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Active Broadband Networks Announces New Releases of the IPDR Based Active Resource Manager


Active Broadband Networks, a pioneering developer of Subscriber Service Management Systems based upon the emerging IPDR standards, announces the release of the two new editions of the Active Resource Manager and version 3.0 of their IPDR based Subscriber Service Management platform.

The new editions are the Enhanced Edition and the System Wide Edition with the current version being renamed to the Standard Edition. All versions provide the high performance IPDR collection, storage and processing capabilities necessary to provide a subscriber-service-centric view of network resource usage, and proven support for popular CMTS. Each edition also includes the Fair Use Profiler, Quota Manager and Usage Prediction applications in addition to integrated Business Intelligence software for developing and deploying customized reports.

The System Wide Edition, developed in conjunction with a US MSO provides support for up-to 100M subscriber devices. Using a unique data management and distribution scheme, Active Agents and Active Managers combine to provide a single system view of collected and analyzed data while retaining the use of low cost server platforms. In addition, Active Agents and Managers can be deployed in pairs to provide full redundancy and in-service upgrades. This edition also includes our previously announced IPDR re-exporter functionality.

The Enhanced Edition enables the deployment of redundancy and in-service upgrades for operators with less than 500K subscribers.

These new editions are released with version 3.0 of the Active Resource Manager Platform. The most significant feature in this major release is the introduction of a new data management system for IPDR information. The data management system consists of a compression component that reduces the storage footprint of IPDR records to 1/10 of their original size, a data retrieval function optimized to the structure of the stored IPDR data that dramatically improves query performance and a normalization function which returns information from IPDR as time normalized delta’s for easy presentation in reports or integration with other systems.

“This new release and software editions is an important milestone for Active Broadband Networks”, said Adam Dunstan, President of Active Broadband Networks. “We have been collecting IPDR information in production networks for more than 2 years, these new releases increase the performance, scalability and functionality of our platform in addition to creating a foundation for support for DOCSIS 3.0® and tru2way™ in the near future”.

Active Resource Manager version 3.0 Standard, Enhanced and System Wide Edition will be available in Q3/2008. Customers with current support agreements will receive automatic upgrades to the supported edition. A public Open Source release of Version 3.0 Standard Edition is planned for later this year. Version 2.0 of he Active Resource Manager is available for download today at

About Active Broadband Networks
Active Broadband Networks is a pioneering developer of Open Source Subscriber Service Management. We are the developers of the Active Resource Manager; a Subscriber Service Management platform based upon the emerging IPDR protocol standards. The Active Resource Manager provides a subscriber-service-centric view of network resource usage that is unavailable in current network management systems. It further leverages this information to predict future demands, identify top-talkers by service class and implement per-subscriber usage quotas. We provide commercial support and professional services for the Active Resource Manager in addition to other Open Source Operational Support Systems. For further information, visit or call 617-395-7934

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