At the CableLabs Summer Conference in Keystone, CO, Akleza will be demonstrating its latest Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM) monitoring tools for cable operators. They leverage the DOCSIS 3.1 PNM data to help identify and diagnose problems impacting the DOCSIS 3.1 OFDM signal.
"With DOCSIS 3.1, Proactive Network Maintenance metrics were built into the standards from the very beginning, giving us unparalleled visibility and the ability to identify and correct issues before they become service-impacting," said James Medlock, founder and CEO of Akleza.
By leveraging and integrating its IPDR data collection technology, Akleza's CableDiag platform can now suggest an Optimal Maintenance Window based on the impacted subscribers, usage patterns of those subscribers, and expected maintenance duration.
Akleza will be demonstrating DOCSIS 3.1 and Optimal Maintenance Window scheduling capabilities along with other PNM features available within its CableDiag platform, including pre-equalization data analysis used to identify micro-reflections caused by impairments in the physical cable plant, downstream full band capture allowing technicians to use existing DOCSIS devices as remote software based spectrum analyzers, and upstream spectrum capture leveraging the ability of the CMTS or Remote PHY device to directly capture return path spectrum.