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1. WO2020117449 - SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTEGRATED DOCUMENTATION OF NETWORK DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION

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CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1. An integrated project implementation system, the system comprising:

a network configuration information server, the network configuration information server configured to communicatively couple to a plurality of client nodes through a network;

wherein the network configuration information server includes a database comprising client records for a network infrastructure project, the client records including at least one of Bill of Material (BOM) data, specification data, and system configuration data, for the network infrastructure project; and

wherein the network configuration information server comprises at least one processor, wherein the at least one processor executes:

at least a first application configured to communicate with at least a first client node of the plurality of client nodes, wherein the at least a first application receives input from the first client node of the plurality of client nodes for a system layout for the network infrastructure project, wherein based on the input the at least a first application accesses one or more network component models from a component modeling library, wherein the at least a first application generates at least one of the BOM data, specification data and system configuration data based on the system layout and the one or more network component models; and

at least a second application configured to communicate with at least a second client node of the plurality of client nodes, wherein the at least a second application is configured to receive from the second client node identification information for an installed network component of the network infrastructure project, wherein in response to a request from the at least a second client node and based on the identification information, the at least a second application communicates information associated with the installed network component to the second client node, the information associated with the installed network component derived from at least one of the BOM data, the specification data or the system configuration data generated by the at least a first application.

2. The system of claim 1, wherein the component modelling library comprises a building information modelling (BIM) library and the network component model comprises a BIM object.

3. The system of claim 1, wherein the second client node scans an Asset ID tag on the installed network component to obtain the identification information.

4. The system of claim 1, wherein the client records include an at least one object that includes an embedded code, wherein the embedded code includes information about the installed network component.

5. The system of claim 1, wherein the network configuration information server is

further coupled to a system manager for the network system, wherein the network configuration information server sends information from the client records to the system manager and updates the client records based on updates received from the system manager.

6. The system of claim 1, wherein the at least one processor further executes:

at least a third application configured to communicate with at least one client node of the plurality of client nodes;

wherein the at least a third application receives input from the at least one client node, wherein the at least a third applications accesses the client records to generate bidding solicitations accessible from the at least one client node; and

wherein the at least a third application generates one or more contractor bids based on information received from the at least one client node in response to the bidding solicitations.

7. The system of claim 6, wherein the at least a third application is configured to input the one or more contractor bids and update at least one of the BOM data, the specification data, or the system configuration data, based on a first contractor bid.

8. The system of claim 6, wherein the client records accessed to generate the bidding solicitation comprises at least a part of the BOM data.

9. The system of claim 6, wherein the one or more contractor bids may include one or more deviations from the BOM data.

10. The system of claim 1, wherein the at least one processor further executes:

at least a third application to communicate with at least one client node of the plurality of client nodes;

wherein the at least a third application is configured to receive asset information from the at least one client node about the installed network component; and

wherein the at least a third application records installed asset data to the client records in response to the asset information.

11. The system of claim 10, wherein the at least a third application receives an Asset ID scanned from the installed network component by the at least one client node;

wherein the at least a third application links the installed network component to a corresponding object in the client records based on the Asset ID.

12. The system of claim 10, wherein the at least one client node comprises test and

measurement equipment;

wherein the at least a third application receives the identification information for the installed network component and, in response, transmits information for the installed network component to the test and measurement equipment, wherein the information for the installed network component is retrieved from the client records.

13. An integrated project implementation method implemented by a network

configuration information server in communication with at least one client node through a network, the method comprising:

generating a system layout for a network infrastructure project, wherein the system layout comprises one or more network component models;

generating client records comprising at least one of Bill of Material (BOM) data, specification data and system configuration data, from the network infrastructure layout; and

in response to receiving from the client node identification information for an installed network component of the network infrastructure project, and a request from the client node, communicating information associated with the installed network component to the client node, wherein the information associated with the installed network component is derived from at least one of the BOM data, the specification data or the system configuration data.

14. The method of claim 13, further comprising downloading the one or more network component models from a component modeling library.

15. The method of claims 14, wherein the component modeling library comprises a

building information modelling (BIM) library and the network component model comprises a BIM object.

16. The method of claim 13, wherein the identification information is obtained from an Asset ID tag on the installed network component.

17. The method of claim 13, wherein the client records include an at least one object that includes an embedded code, wherein the embedded code includes information about the installed network component.

18. The method of claim 13, wherein the network configuration information server is further coupled to a system manager for the network infrastructure project.

19. The method of claim 18, the method further comprising:

updating the client records based on updates received from the system manager.

20. The method of claim 13, further comprising:

accessing the client records to generate bidding solicitations accessible from the at least one client node; and

generating one or more contractor bids based on information received from the at least one client node in response to the bidding solicitations.

21. The method of claim 20, wherein the client records accessed to generate the bidding solicitation comprises at least a part of the BOM data.

22. The method of claim 20, wherein the one or more contractor bids may include one or more deviations from the BOM data.

23. The method of claim 13, further comprising:

receiving asset information from the at least one client node about the installed network component; and

recording installed asset data to the client records in response to the asset information.

24. The method of claim 13, further comprising:

receiving an Asset ID scanned from the installed network component by the at least one client node; and

linking the installed network component to a corresponding object in the client records based on the Asset ID.

25. The method of claim 13, wherein the at least one client node comprises test and

measurement equipment, the method further comprising:

receiving the identification information for the installed network component; and

in response, transmitting information for the installed network component to the test and measurement equipment, wherein the information for the installed network component is retrieved from the client records.