ViewPoint RPM

ViewPoint RPM Module

Return Path Management

This is the ViewPoint Return Path Management (RPM) Module Server Software for deployments of 9581 SST units.

Return Path Maintenance (RPM) Module

Unified Return Path Management

The ViewPoint Return Path Management (RPM) Module simplifies the management of your return path monitoring and maintenance using Trilithic’s 9581 SST Return Path Analyzer. The RPM Module displays the percent over limit for each return path measurement metric and node monitored by the 9581 SST.

The RPM module’s simplified dashboard provides operators with the needed flexibility of being both a master report dashboard for supervisors and a web portal for technicians in the field to view return path performance directly on their smart devices or PC.Search and Trending Capabilities

The RPM module gives managers and technicians the ability to search out the “X” amount of worst performing nodes using continuously updating report dashboards which allow you to always target the most critical problems within your plant.

Along with these extensive search capabilities, the dashboards within the RPM Module use custom color-coded metric summaries to highlight specific trends or problems affecting your nodes, which are useful when trying to diagnose reoccurring problems.

Key Features & Benefits

9581 SST

  • Unified web browser-based interface with extensive reporting tools for all return path nodes in the system
  • Automated dashboard enables management to view the entire system at a glance
  • Automatically displays each node metric’s percent over the limit
  • Live views of active return nodes and all of the data for each node is captured by the system and saved for historical analysis and trending
  • Unlimited amount of connections for field users to view return nodes with no side effects
  • Accessible via any smart device with a browser and broadband Internet connection
  • Profile interaction allows for multi-profile views or targeted profiles for unique data sets
Everyday Usage for the Field

The RPM Module not only works for management, but is also designed with the technician in mind. With the new unified web browser based interface, all nodes monitored by the platform can be accessed via any smart device with a browser and Internet connection.

Measurement Profiles

The RPM Module imports and displays the measurement profiles that are used in the 9581 SST and allows you to change the names of these profiles to mimic the profiles set up on the 9581 SST.

When trying to target an area of concern, the customizable dashboard can display any of the eight available profiles. This adjustability allows each individual user to set limits for the individual monitoring profiles of the 9581 SST. The adjustable look and feel of the dashboard enables users to quickly and easily view the areas or nodes that are of the most interest to them.

 

Return Path Metric Summary

The RPM Module provides a simple and intuitive color-coded dashboard that summarizes the percent over limit for each return path metric that was monitored within the selected area of the organization. Additionally, each node’s return path metrics measured over a set time period are displayed in a tabular format. These features greatly enhance maintenance efforts by enabling simple identification of return path issues and which areas or nodes are affected. The metric summary can also be fully customized to suit each user’s needs by adjusting the grouping, columns, sort order, normalization, and time span displayed by the table.

Spectrum and Alarm Snapshots

The RPM Module provides the ability to display summary snapshots of the recent and historical spectrum for the selected nodes. These snapshots allow users to quickly view the condition of the return path to identify noise and ingress that may be negatively affecting subscribers.

Additionally, the RPM Module collects return path alarm information on a continual basis and displays these statistics for both the most recent alarms and historical alarms. By simply selecting any of these graphs, users have the ability to display a larger detailed view of the graph with adjustable amplitude and span settings for isolating desired points of interest within the return band.

Live Return Path Spectrum

Selecting the recent return spectrum snapshot from the node dashboard provides users with the ability to view the live return spectrum being monitored by the 9581 SST. The live return spectrum graph includes the ability to adjust amplitude, span, resolution bandwidth, and detector type for fine tuning of the spectrum graph to isolate trouble spots within the return band. Furthermore, this graph has the ability to display not only live traces but min, max, and average traces when trying to identify issues that may occur over a given time period. The RPM Module also provides users with the ability to display traffic and alarm thresholds from the 9581 SST when viewing live or historical return spectrum and alarms.

Multi-View Live Return Spectrum

Multiple live return path spectrum analysis graphs can be viewed in the multi-view display. This feature allows users to display dozens of live return spectrum traces on a single dashboard for multiple areas and nodes. The multi-view display enables monitoring of multiple nodes for easier identification and analysis of common path distortion and ingress issues within the return path.

Historical Return Path Analysis

The historical return path analysis graph allows users to investigate issues long after they have disappeared. Users can quickly and easily select the time span for analysis in minutes, hours, or for an entire day. Additionally, users have the ability to adjust the amplitude and span of the spectrum and choose the type of traces and alarm profiles in a manner similar to the live return spectrum display.

Historical Alarm Details

The RPM Module also collects and displays historical alarm data for monitored nodes. From this display, users have the ability to view any type of return alarm over a chosen period of time. Additionally, users have the ability to adjust the amplitude, span, and displayed alarm profiles in a manner similar to the live return spectrum display.

