HxGN NetWorks Comms
Enhance the complete lifecycle of civil infrastructure and fiber network management.
Part of the HxGN NetWorks portfolio, HxGN NetWorks Comms enables utilities, communications providers and local governments to design, document, administer, analyze, maintain and manage their fiber optic networks.
HxGN NetWorks Comms is an advanced telecommunications GIS that provides location-based information and tools for the complete lifecycle of civil infrastructure and fiber network management – from design and construction to maintenance and operations, in the back office and the field. It facilitates key business processes, such as work order design and execution, mapping, asset records management and maintenance records of the entire system.
Its feature-rich interface helps plan, connect and deploy fiber networks, supporting full tracing capabilities, fault analysis and path redundancy. It can assess, manage and track the status of projects, equipment and connections and coordinate with other systems to model the full engineering lifecycle.
HxGN NetWorks Comms delivers CAD capabilities within the GIS environment. Replacing separate tools, it improves design and documentation efficiency while removing latency and errors from network records. The smart editing tools use rules to drive semi-automated placement with integral data validation, further enhancing the speed and quality of data capture. They expedite the capture of complex graphical features and ensure symbology conforms to corporate standards. At the same time, rules-based validation enforces corporate design practice and engineering standards, while making sure the geospatial elements are valid and topologically clean.
The combined effect boosts efficiency, provides higher-quality data and expedites posting to master data by reducing the need for post-capture data validation and cleanup.
HxGN NetWorks Comms provides a rich and highly functional connected telecommunications model that can be used out of the box or configured to operator-specific requirements. It accommodates the connectivity of the complete network from any terminating device to the inside plant (ISP) termination. It addresses the inventory and connectivity of fiber, copper, equipment components and the civils network – all within a single database. The model also supports coordination and integration with OSS/NRM platforms for faster operation and enhanced capabilities.
As part of the HxGN NetWorks portfolio, HxGN NetWorks Comms provides the rich version management, analysis, tracking and reporting capabilities needed to model and manage engineering lifecycles, including coordination with other business platforms, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), work and asset management system (WAMS) and field operations.
The ability to maintain alternate versions, combined with design validation and estimation, enables comparative assessments of designs, both technically and financially. This can be achieved as a stand-alone function, or, as is more common in large networks, via interaction with other business systems involved in managing change to the network.
Our customers operate HxGN NetWorks Comms alongside a range of OSS/NRM platforms, including Amdocs OSS (previously Cramer Dimension), Visionael OSS (PR) and Ericsson Granite Inventory (formerly Telcordia Granite Inventory). Integrating and coordinating our advanced telecoms GIS with an OSS/NRM system provides significant benefits through process efficiencies, enhanced data quality and currency, extended functional capability and faster operation.
HxGN NetWorks Comms has been proven in production environments – from tens to thousands of connected users in businesses ranging from local to multinational operations. In addition to its scalable architecture, HxGN NetWorks Comms helps establish consistency and teamwork, for example, by applying corporate design practices and standards through work processes and business rules. It also enables a business to operate as a single virtual environment across multiple sites to balance loads and optimize utilization. This flexibility also enables the business to scale up for large projects, either by focusing multiple teams on a project or providing secure access to service delivery partners and contractors – again while ensuring adherence to corporate standards and practices.
We are impressed by the capabilities and functionalities of the Fiber Optic Works environment. Using [Hexagon's] FOW, Retelit will improve the planning and deployment of the fiber optic network.