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Applied Broadband Unveils Pipeline Broadband Intelligence Software for DOCSIS(R) 3.0 Usage Metering, Bandwidth Management and Service Analytics Pipeline IPDR collection engine enhanced with full DOCSIS(R) 3.0 implementation, semantic routing, real-time IP

LOS ANGELES, May 10, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- --New Pipeline Meter and Pipeline Analytics applications provide real-time and historical analysis and visualization of bandwidth consumption and service metrics Applied Broadband today announced a new version of its Pipeline(TM) Broadband Intelligence Product Suite including an enhanced Universal IP Detail Record (IPDR) Engine as well as two new applications, Pipeline Meter(TM) and Pipeline Analytics(TM). Proven to scale to the performance and reliability requirements of today's massive DOCSIS(R) networks, Pipeline addresses cable operators' need to extract actionable historical and real-time intelligence from their networks to address metered billing, bandwidth management, subscriber policy enforcement and other business objectives. Applied Broadband will be demonstrating the software in the CableNET booth at The Cable Show 2010 taking place May 11-13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The IPDR market leader, Applied Broadband has licensed Pipeline technology to seven customers and the software is used by five of the top 10 cable operators in North America. Based on these deployments, Pipeline is now the IPDR collection layer for more than 4,000 CMTS devices worldwide representing millions of high-speed data, video and voice customers.

As the critical foundation in networks for tracking and analyzing bandwidth usage, IPDR's role has significantly increased over the past year with operators expanding their DOCSIS(R) 3.0 network upgrades to add more capacity and support new product initiatives. The enhancements to the Pipeline IPDR Engine are designed to address these needs, including handling all advanced Service Definitions and IPDR requirements in the DOCSIS(R) 3.0 standard, using semantic routing to send IPDR streams from one CMTS to multiple network and service management applications, and real-time stream processing to eliminate delays from batch processing. In addition, the Pipeline IPDR Engine's proven performance is unrivalled, delivering massive scale and high performance using just one-tenth the hardware required by competitive IPDR collectors.

"Even as DOCSIS(R) 3.0 equipment proliferates across networks and delivers increased bandwidth options to consumers, the challenge of identifying and managing consumption across multiple services without stoking the regulatory concerns of approaches that use Deep Packet Inspection continues to be a significant challenge for operators," said Jason Schnitzer, founder and principal of Applied Broadband. "IPDR provides the ideal solution to manage bandwidth capacity and service usage with a standards-based approach to accurately tracking consumption in an application agnostic way. Pipeline's rapid success in the market is driven by our differentiated architecture, performance and more expressive tools for operators to visualize, analyze, monetize and optimize their network bandwidth without infringing on subscribers' privacy." Based on demand from customers looking for improved visualization and analysis tools for the IPDR data collected by the Pipeline IPDR Engine, Applied Broadband has developed two new applications that help turn Pipeline into the foundation for IPDR-enabled service models, including: -- Pipeline Meter -- a real-time bandwidth conservation and subscriber consumption management tool that measures, detects and reports usage and usage policy violations using actual network and service data.

-- Pipeline Analytics -- a powerful new visualization environment for interpreting Broadband Intelligence information from DOCSIS 3.0 services, networks, and subscribers using compelling dashboards driven by key performance indicators (KPIs).

In addition to the new applications, Applied Broadband also offers Pipeline Emulator(TM), a powerful modeling and simulation environment of DOCSIS(R) 3.0 networks and IPDR record streams for forecasting capacity and usage behaviors for new services, as well as load testing new IPDR-based applications and back-office systems such as rating and billing.

Applied Broadband offers the Pipeline Broadband Intelligence Product Suite alongside the company's professional engineering services. The software is available directly from Applied Broadband, as well as through the company's reseller and OEM partners. For more information about Pipeline, please contact sales@appliedbroadband.com.

About Applied Broadband Established in 2005, Applied Broadband is a trusted industry advisor to network operators, technology vendors and industry consortiums based on its legacy of innovation and expertise in broadband network architectures, technologies, protocols, standards and software. Applied Broadband offers innovative and practical software components, methodologies and network models to augment internal engineering resources and reduce the cost, time-to-market and risk of deployment for next generation networks and services while enhancing the overall service experience for end customers. For more information, visit www.appliedbroadband.com.

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