SmartMan's User Interface
Our team has made sure that your user experience matches the excellence of our system's architecture. SmartMan's unique user interface has been simply designed with a vision that users should be able to access typical data or reports with two to three clicks.
The user experience was designed to support customization as part of each new Element Management System avatar the application takes. We designed the user interface based on actual end-users: network administrators and operators. Most of the customization and configuration functions are hidden as part of advanced configuration menus. The primary user interface and menus are based on the needs of network operators and administrators. Shown below, our user interface follows the simple layout of a tree (on the far left) and a list of tabs (on the right).
Context Sensitive Tabs and Data
All tabs are context sensitive. The tabs represent a list of common information or reports that an end user will utilize while at the specific location. You can see the difference in the images below.
Another important factor in SmartMan's user-interface is data with context. Information a user looks for is automatically filtered based on the tree and tab selection. This means that whenever someone looks at a screen, they are shownthe exact path they took to reach that specific screen.
Context Sensitive Menus
To make it easier for operators to trigger or launch actions when required, SmartMan supports context-sensitive menus. With the flexibility to configure the menu's visibility based on the device's status, only the currently possible menus will be listed at all times. If a user prefers to do a bulk-operation, such as make the same change across several network elements, they can multi-select the network elements and right-click. The menus applicable for bulk-operations across the currently selected devices will be listed.
Context Sensitive Help
Whenever you need details or help for a specific action you are attempting to perform in a GUI, you can click on the "Help" button. Like the rest of the GUI, the help option is also context sensitive. You will be taken directly to the help page related to the current GUI. Operators do not need to spend precious time searching for or navigating to the relevant help section.