SOURCE: C9 Networks

June 21, 2006 08:06 ET

Advanced Cable Plant Monitoring System Comes Online From C9 Networks

Leading CMTS Vendor Pulls Out All the Punches by Integrating Monitoring With Headends

DENVER, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 21, 2006 -- C9 Networks, the leading vendor of highly integrated cable modem termination systems (CMTSs), today unveiled their Advanced Cable Plant Monitoring System (CPMS) at the Society of Cable and Telephony Engineers (SCTE) Cable-Tec Expo. This powerful web based network monitoring system can be seen in action at C9's booth #903 in the main exhibit hall. Always a step ahead, C9 leads the pack by offering an integrated monitoring and service deployment strategy with the Advanced CPMS system.

To stay competitive in a fast changing service delivery playing field, savvy cable operators must provide multiple high value revenue generating services like data, video on demand (VoD), and voice over IP (VoIP) on the cable network. These additional services make it mandatory that an operator have the ability to constantly monitor the RF network and quickly identify faults and their location in the network. Moreover, operators need to quickly quell any problems by dispatching service teams where problems exist.

C9's CPMS is the only integrated solution available that allows the operator to monitor the RF plant, CMTS, cable modems (CMs) as well as provide work force management for cable networks, whether geographically distributed in several locations or one single plant. The intuitive and easy to use web interface can be configured in a few minutes for single location and also remote access and management of the plant.

The Advanced Cable Plant Monitoring System features:

--  RF plant monitoring
--  CMTS and CM monitoring
--  Power supply monitoring
--  Subscriber activation and deactivation
--  Monitor several networks and CMTS systems from one single location
Other features include:
--  Multiple levels of login (administrator, operator, others)
--  Central subscriber database corresponding to all homes past, homes
    serviced, cable modems, CMTS systems in the headend
--  Interface the subscriber database to third-party billing software
--  Provide detailed monitoring reports for each cable network and CMTS
    such as historical performance graphs, trend analysis, behavior prediction,
    node/modem health reports, network security threat reports, user
    programmable alarms, and maintenance logs.
"RF plant monitoring tools have been available as part of the C9 CMTS systems for over 2 years. We are excited to bring the CPMS to market as a management tool for any network. The demand for an all-inclusive solution has long gone answered. Our answer is the CPMS that can be easily deployed without the complexity of tying into existing infrastructure," said Srini Kola, President and founder of C9 Networks. "Our customers have spoken -- we listened, CPMS is the result."

About C9 Networks

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, C9 Networks is the leading developer and provider of next-generation, integrated, cable modem termination system (CMTS) solutions for multiple service operators (MSO) and multiple tenant unit (MTU) markets. C9's solutions enable the automation of the delivery of both wired and wireless communications services, content, and next-generation advanced revenue generating technologies. Their latest technology enables any operator to immediately deploy both fixed wireless (DOCSIS on Air and unlicensed spectrum) as well as WiFi services. A pioneer in the broadband technology realm, C9 employs a team of bright and talented engineers, with extensive knowledge in data communications and cable broadband access in particular. C9 has installed its CMTS solutions in several cable networks around the world, including Europe, Africa, Latin America, and Canada enabling new revenue streams for its customers. A privately held company, C9 Networks is driven by a team of seasoned leaders with an impressive track record of accomplishments in the equipment and software industries from powerhouses such as Cisco, Lucent, and National Semiconductor. For more information, visit

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