Historical Waterfall Analysis

A waterfall graph also provides useful insight into the overall magnitude of return path signals at specific frequencies or over a given period of time. Within this view, users can choose from a time or frequency-based horizontal axis and whether to display time in an ascending or descending fashion. Additionally, users have the ability to choose the type of traces, normalization, and displayed alarm profiles in a manner similar to the live return spectrum display.

 

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ViewPoint Return Path Maintenance (RPM) Module - Economy Server Software
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This is ViewPoint Return Path Maintenance (RPM) Module Stand-Alone Economy Server Software designed for installation on customer owned server hardware and used for small deployments of 9581 SST units. This package includes powerful software to provide a tailored, comprehensive network based solution to automatically monitor the return path, prioritize and filter node ingress by several criteria. With ViewPoint's easy-to-use and build tree structure, locating specific nodes is a breeze. This information is combined into one simplified dashboard that automatically displays each area's node performance.

The 9581 SST also provides a chronological list of all node ingress alarms to the Viewer II platform while also providing the ability for multiple users to view the spectrum of any number of monitored nodes at the same time. The current spectrum, status and recent history of any node may be viewed graphically along with up to 1000 of the most recent alarms.

The ViewPoint platform also includes extensive, easily customizable reporting tools and features that are compatible with most WFM systems. The complete kit includes the ViewPoint Return Path Maintenance (RPM) Module Economy Server Software on CD and Five (5) Single User Licenses.

MINIMUM SERVER REQUIREMENTS: Windows Server 2008 (64 bit) and Microsoft SQL 2008 (Workgroup Edition or Higher), Dual Core 1.4 GHz Processor, 4 GB RAM, MIN 300 GB Storage Space (RAID Level 5 or 10), Optical Drive, Video Adapter, Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse.

THE VIEWPOINT ECONOMY SERVER SOFTWARE ALLOWS A MAXIMUM OF 20 HARDWARE CONNECTIONS TO THE RPM MODULE. A YEARLY MAINTENANCE & SUPPORT FEE APPLIES FOR EACH CUSTOMER SERVER THAT THE VIEWPOINT SERVER SOFTWARE IS INSTALLED ON.  THIS FEE IS REQUIRED ON A YEARLY BASIS FOR CONTINUED OPERATION OF THE SERVER SOFTWARE AND COVERAGE STARTS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE FIRST FULL MONTH AFTER SHIPMENT OF SOFTWARE TO CUSTOMER.  

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ViewPoint Return Path Maintenance (RPM) Module - Enterprise Server Software
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This is ViewPoint Return Path Maintenance (RPM) Module Stand-Alone Enterprise Server Software designed for installation on customer owned server hardware and used for medium to large deployments of 9581 SST units. This package includes powerful software to provide a tailored, comprehensive network based solution to automatically monitor the return path, prioritize and filter node ingress by several criteria. With ViewPoint's easy-to-use and build tree structure, locating specific nodes is a breeze. This information is combined into one simplified dashboard that automatically displays each area's node performance.

The 9581 SST also provides a chronological list of all node ingress alarms to the Viewer II platform while also providing the ability for multiple users to view the spectrum of any number of monitored nodes at the same time. The current spectrum, status and recent history of any node may be viewed graphically along with up to 1000 of the most recent alarms. The ViewPoint platform also includes extensive, easily customizable reporting tools and features that are compatible with most WFM systems.

The complete kit includes the ViewPoint Return Path Maintenance (RPM) Module Enterprise Server Software on CD and Five (5) Single User Licenses.

THE VIEWPOINT ENTERPRISE SERVER SOFTWARE ALLOWS A MAXIMUM OF 500 HARDWARE CONNECTIONS TO THE RPM MODULE. INCLUDES MAINTENANCE & SUPPORT FOR FIRST YEAR OF OWNERSHIP, AFTER FIRST YEAR OF OWNERSHIP A YEARLY MAINTENANCE & SUPPORT FEE APPLIES. MINIMUM SERVER REQUIREMENTS: Windows Server 2008 (64 bit) and Microsoft SQL 2008 (Workgroup Edition or Higher), Dual Core 1.4 GHz Processor, 4 GB RAM, MIN 300 GB Storage Space (RAID Level 5 or 10), Optical Drive, Video Adapter, Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse.

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ViewPoint User License for RPM Module - One (1) Additional User
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Unit price for one (1) additional user license for the ViewPoint RPM Module. REQUIRES VIEWPOINT SERVER SOFTWARE OR INTEGRATED SERVER WITH RPM MODULE.

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Viewpoint One-Time Connection Fee for RPM Module - One (1) Unit
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This is a one-time connection and configuration fee for one (1) 9581 SST unit to connect to the ViewPoint RPM Module. REQUIRES VIEWPOINT SERVER SOFTWARE OR INTEGRATED SERVER WITH RPM MODULE.