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Asoka

December 01, 2009 09:00 ET

Asoka Successfully Completes TR-069 Interoperability Testing Through MotiveSmart Verification Program

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - December 1, 2009) - Asoka® USA Corporation, a leading Powerline Communications (PLC) network solutions provider, today announced that its PlugLink® HD AV Adapter has passed interoperability tests with Alcatel-Lucent's Motive Home Device Manager product for remote management of Powerline HD AV adapters by broadband service providers. With this interoperability assurance, service providers using Motive's industry-leading software can remotely activate, configure and maintain the PlugLink® HD AV Adapter from Asoka to streamline the delivery of quad-play voice, video and data services.

The testing was completed under the MotiveSmart™ Verification Program, which evaluates CPE for compliance with a variety of industry standards including the Broadband Forum's TR-069 WAN Management protocol for remote management. Benefits of the interoperability between Motive and Asoka for carriers include faster deployment and troubleshooting of CPE networks that use the PlugLink HD AV Adapter from Asoka. Benefits for consumers include the elimination of most manual interaction with the PlugLink HD AV Adapter through capabilities such as zero-touch device configuration, auto provisioning of new services and automated device upgrades.

"We are pleased to welcome Asoka to our MotiveSmart Verification Program," said Bryce Judd, VP, Business Operations and Partnerships, Motive. "Solutions such as Asoka's powerline networking products are pivotal to service providers' ability to roll out next-generation triple-play services. Now, service providers can use Motive's Home Device Manager in conjunction with Asoka's PlugLink HD AV Adapter with the confidence that both solutions are fully interoperable."

"Remote device management is essential for outfitting the digital home, and The Motive Product Division of Alcatel-Lucent has established a leadership position in the space," said David Hubbard, CEO, Asoka. "This interoperability gives our customers a best-in-class solution for automating the management of our devices as well as other equipment that is critical to delivering today's new broadband-based entertainment and information services, including Voice over IP, online gaming and HD video on demand."

Exceeding the TR-069 mandatory requirements, the PlugLink HD AV Adapter from Asoka makes it quicker and easier than ever to set up a home network using existing electrical outlets. In addition to sending and receiving digital data at blazing speeds, the PlugLink HD AV Adapter turns every power outlet into an Ethernet network connection, providing a new dimension of freedom for PCs, set top boxes, VoIP phones, game systems and other multi-media devices.

About Asoka

Asoka is a leading developer of simple, secure and reliable powerline networking products that use existing electrical wiring to deliver high-speed networking throughout a home, business or building. Asoka's innovative products are sold globally through Carriers, Operators and Systems Integrators for both residential and commercial environments. The company offers the broadest and most complete portfolio of powerline networking products available today, and boasts powerline networking technology leadership and knowledge unparalleled in the industry. To learn more, visit www.asokausa.com.

About the Motive Product Division

Motive, an Alcatel-Lucent company, provides digital life management software for broadband and mobile data services. Motive's software is helping wireline, wireless, cable and satellite operators worldwide deliver a new generation of IP-based services that seamlessly integrate voice, video and data into a single, connected experience. With Motive products, operators can leverage one service management platform to automate and remotely manage key customer touch points throughout the service lifecycle, across multiple services, networks and devices. The result is a consistent, unified experience for both end-users and service providers that increases revenues from new and converged services, reduces fulfillment and support costs, and drives greater customer satisfaction and loyalty. For more information, visit Motive on the Internet: http://www.motive.com

Contact Information

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