|Unlike displaying the network topology and hierarchy of each network device using the monitoring system Nagios, the ISPadmin system also allows you to view the real network topology in the map using Google maps, which were fully implemented in the system, thanks to the API interface.|
Displaying the network topology greatly simplifies the overall clear arrangement of the real positions of elements entered into the system, whether it is for individual clients or their access points, as well as the devices involved in the system, routers with colour differentiation of the status (online / offline), backbone connections, etc.
Displaying elements in the map is achieved by entering a specific client´s address or a device to be found. If the address cannot be specified due to the absence of a house number, the system offers a possibility to enter the specific coordinates for a precise location.
The variability of system settings allows a network administrator to show in the map only the information that is required at a particular moment, for example, only the clients that are currently connected or only the routers that are currently offline, etc.
Unquestioned advantages for future planning of the Internet provider network expansion is the possibility of displaying terrain elevation profile between two given points, including displaying the distance between the two points, the result of which is a profile terrain display with a demonstration of the potential signal overlapping due to the terrain and thus possible future signal interference.
In order to plan the Internet network expansion you can also make use of the possibility of entering the so-called Planned antennas into the system, when, after pre-setting the antenna type, frequency range, beaming angle, range, gain (in dB) and polarization, the antenna can also viewed in the map and the graphic display of signal coverage is achieved directly in the map. This way you can optimize the distribution of the individual transmitting antennas to avoid unnecessary signal overlapping of already installed antennas in the provider´s network.