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The rapid changes from broadcast to on-demand video and from surfing the Web to content sharing have not only increased demands for bandwidth, but created greater needs to manage converged IP services. If a service provider is to capitalize on the revenue opportunities derived from multimedia services and satisfied consumer needs, an intelligent home gateway approach becomes essential.
Moving from a “dumb pipe” to a service-oriented connection requires having both management and functionality at both the access side and the terminal side. Whether a single-family home or MDU, with the home gateway located outdoors or within the residence, service providers need management, control, and provisioning capabilities. Allied Telesis iMG products for DSL and fiber applications are designed as extensions of the Allied Telesis access platform, with unified management functionality and features.
Fiber-based iMGs offer Gigabit or 100 megabit-to-the-home service and include such features as GR909 testing, TDR wire analysis, and HPNA endpoint analysis. In addition, the iMGs support Layer 3 capabilities, whole home service, and Microsoft Mediaroom.
Allied Telesis iMG ONT products provide a smarter, feature-rich, flexible approach to delivering subscriber services, and are critical to a service provider wanting to deliver reliable, high-quality, high-revenue services. The iMG family of full-featured indoor and outdoor gateways support xDSL and fiber (FTTH) options, all designed with the features, management, and IP functionality needed to deliver the “connected home.” As the name implies, intelligent Multiservice Gateway products are fully featured for delivering multimedia services such as broadcast and streaming IP video, Internet data, analog voice, and VoIP from a single subscriber line to multiple devices in the home.
Feature and functionality between the iMAP™ access family, or the SwitchBlade x3112 and iMG home gateway family are intelligently integrated with Allied Telesis AlliedView NMS, for end-to-end management and diagnostics. This ensures every service is manageable all the way to the subscriber, eliminating the “holes” often caused by using “dumb” devices that merely terminate subscriber lines. Consequently, less time is spent on provisioning, and unnecessary truck rolls are reduced — leading to lower OPEX and greater customer satisfaction.