use of smartphone apps enables us to make better use of our time. For example,
waking up in the morning, it is useful to review a weather app so you can
choose the right clothes to wear and determine if you will need to bring an
umbrella. Many people use a traffic app to avoid clogged avenues to reach their
destination on time. So, what makes these apps so effective?
a series of data that is relevant to us with updated information in real time.
For example, the traffic and weather apps on my smartphone are useful to me
because they provided real time temperature and traffic information specific to
where I live and drive.
Would it be possible to manage your network infrastructure
through a platform that is like an app? Of course! Like an app, the imVision®
solution makes it easier to manage your complex IT infrastructure assets to
avoid costly mistakes or downtime.
IT infrastructure is difficult to manage because it depends
on different sources of information, such as floor plans to locate network
points, spreadsheets with details of structured cabling, and port mapping tables
in switches. If that were not complicated enough already, these information
sources usually are not regularly updated. So when generating work orders, it is
common to find surprises that hinder the work of technicians and increase the
time required to implement a service.
imVision unifies these sources of information in a single database, updated in real time, so that
moves, adds and changes can be handled in a controlled manner without
Thanks to constant monitoring of iPatch
patch panel ports (copper and fiber), it is possible to detect when a patch
cord connectivity changes its status without a previous work order. This will update the structured cabling
mapping and, if necessary, generate an alert about the event.
patch panel features buttons and lights for each of its
ports to create an interface for interaction between the infrastructure and the
technicians. With the help of a touch screen located in the controller
at the rack, the technicians can access information connectivity for each
infrastructure link, end-to-end, receiving the necessary assistance to perform
the pending jobs without mistakes.
Communication using simple
network management protocol with switches can complement structured cabling
information by continuously monitoring the emergence of IP devices, deducing
their geographical location and providing basic information for identification
such as the computer address, IP address and device name.
Like an app, imVision combines data coming from iPatch patch
panels and switches with updated, real-time information relevant to the
administration of the network, eliminating blind spots in the infrastructure.
With imVision, you can know which devices are connected to the network and how
they are connected to achieve a simple and intelligent network management.
If you have any questions about the imVision and iPatch
solutions, leave a comment below and I will be sure to respond.