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
DOCSIS 3.0 support
Support for channel bonding and IPv6 devices; support for mixed IPv4 and IPv6 device environment
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.
Support for Groovy scripting language to automate and improve flexibility of dynamic configuration file generation
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
Cisco Broadband Access Center 4.1 will begin shipping in November, 2010.
Table 2 provides ordering information for Cisco Broadband Access Center 4.1.