Satellite Business Environment
The Airtime have processed Inmarsat Traffic CDR's across Inmarsat I4 (BGAN, FBB, GSPS, LINK, SBB, M2M, IDP) and Inmarsat GX (Enterprise, Government, Maritime, Business Aero, Commercial Aero) from the beginning - all billing are performed in real time so monitoring of traffic usage and spending will allow instant customer notifications as well as real time usage throttling or auto suspend of terminals and packages..
Our solution isn't just a plain Inmarsat Billing system that process CDR files but is fully integrated with 'all' Inmarsat API interfaces for deep traffic management no matter if BGAN, GSPS, FBB, LINK, M2M, SBB, GX, IDP... Meaning our solution handle terminal activation, suspend, resume, prepaid topup, adding and removing any type of services on a terminals all added to a full self care environment..
This capability offer very advanced billing - as real time monitoring is an important part of Inmarsat Billing to prevent unwanted high charges for customers, credit risk issues...
Real Time Inmarsat Billing
Our real time billing operation allow real time monitoring across spending, usage (data/messaging/voice/streaming) and credit risk for the operator as well as for all the customers. It facilitates the ability to react fast on a given traffic situation and minimize the risk of having terminals running a lot of traffic causing issues with the customers and the payments.
Facilitate a single billing struucture, traffic view and invoicing across many different satellite services - offer customers to get online access to the processed data and allow customers to monitor and extract own billing related data directly.
Integrated billing and traffic notifications keep the partners and end users up to data with the situation allowing then to interact when needed - as soon as an invoice is approved will it be made available in the online self care for the customer that in the same interface can export details linked to the generated invoice.
Offer larger partners to directly connect their own platforms to Unity API that allow them access in real time to any of the underlaying satellite networks or internal functionalities - or simply allow them to perform self care across permitted services - for special project will it even be possible to create dedicated partner or project frontend interfaces that have the shape and look wanted for the project.
This Billing Environment is Smarter
We are experts in the field of satellite services, have deep understanding into the different technologies and have direct technical contacts into all terminal manufactors and satellite operators. Our billing system have over the last 20 years developed into a rock solid platform that combine advanced functionality with a highly adaptive and user friendly interfacing, it is divided into three different main blocks to ensure highest possible security, unmatched degree of user friendly interfaces.
Frontend Environment offer easy and simple day to day management for operator and for customers, operator dashboard offer advanced management for operator super users, building rating plans with drag & drop, adding new products through wizards, building new CDR formats using drag & drop, and the final block is our backend system that offer connectivity to the other modules through highly secure API implementations. All parts can be running in redundant mode, all connectivity is stateless allowing the platform to scale unlimitted on top of our cluster database environment that operate in master-master-master replicated mode.
Collect, Mediate, Rate, Invoice...
Billing cover several workflow, across collecting traffic data, mediating collected data, apply rating, maintain allowance, generate fees linked to activation, subscription, resume, hibernate, upgrade, downgrade, disconnect, extra services, installation, value added fees and similar.
Collecting external CDR files can be done using sftp/ftp/email/internal dropzone/API collector, when a file is collected will it be mediated into our internal event based format - new CDR file formats can be implemented using our mediation wizard that make it extremly easy adding new formats, by standard will almost all standard CDR formats be fully supported already, when mediation is performed will our rating part be processing collected data in real time, adding minimum usage, minimum increment, adjust allowance across usage allowance or spending allowance, any form for product are fully suported across postpaid, prepaid, group packages as well as large pool groups
When rating have been applied can invoices be generated at any stage, as long as the billing period is open then will generated invoices be marked with draft across the invoice to indicate it is in draft mode, if operator want to close and generate a single operator or print group then is this fully supported.
