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
  • Improve your revenue through awareness, speed of data
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Senior Director of Product Management Tony Zare explains how SMART (System Monitoring and Realtime Telemetry for Broadcast Networks) works. Watch the video!