Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technology allows both wireless and wired systems to communicate with other devices of the same ability. M2M uses devices (such as a sensor or meter) to capture an event (such as temperature, inventory level, etc.), which is then relayed through a network to an application software program and translates the captured event into meaningful information.
M2M applications are gaining traction across telecom, manufacturing, banking, services, government, logistics, automotive, healthcare and other key verticals. Building applications that can communicate across multiple devices like generators, ACs, pipelines, windmills, oil pipeline etc. of different vendors is complex, inflexible and difficult to scale.
Scalable and flexible architecture is required for rapid integration of tens of thousands of devices in real time with sensors and RTUs, via different communication protocols like SNMP, XML, SOAP, REST, MQTT and more. With more than 400 OEM customers, 15 years of market presence and 25,000 deployments worldwide, WebNMS M2M framework enables RTU vendors, Application developers, Telecom operators, MSOs to build innovative M2M solutions very quickly rather than spending time in reconstructing the core infrastructure.
WebNMS Framework enables network monitoring, configuration and troubleshooting of each device or resource and manages an entire network from a single platform. WebNMS platform’s native N-tier deployment architecture allows massive scalability on both the client side and the network side. The platform has a System Management Portal (SMP) that monitors the health and performance of the framework and is responsible for functional FCAPS (Fault, Configuration, Accounting, Performance, and Security). It can reside at the service provider NOC or be installed in the cloud running on a rack with Linux and MySQL.
WebNMS Framework has a true N+ architecture that allows multiple users to access its services simultaneously. The platform provides extensive customizability. This can be achieved from both the server side and GUI side. API is necessary to enable proactive and transparent communications of devices. One challenge for a service provider is to monitor, control, and secure these API transactions. Strength of WebNMS is the open APIs that enables the service providers to expose APIs and allow data to be shared between applications. Open API, provides applications with a rich framework of core network capabilities upon which to build services while encapsulating the underlying communication protocols.
Performance monitoring can be customized by modifying the pooling process and the reports.On the GUI side, the basic look and feel can be altered with trees, toolbars, menus, icons etc.