Advanced Auto-Detection Capabilities Allow Channel Lineup Pro and Auto Backr Pro to Know When New Headend Devices Have Been Added to the Network
Taylor, Michigan – MobilityWire® – July 30, 2013–
Zanaware Technologies,Inc.,a provider of innovative database solutions to the complex challenges of managing multiple cable headends, today announced that its award-winning Channel Lineup Pro and Auto Backr Pro products have been upgraded to automatically detect and record any new devices in a headend without user intervention, which dramatically simplifies the management of increasingly complex headends.
“MSOs are continually adding new equipment to deliver new services like TV Everywhere or to upgrade to Switched Digital or All Digital networks, resulting in increasingly complex headends in which documenting and tracking equipment changes is vital, but often doesn’t happen,” said Jay Cox, President of Zanaware. “In an ideal world, headend technicians would religiously log each time they add new devices or change the configuration of an encoder, statistical multiplexer or other device, but the reality is they don’t, which led us to add these new auto-detection capabilities to Auto Backr Pro and Channel Lineup Pro. Our detection mechanism goes far beyond the basics of an SNMP Management System by detecting equipment through advanced profiles, regardless of whether SNMP is enabled or other possible defaults.”
Utilizing all the standard networking protocols – including FTP, HTTP, HTTPS, SFTP, SNMP, SSH, Telnet and TFTP – Channel Lineup Pro and Auto Backr Pro regularly poll each headend device to automatically identify and record any network or configuration changes. Additionally, both products automatically identify and import data from any newly installed device, as well as regularly backup the configuration files of all headend equipment to enable fast and easy recovery in the event of a failure. When supported in a profile, both products will record critical product data including serial numbers, software versions and license keys. This unique combination of capabilities and features enables the effortless, hassle-free management of even the most complex headend.
Zanaware’s headend management solutions have already established a solid foothold among cable operators, as both Channel Lineup Pro and Auto Backr Pro have been extensively deployed by many of North America’s largest MSOs.
Channel Lineup Pro is a unique GUI-based database solution that enables cable operators to easily document, track, store and access thousands of channel lineups, channels and headend devices via a single web interface. The need for such a comprehensive solution is driven by the increasing complexity of headends, with a typical headend today having between five and 50 channel lineups, each consisting of 400 or more channels.
Channel Lineup Pro scales from single sites to advanced corporate-wide deployments involving many regions, using Zanaware’s unique enterprise approach linking many CLP “mules” to a corporate aggregation device.
Auto Backr Pro is a first-of-its-kind solution enabling MSOs to automatically back up the configuration files and databases of thousands of headend devices from multiple vendors on a weekly or daily basis. Auto Backr Pro also incorporates a device database for tracking key statistics such as IP addresses, software versions, serial numbers, hardware status and location. Auto Backr Pro is additionally available as a monthly or yearly service, known as HEalth Manager, which eliminates CAPex expenditures.
Zanaware’s intelligent and innovative products enable video service providers worldwide to tackle increasing network complexity. The company’s founders have more than 30 years of experience with both leading cable operators and cutting-edge equipment vendors, which uniquely positions Zanaware to address the complex needs of today’s networks. The company’s products are available worldwide through Zanaware’s reseller network including Mega Hertz in the U.S. and Incospec in Canada. Zanaware is privately held and based in Taylor, Michigan. For more information, visit www.zanaware.com or email Zanaware Sales email@example.com.
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