NetPOD: The NMS Software


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A complete suite to manage your broadcast network in a easy and safe way
NetPOD is Garda Systems’ control software. Developed with broadcasters in mind and according to broadcasters requests, it increases the value of your maintenance simplifying diagnostics with an ‘up to the input’ interface. NetPOD is modular, and thanks to a series of PIMs (Plug In Modules) it can be customized, to fit any network size and maintenance structure. Any user can start with a very basic and easy to use system, and grow up to a very comprehensive and detailed surveillance system. NetPOd is simple and quick to configure, granting total control!
NetPOD is at present supervising over 4850 installations around the world, collecting mission critical data and making it available on demand to operators ANYWHERE.

Don’t lose control!
NetPOD is smart! … it features controlled logging of users, events storing, dispatches warnings to technicians (e-mail, SMS), collects alarms, sets alarm hierarchy, local and remote automation, tools data analysis and reports, providing complete documentation of every event. The user can log into the system only after authentication: access can be achieved witha client application (NetPOD Supervisor) using a TCP socket. Access can be local (LAN) or remote (Internet). The platform is planned to provide the maximum safety and privacy: also for companies that offer the management of the network in outsourcing or as a service. Everyone can gain advantage from NetPOD.

A software module for every need
NetPOD is a modular suite that can grow according to management requirements.
PIM (Plug-in modules) is the name of the additional software modules: they do not require additional installations, the activation key is embedded in the license.


- Centralized structure, client-server type:

NetPOD Manager: the server that runs as a system service and gathers information from the remote sites.
NetPOD Supervisor: the client for the management and the supervision. TCP/IP connection enables fast performances.
- Access to the information is controlled by multi-level authentication; access is set site by site, and user by user, granting complete safety.
- Advanced instruments for data analysis
- Quick installation, easy to use
- Maximum system configuration flexibility, allows setup of control and monitoring instruments, without needing qualified staff
- Scalable from a few inputs to thousands of I/Os: easily upgradeable.
- SNMP interface totally integrated inside the GUI: complete management of the devices supporting SNMP, transforming it in a real NMS
- 24/7/365 screening, with real-time functions to dispatch alarms to the technicians via email, SMS, phone call: totally user customizable
- Configurations Management with files called devices that can be imported/exported
- Searching, configuration, updating and controlling devices made simple with an intuitive graphical interface
- Monitoring made simple using hierarchical maps that can be customized, both in view and hierarchy
- Share notes with other users about operations on the network or on the equipment
- Data export to MS Office™ Excel™and CSV


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- Improve efficiency and coordination of maintenance activities
- Optimize sites and equipment management thru the analysis of statistics, and enhance problem solving
- Efficiently and rapidly manage the economics of your network, leaving the operators concentrated on the problem solving
- User-friendly and charming user interface: could it be easier.
- An investment that will be very quickly repaid
- Power and reliability, designed by people that know what broadcasters want.


NetPOD: Plug-In Module (PIM)


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