DOCSIS® Status Monitor for Cable Network Management
  • Part Number: Consult with Alpha for PN
  • Product Line: Status Monitoring
  • Related Categories: Status Monitoring
AlphaNet IDH3

Product Highlights

  • Alpha XM2-HP and XM2 embedded status monitoring
  • Standard network interface including SNMP, web access and ANSI/SCTE HMS MIBs
  • Monitors one or two 36V or 48V battery strings
  • Used with EDSM interface card
  • Optional VoIP testing features
  • Description

    Alpha’s XMS2 Digital Embedded DOCSIS® Transponder model IDH3 enables cable operators to manage their network powering through the existing cable modem infrastructure. Multiple power supplies, batteries and a generator can be monitored using a single transponder. Data is transmitted to a management system over the network’s DOCSIS® cable modem channels through the existing CMTS. Bandwidth utilization is minimized by using standard SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) communications. Status monitoring information is compatible with ANSI/SCTE HMS standards.

    The IDH3 can also be optionally enabled as an E-MTA to perform an advanced suite of IP and VoIP tests, thus turning it into a true cross-domain test point by combining measurements available from the HFC, DOCSIS®, IP and VoIP domains.

    The SCTE-HMS Management Information Base (MIB) can be monitored with a SNMP compatible Network Management System (NMS) or with a MIB browser. MIB files are required for the MIB browser to collect data from the transponder.