Invoices are generated based on invoice templates that control the layout of a given invoice, this mean the operator can have multiple invoice layout and formats as well as invoices in specific languages, generated invoices can be send to print, as email to user, as well as it can be made acailable in the frontend interface, it is also possible to generate invoice reports that can contain all charging and traffic details linked to a given invoice. Split invoicing are fully supported - allowing the operator to make one invoice for airtime, one for hardware, one for installation and one for services
Inmarsat GX is the latest generation of Iridium satelitte service that offer aero, land based connectivity as well as maritime connectivity with some of the highest bandwidths.
Inmarsat GX has been designed to become the markets fastest L-band (MSS) satellite connectivity, and as of today the only Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation that offers truly global service coverage (including the Poles).
Inmarsat services are provided through Inmarsat GX Connected equipment to support broadband and midband voice and data capabilities for ships, vehicles, aircraft, and IoT devices. One terminal can deliver a range of services from multiple high-quality voice lines to the highest throughput L-band data speeds available, allowing simultaneous operations for business efficiency.
Bringing high quality services anywhere in the world at a range of speeds.
- Background IP Data
- Streaming IP Data
- High Quality Voice
- Prepaid Voice & Data
- Safety Services
- Secondary Data Flows
- Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS)
- Aeronautical Mobile Satellite Route Service (AMSRS)
Inmarsat GX services
Our Satellite Business Environment offer comprehensive Iridium management no matter what services are manageged - it isn't just providing the plain Iridium Billing mapping CDR's to Invoices, but offer any element in a single environment, end to end provisioning, billing, invoicing, reportng, user management, inventory management, revenue assurance, credit risk management, firewall integration, web/data acceleration, self care and much more.works test environments like Inmarsat I4 Test environment, the live test environment will be connected to the live environment in parrell with the production environment but with dedicated inventory and the production environment with real customers and inventory. This three level aproach allow software upgrades to be performed in a highly secure way offering end to end testing before launching a new functionality or new service
Inmarsat Billing Software
Convergent Inmarsat collection, mediation, rating, reporting, invoicing is standard across any combination of Inmarsat Services, combining any Inmarsat traffic with any other satellite services from multiple sources into a single traffic view and a single invoice. Some of the Key Billing Functionalities:
- Proven Redundant & Scalable Billing Infrastructure
- Highly Secure Billing Environment ISO27001 level
- Process any format in the current satellite market
- Convergent Billing (single invoice) - Usage/Spending Monitoring
- Subscription Fees (backward, forward, standard, floating, prorated..)
- Any combination of groups - SCAP, Vessel Groups, Print Groups, Tagging..
- Invoices are all template based - many standard formats
- Multi Language / Multi currency - end to end or calculated on invoices
- Prepaid billing fully integrated across Iridium, Inmarsat, Thuraya..
- Manual price and service capabilities incl. credit node handling
- Real time API to integrated customer real time CDR access
- Increment, min usage, unit billing, time based billing, usage billing..
- Migration, Commitment handling, upgrade/downgrade billing rules.
- Billing across migration,upgrade/downgrade, ETF billing,
- Advanced customer self care across provisioning, billing and monitoring
- Implement new CDR formats using drag & drop wizard
- Manage rating plans using web, excel with drag & drop, secure access
- Financial API's integrated - SAP, Navision, BSCS, Taxation, ECB..
- Revenue Assurance (RA), Credit Risk reporting, SAP Crystal Reports..
- More than 350 notification templates in multi language - incl. HTML emails
- More than 3000 different satellite products across major satellite systems
Multi level billing in a single bill run - our business environment calculate cost price, reseller / partner price, company / end user price in a single parsing, that make it very easy to match supplier invoices, as well as generate invoices in any user level across the many levels.
We are integration directly with basically any external satellite reseller or satellite network operator on the market - as well as several of the major GSM operators, SIP providers or directly with the operators own POP environment where we process radius CDR's - allowing the operator to perform 'all' provisioning, billing and invoicing in a single extremly user friendly environment that offer transparent traffic and billing self care for all the operators customers.
