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Cisco Broadband Access Center 4.1

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Cisco® announces Cisco Broadband Access Center (BAC) 4.1. Cisco BAC provides a centralized and automated subscriber device management system for service providers to control and configure home gateways and the IP devices behind the gateways.

The Cisco BAC platform is highly scalable and reliable, with industry-leading performance. It supports multiple technologies and devices including DOCSIS ® and PacketCable , as well as providing the extensibility to support customer proprietary devices. Table 1 describes the key features of Cisco BAC 4.1.

Table 1. Key Features of Cisco Broadband Access Center 4.1

Feature

Description

DOCSIS 3.0 support

Support for channel bonding and IPv6 devices; support for mixed IPv4 and IPv6 device environment

IPv6 support

Support for IPv4 or IPv6 cable modem

IPv4 media termination adapter (MTA) behind an IPv4 or IPv6 cable modem

IPv4 or IPv6 device behind an IPv4 or IPv6 cable modem

Improved scalability and performance

Regional distribution unit (RDU) scale increased to support 60 million devices

Device provisioning engine (DPE) scale increased to support 2 million devices

Significant improvements to template performance

Linux and Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) support for provisioning group

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Cisco UCS support for provisioning group components - DPE, Cisco Network Registrar (CNR) DHCP, and Cisco CNR DNS.

Scripting interface

Support for Groovy scripting language to automate and improve flexibility of dynamic configuration file generation

RADIUS integration

RADIUS integration for RDU API and DPE command-line interface (CLI) authentication

DOCSIS Layer 2 VPN support

Support for CableLabs® business services over DOCSIS standard

DOCSIS 3.0 EMIC support

Support for CableLabs DOCSIS 3.0 Extended CMTS MIC standard

Availability

Cisco Broadband Access Center 4.1 will begin shipping in November, 2010.

Ordering Information

Table 2 provides ordering information for Cisco Broadband Access Center 4.1.

Table 2. Part Numbers and Descriptions

Part Number

Description

BAC-BASE-4.1-K9

Cisco BAC software components (RDU software, Cisco CNR software, Kerberos Protocol server [KDC] software)

BAC-SVS-10K=

10,000 subscriber generic service license (includes 30,000 IP leases license)

BAC-SVS-500K=

500,000 subscriber data technology license (includes 1,500,000 IP leases license)

BAC-SVS-10K

10,000 subscriber data technology license (includes 30,000 IP leases license)

BAC-SVS-500K

500,000 subscriber data technology license (includes 1,500,000 IP leases license)

BAC-DPE-4.1

BAC license for single device provisioning engine

BAC-DPE-4.1=

BAC license for single device provisioning engine

For More Information

For additional product information, visit http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/netmgtsw/ps529/index.html or contact your local Cisco account representative.