The zero-touch network holds great promise for reducing the operational and capital expenses associated with these ancient provisioning practices
Westford, MA (PRWEB) October 21, 2008
Sagamore Systems (http://www.sagamoresys.com), announced today the launch of its Automated XConnect (AXC) Zero-Touch solution. Sagamore Systems will demonstrate the AXC 800 at OSP EXPO (Booth #1042) at the Baltimore Convention Center, October 22-23. Sagamore Systems' AXC is a revolutionary, highly scalable system that gives telecommunications carriers the power to efficiently accelerate broadband deployments and enables them to cost-effectively offer next-generation Triple Play services. By remotely managing the last mile via a feature-rich software platform, Sagamore Systems' AXC system lets carriers eliminate functions that were manual, labor-intensive and time consuming, now permitting them to be performed remotely and instantly. For carriers, this means accelerating access to new high-revenue broadband services, greatly reducing operating and installation costs while ensuring superior network availability.
Sagamore Systems was founded in 2004 with a mission to enable carriers to easily offer premium voice, video and data services while they dramatically improve end-user satisfaction, expand market share and ensure long-term revenue flexibility and growth.
Today, carriers are actively deploying fiber optics deeper into neighborhood networks, shortening the existing copper infrastructure to increase the bandwidth required to provide triple play services. This common strategy gives carriers a cost-effective approach to quickly provision next-generation voice, video, and data services to their customers. This transition is moving the management of cooper loops from the central office (CO) to remote sites in the outside plant (OSP). This is an architectural shift resulting in significant operational expenses, delayed provisioning, and an increase in customer dissatisfaction.
These remote sites in the OSP consist of manual punch-down or terminal post legacy technology which has been unchanged for more than 50 years. To move, add, or change a service, an OSP technician must go to the site and physically run a jumper wire from the equipment feeder pair termination to the customer's distribution pair termination. At last, with Sagamore Systems' AXC solution, next-generation network management can be streamlined by eliminating an old-school legacy processes and implementing next-generation zero-touch practices.
Sagamore Systems' AXC relieves the high-cost service management and operational bottlenecks for these last mile moves, adds and changes. The AXC's completely automates manual cross-connect points via software-controlled copper routing functions, transforming the last mile copper plant into an effective, low-cost delivery system for next-generation services.
"The zero-touch network holds great promise for reducing the operational and capital expenses associated with these ancient provisioning practices," said Eric Hedlund, founder and VP of Marketing, Sagamore Systems. "Sagamore's Zero-touch equipment enables remote management of the copper infrastructure by accelerating the deployment of all copper-based services and eliminating the physical touch points along the network. Manual and labor-intensive functions can now be performed remotely within seconds. In light of the increased cost of doing business in today's energy-challenged economy, Sagamore's zero-touch paradigm gives carriers a guaranteed reduction in provisioning intervals, as well as human error."
Sagamore Systems' AXC is the industry's first solution with a self-contained highly innovative architecture including any-port to any-port non-blocking copper routing that, in conjunction the with port direction flexibility, makes it the ideal for remote deployments such as street cabinets, unmanned COs and multi dwelling unit (MDU) locations. With Sagamore's revolutionary AXC Zero-Touch Solution, many functions that are manual and labor-intensive can now be performed remotely within seconds - not days or weeks. Benefits include:
- Faster Time to Revenue
Eliminate service delays, bad jumper connections and faulty line records. The AXC 800 reduces the time to deploy a broadband service.
- Increased Subscriber Uptime
If an access equipment (DSLAM, MSAP, etc) port fails, the AXC 800 will automatically switch your customer to a spare or unused port in seconds, ensuring high-revenue Service Level guarantees and customer satisfaction.
- Zero Touch Flow Though Control
Flow-through control allows for instant zero-touch management of all last mile services through a back office OSS ensuring an accurate loop record database.
- Capital Efficiencies
The provisioning of access equipment ports can be managed on an "as needed basis", eliminating the need to over-populate locations with costly unused ports.
- Maintenance and Test Access Functions
Network operators can generate test tones, shorts opens or connect any pair(s) to testing equipment for accurate fault isolation.
About Sagamore Systems
Sagamore Systems is a provider of zero-touch, outside plant carrier-class equipment that, for the first time, enables the remote management and monitoring of telephone companies' installed copper loop. The Sagamore Systems Automated XConnect (AXC) solution gives carriers the power to implement high-revenue broadband services while lowering management and operational bottlenecks and costs. This revolutionary elimination of physical touch points along the copper infrastructure allows local carriers to accelerate the delivery of next-generation premium, high-quality triple-play services with dramatically improved customer satisfaction and long-term revenue growth as part of an overall business-driven, green initiative throughout the OSP. Please visit http://www.sagamoresys.com for more information.