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Cable Technology Feature Article

April 13, 2009

Active Broadband Networks Collects One Trillion IPDR Records

By Calvin Azuri, TMCnet Contributor

Active Broadband Networks, a provider of Open Source Subscriber Service and Broadband Network Management systems, has announced that their customers have collected more than one trillion IPDR records from Cable Modem Termination Systems using the Active Resource Manager.
The collection of more than one trillion records is an achievement for the Active Broadband Networks team and its customers. Adam Dunstan, President of Active Broadband Networks said this achievement shows the scalability and maturity of the Active Broadband Networks platform.
The combination of fair-use management, usage management and service pre-processing for usage-based billing rating systems with the Open Source licensing model of Active Broadband Networks, provides a flexible, compelling solution for Cable System Operators.
Active Broadband Networks also supports DOCSIS 3.0 and Active Resource Manager Release 4.0. This release will double the number of subscribers supported by a single collector which will also reduce the hardware costs of deploying the platform in half.
In addition, IPDR processing, storage and analysis capabilities will be improved and the release will extend the reExporter technology of Active Broadband Networks to support DOCSIS 3.0 and add DOCSIS 3.0 IPDR information to existing applications and capabilities.
Active Resource Manager is a Subscriber Service Management and Broadband Network Management platform that collects subscriber service usage information and processes it   to provide a subscriber centric view of network, device, service and subscriber usage.
An Open Source platform, the Active Resource Manager eliminates complex licensing and eases integration with other Operational Support Systems. Active Resource Manager Release 4.0 will be available in May and includes three Editions.
The Standard Edition of the offering will provide IPDR capabilities by using a single server while the Enhanced Edition consists of a pair of collection systems that operates as a redundant cluster and the third Edition, SystemWide Edition, is a network of collector systems that interoperates for redundancy and scalability. This Edition supports up 100 million subscriber devices and includes customized reporting capabilities, database and Web Services API's, Fair Use Profiler, Quota Manager and Usage Statistics System applications.

Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi