Albalá Ingenieros' products have been designed to function without supervision, performing their duties reliably and without the attention of an operator. However, as with nearly all telecommunications infrastructure equipment, the products must be configured upon installation and review of the information that the equipment provides about the signals being processed for supervision purposes is recommended. Such configuration and supervision in normally performed using computers over an Ethernet LAN and control software.
There are several methods for controlling and supervising Albalá Ingenieros equipment that depend upon the various applications where the equipment is installed.
Small installations usually require little maintenance and typically use simple methods to perform the initial configuration and occasional supervision. For such applications Albalá Ingenieros' control modules include a web server that the user can access from a browser.
Mid-size and larger installations often have operators that monitor problems that may occur and usually have computers from which they can quickly access and reconfigure the installed equipment. For such personnel Albalá Ingenieros has developed control software, known as Annette
, with which all the equipment installed in a given installation can be managed, including the assignment of names and groups to each device for easy identification.
Finally, in the largest installations computers using management programs based on the SNMP protocol are typically used. These programs integrate remote control and remote supervision of equipment from various manufacturers into one application. Control modules from Albalá Ingenieros include the SNMP agent required to operate with these management programs. To facilitate the integration of their equipment into such systems, Albalá Ingenieros provides a file, MIB (Management Information Base)
, that describes how the parameters of each product can be accessed.
The “Support” section of our website contains both the Annette control software and the MIB file for Albalá Ingenieros' products.