Teleste Adds Intelligence to HFC Networks - No More Unnecessary Truck Rolls
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Press release date: May 4, 2011
ANGA CABLE, COLOGNE, Germany, May 4, 2011 - Teleste, a leading technology provider of broadband video and service platforms, today announced a tandem of products that raise intelligence in cable networks to a new level. Teleste's new AC9000 Intelligent fibre optic node eliminates human errors from network installations through automatic configuration, and the next generation CATVisor EMS 4.0 management software provides unprecedented flexibility and configurability to HFC infrastructure management. With the announcement, Teleste addresses a major pain point for cable operators - time consuming network management and maintenance.
Additionally, Teleste introduced DVB-T2 and DVB-C reception modules to the Luminato head-end platform as well as the new HECS Head-End Signal Control System at ANGA Cable.
"Manual network maintenance, human mistakes and the difficulty of locating network problems are often the main culprits behind unnecessary truck-rolls and high operating expenses. Teleste tackles these problems by adding intelligence to the network. The fire-and forget installation of the new AC9000 coupled with the industry's most advanced management suite help operators to significantly reduce OPEX, avoid service outages, and provide better service to end-users," said Pasi Jarvenpaa, Business Director at Teleste Access Networks business group.
"TeliaSonera is using Teleste's intelligent network products and management software, which improve the quality of our broadband network. This has resulted in higher uptime of broadband services and increased customer satisfaction," said Sakari Kangasvieri, Production Manager at TeliaSonera Finland.
AC9000 fibre node is the latest member of Teleste intelligent HFC products. With AC9000, all configurations are done automatically, without maintenance crew having to spend excess time in adjustment work. This eliminates human errors and optimises network quality. In addition to this, AC9000 automatically recognises and isolates ingress problems with the help of a built-in ingress analyser. The product also provides 2 x 4 scalability with the ability to use digital return path transmitters, and it can be monitored and controlled remotely with Teleste's CATVisor EMS management suite
Intelligent and flexible cable infrastructure management
At ANGA Cable, Teleste also introduced the next generation of its CATVisor EMS 4.0 management suite, which provides unprecedented flexibility and configurability to cable infrastructure management. By utilising the configurable views of EMS 4.0, the network operations personnel can view only the management information valuable for the specific task they want to perform. The new release also adds inventory management features to EMS, with the possibility to associate documents and links to network elements.
CATVisor EMS 4.0 allows also introduces the long awaited network map view, which adds a new dimension to the presentation of management information from intelligent network elements. By presenting management information in a map view, network problems can be pinpointed without having to go through complex network diagrams or hand-written notes.
"Teleste's new CATVisor EMS 4.0 eliminates this problem by showing exactly where problems are located. Accurate information about the network eliminates guesswork from network maintenance and management - reducing downtime and unnecessary truck rolls," Pasi Jarvenpaa concluded.
World's most versatile head-end extends with new receivers
At ANGA Cable, Teleste also introduced new extensions to its Luminato head-end platform. The new Luminato can now be expanded with modules for DVB-C and DVB-T2 reception. The new DVB-T2 module enables reception of the emerging terrestrial HD transmissions while the DVB-C receiver allows service providers to pick selected cable TV services as a part of their service bouquets.
"Luminato is the industry's most compact and energy-efficient head-end platform and it allows operators to provide more content with less equipment. The two new modules combined with already existing Luminato input capabilities enable operators to enrich the subscribers' user experience with new services for example in hospitality applications," said Teleste's Mika Kavanti, Business Director, Video solutions.
Originally introduced two years ago at ANGA, Teleste has delivered over 1000 Luminato platforms to more than 50 countries globally. Luminato provides a multitude of interfaces such as DVB-S/S2, DVB-T/T2, DVB-C, DVB-ASI in/out, QAM, COFDM and IP within one single platform. All these complemented with advanced DVB processing capabilities, high capacity scrambling and multiplexing, packed in a space of one rack unit make Luminato a unique value proposal.
Teleste HECS - elegant broadcast and narrowcast combiner splitter
At ANGA Cable, Teleste also introduced the new HECS (Head-End Signal Control System) product line that fits into standard rack and sub-rack mounts. The product line includes combiners, splitters, directional couplers and diplex filters and it allows operators to build complex signal splitting and combining configurations with a tidy rack mounted product.
Teleste HECS tackles an issue that many operators face: today's multi-play headends contain broadcasted and narrowcasted TV-services and as well DOCSIS 3 based services, and all these signal sources need to be combined, controlled and adjusted to fit in to the distribution network. Teleste's new HECS product line solves this issue and it can be used at head-ends and HUB's for combining/splitting narrowcast and broadcast signals.
Teleste is an international technology group founded in 1954, which is specialised in broadband video and data communication systems and services. The group is active in two business segments, Video and Broadband Solutions and Network Services; in both fields, we are among the global leaders. Video and Broadband Solutions business segment has the emphasis on product solutions for broadband access networks, video service platforms and video surveillance applications. Network Services segment deliver comprehensive network service solutions including new construction, rebuilding, upgrading, planning and maintenance services of cable networks. In 2010 the group's net sales totalled EUR 167,8 million and the group employed 1230 persons at the year-end. The company has approximately 30 offices world-wide and over 90% of Teleste's net sales are generated outside Finland. The company is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. http://teleste.
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