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November 12, 2009

Aware's Line Diagnostics Platform Supports ITU Line Testing Standard for DSL Subscriber Lines

By Shamila Janakiraman, TMCnet Contributor

Aware (News - Alert), Inc., a provider of DSL test and diagnostics solutions, reportedly announced that its Dr. DSL Line Diagnostics Platform, or “LDP,” supports the new International Telecommunications Union G.996.2 line testing standard for DSL subscriber lines.

Company officials said that the recently ratified standard gives certain specifications to be followed for embedded single-ended, dual-ended and metallic line testing parameters and reference models. Aware’s LDP enables telcos to collect and interpret chipset-level G.lt parameters for providing advanced DSL service assurance.

Peter LeBlanc, Aware’s vice president, said that as telcos look to reduce operational expenses and increase revenue from advanced services such as IPTV (News - Alert), they need a simple and cost-effective DSL test and diagnostics solution to ensure subscriber lines meet stringent throughput, performance, and stability requirements

“Our LDP solution is compatible with industry-leading DSLAMs, which allows telcos to use their installed access equipment to improve technician trouble resolution, increase revenue through accurate service qualification, and optimize line performance for delivery of IPTV,” LeBlanc said.

Aware’s Line Diagnostics Platform is an advanced software-based test solution which employs open interfaces for collecting SELT, DELT and MELT parameters from DSLAMs, customer premises equipment, test heads and outside plant handheld devices. These parameters are normalized in a centralized server and interpreted using Aware’s Dr.DSL interpretation algorithms, said Aware sources. 

Aware supplies software and technology for telecommunications and biometrics industries. It has provided the telecommunications standards for DSL and home networking. Aware’s DSL test and diagnostics modules and Dr. DSL software are used by telecom equipment vendors and phone companies for provisioning and troubleshooting DSL circuits world wide.

The company also specializes in biometrics solutions. It provides biometric and imaging software components for government systems. Its interoperable, standards compliant imaging products find use in applications such as in border management, criminal justice and medical imaging.

Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Kelly McGuire