Affinegy is integrating its Portal platform with Sigma Systems’ OSS platform to create a system for provisioning DOCSIS/TR-069 devices, including IPTV set-top boxes, IP video clients, and advanced data and wireless gateways, in subscribers’ homes.
The TR-069 is a relatively new protocol designed to enable service providers of all types to better manage and control customer premises equipment (CPE).
The integrated Affinegy/Sigma Systems solution further enables upgrading legacy DOCSIS 2.0 and DOCSIS 3.0 data gateways to TR-069 management through the combination of Sigma Systems’ flexible workflow management and Affinegy’s D2/D3 gateway management and its method of proxying the TR-069 management to these legacy devices.
Today, if service providers want an automated solution to provision this equipment from the network operations center, it requires a large professional services or IT department effort to integrate all of the systems necessary, Affinegy said. With this partnership, Affinegy and Sigma Systems will provide a turnkey solution that requires little or no integration work by the service provider, resulting in speedier implementations, lowered operational costs and capital expense savings through extending the life of equipment already in the subscriber’s home.
“The cable industry is embracing TR-069 to extend remote management beyond the DOCSIS modem and set-top box to advanced service devices, and to all consumer-connected IP devices,” said Melissa Simpler, CEO and co-founder of Affinegy. “Delivering these new services accurately, securely and efficiently without the need for personnel to go to the subscriber’s home is crucial for service providers, both from a customer satisfaction and operator cost perspective. We are excited to work with Sigma Systems, the industry-leading OSS provider, to meet this pressing need.”
The two companies have combined their products to create a means of upgrading deployed DOCSIS 2.0 and DOCSIS 3.0 devices for management control.