D-Link devices get remote management

D-Link has formed an exclusive partnership with Poland-based AVSystemthat will enable service providers and ISPs in New Zealand and Australia to remotely provision and manage D-Link devices they supply to their customers.

D-Link says AVSystem’s Unified Device Management Platform (UMP) uses the TR-069 protocol to offer small and medium-sized ISPs “all theadvantages ofa carrier grade automatic configuration server (ACS) system, but in a softwareas a service (SaaS) delivery model.”

TR-069 (Technical Report 069) is a technical specification from the Broadband Forum that defines an application layer protocol for remote management of CPE connected to an IP network.

It defines support functions for auto-configuration, software or firmware image management, software module management, status and performance managements, and diagnostics.

D-Link ANZ managing director Graeme Reardon said that, after more thana year of due diligence, D-Link had determined AVSystem’s UMP zero-touch provisioningand management solutionto be one of the best ACS systems available.

“The UMPcloud solution is tailored to simultaneously serve multipletechnologies and AVSystem’sexpertise in this market makes the connectionand management of D-Link devices seamless,” Reardon said.

“The D-Link and AVSystem partnership brings real value toany service provider or ISP looking for a combination of reliable andfull-featured CPE devices, that can be easily provisioned, managedandmonitored by the UMP cloud solution straight out of the box.”

Reardon said small to mid-tier service providers selling UFB services had manual processes or very limited optionsto automatically provision CPE delivered to theirend-customers and to actively manage and monitor the CPE and service once deployed.

“Everyday challenges that service providersface can easily be overcome with UMP Cloud in place, all thanks to the factthat it can efficiently, effectively and remotely monitor devicestability, insert configuration snapshots, verify security settings,perform firmware upgrades and high impact actions onmultiple devicegroups,” Reardon said.

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