“Network administration” is a catch-all term that refers to the procedures and technologies that are used to monitor and control a network. This term covers a variety of tasks, including installing and configuring new devices or users, configuring and monitoring network activity, detecting and repairing network congestion or failures, and managing the financial aspects of the network. Theses tasks can be performed manually using trained staff and procedures to perform them, or these tasks can be performed with the assistance of a variety of automated systems. Having a clearly defined network management strategy is essential for any viable video transport network.

Network management can range from complex to simple. In ...

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