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Elmhurst - Lichfield, Staffordshire, United Kingdom, 2012/05/02 - Netmania IT has just unveiled the latest release of its ACSLite Lab Edition software, with a host of brand new features and functions to save ISPs and CPE manufacturers time and money - Netmania-IT.com.
On 1st May the leading device management solutions provider, Netmania IT launched an array of intelligent new features to enhance the company’s popular TR-069 test lab tool, ACSLite Lab Edition.
The range of innovative functionalities have specifically been developed to enable Internet Service Providers and manufacturers of Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) to dramatically reduce the time and costs associated with the testing and certification of new firmware.
One of the new features is that of ‘Automatic Device Discovery’, which provides a simplified way for testers to see any new unknown devices trying to contact the Auto Configuration Server (ACS), subsequently making the process of connecting new equipment to the ACS both fast and simple.
‘Automatic Device Model Creation’ is another of the brand new features. This dynamic function enables the TR-069 parameters to be created automatically without the need for manual entry. A substantial amount of time is saved as a result of automating the interop process in this way.
This latest edition of Netmania IT’s low cost test lab toolkit also features a full Logic Box PHP-based scripting engine with inbuilt export and import capabilities. This means that ISPs and CPE manufacturers can move device models and scripts from platform to platform in standard XML format.
This innovative feature facilitates a smooth transition from the test lab into the production environment by eliminating the need to manually re-type scripts. In this way, Netmania IT’s new ACSLite Lab Edition simplifies the process and saves time when ISPs and CPE manufacturers move to in-life device management. In addition to all of the aforementioned features, ACSLite Lab Edition (acslite.com) is a fully featured TR-069 management server.
“This latest edition of our TR-069 test lab tool is already generating a lot of interest from ISPs and CPE vendors around the world following our soft product launch in April,” explains Nick Wilcox, Netmania IT’s CEO
“We’re finding that the new ACSLite Lab Edition software is also proving to be very popular with developers who have to design, code and maintain zero touch activations and diagnostic tools.
“So what I’d say to CPE manufacturers, ISPs and developers is, the next time your ACS vendor wants to charge professional services fees to interop your new firmware, or to create a device model, why not look at ACSLite Lab Edition instead? You will save money, and be able to carry out as many tests as you want in the future!”
As part of the product launch, Netmania IT is offering one day’s professional services completely free of charge for every order of ACSLite Lab Edition received before the end of May 2012. To take advantage of this offer and receive help with your first interop, email sales[.]netmania-it.com.
About Netmania IT
Since the company was founded in 2000, Netmania IT has established itself as a leading provider of IT services and solutions. The company’s industry-leading expertise in the field of TR-069 comes from working with one of the first providers in the world to adopt the TR-069 CPE WAN Management Protocol which resulted in the company becoming responsible for the management of one of the largest and most active TR-069 device estates in the world.
Netmania IT has subsequently been heavily involved in the Broadband Forum’s TR-069 CPE WAN Management Protocol over the years and has built up a vast amount of knowledge and experience in TR-069 standards, including systems integration; zero-touch provisioning of value-added services; data collection and router diagnostics; integration into self-care portals; firmware upgrades and compliance testing.
After years of experience managing an estate of many millions of devices, the Netmania IT team decided to use this knowledge to create ACSLite - a low-cost, feature-rich Auto Configuration Server which represents the ideal TR-069 device management solution for all service providers, offering advanced device management functionality at a price which even the smallest providers can afford, while offering the scale and flexibility larger ISPs require as they increase the size of their subscriber base. Netmania IT’s range of TR-069 Device Management Solutions include ACSLite Lab Edition, ACSEnterprise and ACSCarrier.