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Acterna Introduces First Forward-Path Analyzer with Field Meter Interoperability

  • 10 August, 2004 12:11

<p>-- RSAM-5600 Offers Swift Troubleshooting Techniques, Multiple Remote Uses, and Accelerated Response Time to Improve Operational Efficiency and Drive Cost Savings for Cable Network Operators</p>
<p>Hong Kong: Tuesday, August 10th 2004 – Acterna today announced the Asia Pacific availability of its RSAM-5600 Remote Service Analyzer Meter and ISS-5116 Input Selector Switch, a state-of-the-art test solution tool that provides remote testing and monitoring of QAM and analog RF signals. With the RSAM-5600, a user can now quickly isolate problems, compare field and headend results, as well as monitor service deployment in multiple remote sites by using a standard Internet browser or Acterna’s own DSAM. The RSAM-5600 is the first forward-path analyzer that provides interoperation with field meters, enabling field technicians to isolate and determine system issues without the intervention of headend technicians.</p>
<p>“Frequent digital signal testing has never been more important to cable network managers as they focus on the rapid deployment of VoIP, video on demand and high-speed Internet access VoD, and HSD,” said Bill Robertson, vice president of marketing and international sales for Acterna’s Cable Networks Division. “Yet, we have seen headend technicians increasingly burdened with new challenges that distract them from daily checks to monitor and identify system errors. Acterna’s RSAM-5600 delivers cost efficiencies by reducing the need to drive to remote sites to test system integrity.”</p>
<p>The integration of the RSAM-5600 and ISS-5116 supports the field technician’s ability to troubleshoot, isolate, and fix problems by giving them access to headend results in the field on their web-browser enabled DSAM meter. In addition, by integrating with existing OSS and NMS systems, the RSAM-5600’s simple network management protocol SNMP alarming feature accelerates its ability to proactively monitor.</p>
<p>The RSAM-5600 eliminates cumbersome and unnecessary truck rolls, improves efficiency, reduces costs and rapidly solves a wide range of today’s common network problems. Additional features of the RSAM-5600 include:</p>
<p>· Level, MER, BER, Constellation, Spectrum, Delta V/A, and limit results are provided in seconds and are viewable from any web-browser;</p>
<p>· 128 nodes can be accessed from a single RSAM-5600 when combined with Acterna’s new ISS-5116 Input Selector Switches.</p>
<p>About Acterna</p>
<p>Acterna is the world’s largest provider of communications test solutions for telecommunications and cable network operators. A trusted communications test partner for more than eight decades, Acterna offers an unmatched portfolio of award-winning instruments, systems, software and services that help its customers reduce network costs while improving performance and reliability. Headquartered in Germantown, Maryland, USA –with European and Asia Pacific operations based in Eningen, Germany and Hong Kong – Acterna serves nearly every major communications service provider and equipment manufacturer around the world through a skilled sales and support organization in 31 countries.</p>
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<p>For Immediate Release</p>
<p>Contact:</p>
<p>Bernie Tylor, bernie.tylor@acterna.com, +1 240 404 1913</p>
<p>Michelle Susay, michelle.susay@acterna.com, +61 3 9410 9498</p>

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