices, assign licenses to the devices and begin monitoring the network.
Converged Communications for Hybrid Networks
Today’s environment requires that utilities develop comprehensive communication networks to meet demanding and evolving user, geographic and regulatory requirements. This ever-changing landscape often forces utilities to work with a variety of technologies to reach their infrastructure assets.
GE has addressed this challenge with the MDS Orbit platform. This next generation industrial wireless communications solution integrates a range of technologies from cellular to private, and unlicensed to licensed narrowband, supporting customers’ needs for secure private, public and hybrid communications networks.
MDS Orbit Platform supports a diverse portfolio of industrial modems, routers and gateways to extend wireless network coverage in various spectrum and geographic conditions, providing 2G, 3G and 4G LTE cellular communications for public and private connectivity globally. MDS Orbit’s Licensed Narrowband (LN) Series radio with QAM and adaptive modulation, offer 6 times increase in speed, cutting edge performance and versatility in the 400 and 900 MHz frequency bands. MDS Orbit’s 900 MHz unlicensed Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) radio offers high throughput with low latency while supporting a variety of deployment topologies.
The MDS Orbit platform’s portfolio of radios are factory-configurable and available in two form factors, the dual-Wide Area Network (WAN) radio MCR (Multiservice-Connect Router) and the single-WAN radio ECR (Edge-Connect Router).
The MDS Orbit platform provides a comprehensive security framework to support three unique facets of enterprise requirements: device, user and network security. Meeting the needs for functional and application flexibility and ease of use, the MDS Orbit platform of products offer multiple interface options in a compact robust package which adapts freely to indoor and outdoor environments.
Upgrade your existing iNET II network to the MDS Orbit Platform today!
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