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Smallworld Physical Network Inventory - Proven, scalable, network planning solutions.

Smallworld Network Inventory software offers leading service providers intelligent inventory to control the deployment of their network. The combination of spatially accurate inventory, integrated design intelligence and strategic decision support is critical to business survival.

Complete end-to-end network model

Part of the Smallworld Network Inventory portfolio, Physical Network Inventory (PNI) offers a complete and accurate representation of the physical network, from the switch to the customer. By integrating inside and outside plant data into a single, consolidated database, Physical Network Inventory provides an end-to-end network view that allows the network model to be manipulated and visualized at any level.

PNI supports your network from the core transmission network to copper and fiber customer access networks. The product's modular structure and flexibility enables it to support a variety of telecommunications service providers, such as traditional local exchange carriers, new competitive providers deploying FTTH, inter-exchange carriers and cable TV operators. PNI is built upon a powerful spatially enabled database that provides a complete suite of tools to manage business critical network information.

PNI Incorporates:
  • A data-driven equipment catalogue
  • Support for work order management and generation of bills of materials
  • Support for the design and documentation of both underground and overhead structures
  • Effective management of the capacity of various aspects of the network, such as ducts, conduits, floor and rack space
  • Generation of a range of schematic representations of the network

Fiber Networks
PNI supports the engineering and management of long-distance fiber transmission networks and local-access fiber networks, including:
  • Documentation of cables, slack loops, splices and individual fibers
  • Association of the fiber network with overhead and underground structures
  • Productivity tools to enable designers to rapidly design new FTTH networks
  • Ability to trace signal paths through the fiber network, calculate optical losses and geographically display OTDR trace results
Inside Plant
PNI provides a comprehensive set of tools for planning, documenting and managing your rack-mounted inside plant configurations with support for:
  • Model equipment including multiplexors, cross-connects, patch panels and distribution frames
  • Manage floor plans of buildings
  • Manage rack layouts, including shelves and cards, down to port level
  • Rapidly insert pre-assembled combinations of components via templates
  • Document and manage a full end-to-end model of network connectivity
Broadband Networks
PNI contains a complete set of tools for designing and documenting RF/coaxial broadband networks:
  • Documentation and management of critical inventory including cables, optical nodes, amplifiers, splitters, taps and powering equipment from the head-end to the customer-drop cable
  • Combined signal-level calculations with strand and structure design
  • Association of cable and equipment to overhead or underground structures
  • Support for network segmentation to delimit geographic serving areas
Copper Networks
PNI can fully document the entire copper network from exchange to customer connection at the pair level, helping ensure that your copper network can support higher bandwidth services. The copper module allows you to:
  • Manage all copper network components, such as cables, splices, slack loops and in-line equipment including capacitors, load coils and pair gains
  • Manage and track copper pairs using line-of-count naming methodology
  • Trace the network bi-directionally through all equipment