Philippines Power Company Implements Harris NetBoss Management Platform for Multi-Protocol Telecom Network
Industry-leading Service Assurance Platform Manages Nationwide Network, Reducing Operations and Maintenance Costs
MELBOURNE, Florida, December 13, 2005 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), a leading global provider of network management systems, today announced that the National Transmission Corporation (TransCo), the Philippines’ only wholesale electrical power transmission supplier, has implemented the Harris NetBoss® network management platform to provide centralized support of its nationwide telecommunications network. NetBoss® provides fully integrated network and service management, allowing TransCo to manage its entire communications network using one centralized platform, thus significantly reducing operating expenditures and increasing internal productivity. TransCo also purchased the NetBoss® Build.IT module, which allows them to quickly and easily develop their own interfaces as the network grows.
“We have had great success with the Harris domain management system, so it was a natural step to evaluate NetBoss® for our network-wide management application,” said Jose Nuesca, department head of SCADA and Telecoms for TransCo. “After a comprehensive competitive bidding process, it was clear that the ability of NetBoss® to manage any kind of device from any manufacturer made it the best possible solution. Harris’ ability to provide a customized, turnkey solution, and the inherent scalability of NetBoss® solidified our decision to extend our relationship with Harris.”
TransCo is one of two government-owned power suppliers for the Philippines, maintaining a large telecommunications network to manage its nationwide power supply. The NetBoss network management platform enables TransCo to constantly monitor the status of the overall network and its individual components, regardless of vendor or protocol, provide root cause analysis and pinpoint the most significant faults in the system with precise accuracy through a graphical display. This level of visibility dramatically reduces the need for costly site visits and time consuming equipment troubleshooting. Additionally, Harris and TransCo developed a specific solution to address TransCo’s unique requirements and provided training to staff on the use of NetBoss®.
“TransCo’s NetBoss® deployment is an excellent example of how Harris can enable large, geographically dispersed organizations to manage every aspect of their network,” said John Koenig, vice president of Harris’ NetBoss business unit. “Our extensive global experience with complex deployments, combined with the flexibility of NetBoss®, provides the ideal solution for TransCo’s expanding requirements. We are very pleased that they have again selected Harris to support their nationwide communications network.”
NetBoss® is a turnkey, end-to-end Service Assurance solution for broadband, wireless and converged networks. The innovative approach to network and service management employed by the NetBoss network management platform provides the lowest total cost of ownership for network operations and maintenance, and enables operators to improve quality of service. NetBoss® functions as a scalable “manager-of-managers,” enabling users to proactively manage and maintain their entire network from legacy to next generation, from a single Web-enabled view. Progressive companies worldwide rely on NetBoss® for the automation and support they need to optimize their network performance.
The National Transmission Corporation (TransCo) is a government-owned and controlled corporation that has assumed the electrical transmission functions of the National Power Corporation (NPC) in the major Philippine grids. Created by virtue of the Republic Act 9136 or the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001, TransCo is responsible for the planning, construction, and centralized operation and maintenance of high-voltage transmission facilities nationwide including those of grid interconnections as well as the provision of ancillary services. Additional information about TransCo is available at www.transco.ph.
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. With headquarters in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual sales of over $3 billion and more than 13,000 employees — including 5,500 engineers and scientists — dedicated to the development of best-in-class assured communications™ products, systems, and services. The company’s operating divisions serve markets for government communications, RF communications, broadcast communications, and microwave communications. The NetBoss network management platform is a product of the NetBoss business unit, an operation of Harris Microwave Communications Division. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
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