Vision Net, a provider of communications solutions and managed network and support services, and Axiros, a technology participant in open device management solutions for telecommunications and M2M markets, announce a new partnership and managed service offering for the remote activation, management and real-time monitoring of customer premise equipment (CPE).
Using core capabilities and products from Axiros, Vision Net now offers Tier-3 service providers a turn-key and cost-effective managed service for remotely activating, managing, maintaining and monitoring CPE – across voice, video and data services. The Tier-3 market is estimated to include thousands of rural and/or co-op providers.
RDM and RDM-Plus (an enhanced performance management and monitoring package) allows customers to accelerate time-to-market and time-to-revenue, with a range of support, management and monitoring capabilities. The service is among the first to be offered in the Tier-3 market.
Vision Net CEO Rob Ferris says the move to RDM is a natural step for rural telecom providers. “Remote management and monitoring is the norm at the Tier-1 and Tier-2 levels. We feel strongly that Tier-3 providers have access to the same high-end, cost-effective solutions. Partnering with Axiros provided the perfect opportunity to do so.”
Vision Net’s RDM managed service is powered by Axiros.
At the core of the solution is Axiros AXESS.ACS, delivering a full complement of TR-069 provisioning and management functionality. Using Axiros’ multi-protocol proxy, AXPAND, RDM additionally supports non-TR-069 enabled devices and protocols (including SSH, telnet, CLI, Zigbee, Z-Wave and OMCI ect). RDM leverages Axiros AXTRACT to deliver robust and real-time monitoring and performance management capabilities.
Jenn Ryan, vice president sales and business development for Axiros, further adds, “With RDM, Tier-3 providers are able to effectively introduce, support, optimise and monetise new services and business models.”
She noted Vision Net’s experience in the Tier-3 market as critical to the partnership. “Vision Net brings deep knowledge and experience in the Tier-3 market; they uniquely understand the challenges and opportunities that exist for service providers in this space. We’re thrilled to be their technology partner and to bring the Axiros Advantage to this new managed service offering.”