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Siemens Introduces New Auto-Configuration Server (ACS) Interoperability Program


Dallas, Aug 22, 2006 - Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices LLC today formally announced an interoperability testing program for tangoTM Subscriber Manager (tSM), which is Siemens’ TR-069 Auto-Configuration Server (ACS), designed to give service providers more flexibility and freedom for delivering advanced multimedia services to today’s digital home. The program is open to all DSL-based customer premise equipment (CPE) manufacturers.

Siemens developed the program to ensure seamless interoperation of non-Siemens CPE with the ACS and underlying DSL Forum TR-069 standards, which govern configuration of devices such as modems, set-top boxes, home networking devices and Voice over IP (VoIP) gateways in a DSL-based home network. The ACS is a component of the Siemens tangoTM Software Suite, which includes the tangoTM Installer and Support software clients, along with the server-based tSM remote management software. This high-performance platform allows service providers to automate all phases of the broadband lifecycle including ordering, deployment, installation, management and support.

This program will identify for service providers a wider selection of interoperable CPE, thereby improving economic flexibility and greater freedom of selection for deploying multiple CPE. Equipment vendors will benefit from the ability to offer a product that will work with the tSM, a world-class solution widely deployed throughout the globe.

“In creating the program, Siemens is providing more value for its customers,” said Jochen Eickholt, CEO of Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices. “By ensuring tSM interoperability with the broadest number of CPE available, Siemens is enabling its tSM customers to more rapidly and cost-effectively deliver data, voice and video services to millions of DSL customers in multiple marketplaces.”

Interoperability testing generally takes less than four weeks for a device, during which time a Siemens-assigned engineer working closely with the vendor will provide feedback and ensure the equipment completes all tests. Testing will determine whether the specific firmware version submitted by the vendor interoperates with the most recently deployed Siemens ACS.

Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices LLC

Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices LLC is the U.S. affiliate of Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices GmbH & Co KG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Siemens AG (NYSE:SI). These companies focus on the design, manufacturing and distribution of the full range of Siemens Gigaset products, including cordless phones, home media devices and broadband products and services, which are designed to enable seamless, integrated communication solutions for service providers and consumers. More about Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices at


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