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Launch of DataMiner 7.5 at IBC2012

Izegem, Belgium, August 2012 – Skyline Communications, global leader in end-to-end multi-vendor network management solutions for the IPTV, HFC broadband, broadcast and satellite industry, announces the launch of DataMiner 7.5 at the IBC2012 exhibition

Izegem, Belgium(03 Sep 2012)

"These are very exciting times again for Skyline. We have spent a tremendous amount of   development resources on this release, and that clearly shows when you see   the result. As the global leader in multi-vendor network management for IPTV,   satellite, broadcast and HFC broadband infrastructures, we have a strong   reputation of leading the way and setting the benchmark on how complex   technology ecosystems can be managed more efficiently than ever before,"   commented Ben Vandenberghe, Sales & Marketing Director at Skyline Communications.   "And that's exactly what this release is all about again. We are   bringing for example a very unique unified user experience, across different   platforms. As you roam between work stations and mobile devices, DataMiner   7.5 will offer you a seamless experience. In other words, whatever mobile   device you are working with, you will be able to monitor any active device in   your operational system, irrespective what vendor it is from. And even   control those devices, view performance graphs, manage alerts and much more.   Apple, Microsoft, Google or Research in Motion, we have you fully covered for   any of the mobile phones or tablets you use."

DataMiner   Applications is an entirely new framework within the DataMiner network   management system, which will enable designing out-of-the-box product- or   technology-specific applications. These DataMiner Applications will be   designed by Subject Matter Expert teams, composed by both our own DataMiner   experts and product experts from various leading vendors. This technology is   going to bring the concept of consolidated open-architecture multi-vendor   network management to a complete new level. In addition to some product   specific solutions, which will be announced at a later stage, DataMiner 7.5   will offer our customers for example an advanced IP Network Manager DataMiner   Application. This application will offer advanced capabilities to   auto-discover end-to-end IP networks, to manage complex IP network   configurations, to monitor IT assets and services, and much more. In other words,   full-blown professional IP network management, fully integrated in the   end-to-end broadcast network management platform. An indispensable asset for   anybody active in IPTV, HFC broadband, satellite or broadcast these days.

Also the   DataMiner Service Management gets a complete overhaul in DataMiner 7.5, with   a large number of advanced new capabilities. DataMiner Service Management is   responsible for the run-time aggregation and translation of device   information into service-oriented information. The technology is used today   to manage a wide variety of services in IPTV, satellite, broadcast and HFC   broadband environments. It enables operators to instantly see the impact of   infrastructure incidents on a service level, and to take the appropriate   actions to safeguard their revenues.

DataMiner is   today the leading multi-vendor network management solution, deployed by many   hundreds of leading operators in more than 75 countries across the globe,   managing and controlling some of the most prestigious IPTV, broadcast, HFC   broadband and satellite ecosystems. Currently DataMiner is already integrated   with more than 2500 products from more than 350 industry vendors, which   constitutes by far the most extensive multi-vendor solution ever available.

"At the eve   of IBC2012, and with the exciting DataMiner 7.5 release at the horizon, we   are also proud to announce again a record growth in both revenue and new   customer accounts. The market is now clearly shifting very quickly towards   unified network management, driven by the need to reduce operational expenses   while maintaining the highest possible quality of service and end-user   experience," added Ben Vandenberghe. "And the results in terms of   reducing operational expenditure that our customers report back to us are   just staggering. DataMiner enables them to reduce training and administration   cost, to automate procedures to recover from network and device failures, to   intelligently cross-correlate events and reduce the mean-time-to-repair, to   slash down the number of calls that a help desk has to process, to move from   a reactive to a proactive way of working, to eliminate many thousands of   expensive truck roll outs, and much more."

Contact Information

Ben   Vandenberghe | Sales & Marketing Director
  Direct Line: +32 (0)51 33 19 23
  Mobile: +32 (0)476 47 39 71
  Skyline   Communications | Zandstraat 14 |   B-8870 Izegem | Belgium
  Tel: +32 (0)51 31 35 69
  Fax: +32 (0)51 31 01 29