Comtrend Launches New, Hosted, Auto-Configuration Server to Service Providers at No Cost

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Created and hosted by Comtrend, ACS Central allows service providers to remotely and automatically upgrade their Comtrend DSL gateways via TR-069.

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ACS Central provides simple, hosted, centralized CPE management to Internet Service Providers no cost.

Comtrend, a global supplier of advanced networking solutions, today announced ACS Central, a hosted Auto-Configuration Server (ACS) solution that is available at no cost to service providers who deploy Comtrend TR-069 enabled gateways.

Comtrend’s ACS Central is an online service allowing service sroviders to remotely upgrade CPE firmware and configurations via the Internet. It has distinct benefits for both service providers and end users. As the broadband market continues to grow unabated and the number of Internet access possibilities grows, configuration of equipment remains too complicated for many end users. Customer satisfaction is often based on seamless deployment, easy operation of devices, and rapid problem solving with no downtime.

With its easy-to-use interface, ACS Central offers centralized remote management of commonly used features of gateways within the service provider’s network at no additional cost. A service provider can establish a TR-069 system with no up-front investment; reduce install times by allowing automatic software or configuration upgrades to CPE; control other CPE management functions within an integrated framework; and gain the ability to change to any standards-based ACS system in the future.

“This is a great solution for our customers, large and small,” said John Castreje, General Manager of Comtrend North America. “ACS Central provides simple, hosted centralized CPE management to Internet Service Providers no cost to them. It is what ISPs have wanted for a long time.”

Service providers that require remote management now have immediate access to gateways being installed in the field. With successful set-up of their ACS Central account, gateways will automatically join their groups and can receive instant software and/or configuration file updates. Service providers can set their parameters and logic, designating how often the customer premise equipment (CPE) checks-in and what conditions should prompt changes in the CPE.

Unlike traditional cloud computing, where sensitive information is stored on remote, 3rd party servers, Comtrend’s ACS Central is the control center that manages only the communication. Both, custom software and configuration files are stored on and within the Service Provider’s own network. ACS Central manages the incoming connection requests of the CPE, then executes the instructions to upgrade/downgrade/or replace the configuration and/or custom software.

To take advantage of ACS Central, a service provider needs to own and deploy Comtrend gateways with the TR-069 protocol enabled and then create an ACS Central account. For more information visit:

About Comtrend
Founded in 1990, Comtrend has become one of the leading global providers of advanced networking solutions. Totaling more than 20 million CPE and new software services, Comtrend is the technology partner of choice for carriers worldwide. Comtrend designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of networking equipment consisting of bonded DSL, both ADSL2+ and VDSL2, as well as GPON, STBs, VOIP and home networking technologies. Bringing value to consumers through our service provider customers across the world, Comtrend is committed to industry standards, interoperability and market-leading performance. Comtrend’s vision is to bring people together with technology through a focus on innovation and superior service. The company has its North American headquarters in Irvine, California.

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