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We Can Learn a Lot from Our Cars

Posted by Doug Kuntz on Jan 11, 2018 4:27:57 PM

If you haven’t been shopping for a new vehicle lately, you will be impressed with all the technology that has been added in the way of driver-assist features. Are these advanced features making us better drivers or allowing us to become distracted as our cars are doing the driving for us?

Vehicles are now equipped with features like Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Information Systems, Lane-Keeping Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control. These features use radar and camera technology to scan the roadway and if a collision with another vehicle or pedestrian is detected, provide a warning to the driver. If the driver does not respond in time, the system can automatically apply up to full braking force to help reduce the severity of or even eliminate some collisions.

Traffic-1.jpgNetwork Monitoring Systems are very similar to these driver-assist features in that they are capable of providing early warning indicators that lead up to a network crash. Unfortunately, only the critical alarms are acted upon, and the "noises" from the Key Performance Indicator (KPI) that lead up to the crash are usually ignored. Ignoring the KPIs is like only having OnStar in your vehicle. OnStar will call 911 after a crash, but the accident avoidance systems would have provided early indications and applied braking to avoid a crash. Monitoring the KPIs and alerting when they are out of tolerance can provide that early warning indication to avoid network crashes saving downtime and money.

Nex-Tech’s 24/7/365 NOC can be that accident avoidance system for your network. If you want to know what the KPIs in your network could be telling you to avoid network crashes, please contact Doug Kuntz at 785-621-2974 or via email at

Topics: Network Monitoring, Carrier, NOC

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