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NetOutlook® EMS

Element Management System for iConverter® Network Interface Devices

NetOutlook® EMS is an intuitive and easy-to-use Element Management System that simplifies management of Carrier Ethernet 2.0 iConverter® Network Interface Devices (NIDs). NetOutlook EMS improves reliability, scalability and availability of complex networks with a single management interface.


  • Comprehensive FCAPS compliance
  • Scalable up to 100,000 elements
  • Real-time event monitoring and configuration
  • Fault and Alarm management
  • Comprehensive Reports /Charts for Performance metrics, events and alarms
  • Bulk operation and task scheduling with filtering capability
  • High-availability with server application redundancy
  • Database backup and disaster recovery
  • Automatic discovery and topology updates
  • Automatic link discovery with color-coded status display
  • Logical and Geographical network mapping
  • Easy to integrate with northbound OSS and BSS systems
  • Client Access through web browser or Java applet
  • Made in the USA


NetOutlook® EMS is an intuitive and easy-to-use Element Management System that simplifies management of Carrier Ethernet 2.0 iConverter® Network Interface Devices (NIDs). NetOutlook EMS improves reliability, scalability and availability of complex networks with a single management interface.

NetOutlook EMS provides automated and scalable management with Fault, Configuration, Accounting/ Administration, Performance and Security (FCAPS) functionality for networks with up to 100,000 NIDs.

NetOutlook EMS streamlines Carrier Ethernet 2.0 business services and mobile backhaul deployments throughout the entire lifecycle of provisioning, service management, performance monitoring and fault restoration.

With server and database redundancy, backup and restore, NetOutlook EMS is a high-availability management system that provides rapid restoration from natural disasters.

NetOutlook EMS conforms to the Telecommunications Management Network (TMN) layered model, providing standard-based interoperability with Network Management Systems.

The system is Java-based and offers cross-platform support for Windows and LINUX operating systems. NetOutlook EMS employs a three-tier architecture comprised of a client application, a server application and a database for optimal accessibility, performance and availability.


Fault Management

NetOutlook EMS supports advanced alarm management by detecting faults, failures and threshold crossing events in real-time. Alarms can be filtered, labeled, sorted for rapid fault isolation, and exported for additional processes. Alarms can be forwarded to other applications, such as email, for processing through the northbound interface. NetOutlook EMS provides fault isolation with IEEE 802.1ag Loopback and Linktrace.

Configuration Management

Management and provisioning is centralized with an intuitive Graphical User Interface that visually displays all iConverter NIDs on the network. NetOutlook EMS provides complete configuration capabilities of service parameters, traffic management, SLA assurance and security. Bulk provisioning and configuration tasks can be scheduled or performed in real time. ITU-T Y.1564 and RFC 2544 Service Activation Testing can be performed remotely with NetOutlook EMS for rapid service activation.

Accounting, Administration and Inventory

Newly installed NIDs are automatically detected and added to the inventory for management and provisioning. NetOutlook EMS provides a complete infobase of the discovered iConverter NIDs in a tree view as well as geolocated map view. Both the tree and map views facilitate informed troubleshooting with color-coded link status of all the NIDs. Inventory can be filtered, sorted and queried with manual or automatic grouping of devices. NetOutlook EMS also supports discovery display of third-party equipment.

Performance Monitoring

NetOutlook EMS supports real-time monitoring and historical reporting of SLA-impacting Key Performance Indicators (KPI). Performance statistics are available at user-specified intervals and can be plotted in the graphical form displayed within the NetOutlook EMS dashboard for analysis. Performance data can be analyzed and exported for reporting to third-party applications.


Northbound and Southbound interfaces of NetOutlook EMS provide full-session authentication and encryption via secure protocols, including SSH, HTTPS and SNMPv3. Access privilege profiles can be assigned and customized for each user. User activities are logged by NetOutlook EMS audit trail mechanism for future inspection.

BSS/OSS Integration

Designed to be a standalone management system or part of management suite, NetOutlook EMS supports standard Northbound Interfaces (NBI) for cross-application integration with existing Billing Support Systems (BSS), Operational Support Systems (OSS) and umbrella applications.

Resiliency and Backup/Restore

NID configuration settings can be backed up and restored on-demand or at user-defined periodic intervals. High availability is achieved with both server-level redundancy and database-level redundancy. NetOutlook EMS features automated backup and system errors logs. In case of disaster recovery, the system continues to operate uninterrupted.


NetOutlook EMS provides centralized management for iConverter GM3 NIDs and GM4 NIDs. iConverter NIDs are MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certified compliant to deliver advanced services, enable rapid service deployments, SLA assurance and comprehensive fault management.

Ordering Information

Initial Software and Node Licenses
NetOutlook EMS Software with 100 Node License ♦
NetOutlook EMS Software with 500 Node License ♦
NetOutlook EMS Software with 1,000 Node License ♦
NetOutlook EMS Software with 10,000 Node License ♦
NetOutlook EMS Software with 100,000 Node License ♦
Node License Upgrades
NetOutlook EMS 100 Node License ♦
NetOutlook EMS 500 Node License ♦
NetOutlook EMS 1,000 Node License ♦
NetOutlook EMS 10,000 Node License ♦
NetOutlook EMS 100,000 Node License ♦
Annual Service Contracts
Annual Service and Maintenance for up to 100 Nodes
Annual Service and Maintenance for up to 500 Nodes
Annual Service and Maintenance for up to 1000 Nodes
Annual Service and Maintenance for up to 10,000 Nodes
Annual Service and Maintenance for up to 100,000 Nodes
♦ Includes 1 year service and maintenance