Sunday, October 2, 2005

Motive Teams Up with Thomson for Triple-Play Management

Motive and Thomson announced a strategic alliance to help broadband providers speed deployment and improve the management of advanced services in the digital home. Specifically, the companies agreed to:

  • Build Motive management software into Thomson IP set-top boxes so that Motive and Thomson customers can remotely support IPTV subscribers through an automated and turn-key process.

  • Collaborate with the DSL Forum to finalize an IP set-top box management protocol.

  • Complete Thomson home gateway interoperability testing for the DSL Forum's TR-069 and TR-064 management protocols.

  • Extend current interoperability testing to include management for VoIP devices and services.

Motive and Thomson recently submitted a co-authored draft specification for a proposed IP set-top box management standard to the DSL Forum and are jointly editing the document with the Forum. The two companies are also collaborating to enable diagnostics and management for DSL residential gateways and have completed interoperability testing for the DSL Forum's TR-069 and TR-064 protocols for WAN- and LAN-side gateway management.

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