Leadership Into the 21st Century
In this 21st
century, as the video and internet worlds continue to transform, ZCorum again takes a leadership position with the introduction of an innovative bandwidth management tool, Bandwidth Commander. With the extraordinary rise in demand for bandwidth coupled with stagnant revenues, Bandwidth Commander enables providers to successfully manage ever increasing bandwidth needs, and migrate to the usage-based billing model that’s out of necessity becoming standard.
Hard on the heels of that successful product launch, ZCorum brought additional diagnostics tools to market. PreEqualization Analyzer is a DOCSIS Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM) tool that leverages the latest capabilities for locating issues in a cable plant before they impact subscribers. ZCorum didn’t stop there, launching two software-based spectrum analysis tools that slash costs and increase efficiency by lowering Capex, reducing truck rolls and shortening troubleshooting time. Upstream Analyzer gives cable operators remote access to upstream spectrum from any location, while the Remote Spectrum app allows an operator to view the downstream spectrum passing through a cable modem or set-top box from any location. With further proactive monitoring, downstream spectrum issues can be tackled before they become problematic with active polling and scanning of cable modem devices using SpectraVizion.
Continuing with this pace and answering the necessity to plan for IPv4 address depletion, ZCorum introduced A10’s Carrier Grade NAT solution that provides a means to conserve network providers’ IPv4 addresses until a course of action can be implemented to make the transition to IPv6. Plus, with DDoS attacks growing exponentially, A10’s Thunder TPS has been added to the product line-up to aid in the detection and elimination of multi-vector DDoS attacks.
No stone was left unturned as even video operators are now able to view key metrics and diagnostics for their network and subscribers through the use of SetTop VU. Operators can easily increase troubleshooting efficiency and tackle quality issues with the tool creating a more enjoyable video viewing experience for their subscribers.