Solid and proven Billing Infrastructure
We are operating some of the worlds largest satellite installations that have more than 70 servers in a single operator setup - meaning we have a proven a solid knowledge in building and operating large replicated database environments with integrated backup and recovery procedures, we have over the years been constantly improving our architecture, hardware, operating systems, API installations that ensure a solid environment from the beginning.
A Single Billing Environment
Our Satelitte Business Environment is basically fully integrated into any major satellite operator on the market, which mean Iridium provisioning, billing and monitoring are a single satellite environment out of many, this allow a uniform way of managing satellite services across basically any type of service offered, being Inmarsat, Iridium, Thuraya, Eutelsat, Viasat, SES or any standard connectivity like 4G networks or SIP/VoIP platform that today are fully integrated into standard satellite equipment.
To make it even better do our platform come with an open Unity API that allow the operator as well as the operators customers to access provisioning, billing and monitoring in real time as if they was connected directly to the satellite provider. This API offer real time provisioning as well as real time billing - this is example allowing a partner to install our satellite environment and connect direct to the operator getting same functionality as if they was directly connected as Tier 1 to the different satellite networks..
Military Grade Security
Our Billing Platform are developed based on the best security practise in the business, our key staff are yearly going through security certifications to ensure that our delivered level of security are fully up to date, we are constaly performing security validations using OWASP, HP Fortify to ensure that we are delivering the best possible security level and provide ISO27001 military grade environments that operate the key data in a highly secure way. Our environment are divided as explained earlier into 3 main blocks, frontend, operator dashboard and backend - where backend isn't connected directly with Internet access - but only offering our secure API in a dedicated tunnel setup - all functionality are performed in the backend environment, where frontend environment basically only handle adding layout and colors to the interfaces, meaning absolutly no data are stored in the frontend environments.
Billing based on proven Open Source
Our Billing infrastructure is based on standard proven open source components - no legacy software like Windows and similar - this is to ensure that the best possible and proven elements are being included without the demand for automated software updates and similar. Our backend is developed in a solid version of Enterprice Jave, our Database cluser is based on MariaDB, our frontend and operator dashboard environment are based on hardend PHP.
Unity Report functionality helps operator and organisation to increase customer retention and improve margins by providing real time data analysis, with integrated workflow and comprehensive traffic statistics. Relationship-based modeling allows operator to strike the right balance between customer satisfaction and profitability, even in negotiated pricing deals based on the customers ongoing traffic pattern.
Organisations can experiment with multiple report models to calculate optimum product pricing strategies, introduce innovative new products and deliver product bundles to meet the needs of different customer segments. Unity Repor functionality supports different standard formats but offer the operator to get own dedicated reports generated online or as periodically emailed reports across basically any data currently captured in the system.
Inmarsat I4 Services
With speed capabilities ranging from 22 Kbps to 704 Kbps, Iridium Certus offers the highest speed L-band connectivity and only truly global mobile satellite service on the market. With speeds up to 704 Kbps, Iridium Certus was designed as a flexible platform and will continue to evolve, providing both higher and lower data speeds to address customer needs.
- Iridium Certus Midband 22Kbps - 88 Kbps - Smaller, Small size, low cost
- Iridium Certus Broadband 128 Kbps - 704 Kbps - Optimized for high speed
Our direct integration with Inmarsat backoffice environm,ents across provisioning, prepaid cover lots of API interfaces that in the end is making Unity a smarter system - all is integrated in a way that make the day to day operation simple and easy - drag & drop new inventory, new rating plans, bulk load data using drag & drop - building new products are done through direct integration with the remote satellite operators backoffice interfaces - integrating our product wizard with Inmarsat sales catalogue, Iridium sales cataloge and similar - simply select a product, a rating plan, a given service and similar and apply own naming, own services and similar - when added is the new product available for billing.
Not just an Inmarsat billing system but a complete satellite business environment that integrate all across API interfaces - even resellers can be added directly through our uniform API interface so that they get same service offering capability as a tier 1 Inmarsat service provider - real time provisioning, real time billing and monitoring - all in a fully multi currency setup and multi language environment.