This solution has been designed to monitor continuously the performances and the surrounding factors of antennas and other remote technical facilities. In the meantime, this solution has been the subject of tests among different mobile operators in the Asia-Pacific region.
A compact appliance that offers integral monitoring and simulates the end user
ServersCheck’s BTS Monitoring Solution has been developed, above all, to monitor the availability of the Base Transceiver Stations (BTS), crucial elements of mobile networks. A station such as a BTS is composed of a radio transceiver and all the expensive technical gear that goes with it together with an antenna and is directly in contact with all the mobile appliances that use the network. The continuous growth in mobile telephony and data requires greater performance from networks and the fastest possible solution of any failures, caused by problems with a BTS.
The compact BTS Monitoring Solution offers comprehensive and continuous monitoring, and does so at 5 levels, which are essential for the operators. Through the BTS Monitoring Appliance and ServersCheck’s computer equipment which is connected to it, the solution monitors:
1. all the appliances connected to a network within the BTS;
2. all the surrounding factors (temperature, air humidity and water);
3. mobile services from the end user’s viewpoint (telephone conversations, SMS and 3G connections);
4. electricity consumption, with the possibility of restarting appliances remotely;
5. all the I/O contacts (gate, smoke, backup generators, etc.)
According to Maarten Van Laere, ServersCheck’s CEO, this solution opens up new markets and new opportunities for BTS Monitoring: “We have combined our current network monitoring, detector and software expertise in this new product. The increasing number of mobile networks require high-performance networks and therefore reliable monitoring. With our BTS Monitoring Solution, we are the first to propose a comprehensive monitoring solution which is also capable of simulating the end user. That makes it possible for the operators to check and ensure optimal operation of all the telephone services while focusing on the data exchange services above all. Today, the actual customers are often the ones who have to point out the problems, which is not, commercially speaking, a good thing. Thanks to our solution, however, they are now warned of any defects in real time.”
ServersCheck presents the BTS Monitoring Solution on stand 4421.01 in hall 4
ServersCheck (serverscheck.com) develops innovating solutions for monitoring the availability and performance of server room equipment. ServersCheck combines its browser and SMS based server & network Monitoring Software with innovating sensors to monitor temperature, humidity, power failure and water. The software is also available as a stand-alone solution: the ServersCheck Monitoring Appliance. It is a very small, ecological and economic device, less expensive than Open Source. Thanks to its unique combination of software and sensors, ServersCheck is one of the only players on the market offering an integrated solution enabling customers to monitor IT equipment from the inside and for the conditions in which they operate.
ServersCheck was founded in 2003 by Maarten Van Laere, the founder of Netmining. ServersCheck is a global player with offices in Belgium (Wavre and Zaventem), Canada (Montreal) and Singapore. Currently more than 3000 organizations have deployed ServersCheck’s solutions. ServersCheck counts among its customers blue chip companies such as Facebook, HP, Fujitsu, Toshiba, Yahoo, BT, Easynet, Siemens, Ericsson, Philips, Citibank and HSBC.