NetStork is an easy-to-use app for modelling & managing fiber, coax and copper networks and their topology. The tool enables access & updates of network data both in the field (on tablet PCs) and at the office (via desktop and web clients). Data can be stored in a relational database, available across your whole organization, or in XML files locally on devices (both online & offline mode).
NetStork allows to model and draw:
Infrastructure – pipes, underground utility boxes, poles
Structured profiles of pipes – primary and secondary pipes, micropipes
Fiber optic, copper, FTTH and HFC networks
Inside plant inventory
NetStork provides you schemes that visualize your network in various context and in different levels of detail. The schemes are available immediately without generating them each time, with retaining changes. You can model the network, combine objects, change the attributes and their positions.
NetStork allows you to load the data from the documentation made in DWG/DXF format. To load the data, you don’t need to know the structure of the file – just indicate the object on the DWG or DFX background map, and NetStork will recognize the layer and display the elements of given layer with the names.
With NetStork, you can create network’s plans and projects that are updated during the construction. After this process you have documentation ready without transfering your data. You can also:
- separate the network fragments (eg. as tasks for designers)
- combine the project’s tasks with the network exsiting in the database
- style the network depending on the status (planned, designed, active)
- print the projects with notes for official and industry requirements
NetStork has embedded mechanisms that allow to connect WMS and WMTS map services. The default source is Open Street Maps, but you can connect any local map service. In addition to online services, it’s possible to connect and display maps in following formats: DWG/DXF (Autocad), SHP (ESRI Shapefile), JPG and PNG.
NetStork reads measurement files from the reflectometer and uses measurement data to locate significant points on the network. Thanks to this function, indicating the selected point on the measurement chart made from the selected location (ODF, connector), the application shows on the map a place in the network corresponding to the measuring point, highlighting the path on the map in green.
Tablet mode allows you to enter the data in the field – the graphic interface is adapted to use with a finger or a stylus. It cooperates with GPS – either embedded or connected to your device, to retrieve the coordinates of the objects (manholes, pillards, cabinets etc.) – you can synchronize your data from different devices into the joint database. If the connection to the database is provided, you are able to work directly on it in the field.
If you need a group of people to have to access to your network data, you can use WEB access. Every sales person or technician can see the data, display a scheme and see the connections on the network on their tablet or smartphone.
Ergonomic interface allows effective data entry as well as convenient and intuitive work (also during network inspections in the field). User interface is equipped with a hint system that suggest the next most likely operation.
The single network element can be attributed with photos taken during the inspection or with other documentation (such as data sheets , as-built documentation , etc.)
The application verifies the correctness of the inserted objects; it is also possible to run a verification test for a selected area or the entire database
NetStork enables graphical modeling of fiber connections in the connection points and connections between the ports of distribution frames
Automatic schematic generation based on geographical data. Schemes are generated for logical layer (fiber joins) and physical layer (cables and micropipes).