A highly-reliable communication network is essential to supervise and control utility applications, and that in turn mandates a professional management tool to keep communications operating in themost demanding of circumstances. ABB’s integrated and modular Network Management Suite, with FOXMAN / FOXView as core elements, allow tailored NMS solutions for managing the most complex of utility communication networks. The management functionality covers ABB’s FOX-devices, but also extends to manage all elements used in today’s integrated utility communication networks such as power line carrier systems, radios, and network switches.
Integration is key
ABB’s NMS Suite provides the essential, integrated, Network Management Solutions for complex utility networks. It provides management for a comprehensive range of technologies and devices:
- ABB’s FOX-Family of new generation utility multiplexers such as FOX505, FOX515, FOX515H/Hs and FOX660
- ABB’s comprehensive portfolio of LAN-switches, routers and firewalls
- High performance power line carrier of the ETL600-series and related protection devices
- AR-series of wireless / radio devices
- 3rd-party equipment
Client / server based multi-view platform
ABB’s NMS-suite runs on Windows based systems, or in Linux server environments with lean Windows clients. All concurrent users benefit from dual-view displays options for enhanced network display with animated, geographical network representation. All management-tasks can be performed by simple point-&-click operation.