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Cable Technology Feature Article

March 27, 2009

Proxilliant Launches CAMS 2.0

By Jyothi Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

Proxilliant Systems, a health management solution provider, has rolled out its next generation Cable Access Management System (CAMS) called the CAMS 2.0.
Proxilliant says CAMS 2.0 is a comprehensive, integrated hardware and software solution for cable-based advanced service management.

The solution architecture features intelligence deployed deep into the access network that works in concert with sophisticated service management software deployed in the head end and regional data center.
According to the company, the latest version CAMS 2.0 is built to enable operational cost savings and service quality levels demanded by cable operators in this economic and competitive climate.
The company recently conducted pilot deployments of CAMS 2.0 in the U.S. and Europe that revealed the latest version reduces the Mean Time to Repair (MTTR) for HFC plant-related outages by 50 percent to 60 percent and MTTR for HFC service performance degradations by 60 percent to 75 percent.
In addition, CAMS 2.0 instantly and permanently reduced noise and ingress by three to 10 dB in the return path. Beyond improved service reliability and plants ability these performance gains across the upstream spectrum pave the way for successful DOCSIS 3.0 upstream channel bonding deployment.
CAMS 2.0 also offer optimized ingress suppression performance through configurable switch settings delivering highest flexibility for placement within network and complete web-service based third-party interfaces for HFC topology exportation and service impact alarm distribution.
Richard Berthold, CTO of Proxilliant, said the CAMS 2.0 takes the next step to reinvent technical operations for cable operators through proactive, precise and automated management of service and network health, reducing operational costs and boosting reliability.
"Unlike any other alternative in the marketplace, CAMS 2.0 provides a direct view into neighborhood plant segments -- far more granular and accurate than at just the node level -- while actively reduces quality-eroding ingress,” said Berthold. “Operators can now achieve levels of reliability and operational efficiency previously unattainable and, at the same time, ready their networks for the deployment of their next wave of services."

Jyothi Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jyothi's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Tim Gray