smartDASH - System Monitoring and Realtime Telemetry

The Lawo System Monitoring And Realtime Telemetry Dashboard (aka smartDASH) is a vendor-agnostic enterprise software suite designed to provide full network and media visibility across an all IP, all SDI or hybrid WAN/LAN broadcast infrastructure.

Strategically positioned to bridge the gap between IT and Video engineering, smartDASH straddles both sides of the operation to provide a comprehensive view of what the network is doing and how the media streams flowing across the network are behaving. Based on a UNIX OS, this software defined networking solution incorporates a powerful and robust database to document and rapidly search any aspect of the operation, from a simple cable ID number to seeking the journey of a multicast across a transnational multi-hop WAN. Additionally, by leveraging a vast library of hardware communication protocols, the system automatically interrogates live and dormant path connections to create the most intuitive and data rich presentation layers of a COTS-hybrid infrastructure.

With its award winning deep packet inspection microservices, smartDASH supports monitoring and decoding a wide range of media formats, from low bitrate OTT/ABR streams to uncompressed ST2110 studio production flows, in addition to characterizing the packet pacing off the delivery network. This unique approach brings a deeper dimension of operational visibility by unifying network telemetry and mixed media flow into a single glass view. smartDASH users have a zero-footprint installation and can be deployed on-prem, private or public cloud with HTTP accessibility from a browser or mobile device. This vendor-agnostic state-of-the-art software solution is an essential component to the conscious operation of any IP-based broadcast installation.


  • Scalable enterprise software providing data from every corner of your network
  • Effortlessly document all aspects of your media network and infrastructure
  • Keep track of device inventory, including warm and cold spares
  • Account for CAPEX and OPEX KPIs to manage total cost of ownership
  • Visualize connectivity and bandwidth usage with precision
  • Discover and trace live media flows from origination to destination
  • Convert network and media data points into actionable intelligence
  • Advanced telemetry agents provide in-service and out-of-service alarm generation and reporting
  • Real-time communication and telemetry from COTS platforms to third party purpose build equipment
  • High performance deep packet inspection of mixed media flows
  • Comprehensive and unified presentation layer dashboards

Recommended Server Specifications - smartDASH Server:

  • Dual Intel XEON Gold 6140 CPU processor
  • 128GB DDR4 RAM
  • 1TB HDD for standard logging
  • 512GB SSD
  • Standard 1G Ethernet for management/control

New Features

NEW: Auto-Topology Microservice
This new feature automatically discovers, registers and documents the IP network topology by leveraging OPENCONFIG, a vendor-neutral model-driven communication protocol, to present device status in real time. If it’s on the network, the Auto-Topology’s inter/intra-facility discovery functionality will fi nd it, analyze it and present it in smartDASH’stopology view with clarity.
NEW: PTP Monitoring Microservice
This new feature detects, classifi es and analyzes PTP at the network layer, and acts as a referenced, locked receiver for
essential timing measurements for video, audio and data streams. New features include auto detection of PTP, type modes, histograms, slave ports and lock state.
NEW: Cloud-enabled
smartDASH can now run on virtual machines and in the cloud for running network device analysis of cloud-based application,
e.g. virtualized playout channels. smartDASH supports solutions based on AWS, Google, VM Networks and others.
NEW: smartDS
smartDS is a complementary data storage solution to smartDASH, allowing smartDASH users to log and store months
of alarm and data logs for a historical record of everything from network bandwidth to signal loss. smartDASH’s reports feature can access and analyze the smartDS data to create rich data reports for operations, engineering and management tiers within the organization. The smartDS software can run on a dedicated hardware server or in virtualized or cloud-based environments.

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At NAB 2019, Tony Zare, Senior Director of Product Management, explains some of the latest features added to the SMART System Monitoring and Real-time Telemetry Solution. Watch the video!

System Monitoring & Realtime Telemetry: Demystify the state of your network. A short video guide to smart monitoring of your IP facility with Tony Zare, Senior Director of Product Management.