Skyline Communications, a supplier of multi-vendor network management solutions, announced that Belgian cable operators ALE Télédis and Brutélé have selected the new DataMiner Customer Premises Equipment Manager (DMS-CPE) technology to further consolidate the management of their HFC outdoor plant. Both cable operators recently formed a joint venture called VOO to commercialize their services, and they also acquired the cable activities of eight other Walloon cable companies.
DataMiner CPE Manager is one of the latest innovations of the DataMiner NMS platform, enabling it to manage high volumes of CPE devices, such as modems and set top boxes in HFC broadband, IPTV and satellite ecosystems. The solution features amongst other unlimited client web access, interfacing with CPE objects using any standard or proprietary protocol based on open XML drivers, powerful statistical processing and reporting capabilities on user-defined groups of CPE objects, open interfaces to integrate third party data sources such as inventory databases, user-definable data collection algorithms, and much more. In addition to that, DataMiner CPE Manager is also an industry-first, as it comes fully integrated with the existing DataMiner NMS environment.
“Both ALE Télédis and Brutélé have been deploying DataMiner technology for quite some time, and for a wide variety of different applications. This leading NMS technology enables us to consolidate our needs for network management into a single, powerful environment, across vendor and technology boundaries, which results in significant operational advantages,” commented Jean-Michel Adant General Director from Brutélé. “When Skyline introduced DataMiner CPE Manager, we recognized this as a unique opportunity for both ALE Télédis and Brutélé to further align our operations, to assure the quality of the services that we deliver to our growing subscriber base, and to further leverage our DataMiner NMS platform.”
“After the recent VOO joint venture and subsequent acquisitions, the ALE Télédis – Brutélé tandem has become a rapidly growing player offering television, internet and telephony services. And we are very pleased with the decision of these two leading cable companies to deploy the new DataMiner CPE Manager solution to assure that its services meet the quality demanded by a very competitive market,” commented Ben Vandenberghe, Sales & Marketing Director of Skyline Communications.
DataMiner CPE Manager will be on display at IBC 2007, booth 1.414, as part of the official introduction of the new DataMiner 5.0 release.