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UPC Austria taps Teleste for CATVisor Argus

Cable operator UPC Austria has tapped Teleste to supply its CATVisor Argus network management software (NMS) to monitor more than 3,800 active elements in its network. CATVisor Argus NMS is the fifth generation of Teleste’s CATVisor NMS, which the company describes as a multi-user client–server-based network management system used for monitoring, controlling and configuring network elements in a wired network environment.

UPC Austria’s network operations centre

The CATVisor Argus software supports all Teleste headend and HFC products, as well as third party products that support HMS and SNMP.

As new network products are able to produce large volumes of data, CATVisor Argus enables monitoring and managing this data, according to Teleste. The software allows the user to keep track of the HFC network and to preempt to problems. The software is well compatible with Teleste’s intelligent HFC products and supports features such as preventive maintenance and diagnostics.

Argus offers a redesigned server application from previous versions of CATVisor. This allows fast and reliable development, a versatile and efficient database, and advanced APIs for easy integration with other management systems, according to Teleste.

Teleste said that UPC Austria chose CATVisor in part because it enables the management of legacy Teleste HFC products and the management of third party products via HMS/SNMP, and is easily integrted with other management systems via the REST HTTP API, along with other technical innovations.

Since the first installation of the NMS system in 2013, the goal has been to integrate all network elements of the UPC Austria network into the NMS, regardless of manufacturer.

CATVisor Argus is now in use at UPC Austria, managing and monitoring more than 3,800 active network elements. These include Teleste products, such as fibre nodes, as well as products from four other manufacturers.

Franz Baumgarten, senior director, network engineering, UPC Austria, said: “We are pleased to have Teleste’s CATVisor Argus running an NMS system that allows us to keep track of our entire network, regardless of manufacturer. This helps us a lot in the early detection of possible sources of error in the network.”

Wilfried Lehmbruck, vice-president of sales Europe, VBS NP Teleste, said: “The good cooperation with UPC Austria has helped us a lot with CATVisor Argus, which now probably has the most advanced multi-vendor NMS system.”

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