STINGA Monitoring System

Centralized Multi-User Link Monitoring System

  • A complete Link Monitoring solution
  • Centralized solution for maintenance and administration
  • Flexible and scalable
  • Tailored and custom solutions
  • CDR Correlation
  • Cost-effective
  • Easy-to-use
  • Improve Quality of Service

STINGA Monitoring System is a complete solution for network monitoring. For network providers this is the perfect tool for network planning, delivering Quality of Services (QoS), and ensuring the network is delivering on its premises.

With STINGA Monitoring System we assure quality in your network through real-time monitoring, statistics, and great analyzing tools at both business and technical level.

STINGA Monitoring System enables integration across TDM and Ethernet interfaces, analysis of different protocols, and correlation of data. It gives network providers a complete overview of their networks. This information are useful in terms of becoming more proactive and gain better control over own networks. Also, being a centralized solution the monitoring system makes it easier to do network planning, maintenance and administration.

Together with STINGA Report Generator it is easy to generate reports and statistics for executives, a convenient way to receive information from end-to-end points, and work as a basis for network planning.

Figure A shows a basic system with only one probe and a SS7 monitoring module. The probe is connected to the SS7 network through one or more TDM interfaces. <br /><br />
Figure B shows a multi-user system based on 2 probes. The SIP probe monitors over Ethernet interfaces. The SS7 probe monitors over TDM interfaces. The SS7 probe is also functioning as the master probe (the server) where all CDRs are passed through for storage and correlation. Real-time monitoring messages are passed to the monitoring clients, a STINGA SS7 and NGN Monitor, where both real-time and historical data are presented for the user. <br /><br />
Figure C shows a more advanced monitoring system based on 3 monitoring probes. The SS7/SIP probe is functioning as both a master probe and a standard probe. Being a master probe it correlates CDRs from the other probes in turn and provides a trace view for the user. This is an easy way to understand and see what is going on in converged networks.
Figure 1: Scalable

Scalable

STINGA Monitoring System is flexible and scalable. It ranges from basic systems with one probe to more advanced systems with many distributed probes (as can be seen in figure 1). It is therefore perfect for a growing or changing business. A functional overview of an advanced Link Monitoring System can be seen in Figure 2.

Correlating data

Raw and detailed network data are sent from each probe to a master probe (Central Server) where all data is correlated. Correlation is an effective way to get an overview of network data across multiple networks, interfaces, and geographical locations. Making it easier for network providers to get a holistic overview, analyze network performance and do network planning.

This is a functional overview over the different components that exist in a Link Monitoring System. With standard Ethernet and TDM probes to the left, the master probe (Central Server) in the middle, and client applications to the right.
Figure 2:
Functional overview

Cost-effective

All STINGA products are easy-to-use and are based on the same Windows user interface framework. Switching between STINGA products is easy, which saves time and reduces training costs.

Expert support

To better fit our customer’s needs and requirements, we provide them with custom made and tailored solutions. All STINGA products are adapted to new technological changes. New protocols and versions are added continuously. Other protocols and national protocol variants are implemented on customer request.

Expert support and product demonstrations are offered online via GoToMeeting. Contact us to request and schedule an appointment.

Benefits

  • A complete monitoring solution.
  • Easily scalable to a growing business.
  • Gain better control of your network.
  • Easier to do network planning.
  • Correlates data from disparate networks.
  • Centralized solution for maintenance and administration.
  • Generates network reports and statistics.
  • Reduced error detection time.
  • Tailored solutions.