Increasing worldwide demand for IPTV services underscores the need for Dr. DSL® Line Diagnostics Platform
BEDFORD, Mass. (March 21, 2011) /Targetwire/ – Aware, Inc. (Nasdaq: AWRE), a leading provider of DSL test solutions, today announced that it will demonstrate several enhanced software modules for its Dr. DSL Line Diagnostics Platform (LDP) in its exhibition stand at the upcoming IP&TV World Forum which will take place in London from March 22-24, 2011. The modules to be demonstrated include LDP’s DSL Service Predictor and Health Monitor.
“IPTV services generate the highest average revenue per user (ARPU) for operators while also being the most costly to deploy and maintain,” said Peter LeBlanc, Vice President at Aware. “LDP’s enhanced diagnostics software gives operators a cost-effective means to expand their IPTV serving area, reduce operational costs, and ensure a high-quality customer experience.”
DSL Service Predictor is a software tool that automatically determines which DSL lines are capable of supporting high-bandwidth IPTV services. DSL Service Predictor computes the DSL line’s IPTV eligibility by collecting and interpreting standard-compliant single-ended (SELT) or dual-ended (DELT) measurements from installed access elements such as DSLAMs and modems. IPTV operators can use DSL Service Predictor to expand their IPTV coverage area or to evaluate the return-on-investment of upgrading from ADSL2+ to VDSL2 equipment.
DSL Health Monitor enhances the IPTV end-customer’s quality of experience (QoE) by detecting emerging problems in the operator’s DSL network or within the customer’s premises before they deteriorate into service interruptions. DSL Health Monitor analyzes the health of IPTV lines against the operator’s DSL performance thresholds and lines with low health scores are automatically identified for proactive troubleshooting.
For more information please visit Aware at IP&TV World Forum Stand 283 or on our website at www.aware.com/ldp.
About Dr. DSL Line Diagnostics Platform
Aware’s Dr. DSL Line Diagnostics Platform is a standards-based DSL test and diagnostics solution that enables broadband and IPTV service providers to increase revenues and reduce operational expenses through network diagnostics, troubleshooting and service qualification. LDP is a software-only solution that leverages the operators installed DSL access network by analyzing standard-compliant diagnostics parameters and converting them into actionable results that can be understood and acted upon by customer service representatives, DSL experts and outside plant technicians.
Aware is a leading technology and software supplier for the telecommunications and biometrics industries. Aware has pioneered innovations at telecommunications standards-setting organizations for DSL and networking. Telecom equipment vendors and phone companies use Aware's DSL test and diagnostics modules and Dr. DSL software to provision and troubleshoot DSL circuits globally. Aware is also a veteran of the biometrics industry, providing biometric and imaging software components used in government systems worldwide since 1992. Aware's interoperable, standard-compliant, field-proven imaging products are used in a number of applications, from border management to criminal justice to medical imaging. Aware is a publicly held company (Nasdaq: AWRE) based in Bedford, Massachusetts. www.aware.com
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