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Active Broadband Networks Announces Availability Of The Active Resource Manager Platform


Boston, MA June 21, 2005 – Active Broadband Networks, a pioneering developer of demand planning and service assurance systems, announced initial availability of the Active Resource Manager Platform. The Active Resource Manager is the first system to efficiently collect per-subscriber, per-service usage and leverage the information to implement a complete resource management cycle. It ensures customers receive a satisfying experience and operator’s networks support the maximum number of possible subscribers and services.

“Understanding individual subscribers service usage is key to the successful deployment of converged 3-play services”, said Adam Dunstan, President of Active Broadband Networks. “The Active Resource Manager provides detailed subscriber usage visibility and uses that information to plan, optimize and manage network resources automating many manually intensive tasks”.

This first release of the Active Resource Manager Platform includes availability of the Service Flow Manager and Planners Toolkit applications. This includes preliminary availability of the DOCSIS Capacity Manager and the Service Group Manager. Each of these applications uses data collected using existing and new standards-based protocols including IPDR and each efficiently retains data in the platform’s storage system. The Active Resource Manager Platform is the foundation for other applications under development by Active Broadband Networks.

The Service Flow Manager provides a graphical interface to actual individual subscriber service usage and discrete visibility to the combined individual services delivered in an individual service area. It computes and displays key operational information including user concurrency, sustained heavy use and usage per-service or service-tier. The Planners Toolkit provides access to this data and other computed network, CMTS, interface or subscriber statistics using standard database API’s allowing accurate data to be combined with existing spreadsheet-based planning models.

The DOCSIS Capacity Manager computes the optimal network configuration to support the demands of subscribers based upon existing and projected usage where multiple channels are deployed in a single service area irrespective of DOCSIS version. By understanding the combined resource demands of provisioned services and advanced services delivered using PacketCable technology, the Service Group Manager dynamically ensures that resources are allocated to maximize the number of advanced services delivered while maintaining satisfying high speed Internet experience.

“By any measure broadband providers have enjoyed a period of amazing growth which has resulted in overbuilding because of the lack of sophisticated resource management tools” according to Dunstan. “The Active Resource Manager System allows operators to identify opportunities to better utilize existing assets while delivering new, satisfying and competitive services.”

About Active Broadband Networks
Active Broadband Networks is a leading provider of service assurance and broadband demand management solutions designed to meet the needs of Broadband Operators deploying triple-play services. The Active Resource Manager is the first system that addresses the complete lifecycle of broadband demand management and the only solution that combines demand management, network optimization and dynamic service assurance necessary to enable successful delivery of the array of services offered by Broadband Operators today and in the future. Operators who deploy the Active Resource Manager enjoy increased revenue and customer retention while managing costs and profitability. For further information, visit or call 617-395-7934


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