ScheduALL, the leading provider of Enterprise Resource Management (ERM) software to the transmission industry, has successfully deployed its comprehensive LINK solution at Tata Communications’ Video Master Control Room (MRC) in Pune, India. The implementation of advanced transmission management from ScheduALL has resulted in the transformation of a formerly manual booking process to a new level of automation — including bandwidth capacity management, conflict prevention, transmission validation and automated transmission path selection.
The Tata Communications global network includes one of the largest and most sophisticated video networks in the world, with connectivity to over 300 media hotspots across 125 cities globally. All Occasional Usage (OU) transmission bookings will now pass through a centralized system powered by ScheduALL’ s LINK, which provides operators with powerful transmission management capabilities combined with real-time reporting for costs, revenue, personnel and fiber inventory utilization.
Richard Craig-McFeely, Business Development Director, Media Services, Tata Communications says, “With the global expansion of our network, it was crucial to fully automate our fiber bookings and make our processes as efficient as possible. ScheduALL’s LINK system gave us instant inventory and conflict checking which supports our more efficient booking processes, allowing us to meet the complex service needs of our customers.”
The LINK solution implemented at Tata Communications leverages ScheduALL’ s innovative interoperability platform ScheduALL Chorus™, providing a two-way interface to its Nimbra Vision network management system from Net Insight. The acclaimed integration technology built into Chorus allows for “schedule-once” efficiency, automating the entire end-to-end process from booking to transmission.
ScheduALL President Rick Legow remarked, “We are honored to be a part of Tata Communications’ world-class communications network, helping them realize new levels of efficiency with our smart technology. ScheduALL automates the labor-intensive functions for Tata Communications such as slack capacity optimization, reporting and invoicing, so they can instead concentrate on the big picture.”
Since 1989, ScheduALL has been providing ERM solutions to the largest media, broadcast and transmission businesses in more than 50 countries across the globe. The software has received several industry awards for its market-leading innovations and is clearly recognized as the standard for resource management solutions in a rapidly changing industry.