Siklu SmartHaul™ Network Software Tools
Wireless networks are growing at a pace that outstrips past deployments by a wide margin. With applications ranging from IoT to 5G fixed wireless, wireless networks are also becoming increasingly complex. It is no longer just about selling and installing boxes, of critical importance to the profitability and optimal operation of these networks relies on the systems and support software offered.
This challenge goes beyond basic management, and has extended into the realm of financial analysis for ROI, predictable performance and even automated whole network design.
The suite of software in the Siklu Software Tools package meets these challenges with our portfolio of software systems:
Wireless Network Design Engine
As networks continue to grow in scope and coverage, Siklu’s comprehensive portfolio of products ensures customers will have the right piece of gear for every point in the network. However, with increasing coverage and product choices, complexity of the network design also ramps up. Skilu’s Wireless Network Design Engine simplifies these design challenges. The WiNDE takes as input all the locations to be served in a given mmWave network, and using cost and performance as factors automatically recommends some cost effective and robust implementations to choose from. In addition to an optimized network design, the tool creates a Bill of Materials to build the selected design as well as the configuration files to ensure operations as designed.
Link Budget Calculator
Siklu SmartHaul™ Link Budget Calculator is a highly predictive, accurate online cloud based tool that helps predict the performance of a proposed link before installation and site surveys.
Using this powerful yet simple tool customers and System Integrators can plan on paper link performance and generate estimates of availability vs distance.
- Evaluate the expected availability and capacity of a Siklu link by City, Region or coordinates.
- Assist in selecting the best product and antenna fit for your network.
- Generate HTML or PDF SLA documentation with customers.
- Tool utilizes 40 year rain data to simulate real-world conditions.
Financial Analysis Calculator
(Previous ROI Business Case Tool)
All projects begin with a simple financial analysis to determine if the proposal makes business sense, and to determine at a high level when a Return on Investment (ROI) can be expected. With this powerful and flexible analysis engine, customers can input key variable such as monthly costs, equipment costs, estimated income and more and provide as results an ROI and basic financial metrics.
With support for both residential and Multi Dwelling Units, this tool can be used in conjunction with the other SmartHaul™ tools available to get a first look at possible physical networks and their payback.
Element Management System (EMS)
The SmartHaul™ EMS is a powerful yet easy to use solution enabling customers to configure, monitor, troubleshoot and administer millimeter wave networks large and small. The EMS is equally at ease with small networks of 10’s of links to large scale network with 1,000’s of links. As such it is highly scalable and highly available, from light-touch SaaS service, or a single server configuration all the way up to large distributed and virtualized implementations. Coupled with SNMPv2/3 support toward the radios and a rich modern REST full Northbound API toward higher level manages and Operations Support Systems (OSS), the EMS can act as a standalone management system or be integrated into a larger Operations environment.
The feature rich EMS delivers everything one would expect in a carrier grade EMS including:
- Either tree or map views of the network
- Simple yet powerful dashboards for network status, spectrum use, device status, inventory and more
- Fully configurable alarm thresholds and notifications
- Configuration device by device or in bulk
- Administration of user accounts, domain management, security
- Managed SW upgrades
With the SmartHaul™ EMS customers will realize all the benefits of an advanced EMS system running their mmWave network. The ability to maximize network performance, identify and correct faults in near real time and it is available either as a cloud option or on a private server or Virtual Machine (VM).