Hi, the Munich company CDS has a GIS-based solution for
integrated network planning and documentation. This has
now replaced Smallworld in several major European cable
operators including KDG - 15 million homes passed! They
also provide solutions for even the smallest of operators.
The great thing about AND (Advanced Network Design) is
that you engineer your bulid/upgrade as you draw. This is
in contrast to Lode Data, which has seperate drawing and
calculation functions. It actually simulates the HFC
network both accurately and efficiently. AND also provides
interfaces to Acterna Equipment allowing you to compare
measurements with the product's calculations. An
SNMP-based network monitoring gateway is currently in the
If you want more data about AND just
send the company an e-mail to
you ask nicely they'll even send you a demoware CD-ROM.
Hope this helps.